CUNY/Labor Arts Contest: March 2 deadline!

February 9, 2015

This year’s CUNY/Labor Arts contest deadline is March 2. The contest is open to CUNY undergraduates, and offers cash prizes up to $1,000 in four categories: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and visual art. This is a great opportunity for students to submit their best work from Fall 2014, newly created work this semester, or other work that is appropriate.

For more information, and to submit, please visit

14-15 Labor Arts Poster.pdf

Paid Summer Internships – NYC Museums

February 9, 2015

We are pleased to announce that Studio in a School’s ARTS Intern Program is now accepting applications for paid summer internships for summer 2015, providing exciting opportunities for students to work in New York City museums.

This year, participating institutions include:

El Museo del Barrio

The International Center for Photography

Museum of the Moving Image

The Noguchi Museum


The Queens Museum of Art

The Rubin Museum of Art

Studio Museum in Harlem

The Frick Collection

American Folk Art Museum

The Brooklyn Museum

Students may visit the site,, to review the available positions and eligibility requirements. If interested, students should apply directly to the museum contact listed for each position, not to ArtsIntern. Museums conduct their own selection process.

Please share this information with students whom you think might be looking for an exciting opportunity to work in the arts this summer!

Program Eligibility

· Students must be attending a college or university within the five boroughs of New York City, or must be residents of New York City.

· Applicants must be enrolled full time, entering their sophomore, junior or senior year as candidates for an undergraduate degree.

· Applicants must demonstrate financial need by submitting appropriate documentation along with their application Please note, this internship is only available to students receiving financial aid and have an EFC of $7,000 or less. Students should have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the most recent academic year. Their Student Aid Report (SAR) must indicate an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $7,000 or less. Candidates will submit their SAR as a PDF document along with their cover letter, resume, and transcript. Students who do not meet this qualification will not be considered for an interview.

· Accepted interns commit to participate in all group programs offered by the program and complete all 9 weeks of the internship.

· Applicants may be accepted from all areas of undergraduate study and need not have experience in the arts or prior experience.

ARTS INTERN at Studio in a School
410 W. 59th St
New York, NY 10019

The Secrets of the Highly Successful: Media and Entertainment

February 9, 2015
Connecting College to Career
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Dear Faculty,
The Magner Career Center, the School of Visual Media and Performing Arts and the Brooklyn College Foundation are pleased to host
The Secrets of the Highly Successful: Media and Entertainment
on Tuesday, March 3rd!
Nominate your best students to meet successful entertainment industry professionals. They will discuss their career paths and the skills that students need to thrive in their respective industries.
Date and Location: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Location: To be announced to confirmed attendees.
Time: 12:30 to 2:00 pm
Registration Required and Space is Limited:

Alumni/Professionals include:
** Music producer with 20+ years of experience working with high profile recording artists and
** Producer of Broadway plays such as Stomp, Hairspray and Sweeney Todd
** Founding Director of the Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema at Steiner Studios
** Vice President of Ad Sales Research, Viacom
More panelists to be announced!
Invitation Only. Registration in advance is required. Please keep in mind that this is not a recruitment event but a chance to network and hear from successful alumni and gain valuable insight into the entertainment industry.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email Michael Sarrao at msarrao.

CUNY-Brooklyn College Travel & Study in China (Summer 2015)

February 2, 2015



Professor Ball to speak on campus on Tuesday, Feb. 3

January 28, 2015

Professor Ball will be speaking at the LAMEM (Late Antique-Medieval-Early Modern) colloquium this Tuesday, February 3 at 12:30.  This is a group where faculty share their work in progress – ALL ARE WELCOME


Tuesday 2/3 @ 12:30pm-2pm in Costas Library (2405 Boylan Hall)


Monastics on Monasticism and the Angelikos Bios

Professor Jennifer Ball, Art History


John of Fécamp, Monastic Discipline, and Abbatial Empathy

Professor Lauren Mancia, History


Early Modern Mysticism

Wednesday, 3/18 @ 5:15pm in Costas Library (2405 Boylan Hall)


Enlightened Jewish Mystics at the End of the Early Modern Era?: Visionaries on the Danube, Spree, and Moldau

Professor Sharon Flatto, Judaic Studies



Early Modern geography

Wednesday, 4/22 @ 5:30pm in Costas Library (2405 Boylan Hall)

Geographic Representations of Portuguese and Brazilian Cities in the Early Modern Period

Professor Christopher Ebert, History

With comment by Professor William Childers, Modern Languages and Literatures

Getting medieval at Brooklyn college

Wednesday, 5/20 @ 12:45-2:15pm at the Faculty Day Conference

Come help LAMEM-affiliated faculty discuss why a historical consciousness of the culture, ideas, and events

of the period before modernity is urgent for our understanding of the now @ this lunchtime roundtable discussion

all are welcome

For more information, contact Professor Lauren Mancia (

First Person Plural Reading Series: Tuesday Feb. 3

January 26, 2015


da Centotto: Gallery discussion this Sunday, 18 January, 4-6pm (and a few other items)

January 13, 2015


Please join us at Centotto this Sunday, 18 January, from 4-6pm for “New Terms & Turns,” a gallery discussion related to our current simposio exhibit, Back in Situ, or Turns.

The conversation will be open to everyone in attendance, but some of the artists in the show will be asked to put a few initiatory words and ideas into circulation. You can get a clearer idea of what we’ll be discussing by reading the attached PDF of the artists’ simposio writings.


A closing reception for Back In Situ, or Turns will be held later this month.

Sometime after that, another session of Studio Visits (Ex Situ).

Sometime after that, a new portfolio show.

And sometime after that, an exhibition called Mr. Weaver, Mr. Weavers, which will be dedicated to teaching and learning—and to teachers and learners.

In addition, perhaps sometime in the chronological midst of all of those things, we’d like to hold a brainstorming session for a project that may or may not come to be known as follows:

The Mill.u.

Details about much of the above TBD, clearly.

But in the meantime, we hope to see you this Sunday.

A prestissimo,



250 Moore Street, #108

Brooklyn, NY 11206


Professor Ball to speak this spring

January 8, 2015

Jennifer Ball will speak on February 3 about her new book-length project during the LAMEM colloquia.  All are welcome, see their events here:LAMEMsp15poster


Mario Naves: Sideshow Nation III Exhibition

January 7, 2015

Dear All,

I’m pleased to announce that a work of mine will be included in Sideshow Nation III; Circle the Wagons!!!, the annual extravaganza at Sideshow Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The opening is this Saturday, January 10, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Please see the accompanying attachment for more information.

Best wishes for 2015.


Elizabeth Harris Gallery
Too Much Art

Italy Preservation Field School – Buildings, Ceramics, Paper, Books and Art

December 22, 2014

We are now accepting applications for our summer 2015 field school, the San Gemini Preservation Studies Program, now in its 16th year, dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage and offering students the opportunity to study and travel in Italy.

Session One (June 1 – 26)
Building Restoration* Revised program
· Restoration of Traditional Masonry Buildings in Italy
· Sketching and Analyzing Historic Buildings
Ceramics Restoration
· Introduction to Conservation of Archaeological Ceramics
· Workshop on Ceramics and Ceramics Conservation in Italy

Session Two (July 13 – August 7)
Book Bindings Restoration
· Introduction to the Restoration of Book Bindings in Italy
· Workshop on the Restoration of Book Bindings
Paper Restoration
· Introduction to Restoration of Paper in Books and Archival Documents
· Restoration Workshop – Paper in Books and Archival Documents
Traditional Painting Materials & Techniques
· Traditional Painting Methods and Techniques in Italy, including Issues of Weathering and Aging
· Painting Workshop – Traditional Painting Methods and Techniques in Italy
Preservation Theory and Practice in Italy
· Restoration in Italy – Issues and Theory
*Field Projects:
· Restoration of the façade of the Church of San Carlo (13th Century)
· Analysis of medieval buildings in San Gemini as part of an urban study of the city
Inter-Session Programs (June 27 – July 10):
Restoration of Canvas Support of Paintings (June 29 – July 10)
· An expert workshop dealing with the restoration of canvasses: the structural support of oil paintings. The program includes theoretical classes and practical workshops.
Inter-session Field Trip – Italy (June 28 – July 7)
· A ten day trip visiting Siena, Florence and Rome: places of cultural interest, the urban and historical development of each town, and specialized visits to places of interest to restorers.
Inter-session Field Trip – Athens (check-in Saturday, June 27 – check-out Friday, July 10)
· A twelve day visit of Athens: an exploration of the history of preservation and conservation issues facing the city lead by some of the topAthenian experts in their field.
To find out more about our program and review the syllabi, please visit our WEBSITE.
Our courses are open to students from various disciplines, both undergraduate and graduate. All lessons are taught in English.

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