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Angelo Aponte, Class of 2006

Bard College Art History graduate Angelo Aponte spoke on Tuesday April 26 on his experiences as a Freemason and Worshipful Master in Secaucus Hudson Lodge #72 in New Jersey in Prof. Susan Aberth’s course, What is Freemasonry?  


STEVEN SALZMAN – Contemporary Physics in Black and White


Reem-Kayden Center for Science and Computation
July 1- September 13, 2015
Curator: Tom Wolf
Introduction by Karl Emil Willers

Lecture by Steven Salzman, Wednesday, September 16th, in RKC 101
Reception to follow


STEVEN SALZMAN graduated from Bard College then continued his studies at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. His work has been exhibited at the Hunter College Graduate Center Gallery. William Turner Gallery, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Halwalls, White Columns, and the Nassau County Museum of Art. His Absolut Salzman from the Absolut Vodka Artist series is in the permanent collection of the Spirit Museum in Sweden. Contemporary Physics in Black and White catalogue


New In-depth Exhibition Tours at Olana

The Olana Partnership is proud to announce special in-depth tours of the exhibition Maine Sublime: Frederic Edwin Church’s Landscapes of Mount Desert Island and Mount Katahdin. For the very first time, visitors are invited to join us every Saturday on the hour from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm through October 26th in the Evelyn and Maurice Sharp Gallery at Olana (Hudson, NY) to explore Olana’s feature exhibition. These tours offer a rare opportunity to experience the Olana collection in a more traditional gallery context and learn about the artist’s special relationship to the Maine landscape. The tours are offered for a fee of $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and students with a valid ID, and are free to children under 12 and members of The Olana Partnership. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 518-828-0135.
Maine Sunset OL.1980.1889
Curatorial Assistant Christopher T. Richards, Bard graduate 2012, will be leading the tours. “Mr. Richards leads a wonderful tour,” comments Associate Curator Valerie Balint. “He has worked very closely with us in the planning of Maine Sublime here at Olana. His enthusiasm and knowledge of the works will offer visitors the chance to engage with the art objects and their history, not to mention answer questions in great detail.”

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Bard Students Sponsor Hurricane Relief Art Benefit

Dear Bardians,

Two months ago we ventured out to The Rockaways with a team of young artists, curators, documentarians and anthropologists. We witnessed the devastating effects of Superstorm Sandy firsthand, and immediately committed ourselves to aiding its victims.

Hurricane Sandy will come to be the second or third most costly natural disaster in U.S. history. As you are well aware, many of our neighboring communities are suffering. We have seen unprecedented damage to our city’s infrastructure and the homes and businesses of our fellow New Yorkers. Entire communities were washed away and thousands were left homeless and without power. Such a disaster requires the support of those able and willing to help.

We are calling out for your support at our Hurricane Relief Art Benefit to take place at China Chalet on Saturday, February 16th.  Each member of our team works within the wide array of non-profit art organizations in New York City, giving us the essential experience to make this event a success. The one bright spot of Hurricane Sandy is that it presents an opportunity to build a cross-disciplinary network of solidarity. The art benefit will feature a range of donated works of various media from a host of emerging young artists, and will be in the form of a silent auction. We believe that tragedies can bring us closer together when we work to a common purpose.

All money raised will be donated directly to The Occupy Sandy Relief Effort. Your donation will be instrumental in either providing support to individuals in urgent need (Emergency Fund), reconstructing community infrastructure (Recovery Projects Fund), or facilitating the long-term, self-determined, rehabilitation of affected communities (Participatory Fund).  Further, Occupy Sandy has taken care to assure that the relief effort be as ecologically sustainable as possible.

If you would like to be recognized as patron of the China Chalet Art Benefit we urge you to donate to our cause or match the money we raise through art sales and entrance fees. To donate through PayPal visit our website with all the information about the show:

If you have any questions regarding the details of the benefit, or would simply like to share your thoughts, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]. Thank you for taking the time to consider our proposition. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you!

Warm wishes,

Lolita Cros, Shelby Jackson,

Sofia Geld, Rebeca Hunt


Sara Frier ’09 and Samuel Luterbacher

Alum Sara Frier will speak about her current research.

“Morality in Motion: Macabre Rosaries from 16th Century Northern Europe”

Rosary Bead, Germany, ca. 1500-1525, ivory, silver, gift, MET Museum, NY












Thursday, November 15, 2012, 5:30 pm,
Reem Kayden Science Auditorium
Reception to follow.


Postcards from the Trail

Madeline Turner ’11  has curated an exhibit at the Thomas Cole House:  Postcards from the Trail
Thomas Cole’s beloved home, Cedar Grove, is abuzz with excitement. This summer, Thomas Cole National Historic Site invited artists to visit one or more of the 22 sites on the newly expanded Hudson River School Art Trail, and to create and submit an original postcard-sized painting or drawing based on one of the iconic sites painted by the Hudson River School artists. All of the artworks made will be presented in an exhibition titled “Postcards from the Trail”,  that will on view at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site on September 23, from 1 to 4pm. The response to the call for work was phenomenal and there were nearly 250 artworks submitted by adults, as well as area kids, by the August 31st deadline! The exhibition was organized with help from Patti Ferrara, the Thomas Cole Fellows: Margot Mache and Madeline Turner, and TCNHS Collection and Exhibition Manager. A preview of the works will be held on Saturday September 22nd at The Greene County Council on the Arts Annual Garden Party at Beattie-Powers place in Catskill, NY. Call 518-943-3400 for more information about GCCA Garden Party preview; for more information about the “Postcards from the Trail” exhibition at the Thomas Cole site, please visit:


Shlomit Dror ’06 Curates a Show

In Her Eyes: Women Behind and in Front of the Camera
Opens September 12, 2012 at the Newark Museum in Newark, NJ

Lalla Essaydi, Converging Territories #9, 2003

This exhibition, curated by Shlomit Dror ’06, features photographs by women who examine female identity in their work. Representing a wide range of styles and interpretations, the images on view suggest an intimate collaboration between artist and sitter. The photographs also evoke a range of ideas related to acts of veiling, masquerade and role-play.  Drawn from the Newark Museum’s collection, many of these works have never before been on view. Artists include both historical and contemporary practitioners such as Cindy Sherman, Sally Mann, Dorothea Lange, Lalla Essaydi and Ana Mendieta.

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Max Yeston ’08 shares his work

I thought I’d share with you some of the cool interpretation devices my historic preservation studio group has been working on.  All semester we’ve been studying the Brooklyn and Queens waterfront along the East River.  Here are, in full, the podcasts to listen to when taking the East River Ferry upriver from the Wall Street stop to the East 34th Street stop. They cover the general and specific history of the Brooklyn-Queens waterfront from Brooklyn Heights up to Hunters Point in Queens. Anyone with a smart phone can access these tours from the web while on the boat. The podcasts were put together by myself and my classmate Mayank Patel, and the voiceover was done by none other than yours truly.  In addition to the podcasts, we’re making brochures that elaborate on each neighborhood along the river, and which include self-guided walking tours.  I have attached one of them.



Rachel Heidenry ’11 exhibits in San Salvador

Our Fulbright Award-Winning Art History graduate from 2011, Rachel Heidenry, is completing her project in El Salvador with an exhibition of her photographs of the many murals created throughout this country. “Los Murales de El Salvador: una exposicion de fotografia por Rachel Heidenry” will be on view in San Salvador at the

Arcatao:por un ambiente sano, sin quemas ni basura, si a la vida, Areatao. Chatalatenango, sin fecha

Centro Arte para la Paz, Suchitoto
28 abril – 18 junio 2012

Congratulations to Rachel for this important project and exhibition!


Hannah Becker ’11 will give a paper.

Hannah Becker ’11 will be presenting at the Popular Culture and American Culture Associations’ National Conference in Boston this Thursday.  Her new paper discusses glitter trends in fashion accessories as they relate to economic recession.   “Is Glitter the Prescription for (Economic) Depression?”, is part of the Memory, Vintage and All That Glitters panel, which will be held in Salon K at 4:45 pm on Thursday, April 12.  Congratulations to Hannah for taking her Senior Project and bringing it out into the academic world!

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