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Dear Alumni,

Last week Dean Miller sent an email regarding an upcoming series of discussions with Ama Codjoe, an independent social justice consultant and facilitator, and BGC alums and members of the BGC community this fall. I hope you saw this email. I am listing the sessions again below; please plan to join if you can. 

I also wanted to remind you that the BGC Gallery will be reopening Eileen Gray for a limited time, October 13–28, with timed and contactless entry, restricted occupancy, and social distancing. Advance tickets are required and can be purchased here.

As usual, we also have career and event listings included in this newsletter below. I hope you find some items of interest!

All the best,
Grace Reff (MA ’17)

BGC Alumni Dialogues

BGC Alumni Town Hall
Tuesday, October 27, 5:30–7 pm EST
In this session, BGC alumni will “have the mic” to speak to and from their priorities regarding DEAI at BGC; current BGC students, faculty, staff, and leadership are invited to listen.

DEAI Working Group Presentation 
Tuesday, November 10, 5:30–7 pm EST
BGC’s DEAI Working Group will share its research and findings from 2019–20 and its plans for continued work this fall; BGC alums, along with current BGC students, faculty, staff, and leadership are invited to attend.

BGC Alumni Involvement Discussion
Tuesday, December 8, 5:30–7 pm EST
In this session, BGC alumni will discuss how they would like to engage with BGC’s DEAI initiatives moving forward.  This session is for alumni only.

Select Career Opportunities

The American Alliance of Museums, in partnership with its publisher Rowman & Littlefield Press, is seeking book proposals through October 9.

Applications for The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2021-2022 Fellowship Program are open. The Met welcomes applications from scholars of the history of art and visual culture, archaeology, conservation and related sciences, as well as those in other disciplines whose projects relate to objects in the Museum’s collection.

The Rubin Museum of Art is hiring a Collections Manager/Head Preparator

The Royal Ontario Museum seeks candidates for the position of Curator of Japanese Art & Culture.

The Smithsonian Institution, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is hiring a Conservator of Works on Paper and Photographs

The Walker Art Center seeks a new Head of Communications and Content.

The Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute is hiring for the position of Curatorial Assistant for Works on Paper.

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

Virtual Events Out In The World

Out of Culture and Preservation, a Racial and Economic Justice Movement with Brent Leggs
Friday, October 9
3:00 pm ET
Join this presentation hosted by Columbia University on the broad topics of: challenges facing African American cultural sites in the United States; how to expand awareness of such sites; and the role historic preservation plays in both supporting and combating widespread structural racism.
Disposing of Modernity: The Archaeology of Garbage and Consumerism during Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair
Friday, October 16
4:10 pm ET
In this online salon presented by the Columbia Center for Archaeology, join Dr. Rebecca Graff in conversation with Cassie Fennell Associate Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University, about Dr. Graff’s new book. Two chapters of the book are available for access prior to the discussion at the link above.

Eileen Gray: Architectural Drawing as Spatial Praxis
Saturday, October 17
2 pm ET 
This virtual presentation with Caroline Constant and Emma Cormack examines the relationship between Eileen Gray’s distinctive drawing techniques and the spatial qualities of her architecture. It begins with Gray’s sketches for the Galerie Jean Désert in Paris, carried out (most likely with Jean Badovici) in 1922, and extends to her drawings for the houses E 1027 in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (1926–29) and Tempe a Pailla outside Castellar (1931–35).

Migration through the Camera Lens: Ethnography, Film, and the Migration Crisis
Monday, October 19
6:30 pm ET
Building on the long tradition of anthropological research in borderlands, questions of mobility have received heightened attention by scholars in recent years as migration crises make headline news. Alongside new works exploring the political and experiential elements of migration, some anthropologists are turning to filmmaking as an ideal ethnographic method for actively engaging migrant subjects in the research process, raising public awareness about the human rights of migrants, and building on existing theories of individual, group, and national identity construction in borderlands. Distinguished panelists will discuss their experiences documenting migration through the camera lens.
Food, Women & Elections: A Virtual Workshop
Wednesday, October 21
6:30 pm ET
Food and elections have been linked for centuries, particularly for women. Although they could not vote in the 19th century, women were able to participate in the civic celebrations by baking, and they also used food to make political statements. This presentation will consider culinary activism, demonstrate how to make Election Cake, and explore various Jumble recipes and the meaning behind them.