Archive for July, 2010

…and Doug Schwab in another show that just opened

July 30, 2010
Presented by Salon Ciel and D’Mai Urban Spa

July 29 – September 4

@157 Fifth Avenue • Park Slope, NY 11217

Featuring works by:

Stanley Casselman

Julia Forrest

Doug Schwab

Todd Shenkin

Leah Yerpe

Please join us for the opening on Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 7:30pm

Professor Doug Schwab in a show opening this weekend

July 30, 2010

Salon Ciel and Crossroads Cafe Present

Aug 1 – September 10

@1241A Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11218

Featuring works by:

Stanley Casselman

Doug Schwab

Jerome d’Almeida

Please join us for the opening on Sunday, August 1, 2010 at 6:00pm

with musical guest Baccordio!

Fall Semester internships at Rubin Museum of Art

July 23, 2010

Hello all, this is just a reminder that August 1 is our application deadline
for Fall semester internships. Please direct your students to our website
for full descriptions of all available internships:

Thank you and happy summer!

Louise Brooks
Manager, Community Relations and Volunteer Programs

Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011
140 West 17th Street | staff and delivery entrance
212.620.5000 x328 | office
212.675.0105 | fax

Megan Prince MFA installation closing this weekend

July 22, 2010

This Sunday is the last day for you to see Megan’s installation Spinning Lines.

The closing party for the exhibition and Megan’s installation is in If You See Something, Say Nothing curated by Kiya Kim at Invisible Dog (Cobble Hill, Brooklyn) will be from 11am to 7pm.

The space will also be celebrating the end of their first season with a BBQ and music in the garden. Bring your friends, some food to grill, your instrument of music…

New course! History of Urban Planning and Design

July 19, 2010

We have a new course, which I have mentioned on this blog before, but it didn’t have a number then – so we listed it as “special topics” – but it has a number now, so please sign up.  All of our new courses are always in danger of being cut for low enrollment – so please don’t let this happen! This counts as an upper level art history course toward the major.

Art 3162
History of Urban Planning and Design
Code 3996
M/W 12:50-2:05
Prof. Simon
This course will explore approaches to urban design in the West, from the ancient world through the present day.   It will analyze the ways in which city planners have responded to changing social and political circumstances through history.  The course will consider theories and methods of planning, and look at projects both realized and unrealized.  Additionally, this course will teach students how to meaningfully interact with urban forms, using local urban spaces as teaching tools.

new course on visual culture

July 7, 2010

I just want to alert all of you to a new course on Visual Culture. The first half of the course will be modern design history– art nouveau, art deco, 1950’s automobiles etc. The second half will be visual culture which incorporates many aspects of our lives. Readings will range from an essay on Michael Jackson’s hair styles to 1950’s kitchen debates where the Soviets and the US sparred over the importance of kitchen equipment.

The course counts as an art history advanced elective.

ARTD 3167 3.0 3549 MW3 M,W 03:40-04:55PM 5313 B Vi

Professor Mona Hadler joins our blog

July 7, 2010

FYI Professor Mona Hadler will now be contributing to this blog as well – Welcome Mona!

Please continue to email me if you have any announcements, weblinks, or anything else of interest to the Brooklyn College Art Department (  Put us on your RSS feed and tell your friends!  Thanks.

MASS MoCA internships

July 7, 2010


MASS MoCA seeks full-time interns for various departments.  Spend any season in the culturally rich, naturally beautiful Berkshires, while gaining invaluable professional experience in the arts. Paid interns are given $100/wk stipend and free housing within a block of the complex.  We also have academic internships where you can receive up to 12-15 credits for full time employment that could be arranged between the applicant’s school and MASS MoCA.  We offer internships in the following departments.

Visual Arts – (September 13rd – December 31st): During the academic year, Visual Arts interns will assist in many day-to-day operations of a busy, multifaceted department, combining aspects of exhibition design, curatorial work, registration, and education.  The successful candidate will have a documented history of attention to detail, good writing ability, and a positive attitude about performing many kinds of tasks on a demanding schedule.  Must have drivers’ license and be willing to do a fair amount of driving.

Production Interns (August 30th – December 18th): Interns work with the Production Coordinator, Master Carpenter, Master Electrician, House Sound Engineer, and house crew on all aspects of technical theatre and film.  This includes hands-on in all of the following areas – carpentry, lighting, sound, audio/visual, and running crew.

Performing Arts Administration (August 30th – December 18th): Intern works directly with the Managing Director of Performing Arts in the coordination of current and future season planning, general office work, and maintaining and updating all performing arts files.  One intern will be assisting the Project Manager in both drafting the event programs and researching upcoming artists.   In addition, one intern will alternate working with the Company Manager with Artist Services to arrange logistics of visiting artists, staff, and fellow interns.  Must have a valid driver’s license.

Marketing/Public Relations (September 13th – December 31st): Interns work on all aspects of publicizing the organization including writing press releases, giving tours of the galleries, preparing press packets, advertising for all upcoming performing arts events in surrounding areas, researching new forums for publicity, and assisting with public outreach and special events. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Graphic Design (September 13th – December 31st): : Intern works directly with the Director of Design producing a wide variety of printed and virtual matter for MASS MoCA, including, but not limited to, catalogues, posters, brochures, signage, websites, apparel, and packaging. Applicants should demonstrate creativity, versatility, enthusiasm, and a commitment to a career in graphic design. Excellent knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite a must. Portfolio review and interview required.

To apply to MASS MoCA Internship Program: Send cover letter resume, and two letters of references, via email, mail, or fax:

MASS MoCA  c/o Meghan Robertson, Company Manager

1040 MASS MoCA Way North Adams, MA 01247

Fax: (413) 664-4519

MFA Nathaniel Lieb installation

July 7, 2010

Sarah Nelson Wright and Nathaniel Lieb will be presenting their installation ATTACHMENT this summer at a new art space in Williamsburg on Kingsland & Masbeth.  It is in the garden level of 2 Kinglsand Ave, one of the buildings in the former Greenpoint Hospital complex, which was recently given to St. Nick’s, a local nonprofit.
The show, NORTH BROOKLYN, is the inaugural show in the space, and showcases artists living in Williamsburg, Bushwick and Greenpoint.
ATTACHMENT is a participatory sculpture.
If you didn’t get to see it at The Center last summer (or even if you did), come help create the piece at the opening next Friday, June 9th 6-9pm!
All the show info is here: …or see the attached card.

Cynthia Lin, MFA, exhibition opens tomorrow

July 7, 2010

“LUSH LIFE: Chapter Four: Let it Die”
July 8- August 13

Lehmann Maupin Gallery (Lower East Side location)
201 Chrystie Street
212- 254-0054
Tues-Sat 10-6

LUSH LIFE is an exhibition curated by Franklin Evans and Omar Lopez-Chahoud which takes place at nine Lower East Side (LES) galleries: Collette Blanchard Gallery, Eleven Rivington, Invisible-Exports, Lehmann Maupin, On Stellar Rays, Salon 94, Scaramouche, Sue Scott Gallery, and Y Gallery. LUSH LIFE adopts Richard Price’s 2008 novel to title and organize the exhibition.  The novel is set in the contemporary LES and through a murder investigation exposes the dynamically changing community of the neighborhood, which despite its evolution retains a ghostly and vital link to its layered past. The deep and varied history of the LES now includes the LES galleries as new community members, and Price’s novel provides a potent vehicle for the consideration of community as voices compete for, ignore and occasionally share the same physical and conceptual space.
More info about the show at:

More info about my work at: