Faculty News

An Evening of Video in Brooklyn


General Idea: Program One

Alex Kitnick, Art History, Bard College will introduce an evening of video as part of  the BAMcinématek series Migrating Forms BAM on Saturday, March 25, 2017

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Student Opportunities

Call for Papers

Image: Rembrandt, Sacrifice of Isaac (detail), 1655, etching and drypoint, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Ida Kammerer, in memory of her husband, Frederic Kammerer, M.D., 1933 (33.79.13); Photo courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Negotiating Art and Narrative
Emerging Scholars’ Symposium for Undergraduates
Friday, June 9, 2017
The Frick Collection invites submissions from undergraduates and recent college graduates for a symposium on the subject of art and narrative. This program seeks to develop and diversify the next generation of scholars in the visual arts by offering a platform for their research.
We seek twenty-minute papers (max. 2,500 words) examining the ways in which the visual arts engage with narrative (broadly defined as any literary, historical, political, or personal story). Papers should derive from either a research paper or thesis chapter, and may focus on any material or medium, chronological period, and geographic region.
Eligibility: Current undergraduates, as well as recent graduates who are not yet engaged in graduate study, from any college or university within the United States or abroad are encouraged to apply. Travel stipends may be available on an as-needed basis.

Please submit all materials to by April 21, 2017.

More information and application instructions

This symposium is organized in connection with the upcoming exhibition Divine Encounter: Rembrandt’s Abraham and the Angels. This exhibition (on view from May 30 through August 20, 2017) presents a selection of Rembrandt’s depictions of the biblical story of Abraham and examines the artist’s innovative approach to pictorial narrative.


Student Opportunities

ALL-IN seeks Editorial Intern

Former Bard student and EHer Benjamin Barron is now the editor-in-chief of ALL-IN, a biannual arts and culture print publication which brings emerging and established artists together to collaborate, acting as a platform for new visual material.

They are looking for a part-time intern (unpaid) to do remote work now that could become in-person over the summer. Info below!

Benjamin will be part of a panel on Thursday, March 30 for students interested in pursuing work in the intersection of technology, media, and the humanities after college. More info on that to come!

ALL–IN is seeking a part-time editorial intern to work on the upcoming issue of the magazine, effective immediately. Candidate should be well organized and comfortable with working independently. Applicant’s responsibilities would primarily include transcribing interviews with artists from ALL–IN issue three, to be released May 2017. Position would be remote with link to editor in New York via phone and email, with possibility of continuing internship over summer in person (responsibilities later including assistance on photo shoots, helping produce magazine launch, etc.).

Please send resume and cover letter to

Faculty News

Selections: Woodstock Ceramic Arts Today

Curated by Tom Wolf, Professor of Art History at Board College, and students in his class “History of Art in Woodstock”
February 25 – April 9, 2017
Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild

Selections: Woodstock Ceramic Arts Today features work by contemporary ceramic artists Rich Conti, Eric Ehrnschwender, Sophie Fenton, Mary Frank, Robert Hessler, Jolyon Hofsted, Brad Lail and Jennifer Bowskill, Young Mi Kim, Joyce Robins, Arlene Shechet, Grace Wapner, and Elena Zang.

Exhibition cohosted by the Historical Society of Woodstock.
Exhibition generously sponsored by the Bard College Center for Civic Engagement

Faculty News

Curated by Tom Wolf

Carl Walters and Woodstock Ceramic Arts
February 4- May 21, 2017
Morgan Anderson Gallery

The first major exhibition of ceramic art pioneer Carl Walters’ work since the 1950s, this retrospective surveys his over 40 year career within the context of ceramic arts in Woodstock, from the Brydcliffe arts and crafts colony in the early 20th century to the modernists of the Maverick art colony in the 1920s and 30s.

Public opening reception
Saturday, February 4, 5-7 pm

Symposium led by Tom Wolf, Bard College, Saturday, March 10, 2:00 pm
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Faculty News

New Publication for Susan L. Aberth

Susan L. Aberth has a chapter in a newly available study on the British/Mexican surrealist Leonora Carrington, titled ‘An allegery to collaboration’: the early formation of Leonora Carrington’s artistic vision”  in Leonora Carrington and the International Avant-Garde, Jonathan P. Eburne and Catriona McAra, eds., Manchester University Press, 2017.

Happenings at Bard

Shelleen Greene to Speak


A lecture on Kevin Jerome Everson’s Rhinoceros (2013), an imagined staging of the last speech of the first Duke of Florence, Alessandro de’ Medici (1510-1537), also known as the first black European head of state due to his mixed Italian and African ancestry.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

6:30 pm
Olin 203

Happenings at Bard

Tauba Auerbach’s Diagonal Press in the Vitrines

Join Bard Art History alum Emma Weinman ’14 for a short talk about the show she helped curate at Bard’s Stevenson Library featuring contemporary artists Tauba Auerbach’s Diagonal Press.

When:  Tuesday, March 7, 2017
               4:00 – 4:45 pm
Where: Stevenson Library lobby

Followed by Tauba Auerbach’s talk at 5:00 pm in Fisher Studio Bldg. Center Studio.

All are welcome!

Faculty News

MEGAPHONE – Beyond Nadja: Women Surrealist Poets in Latin America

Sunday, March 12, 2pm
Kurt Seligmann’s Studio $5

Bard College Professors Melanie Nicholson (Latin American Literature) and Susan Aberth (Art History) will lead a group of their advanced students in a performative reading of key women Surrealist poets and writers of Latin America. Among those to be shared are Frida Kahlo (Mexico), María Martins (Brazil), Alice Rahon (France/Mexico), Alejandra Pizarnik (Argentina), Leonora Carrington (England/Mexico), Olga Orozco (Argentina), and Remedios Varo (Spain/Mexico).

Happenings at Bard

Carrie Lambert-Beatty to Speak

The Brant Foundation Lecture in Contemporary Art Series presents
 Carrie Lambert-Beatty

“How do you know? Contemporary art and the politics of knowledge”

When: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 5pm
Where: Weis Cinema, Bertelsmann Campus Center, Bard College

The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (CCS Bard) is pleased to present the first in The Brant Foundation Lectures in Contemporary Art series with a lecture by art historian Carrie Lambert-Beatty entitled How do you know? Contemporary art and the politics of knowledge . Lambert-Beatty will give the lecture at 5pm on Wednesday, February 15th in Weis Cinema, Bertelsmann Campus Center at Bard College. This lecture is made possible by the major grant given from The Brant Foundation to Bard College to support The Brant Foundation Fellowship in Contemporary Arts.

Carrie Lambert-Beatty is Professor in the Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University, and Director of Graduate Studies for the Ph.D. in Film and Visual Studies.

An art historian with a focus on art from the 1960s to the present, and a special interest in performance in an expanded sense, she is currently at work on a book for University of Chicago Press expanding on her 2009 October magazine essay “Make-Believe: Parafiction and Plausibility.” What happens, aesthetically and ethically, when artists deceive their audiences? Why has the presentation of fiction as fact—“parafiction,” in Lambert-Beatty’s term—become such a common way of working in contemporary art, and in culture more generally, since the early 1990s?

In the past decade one of Lambert-Beatty’s chief research concerns has been the potential and limits of political art in contemporary practice, which she has explored through work on hybrids of art and activism such as Women on Waves and The Yes Men. Her essay on recuperation —both neurological and ideological—in the work of the art team Allora + Calzadilla accompanied their representation of the United States at the 2011 Venice Biennial. Her 2008 book Being Watched: Yvonne Rainer and the 1960s (MIT Press) was a study of the art of a signal member of the American avant-garde. Treating aesthetic issues such as minimalism, dance, documentation, and the problem of politics in Rainer’s work, the book is also driven by the problem of how artists responded, often at unconscious levels, to the burgeoning media culture of the 1960s. Being Watched was awarded the 2008 de la Torre prize for dance studies.

Lambert-Beatty’s writing has also appeared in collections such as the Blackwell-Wiley volume Contemporary Art 1989 to the Present, exhibition catalogs including Dance/Draw and A Minimal Future? Art as Object 1958-1968 and journals such as Artforum, Art Journal, and Signs , as well as October magazine, of which she is an editor.

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