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Alex Penn wins the Jean French Travel Award

 

 

Congratulations to Alex Penn, Class of 2022 for winning the Jean French Art History and Visual Culture Travel Award, an award given annually to a student working on their senior project in the Art History and Visual Culture Program for expenses relating to their senior project.

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Historic Deerfield Fellowship Program

Historic Deerfield Now Accepting Applications for 2022 Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program in Early American History and Material Culture
Tuition-free program gives college students the opportunity to explore history and material culture studies, conduct original research, and experience working at a museum.
Deerfield, Mass. (December 3, 2021)—Historic Deerfield, Inc., invites applications from college juniors and seniors to take part in an intensive, nine-week Summer Fellowship Program in History and Material Culture. College juniors (graduating in 2023), and seniors who expect to graduate in 2022 are eligible for 7 openings in the program, which is designed for undergraduate students in American Studies, Architecture, Archaeology, Art and Art History, Design, History, Material Culture, Preservation and Museum Studies.
This unique residential living-and-learning opportunity takes place at Historic Deerfield, in Deerfield, Massachusetts. Each participant receives a full fellowship that covers all expenses associated with the program, including tuition, room and board, and field trips. A limited number of stipends are awarded to students with demonstrated need to help cover lost summer income. Financial aid awards are need blind and application for assistance has no impact on the program application.
The 2022 program begins June 6 and ends August 8. Applications are now being accepted online at www.historic-deerfield.org/sfp.  The application deadline is February 8, 2022. Notification of acceptances will be announced in March.
For More Information:
Contact: Barbara A. Mathews, Public Historian and Director of Academic Programs
Phone: (413) 775-7207

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Senior Poster Session and Alum Night

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 at 5:30 in RKC Lobby, the Class of 2022 exhibited posters reflecting their work to date on their senior projects.
Two Alum, Hannah Sage Kay ’17 and Liam Nolan ’19 talked about their experiences since graduating from Bard.
The event was an opportunity for seniors to become familiar with each other’s subjects and to visualize their project at midpoint.
The evening event was well attended and a good time was had by all.

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Education Coordinator at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site: New Job Opportunity

Education Coordinator

The Thomas Cole National Historic site is now seeking a full-time Education Coordinator. They will work across the Education department to coordinate visitor and programmatic operations. This is a full time, year round position. Work schedule from May-October is Wednesday-Sunday; and Monday-Friday from November-April. In addition, special projects/events may take place on weekends year round. Reports to the Manager of Visitor Engagement. Compensation includes benefits and salary of $32,000 per year.

Coordination of Administrative Aspects of the Seasonal Touring Operations:

·   Ensure that the visitor experience runs smoothly. Guide the “Go-To Person” to solve problems.

·   Assist the Manager of Visitor Engagement with the interviewing/hiring of new guides for each season.

·   Train new and returning educators on logistical aspects of touring operation

·   Schedule guides so that the site is adequately staffed. Problem-solve when guides cancel their shift. Distribute the schedule to all staff who need to see it.

·   Oversee group tour reservations and scheduling staff. Problem-solve the way groups are guided through the site

·   Prepare for the opening and closing of each tour season. Tasks include setting up the seasonal staff office space, updating the tour manual, updating the Site’s phone messages and website regarding hours/offerings, and assisting the Manager of Visitor Engagement with other preparations

·   Lead daily tour staff meetings

·   Become a trained member of the tour staff and provide support, including filling in for last minute guide cancellations. For the first year, approximately 3 days per week. [See Museum Educator position description]

Coordination of School/Youth Programs:

·   Oversee multi-year project to create an online experience for youth audiences. Schedule meetings, oversee research, and be a key member of the project team

·   Oversee visit reservations and scheduling staff. Problem-solve the way students are guided through the site

·   Teach lesson plans/activities to students, both during on-site visits and by making trips to school classrooms

·   Be the primary contact for schools and teachers. Nurture newly formed relationships with schools and other youth organizations and develop new ones.

·   Maintain the Education tab on the TCNHS website

·   Lead group tours around the Site that consist primarily of children or students

·   Maintain a record system that summarizes relationship with schools/educators.

·   Train Educators how best to engage younger students, and how to lead lesson plans in classrooms and on site

·   Explore potential ways to connect with schools and youth audiences.

 Implementation of Educational Events/ Programs:

·   Work collaboratively with curatorial and interpretive teams to organize and implement various educational events and programs, such as lectures, public panels/talks with guest curators and presenting artists, and other educational programs. Create checklist of tasks for each and ensure all tasks are completed.

·   With Site Curator and Fellowship Director, plan and coordinate an annual meet and greet welcome Fellows event, Fellow’s public presentation event, and help with arrangements for monthly educational and professional site visits for the Cole Fellows.

·   Along with entire staff, assist with other events throughout the year as needed (such as fundraising events).

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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.

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Sound modernities: histories of media and modern architecture

Congratulations to Olga Touloumi, Bard College, Art History and Sabine von Fischer

on the publication of the Introduction to  Sound modernities: history of media and modern architecture in The Journal of Architecture, Vol. 23, 2018
Issure 6: Sound Modernities: Histories of Media and Modern Architecture

“This set of essays tries to broaden scholarship on acoustics and architecture by investigating how architects and buildings dealt with sound at large. Our brilliant contributors – Jack Quinan, Gretta Tritch Roman, Michael Windover, Sandra Jasper, David Theodore, Carlotta Daro, Shundana Yusaf, put forward an interesting array of building programs to consider while investigating acoustic cultures: radio stations, prairie houses, libraries, hospitals, stock exchanges, wastelands, assembly halls, as well as concert halls and prairie houses, all made it in the issue. This special issue has been a long time in the making and we are extremely thankful to the Society of Architectural Historians and Ken Oshima for offering the initial platform for our panel in 2014; Viktoria Tkaczyk and the research group Epistemes of the Modern Acoustics at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science for hosting our workshop and allowing us to expand the scope in 2016; and the editor-in-chief Charles Rice of the Journal of Architecture for trusting and publishing this work.”   Olga Touloumi

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METROPOLITAN MUSEUM FIELD TRIP

Each semester the Bard College Art History Program sponsors
a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for all students enrolled in an art history course.  This semester it is
Sunday, February 26, 2017

 

Tickets Available
See Jeanette McDonald, Fisher Annex 112

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SIGHTSEEING: Vision and the Image in Early Modern Europe

skm_c284e16120115220_0001Curated by the students of ArtH 211
under the supervision of Professor Susan Aberth

Exhibition in the Stevenson Library Vitrines

November 29- December 29, 2016


Please come visit the camera obscura set up behind the campus center by ARTH 211, “Sightseeing.” The class built the camera obscura with a grant from the Experimental Humanities program. If there is sun, the camera will produce a beautiful “natural” image, made by light rays reflecting from objects outside the box onto its interior surface.

The camera obscura will be set up until Sunday (12/4) afternoon.

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TREVOR PAGLEN

SKM_C284e16091409340_0001Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm

The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts
The Luma Black Box Theater

Open to the public.

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Art History Senior Presentations

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The Annual Art History Project Presentations
Thursday, May 19th, 2016  
at 5:00 pm in Olin 102
Come hear our graduating majors
present their senior projects and
join us immediately afterwards
for a reception and dinner
in Bard Hall.

All art history majors are encouraged
to attend.
please rsvp to arthistory@bard.edu or x7158

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