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Hello Alumni,

I hope you all are doing well. It’s hard to believe we’re headed into August this weekend.

Take a look at this issue’s career opportunities and upcoming virtual events below. 

In addition, if you haven’t already seen it, I also wanted to share BGC’s Collaborative Resource List with you. The document, which is updated regularly, includes a running list of resources to help fight for racial justice and equity. You will find readings, protest safety resources, videos and documentaries, podcasts, suggested actions to take if you’re unable to donate or protest, and more. If you know of any additional resources, please feel free to suggest those in the form of a comment and they will be added to the list.

As always, stay well & keep in touch!

Grace Reff (MA ’17)

Select Career Opportunities

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation recently announced a full time, 12-month Curatorial Intern (Furniture) position. The intern will work on furniture from Colonial Williamsburg’s decorative arts collection under the supervision of the Curator of Furniture.

Christie’s Auction House is looking for an Associate Specialist of Old Master Drawings.

The Asian American Arts Alliance is hiring a Programs and Communications Manager

The Minneapolis Institute of Art welcomes applications for the inaugural 2020/2021 Native American Fellowship. Working with the Associate Curator of Native American art, this fellowship is designed to enhance skills and experience through research, care, curation, partnerships, and interpretation with the Native American collection at Mia.

The Smithsonian Institution is hiring for the position of Director of the Archives of American Art.

The Shelburne Museum in Vermont is hiring a Development Officer, Grants and Endowments.

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

Virtual Events Out In The World

Exclusion! Why Design Should be Doing More 
Thursday, July 30
12 pm ET
Design in this century has to ensure longevity through diversity, without resorting to tokenistic approaches. The same sun rises and sets on us all every day, but that day can bring a radically different experience depending on our age, ability, gender or race – just a few of the many aspects of human diversity that are often not considered. This session will share strategies for change, stories of challenge, celebrate success and voice aspiration. This webinar is hosted by the Royal College of Art. 

UWM Center for Design & Material Culture Conversations: nibiiwakamigkwe
Tuesday, August 4
1 pm ET
nibiiwakamigkwe is a Métis, Onyota’a:ka (Oneida), Anishinaabe (Ojibwe), Cuban and waabishkiiwed Two-Spirit artist working in traditional Indigenous craftwork and contemporary Woodlands style. Their work fosters awareness of land protection, Indigenous cultural landscapes, and the complexity of identity. This includes the relatedness of Indigenous art and artists to language preservation, land rights, environmental justice, and the impact of cultural appropriation. This event is hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Design & Material Culture. 

Envisioning the Future of Higher Education in the Arts
Tuesday, August 18
2 pm ET
Since arts education is historically vulnerable to funding cuts and much of the instruction relies on hands-on studio classes, specialized equipment, in-person mentorship, and tuition dollars, the systemic changes necessary to thrive require radical, ethical thinking. What are the responsibilities and priorities being considered going into this exceptional academic year? Artist and educator Natalia Nakazawa will facilitate a discussion between two important leaders in arts education: Deborah Obalil, the President and Executive Director of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD), and Meme Omogbai, the Executive Director and CEO of the College Art Association (CAA).

[Rescheduled] Eileen Gray: Issues in Research and Architecture
Thursday, August 27
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.