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Hello Alumni,

Welcome to May! It’s tough not to feel regret for all those who will be graduating without being able to celebrate with family and friends this month. President Botstein recently announced that Bard’s 2020 Commencement has been rescheduled for August 22 on the Annandale campus.  David Byrne is still scheduled to be the speaker. Please mark your calendars to attend if you can.

The BGC Reunion, normally scheduled for this month is postponed until the fall when we can gather in person.  Date to be announced. In the meantime, if you have ideas about a fun virtual gathering, send them to

While many things are being postponed far into the future, this year’s QP symposium will be streamed on June 5! The time and the streaming platform will be announced shortly!  

Stay well and stay in touch,

Grace Reff (MA ’17)

News from BGC

One More Thing
BGC’s new online series, One More Thing, is underway with 20+ videos posted on our YouTube Channel, and a new one posted each day on Instagram at @bardcgradcenter. Be sure to check out current faculty, students and staff, as well as fellow alums, examining the objects they have at hand in these 60-second videos

Select Career Opportunities

*Because of COVID-19, please double-check job links for changing deadlines or elimination of positions.*

The National Gallery of Art is seeking a Chief of Design

The Wisconsin Historical Society is searching for an Administrator of Collections to oversee all aspects of this major state and national history collection, with a library of more than 4 million items. 

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee is hiring an Archivist & Collections Curator to fulfill requests for information or resources, actuate loans, collaborate with the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, and curate Olympic & Paralympic exhibits when requested.

The Daughters of the American Revolution Museum invites proposals for their annual symposium in November. This year’s theme will explore the relationship between architects, decorators, and owners in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to compliment the museum’s new exhibit, Illuminating Design: The Decoration and Technology of E.F. Caldwell and Co., 1895-1959

The New Sweden History Conference invites proposals for papers engaging with this year’s topic: Home on the Delaware. This theme invites exploration of the vernacular architecture of New Sweden, New Netherland, proprietary Pennsylvania, and neighboring ethnic and cultural groups on the Delaware River prior to 1767. 

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

Virtual Events Out In The World

Greek Revival Architecture & Design: Virtual Lunchtime Lecture 
Friday, May 8
12:30 pm
Learn about the 1830s design style that spread quickly throughout the country, and that you can still see preserved in New York City. Hosted by Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden.

Vernacular Architecture Forum
Saturday, May 9
10 am – 5 pm
The Vernacular Architecture Forum will be hosting their 2020 conference via Zoom. The online event will include most of the papers and posters selected for this year’s San Antonio Conference.

Online Q&A: Art Critic Jerry Saltz
Tuesday, May 12
3 pm
The National Arts Club presents this online Q&A with art critic Jerry Saltz. Saltz will discuss his recently published book How to Be an Artist with Andrew Goldstein, editor-in-chief of artnet News.

The Art Deco Era: French World’s Fairs & Ocean Liners
Saturday, May 23
1 pm
Join architectural historian, Pascal Yves Laurent, head of the Paris Art Deco Society, for this survey of French Art Deco innovations during the 1920s and 30s, focusing on the importance of French World’s Fairs and Ocean Liners.