Faculty News

WAAM honors Tom Wolf

WAAM honors four to acknowledge their active and enthusiastic support of Woodstock’s thriving and unique arts community and their contributions to its heritage, legacy and future.

WAAM BeauxArts Gala
April 27, 2019
Saugerties Performing Arts Factory

Faculty News

Olga Touloumi to Give a Talk at Harvard Graduate School

Olga Touloumi and Theodora Vardouli, “Toward a Polyglot Space”, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Stubbins Room, April 2nd, 11am
Conference: Other Histories of the Digital, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, April 1-2. (Convened by Matthew Allen, Philip Denny, and Christina Shivers)

Notes from the Chair

The Phillips Collection Introduces a Paid Internship

In 2019, The Phillips Collection is introducing the Sherman Fairchild Fellowship, a comprehensive program that focuses on handson experience, mentoring, and professional development, creating greater equity and diversity within the museum. All are welcome to apply for the fellowship, and the Phillips will select up to four fellows. Successful applicants will demonstrate how they will contribute to the diversity of the institution, including identifying with an ethnic, gender, or ability group that is underrepresented, or having overcome a disadvantage or other impediment to success in the museum field. The fellows will each receive a stipend and the program will last for twelve months. Following the fellowship, the Phillips will continue to engage the fellows through mentoring and networking.

Museums are places for engagement, reflection, appreciation, and learning. This happens not only in the galleries, but also behind the scenes with our staff and board. As a museum, an art organization, and an institution located in our nation’s capital, we are in a unique position to employ people from a wide variety of backgrounds to ensure that multiple perspectives are represented at the table. By including a multiplicity of backgrounds, opinions, and insights to a discussion, we will be better equipped to move our museum forward into its centennial year and beyond.

The Phillips Collection paid internship program is open to junior and senior undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates. Applications are accepted for the summer, fall, and spring semesters.


Susan Aberth penned a chapter!

Professor Susan L. Aberth wrote Women, Modern Art, and the Esoteric: Agnes Pelton in Context
in Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist a Phoenix Art Museum/Hirmer publication.

Notes from the Chair

Three Art History Majors Participate in the SUNY New Paltz Art History Undergraduate Symposium

Congratulations to Reza Daftarian, Liam Nolan and Willa Ruolph who will be participating in the SUNY Symposium, April 13, 2019 starting at noon.

Faculty News

Alex Kitnick to Moderate a Panel: Andy Warhol After Pop

Talks & Readings

Andy Warhol After Pop

Mar 1–Mar 2, 2019

The New School: The Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street

Andy Warhol’s activities after 1968 have long been understood as less influential and less innovative than his work in the early 1960s. However, his wide-ranging production in the ‘70s and ‘80s reveals a period of great experimentation, in which the artist further explored the possibilities of painterly abstraction, media technologies, studio practices, mass cultural forms and phenomena, and underground subcultures.

Now over thirty years since Warhol’s death, his late artistic practice can be understood as far more diverse and multivalent than it appeared when he was alive. Yet, the work from this era has received less critical attention than that of the 1960s, and much of it remains little known. This symposium brings together scholars, curators, and artists to reassess Warhol’s activities in the period from 1968 until his death in 1987 in light of the exhibition Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again.

This event is co-organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School.

This event is free but registration is required. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This program will be live streamed on YouTube.

Day One
Friday, March 1, 2019
1–6:00 pm

Opening Remarks
1 pm

Session 2: Recording Everyday
4 pm

Richard Meyer, Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor in Art History, Stanford University

Ken Okiishi, Artist

Neil Printz, Editor, Catalogue Raisonné at The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Melissa Ragona, Associate Professor of Visual Culture and Critical Theory, Carnegie Mellon University

Moderated by Alex Kitnick, Brant Family Fellow in Contemporary Arts at Bard College

Notes from the Chair

A Lecture by Rachel Himes


Rachel Himes will speak about her experience as a museum education specialist at the Frick Museum in New York City.

November 13, 2018
RKC 103
Reception at 5:00, lecture at 5:30


Faculty News

Artists in New York: The Virtual Asian American Art Museum

Tom Wolf, Bard College, will speak:  5:15 p.m. Panel 1: An Asian American Modern in New York

For more information:

Notes from the Chair

“Weightier than Mount Tai, Lighter than a Feather: Human Rights Experience of Chinese Contemporary Art”

Prof. Patricia Eichenbaum Karetzky, the O Munsterberg Chair of Asian Art at Bard college presents her exhibition “Weightier than Mount Tai, Lighter than a Feather: Human Rights Experience of Chinese Contemporary Art” at the Bard Campus Center, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Please come to the opening reception on Saturday October 13, noon-3:00 pm. There is a free catalogue that accompanies the exhibition.

Student News

A Painting Exhibition by Conghao Tian

Conghao Tian ’19, will exhibit his paintings, Symbol of Eternity: The Monumental Landscape,  October 5-11, 2018 at the Mid-Hudson Heritage Center.

Opening Reception, October 5th 4-7

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