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Greetings Alumni,

I hope this email finds you all doing well. 

As you may have seen, the current BGC Gallery exhibition, French Fashion, Women, and the First World War has been receiving fabulous reviews since opening last month. In the New York Times fall preview, Roberta Smith calls the exhibition, “a feat of scrupulous, imaginative research.” You really must move it to the top of your to-see list if it’s not there already.

We have listed a few programs related to the exhibition below, as well as several exciting job opportunities and things to do in NYC and beyond over the next couple of weeks. Take a look below.

Do you know of an upcoming event that we should share? Did you recently publish a book or paper? Is there a job opening at your institution? Let us know! You can reach me here, or connect with us via the BGC Facebook or LinkedIn pages.

BGC has a limited number of passes to TEFAF, November 1–5 at the Park Avenue Armory.  Please email  by October 25 to make a request. Professor Michele Majer, Emma Cormack (MA ’18), and Sarah Scaturro (PhD candidate) will be leading a talk entitled Storytelling and Clothing: French Fashion and World War I at the fair on November 5. 

Grace Reff (MA ‘17)

Alumni Spotlight

Congratulations to Michelle Hargrave (MA ‘00), who was just appointed Executive Director of The Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa. Michelle previously served as Deputy Director at the New Britain Museum of American Art; as Curator at the American Federation of Arts; and as Associate Curator at Bard Graduate Center from 2002 through 2011. Read more about her recent appointment here.

Select Career Opportunities

The Century Association is seeking a Curator. Read more.

The Corning Museum of Glass has an opening for a Curatorial Assistant. Read more.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is hiring a Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Prints and Drawings. Read more.

The Worcester Art Museum is looking for an Assistant Curator of Asian Art. Read more.

The Museum of Modern Art is accepting applications for an Assistant to the Chief Curator of Drawings and Prints. Read more.

Washington College is looking for a Digital Historian and Archivist for a project related to African American history and culture. Read more.

The Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University is hiring a Curator of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. Read more.

The Smithsonian National Postal Museum is seeking a Museum Curator of Philately. Read more.

Montana State University Library seeks a University Archivist and scholar of the American West to lead its Special Collections department. Read more.

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

Select Events at BGC

Fashion, Anxiety, and Society: Labor
Thursday, October 24
6:30–8 pm
With Marissa Nuncio and Elizabeth Wissinger; conversation curated and moderated by Sara Ziff. Read more.

Archtober Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Sunday, October 27
12–4 pm
BGC, along with Wikimedia NYC and Architexx, will host a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to address the lack of information on Wikipedia about contributions by women, LGBTQI communities, and artists of color to the fields of architecture and design history. Read more.

“Studio Portraits and Tourist Images: Writing a History of the Ho-Chunk Nation Through the Visual Archive, 1879-1960”
Wednesday, October 30
6 pm
Amy Lonetree will consider the challenges of writing a history with and for her community, the Ho-Chunk Nation, through an examination of two photographic collections. Read more.

MacArthur x BGC: What is Research?
Tuesday, November 5
6 pm
Join MacArthur “Genius” Award winners, Tom Joyce, Hideo Mabuchi, and Sheila Nirenberg, for an evening of discussion moderated by BGC dean, Peter Miller. Read more.

Select Events out in the World

Academic Symposium at UrbanGlass
“Issues in Glass Pedagogy: Criticism, Critique, and Critical Thinking” 
Thursday, October 24 – Saturday, October 26
Various hours
Attend an international gathering of department heads, professors, and educators in the field to discuss issues and best practices in the UrbanGlass lecture hall, shop, and studio. Read more

Bard Alumni/ae & Family Weekend 2019
Friday, October 25 – Sunday, October 27
Take a historical tour of Bard’s campus, catch up with friends and colleagues, bid on artwork at the benefit auction, and much more. Read more.

“Bertoldo and the Revival of the Antique”
Wednesday, October 30
6 pm
In a lecture at The Frick Collection, Davide Gasparotto, Senior Curator of Paintings at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, will examine Bertoldo di Giovanni’s role in the revival of classical culture in Florence during the age of Lorenzo de’ Medici, and his contributions to the development of the bronze statuette. Read more.

Through Thursday, October 31
Various Times
Enjoy the final days of NYC’s architecture and design months by attending an event, tour, or exhibition organized by various partners across the five boroughs. Read more.

TEFAF New York
Friday, November 1 – Tuesday, November 5
Various hours
The fall edition of TEFAF New York, featuring fine and decorative art from antiquity to 1920, will run from at the historic Park Avenue Armory. Read more. 

Message from the Library: Laurie Anderson
Sunday, November 3
7 pm
At the Brooklyn Public Library, pioneering artist Laurie Anderson will reflect on today’s most precarious topics, including the upcoming election and other economic, social and cultural issues. Read more.