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Hello Alumni,

Happy July! I hope this message finds you staying cool. I recently felt transported from the heat while watching Halston, a material culture-driven dramedy about the late designer’s career. I hope you are all finding your own getaways this month, whether mental or physical.

Please do not hesitate to share your news and other items of interest, either by email or through the online form. I would love to hear from you!

Rachael Schwabe (MA ‘20)

Alumni Spotlight

Colin Fanning (PhD candidate) and Antonia Behan (PhD ‘20) have issued a call for papers for their virtual Craft History Workshop. The submission deadline is July 31.

Susie Silbert (MA ’11), Curator of Modern and Contemporary Glass at the Corning Glass Museum, contributed a Curated Highlights: Ceramic & Glassware for Masterpiece Online 2021.

Anne Hilker (PhD ’21) and Rebecca Tilles (’07) presented papers at The Evolving House Museum: Art Collections and Their Residencies, Then and Now, a conference held by the Society for the History of Collecting on June 18–19. They were both featured in a session, “Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Evolving House Museum over the Past Century.”

Ann Bell (MA ’14), the Assistant Manager of School Programs and Manager of the Morgan Book Project at the Morgan Library & Museum, curated an exhibition of 40 student manuscripts, which will be on view at the museum through August 15.

Select Career Opportunities

The National Gallery is looking for a Museum Specialist in the Department of Northern European Paintings and the Department of Sculpture and Decorative Arts.

Yosemite Archives seeks four interns for a 5-month Map Digitization project.

Georgia Southern University is accepting applications for a Visiting Instructor of Interior Design.

Purdue University has opened an application for a Visiting Professor of Interior Design (by July 15).

University of Wisconsin-Madison has an opening for an Assistant Director for the Public History Project

Historic New England seeks a Scholar in Residence (by July 12). 

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is hiring a Library and Archives Assistant

The Denver Art Museum is accepting applications for a Curatorial Assistant, Latin American Art (by July 17), as well as an African Arts Fellow and a Mellon Native Arts Fellow

Urban Glass has launched a search for a Director for Development.

The Whitney Museum of American Art is in need of a Cataloguer.

BGC is seeking applicants for the Library’s 2021–22 Artist in Residence Program

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

Minneapolis College of Art and Design: Furniture and Social Practice 
July 12–16
Various Times
Furniture surrounds us. It is personal in its relationship to bodies and their relationships to each other. How can we use and view these objects to bring people together with deeper intention? This fully-online conference will feature panel discussions with artists, designers, makers, and educators from all over the country. Over the course of five evenings, we will foster conversations about the purpose of the objects around us, how they are made, why they are important, and what opportunities they provide for connecting people in wide-ranging ways.

American Folk Art Museum Virtual Insights: In the Studio With Brooklyn Metal Works
Tuesday, July 13
6 pm ET
Join us behind the scenes to discover techniques and traditions of historical and contemporary metalsmithing with Brooklyn Metal Works. Artists, metalsmiths, and studio co-founders Erin S. Daily and Brian Weissman will discuss metalworking methods, share demos, and reflect on historic vanes featured in the Museum’s current exhibition American Weathervanes: The Art of the Winds.

George Washington University Textile Museum: Silk Stories
Saturday, July 17
11 am ET
Photographer and museum docent Pamela Kaplan will introduce the history of silk production and share new work from her long-term project and passion “Silk Stories.” In addition, Kaplan will discuss her experience raising silkworms in Washington, DC, providing tips on the practical aspects of small-scale urban sericulture. 

John Michael Kohler Art Center’s Midsummer Festival of the Arts
July 17–18
Various Times (In Person)
Midsummer Festival of the Arts offers a unique, family friendly blend of fine art, handcrafted goods, music, food, and fun on the grounds of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and Sheboygan’s City Green.

On Site Opera: The Road We Came Musical Walking Tour
Through July 31
Various Times (In Person and Virtual)
The Road We Came, is a new opera- and song-based project that explores the composers, musicians, and places that define the rich Black history of New York City through a series of self-guided, musical walking tours. Celebrating a collection of never-recorded and seemingly lost classical compositions by Black composers, The Road We Came will use filmed musical performances and spoken narration to connect audiences to the musical timeline of Harlem, Midtown/Hell’s Kitchen, and lower Manhattan. From the home and texts of the prolific poet Langston Hughes, to Lincoln Center, to the African Burial Ground National Monument, and beyond, The Road We Came will open windows to the past and re-frame the present.


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