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Hello Alumni,

I hope this newsletter finds everyone safe and well amidst the heat waves and stormy weather. On a recent partly cloudy day I visited the Conservatory Garden in Central Park and was delighted by the garden design and shady foliage. You may notice that pleasant afternoon has inspired several of this newsletter’s recommended events! 

Below you will find a roundup of job postings, events, and amazing alumni. As always, please feel free to share your news and other items of interest, either by email or through the online form.

Best Wishes,
Rachael Schwabe (MA ‘20)

Alumni Spotlight

Skylar Smith (MA ‘19) has accepted a professorship at Ringling College of Art and Design teaching courses related to the history of illustration beginning this fall. Congratulations, Skylar!

On July 14, Anne Hilker (PhD ‘21) gave an online talk for the Royal School of Needlework’s Online International Summer School. She spoke about Erica Wilson, who trained at the RSN in the 1940s and brought crewel embroidery and other stitching techniques to makers in the US and UK through her television shows, books, and kits.

Daniella Ohad (PhD ‘06) is programming a forthcoming series of forums, Interior Design: The Legends in partnership with AIA New York and ASID New York. She also has started a podcast, Designing the 21st Century.

Select Career Opportunities

The Winterthur Museum is accepting applications for a (paid) Marquetry Furniture Project Intern and an Assistant Director of Grants Management.

The Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche has opened a call for applications to its 2021–22 cycle of landscape studies scholarships. Applications are due by August 31. 

The Chicago Architecture Center seeks a Director of Exhibitions.

George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum have opened a search for a Curator, Textile Arts of the Americas.  

The Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum is accepting applications for an Accessibility and Inclusion Manager.

The Museum of the City of New York seeks a Public Programs Manager.

Weeksville Heritage Center is in need of a Collections Manager.

Night Kitchen Interactive is accepting applications for a Digital Project Coordinator

The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College is seeking applicants for the 2021–24 Hood Museum Board of Advisors Mutual Learning Fellowship.

The Armory Show is hiring an Administrative Assistant

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

Select Virtual and In Person Events Out in The World

Poetic Intersections Online Premiere

Saturday, July 17
7 pm ET
From July to September, Mahogany L. Browne, Lincoln Center’s first-ever poet-in-residence, will curate monthly virtual and in-person events in a residency entitled “We Are The Work”—an artistic call to recharge and unite towards justice within our communities. Browne hosts the first virtual event of her residency: an online collection of poetry readings from some of the most compelling voices in the literary field and Browne’s personal literary heroes and colleagues. 

Artisan Market at Winterthur Museum
July 17-18
10 am–4 pm ET (In Person)
Experience fine craftsmanship at Winterthur’s first-annual Artisan Market. Spend a summer day exploring Winterthur and being inspired by the collection and landscape, while shopping for unique, original objects, including antiques and collectibles. 

Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra Performance at the Brooklyn Museum
Sunday, July 18
2–4 pm ET (In Person)
Drop by the Brooklyn Museum plaza to hear string players from the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra perform a festive, family-friendly selection of music by Vivaldi, Mozart, Copland, and Tchaikovsky, led by Associate Conductor Felipe Tristan. This event is free and takes place outdoors.

Craft History: Against Craftivism with Sara Clugage
Monday, July 19
7:30–8:30 pm ET
This talk will examine the failure of craftivism without organizing and its tendency to lower our political horizon of possibilities. What work can craftivism do, and what work can it not do?

In Flux: American Jewelry Packed a Punch in the Turbulent 1960–70s
Friday, July 23
10–11 am PT
Authors Susan Cummins and Cindi Strauss will discuss their book, In Flux: American Jewelry and the Counterculture, providing insight into the period, artists, and jewelry that emerged during the 60s and 70s. They will discuss the genesis of the project, the process of choosing materials and artists, and their most important discoveries. Following the talk, there will be a Q+A discussion. 

Little Island Storytelling Festival: Lenape Journeys
Saturday, July 24
6 pm ET (In Person)
Rebecca Haff Lowry will share poetry and stories based on Lenape history, folklore, and contemporary culture. A digital exhibition of abstract art, by David L. Haff, illustrates the stories. A conversation with audience members on poetry and art follows the performance.

Crocker Museum of Art: Teacher Workshop for American History and the Arts Industry
Tuesday, July 27
10:30 am–12 pm PT
This professional learning series takes an integrated approach to learning about twentieth-century American history. Co-presented by experienced, innovative teachers, this workshop will use artwork at the Crocker as a jumping-off point to examine the nation’s history through three lenses: industry, people, and place. In addition to the Crocker collection, the curriculum will explore two temporary exhibitions: Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection and For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design.


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