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Hello Alumni,

I hope you all are doing well! Please find some great career opportunities and events to check out in the coming weeks below. 

Don’t forget, BGC has a limited number of passes to The Armory Show, March 4-8 at Piers 90 & 94, with the VIP opening on Wednesday, March 4. Please email by February 17 to make a request.

Also, please mark your calendars for the Exhibition Preview and Reception for Eileen Gray at the BGC Gallery on Friday, February 28. Send an email to by February 21 to let us know you plan to attend. We look forward to seeing you there!

Grace Reff (MA ‘17)

Just Announced: BGC Summer School for Undergrads

This summer, Bard Graduate Center is launching an annual program for undergraduates, open to rising juniors and seniors and recent college graduates, that will provide an intensive, two-week seminar taught by BGC faculty. The program will expose students to object-based learning and the interdisciplinary methodologies that underpin graduate level work. The summer school will run from June 29–July 10, 2020. Applications are due March 1. For more information, click here.

Select Career Opportunities

The Victorian Society in America is inviting applications for their Summer School Programs in Newport, Chicago, and London.

The Corning Museum of Glass is seeking a Curatorial Assistant for a three year appointment. 

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Maine is hiring a Curator to oversee the Museum’s curatorial affairs and educational outreach. 

The Cleveland Museum of Art seeks a Curator of European Paintings and Sculpture, specializing in the period between 1500 and 1800. 

The Norton Simon Museum seeks an Assistant/Associate Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art.

Storm King Art Center has an opening for a Curatorial Assistant

The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is hiring a Curator.

For more job listings: please visit the BGC job board.
password: BGC-careers-2017

Select Events at BGC

The Sofa: Furnishing Moral Tales in Eighteenth-Century French Painting Lecture
Tuesday, February 18
6 pm
David Pullins talk will link the sofa and its often opulent upholstery to the rise of new domestic spaces and new forms of bodily comportment, while tracing its innovation representations in various images and the contemporary genre subjects and tableaux de mode popularized by Nicolas Lancret and Jean-François de Troy.

Home and Food: The Jewish Home and the Mediterranean Diet as Reflected in the Geniza
Wednesday, February 19
6 pm
In the final lecture in the series, Miriam Frenkel will examine household artefacts such as furniture, cooking utensils, storage vessels, bathing and washing amenities, and illumination implements as they appear in various Geniza documents and in contemporary literature including, responsa, travelogues, and poetry.

Reinventing the Wheel: And Then Some
Tuesday, February 25
6 pm
World-renowned artist Mark Peiser will present his reflections on the postwar studio glass movement and chart the development of his oeuvre in this context and beyond. He will also consider the implications of transparency and opacity in the world of objects, including perceptions of glass as volume, atmosphere, and light.

Symposium—Eileen Gray
New Research and Methodologies
Friday, February 28
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Historians, conservators, curators, and architects who are currently investigating Eileen Gray’s highly versatile career will discuss the range of her architectural projects, her pioneering role as a Parisian gallerist and as an artisan of lacquer, among other topics. The symposium will illuminate the fascinating Parisian milieu of artists, writers, architects, and craftspeople who helped to shape Gray’s groundbreaking ideas on modernism in design and architecture.

Select Events out in the World

Haydn’s The Clock: The Intersection of Art and Technology
Sunday, February 23
2 pm
Presented in conjunction with The Met’s exhibition Making Marvels: Science and Splendor at the Courts of Europe, conductor and music historian Leon Botstein explores the parallels between art and technology in a talk accompanied by musical excerpts performed by The Orchestra Now and on-screen artworks, followed by a full performance and audience Q&A.

”Still Life, Trompe l’oeil, and Vanity” by Ivan Gaskell
Thursday, February 27
6 pm
In conjunction with the current exhibition at the Toledo Museum of Art, ONE EACH: Still Lifes by Pissarro, Cézanne, Manet & Friends, this Master Series Lecture with BGC Professor Ivan Gaskell will look at the ways in which artists have depicted ordinary things–including those that constitute still life–so as to trick the beholder’s eyes into thinking that those very items are present. Gaskell will draw on examples from centuries of European and North American art to demonstrate that if trompe l’oeil painters are to receive credit for their artistry and skill, what at first seems to be a painterly deception must be seen for what it is: an artwork, not reality.

Symposium—Making Marvels: Science and Splendor at the Courts of Europe
Thursday, February 27
10:30 am – 5 pm
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition by the same name, this symposium will consider the rich variety of treasures assembled for courtly collections in early modern Europe. 

“Frick Perspectives: Northern Lights,” by Emma Capron
Saturday, February 22
12 pm
Although the Frick is not usually associated with the art of the Northern Renaissance, it holds a small but outstanding group of early Netherlandish and French paintings from the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries. This lecture by Emma Capron, from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, explores the making, meaning, and collecting of these exquisite works.

Housekeeping Basics for Collecting Institutions
Wednesday, February 26
2 pm
Join the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts for this webinar addressing how to develop and maintain a housekeeping program for small- and medium-sized institutions, including policies, schedules, and recommended cleaning products.