Archive for January, 2010

Explore museum careers this summer

January 31, 2010

Ever wondered what kinds of art careers exist in the museum world?  The Summer Institute in Art Museum Studies has the answer!  Based at Smith College in Northampton, MA, this six-week, intensive, coeducational program provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to work and study at a premiere college art museum and library, while traveling, developing life-long skills, and working in collaboration on a complete exhibition project.

Generous tuition assistance, in the form of partial and full scholarships, is available in 2010.  Please check out the website: <; .  The application deadline is March 12, 2010.  Program dates are June 13-July 23, 2010.


Extended Main Library Hours

January 29, 2010

Beginning this semester, the ENTIRE first floor of the library will now be open for extended hours!

8 a.m. until 11 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Fridays

This is great news, so please take advantage!

Internship opportunity

January 29, 2010

The ArtTable National Office is looking for a Programs Intern to assist us with national programming efforts. The intern will work closely with the Development and Special Events Director and the Executive Director, and will be involved in a variety of research and planning pertaining to programs taking place during our 30th Anniversary, April 2010-April 2011. This opportunity is open to female students (3rd and 4th year undergraduates and all graduate students) and emerging professionals who are interested in a career in the arts or non-profit administration, and would be especially appealing to those specifically interested in program development.

ArtTable National Office Internship description:

ArtTable National Office

Programs Intern Description: Winter/Spring 2010

ArtTable, the leadership organization for professional women in the visual arts, is seeking a Winter/Spring Programs Intern.

ArtTable provides an opportunity for an intern to gain experience in all aspects of program management at a not-for-profit (501c3) arts organization. The intern will work closely with the ArtTable staff including the Executive Director, Development and Special Events Director, and New York Programs Manager. Duties include, but are not limited to:

Assisting with logistics and publicity for local programs, including curator lead tours, panel discussions, and artist talks. Calendaring events and preparing notifications of events throughout the country.

Assisting with logistics and publicity for national programs including member’s trips, Career Development programs, the Annual Luncheon (April 2010) honoring Yoko Ono, and 30th Anniversary celebrations taking place throughout the country between April 2010 and April 2011

Researching leaders, institutions, venues, and events in the visual arts throughout the country. Creating and monitoring research databases.

Attending and assisting at local programs, especially high-profile events, on behalf of ArtTable

Attending, at times, committee meetings; preparing materials for meetings

Assisting with mailings and other administrative tasks as needed

The Programs Intern will have the opportunity to attend various programs and events, and meet leaders in the field. The ArtTable Internship Program is open to female emerging professionals, as well as third and fourth year undergraduate students and graduate students in the fields of art history, arts education, arts administration, curatorial and museum studies, women’s studies, and the visual arts (with a strong interest in arts administration). Candidates must be reliable and detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task, and possess strong communication skills, both written and verbal. Class credit can be provided. This is a small, congenial office located near the South Street Seaport. Through working with a small staff the intern will have the chance to learn about all aspects of non-profit arts management.

To be considered please email your cover letter and resume to, subject line “ArtTable Programs Intern”. Please indicate your available start date and ability to commit through May in your cover letter. Two days or more per week preferable; hours negotiable.

No phone calls will be accepted.

Dumbo Arts Center Call for Exhibition Proposals

January 29, 2010

DAC invites artists or curators (individuals or groups) from all levels of experience to submit exhibition proposals for realization in its gallery space in 2011. The 3,000 sq. ft. space is located at 30 Washington Street in the landmarked post-industrial neighborhood of Dumbo, Brooklyn. Proposals must be original to DAC and may not have been realized in other venues. DAC emphasizes new ideas and is particularly interested in proposals which harness the space’s potential, take an innovative, experimental approach to exhibition making and/or are site responsive. Proposed exhibitions can be solo, two-person, or group and are open to all visual arts media.

More information and instructions for how to apply can be found on our website.

Please also connect with us through Facebook, Twitter, and the updated DAC blog.

Upcoming performance at the Guggenheim

January 29, 2010

Works & Process at the Guggenheim


Karole Armitage’s Made In Naples
created for the Napoli Teatro Festival Italia, and produced by Napoli Teatro Festival Italia in coproduction with Armitage Gone! Dance.

Sunday and Monday, February 7 and 8, 7:30 pm

Peter B. Lewis Theater
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street
Subway – 4, 5, 6 train to 86th Street
Bus – M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus on Madison or Fifth Avenue

$30 General
$25 Guggenheim Members
$10 Students (25 and under with valid student ID)
(212) 423-3587, M-F, 1–5 PM or visit

Travel Abroad to Italy

January 29, 2010

The summer 2010 field school in Italy, the San Gemini Preservation Studies Program, is now in its 11th year, and is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage.

This year the program focuses on the study of architectural survey and restoration, elements of art restoration and conservation of archaeological ceramics. The field projects involve the survey and restoration of medieval churches, archeological excavation in the ancient Roman city of Carsulae, and work on local archival material.

The program is a collaboration between scholars from various universities and local preservation groups, fostering a multidisciplinary approach to historic preservation. It is now a part of the International Institute for Restoration and Preservation Studies. All academic activities are held in English.

Application deadline is March 15th.

Courses offered:

  • Introduction to Art and Architectural Restoration in Italy
  • Surveying and Analyzing Historic Buildings
  • NEW – Introduction to Conservation of Archaeological Ceramics
  • NEW – Workshop on Ceramics and Ceramics Conservation
  • Fieldtrip to Sienna, Florence and Rome

Field Projects:

  • Survey and Restoration of the 12th Century San Giovanni Battista Church complex
  • Survey and Restoration of the Church of Santo Gemine
  • Archaeological survey and excavation of the public baths in Carsulae

To find out more about our program please visit our website

If you know any students, scholars or others interested in this type of study, please inform them about our program. We would appreciate it if you could list our program on your organization’s website as an available educational resource. Also, attached is a flyer that you may wish to post on your department notice board or forward to interested parties.

Thank you very much. Cordially,

Max Cardillo
San Gemini Preservation Studies
US Tel: (718) 768-3508

Please Register today for Art History course: The Modern Metropolis!

January 21, 2010

NEW COURSE is in danger of being cancelled!  Please register ASAP for:

The Modern Metropolis: Architecture and Urbanism in New York City

This course will examine NY’s evolution into a modern city.  We will study well-known monuments along with lesser-known but important works, and consider political, cultural and economic factors that fueled the development of New York’s built environment. Beginning with New York’s emergence as a major urban center in the mid-19th century, we will examine its periods of growth, innovation, decline and rebirth through the present day.  This course will situate the buildings of New  York City within the broader discourse of American architectural history, and will consider the impact that New York had on architectural and urban development across the nation.

Thurs. 5:05-7:50, room 5313B Professor Malka Simon

Undergraduate: Art 20.60 Architecture from WWII to present Code 3761

Graduate: 795.2G Modern Architecture since 1914 Code 3765


Gerry Haggerty at Lift Trucks Project

January 13, 2010

“Ekphrasis” a group show including works by Gerry Haggerty will be on view Jan. 30-Mar. 27, 2010, with the opening reception on 1/30 at Lift Trucks Project in Croton Falls, NY (see http://www.ltProject. com for directions).

Several Brooklyn alums on exhibition in “Denatured”

January 12, 2010


A group art exhibition at the Gershwin Hotel

Organized by Emet Sosna

Gershwin Hotel

7 East 27th Street

New York, NY 10016

(Between 5th Ave. and Madison Ave)

Featuring Artists:

Carla Aspenberg, Megan Burns, David Friedman, Brandon Friend,

Andrew Graham, Hidenori Ishii, Eun Jin Kim, Luiza Kurzyna, Jac Lahav,

Sarah Nicole Phillips, Don Porcella, Devin Powers, Suzy Q,

Lars Rasmussen, Max Razdow, Antonio Serna, and Emet Sosna

January 15th– February 24th, 2010

Opening Reception: Friday, January 15th

7pm – 10pm

The opening reception will feature DJ Owinema

The exhibition is a survey of art by a group of diverse and unrelated artists that work in a

variety of mediums. The exhibition will include painting, sculpture, and video. Denatured

is a process of changing the properties and function of something. Denatured is similar to the artistic process of creating something new from a pre-existent subject. The work in

Denatured references phenomenon and extraordinary perception. Filtered through the

artist a new vision is represented with personal cosmologies and unique ways of


The Gershwin Hotel is a 145 room boutique hotel on East 27th Street, and is long been the home

of creative international travelers.

Code for Grad Architecture Course:

January 4, 2010

The code for 795.2G Modern Architecture since 1914 taught by Prof. Malka Simon and focusing on New  York City architecture is Code 3765