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Hello everyone,

Welcome to your next issue of the Alumni Newsletter. Take a look at the job openings and interesting programs happening in the next few weeks down below.

I know there are so many virtual events to put on our calendars these days, but please do take special note of the BGC Gallery’s online discussion at noon next Thursday, July 23 with Eileen Gray curator, Cloé Pitiot, and project director, Nina Stritzler-Levine, about Eileen Gray as an architect. You can learn more and register here. It should be a wonderful conversation!

If you haven’t already, especially if you are a 2020 graduate, don’t forget to connect with your fellow alumni via the BGC Alumni Facebook and LinkedIn pages. We’d love to see you over there.  And don’t forget to add your new Bard Graduate Center degree to your Linkedin education profile.  

In the meantime, please stay well and stay in touch.

Grace Reff (MA ’17)

Alumni Spotlight

Earlier this week, BGC alum, Emma Scully (MA ’14), opened a show at her namesake gallery in Los Angeles featuring Paris Essex, a collaboration between knitwear and textile specialists Carolyn Clewer and Tiphaine de Lussy. The design duo, whose partnership began 20 years ago at the Royal College of Art, create narratives in a space where distinctions between craft, design, high art and low culture are blurred. Their “Crazy Blankets” are created through crochet and knit, using luxurious blends of mohair, wool and super-synthetics, with a process more akin to collage or patchwork than meticulously planned design. The show is open by appointment only now through August 22. To see installation shots and contact the gallery, click here

Select Career Opportunities

The Newport Art Museum is looking for a part-time Curatorial Assistant, starting immediately. 

The National Museum of the American Indian seeks a Museum Curator (Anthropology) to work on research related to the Native/Indigenous cultures, arts, and histories of the Western Hemisphere (North, Central, and South America).

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is accepting applications for a two-year curatorial fellowship. The Fellow’s primary responsibility will be to assist with a major exhibition and research initiative dedicated to the work of Marisol.

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art is hiring an Executive Director

The Museum of Art and Design in Miami, FL is looking for a Museum Public Programs and Education Curator

Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh seeks a Curator/Associate Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art

Art Bridges Foundation is looking for a Program Assistant to join the funding and awards department.

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

Virtual Events Out In The World

Victorian Hair Work Class with Jeweler and Art Historian Karen Bachmann
Saturday, July 18
10 am
Victorian hairwork became very popular in both jewelry and shadowbox form during the 19th century and into the beginning of the 20th century. In this workshop, participants will learn to create wire-work items that would be used in shadowbox creation. You will work with copper wire and horsehair to form intricate twists and braiding that can be manipulated in various ways to form flowers, leaves, berries, and other shapes.

Visual Artist Talk: Lauren Sandler- Disrupting Narratives
Saturday, July 18
Join ceramic artist and educator, Lauren Sandler, to talk about her studio practice and current body of work as she reflects on the challenges artists and educators currently face. This webinar is hosted by the Clay Art Center. 

Town Hall: Historic Sites: What Does Opening Event Mean?
Tuesday, July 21
11 am
Join New England Museum Association’s Historic Site Management PAG Chairs Kelsey Mullen, Director of Education, Providence Preservation Society, and Emma Stratton, Executive Director, American Independence Museum for a Town Hall on “Historic Sites: What Does Opening Even Mean?”

Eileen Gray: Issues in Research and Architecture
Thursday, July 23
12 pm
Please join us for this online discussion with Eileen Gray curator Cloé Pitiot and BGC Gallery Director Nina Stritzler-Levine about Eileen Gray as an architect. Gray developed numerous projects throughout her long career, but her architectural work began in the early 1920s when she designed a series of hypothetical projects and built works. Among these were private houses for leisure retreat, public leisure facilities, social projects, and urban structures. New discoveries about several projects from this period suggest Gray’s involvement in previously unattributed designs. Join us for a discussion of this new research and the many remaining unanswered questions about Gray’s architecture.

Rodney Evans’s Vision Portraits: A Screening and Discussion on Representations of Disabilities in Media
Saturday, July 25
6 pm
Vision Portraits is a documentary by filmmaker Rodney Evans as he explores how his loss of vision may impact his creative future, and what it means to be a blind or visually impaired artist. The film focuses on a Manhattan photographer (John Dugdale), a Bronx-based dancer (Kayla Hamilton), a Canadian writer (Ryan Knighton), and the filmmaker himself, each of whom experiences varying degrees of visual impairment. During this panel, join Evans in discussion with artist Kayla Hamilton and disability rights activist Judith Heumann about filmic representations of people with disabilities. The discussion will be moderated by Jennie Goldstein, Whitney assistant curator.