Bard Graduate Center Logo
  Banner Image

Dear Alumni,

In his letter to the Bard community last weekend, President Leon Botstein reaffirmed the College’s mission to create a more just and civil society:

“On behalf of the entire Bard College community, I want to express our solidarity with all who grieve for the deaths, with all who live in constant fear of the brutality of racial discrimination, and with all who find themselves without hope in these dark and violent times. […] Something has to change in a way that actually helps the lives of our fellow citizens and neighbors of color.”

If you haven’t already, please take a moment to read BGC’s statement, which also includes a link to President Botstein’s full message. 

Grace Reff (MA ’17)

Alumni Spotlight

The Decorative Arts Trust recently announced the recipients of its 2020 Summer Research Grants. Awardees included current PhD candidates Christina L. DeLeón and Xiaoyi D. Yang as well as alumni Cynthia Kok (MA ’16) and Robert Gordon-Fogelson (MA ’15). Congratulations to all four of you!

Chief Conservator at the Cleveland Museum of Art and BGC PhD candidate, Sarah Scaturro, was featured in an article in The Art Newspaper discussing the conservation practices her team is employing during the museum’s closure. Read the full article here.

Select Career Opportunities

The Center for Design and Material Culture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks a Textile Specialist & Research Director for the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection. 

The United States Senate has an opening for an Assistant Curator. Work includes providing scholarly art and historical research, writing, and editorial expertise about works of art and historical objects in the U.S. Senate Collection.

The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia seeks a Development Manager.

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library is hiring an Assistant/Associate Curator of Textiles.

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

Virtual Events Out In The World

ETHEL and Friends: Balcony Bar from Home
Friday, June 5
5 pm
Fix yourself a drink and experience The Met’s Balcony Bar from home with ETHEL, one of the most acclaimed string quartets in the contemporary classical field. With an eye on tradition and an ear to the future, ETHEL is a leading force in concert music’s re-engagement with musical vernaculars, fusing diverse traditions into a vibrant sound.

Native American Pottery and Archeology
Monday, June 8
2:30 pm
Hosted by the Queens Historical Society, in this “digital museum visit program” you will learn about the borough’s history and the early residents who shaped the current landscape. 

MAD About Jewelry Virtual Trunk Show – Jed Green and Anna Porcu
Tuesday, June 9
3 pm
LOOT: MAD About Jewelry is MAD’s annual curated show and sale of jewelry by the world’s most innovative contemporary jewelers. In this virtual trunk show, visit with jewelers Jed Green and Anna Porcu in conversation with Bryna Pomp, LOOT curator. Learn about their processes and inspirations, and purchase the pieces you love.

Drawing in the Computer Age
Wednesday, June 10
3 pm
Rachel Federman, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Drawings at The Morgan Library & Museum and curator of the 2019 exhibition By Any Means: Contemporary Drawings from the Morgan, will investigate the intersection of drawing and computer technology and its impact on contemporary art.