Posted in April, 2012


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!

Faculty News

Julia Rosenbaum is awarded NEH grant

Prof. Julia Rosenbaum has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute Fellowship to study the visual culture of the American Civil War. The NEH Institute takes place this summer in New York City and involves work with a team of scholars, study of materials at significant museum and archival collections, and new media lab workshops.

Happenings at Bard

Art in Review: Patty Chang

Melons, 1998

Patty Chang, noted filmmaker, photographer and performance artist, will present her work in RKC 103 this Thursday, April 26, at 5:00.  Using herself as the protagonist, Chang has created a bracing body of work, sometimes funny, sometimes shocking, sometimes both, that comments on women’s roles in American and Chinese cultures.  New York Times critic, Roberta Smith, has praised Chang’s “post feminist toughness in which different aspects of the feminine are flaunted, exaggerated, or rendered almost humiliatingly vulnerable.”  All are invited to hear this challenging and entertaining artist.

Faculty News

Article by Patricia Karetzky

Patricia Karetzky latest publication is:

“Contemporary Chinese Art: Uses and Reuses of the Past”
Education About Asia, Volume 17, Number 1, Spring 2012, pp. 39-43

To view a supplement of the artist’s images not shown in the article, please visit:

Faculty News

NEH Award given to Prof. Laurie Dahlberg

Laurie Dahlberg has been awarded a NEH summer stipend award to support development of her  manuscript:

Amateur v. amateur: Photography and the Devolution of a Gentleman’s Art.

On April 19th  she is  giving a talk, entitled “For Love or Money?: Dilemmas of Class and Caste in Early Amateur Photography”  which is derived from one segment of her project, at the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia.

Congratulations Laurie!

Faculty News

Prof. Diana Depardo-Minsky Selected

The Princeton Review
has cited two Bard professors as among the 300 best professors in the country: our own Diana Depardo-Minsky, art history, and Karen Sullivan, Literature.   Read the testimonial:  diana_depardo_minsky.  Congratulations Diana!


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!

For more information:

Happenings at Bard

The Cultured Canvas

Thomas Cole National Historic Site, The Olana Partnership, Olana State Historical Site and Bard College cordially invite you to:

Talks, Panel Discussion and Book Signing with a Fresh Perspective on the Hudson River School

Saturday, May 5, 2012
1-5 pm, Registration opens at 12:30
Weiss Cinema, Bard College

For more information visit:

Student Opportunities


ArtsIntern is accepting applications for paid summer internships for 2012, providing exciting opportunities for students to work in New York City museums. There are many internships that have not yet been filled. This year, participating institutions include ­-

– El Museo del Barrio
– The International Center for Photography
– Museum of the Moving Image
– The Noguchi Museum
– P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center
– The Queens Museum of Art
– The Rubin Museum of Art
– Studio Museum in Harlem
– The Frick Collection
– American Folk Art Museum
– The Neue Galerie
– The Brooklyn Museum
– Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
– Scandinavia House

Students may visit the site, to review the available positions. If interested, students should apply directly to the museum contact listed for each position, not to ArtsIntern. Each museum conducts its own selection process.

Student Opportunities

Paid Summer Internship Opportunity

Northwestern University  Metadata Internship: 2012

Northwestern University Library has an archival collection that requires the generation and/or clean-up of metadata for an EAD finding aid.

The applicant must have an interest in cataloging/metadata. This is a 20-hour per week, paid internship.  The internship will begin June 2012, last fourteen weeks, and be located in Northwestern University Library in Evanston, IL.

Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected],

Nicole Finzer, Visual Resources Librarian
Digital Collections, Library Technology Division, Northwestern University Library