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Dear Alumni,

Welcome to November! We have a diverse array of job opportunities, events, and news to share in this issue. Check out the listings below.

BGC has a limited number of tickets available for the Salon Art + Design Fair, November 14–18, at the Park Avenue Armory.  Please email by November 13 to make a request.

As always, if you hear of any events, lectures, or career opportunities your fellow alums might be interested in, please send those our way! You can reach me by email at or connect with us via the BGC Facebook or LinkedIn pages.

Grace Reff (MA ‘17)

Alumni Spotlight

Amber Winick (MA ‘13), along with partners Michelle Millar Fisher and Maternity Care Coalition, have received a Pew Arts & Heritage Award for their project, Designing Motherhood: A Century of Making (and Unmaking) Babies. The project surveys the material culture and experience of maternity over the last 100 years through a multi-site exhibition, catalogue, and public programming. Read more about the project and award here. Congratulations, Amber!

Select Career Opportunities

The M+ Museum of Visual Culture in Hong Kong is seeking a U.S.-based Development and Events Coordinator. Read more. 

Parsons School of Design is seeking an Assistant Professor of 18th/19th-Century Art and Design History in Europe and the Americas. Read more.

The Jewish Museum seeks a Curator of Jewish Culture/Judaica. Read more.

The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam has a vacancy for a Curator of Design. Read more.

Doctoral students in Chinese history are encouraged to submit applications for the University of Chicago/Getty Dissertation Workshop in Chinese Art History. Read more.

Winterthur is now accepting applications from academic, independent, and museum scholars for its 2020-2021 Research Fellowship Program. Both short term (1-3 months) and long term (4-9 months) residential fellowships are available. Read more.

The National Park Service, Lake Superior Collection Management Center in Calumet, Michigan is looking for a Museum Curator. Read more.

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

Select Events at BGC

BGC Late: Jazz & Conversation in the Gallery
Thursday, November 7
6 pm
Historians and fashion scholars Hazel Clark, Sandra Markus, Kathy Peiss, and Alexis Romano lead a conversation about fashion and female suffrage. Read more.

Symposium – Conserving Active Matter: Philosophy – Degradation as an Aesthetic Value
Friday, November 8
9 am–6 pm
A day of discussion highlighting the underlying tension between the results of human action—making things, using them, and attempts to preserve them—and phenomena beyond human control, such as decay, degradation, and the actions of non-human living things. Read more.

Fashion and Justice Workshop
Saturday, November 9
9 am–5:30 pm
Take part in this one-day workshop curated by Kim Jenkins and Jonathan Square that examines the role of fashion in contending with and challenging inequality through sartorial ingenuity. Read more.

The Next Frontier: Cities and Climate Change
Tuesday, November 12
6 pm
Richard Sennett, professor at NYU and the London School of Economics and a scholar of social theory, will present at the Seminar in Cultural History. Read more.

The Force Fields of Things
Wednesday, November 13
6 pm
In this lecture, Ian Hodder, professor at Stanford University, will examine sequences of things with an archaeological focus. Read more.

Fashion, Anxiety and Society: Justice
Thursday, November 14
6:30 pm
A conversation on justice as it relates to fashion wiith Rikki Byrd, Rhea Combs, Tanisha C. Ford, and Eric Darnell Pritchard. Read more.

MacArthur x BGC: What is Research?
Tuesday, November 19
6 pm
Join MacArthur “Genius” Award winners An-My Lê, Terry Plank, and Elizabeth Streb for an evening conversation on the topic of research, moderated by BGC dean, Peter Miller. Read more.

Select Events out in the World

Eva Zeisel: Life and Design Stories Spanning a Century
Wednesday, November 6
7 pm
A conversation celebrating the life and legacy of designer Eva Zeisel with Margaret Gould Stewart, vice president of product design at Facebook, and Jean Richards, Eva Zeisel’s daughter. Read more.

Craft Capital Symposium
Friday, November 8
12 pm–6 pm
Take part in this annual symposium that provides a platform for critical discourse in contemporary craft. A half day of talks and moderated discussions at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Read more.

Salon Art + Design Fair
Thursday, November 14–Monday, November 18
View vintage, modern, and contemporary art and design from 56 leading galleries at the Park Avenue Armory. Read more.

Designing Women, 1900–1950
Thursday, November 14
7 pm
Curator Nonie Gadsen will lead a lecture on the art and lives of the groundbreaking women designers and craft makers working in the United States from 1900 to 1950 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Read more.

Printed & Bound: Inspired by Josef Albers
Thursday, November 14
6 pm
Learn the historical context for multiple book structures and explore the ancient, durable, and creative process of bookmaking in this two-hour workshop. The program takes place at Hauser & Worth and is led by artist Celine Lombardi from the Center for Book Arts. Read more.

Plastic – A Witness to Our Time
Monday, November 18
6:00 pm
In this lecture at the Institute of Fine Arts, Yvonne Shashoua, senior researcher at the National Museum of Denmark, will discuss how conservation knowledge and research of synthetic materials by museums can be transferred to conservation of our natural environment. Read more.