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Dear Alumni,

This marks our last Alumni Newsletter for 2020, and what a year it has been. I know holiday celebrations look different this year, but I hope you each can find time to rest and recoup over the next few weeks. 

We’ll be back in January with the next edition. In the meantime, if you hear of anything that may be of interest to your fellow alumni, please email or share via the BGC Facebook or LinkedIn pages. 

Warm wishes for a brighter New Year,
Grace Reff (MA ’17)

BGC Alumni Spotlight

Claire McRee (MA ‘15) curated the exhibition, New Century, New Woman, which is on view now at the Allentown Art Museum in Pennsylvania. New Century, New Woman explores American women’s new personal and political freedoms at the turn of the twentieth century through the lens of fashion.

Alyssa Velasquez (MA ‘17) was featured in a recent Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article about her exhibition Locally Sourced at the Carnegie Museum of Art. The exhibit celebrates 19 regional artisans who live and work in southwestern Pennsylvania.

BGC wants to promote the achievements of its alumni through its newsletters, website, and social media. If you would like us to feature a talk you have delivered, a paper or book you have published, a course you are teaching, an exhibition you have curated, or another project you are working on, please email

Select Career Opportunities

The College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Art History, with a specialization in Design History and Material Culture. 

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is offering scholarships to attend the 73nd Antiques Forum held virtually on February 19-24, 2021. Scholarships cover registration costs for the forum, this year titled “Virtually Unstoppable!”

Mount Vernon has an opening for a paid spring internship position. The intern will work to increase Mount Vernon’s understanding and continued connections to today’s K-12 classroom, while helping research, design, and support student-learning focused online resources, programs, and workshops.

The Department of Humanities at NYC College of Technology of CUNY is looking for adjunct instructors to teach Islamic Art and History of Graphic Design in the Spring semester of 2021. The courses will be taught online synchronously. If you are interested in teaching either course, please send your c.v. to, and copy and

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is hiring a Curator in Charge, European Paintings

The National Academy of Design is hiring a Deputy Director as well as a Director of Programs.

The Meadows Museum seeks applications for its Mellon Curatorial Fellowship and its Center for Spain in America Fellowship

The Saint Louis Art Museum is hiring a Curatorial Senior Administrative Assistant as well as an Associate or Full Conservator of Objects.

The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida seeks a full-time Registrar to join its Curatorial team.

For more job listings: please visit the BGC job board.
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Virtual Events Out In The World

Artist Talk at the Princeton University Art Museum: Duane Michals
Thursday, January 7
5:30 pm ET
Widely known for his work with series, multiple exposures, and the essential use of text in his images, Duane Michals is one of the great photographic innovators of the last century. Michals will lead a candid discussion touching on topics such as metaphysics, personal identity, the nature of memory, photography, and filmmaking. In conversation with Art Museum Director James Steward.

Back to Work: Functional Furniture for Home and Shop
January 14-17, 2021
Join Colonial Williamsburg for its 23rd Annual Working Wood in the 18th Century conference. Speakers include curators, conservators, master cabinetmakers, and carpenters, and the keynote presentation will be given by Jeffrey E. Klee, Vice President and Director of Architecture, Classical American Homes Preservation Trust. 

“Nature and American Art” Virtual Presentation
Thursday, January 14
3 pm ET
Experience the natural beauty of the United States through the eyes of artists in New-York Historical’s collection. Discover how an evolving understanding of science and the emergence of early conservation movements shaped the 19th-century work of naturalist John James Audubon and the landscape painters of the Hudson River School.


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