Posted in April, 2015

Notes from the Chair

Welcome New Architectural Historian


Bard College and the Art History Program congratulate and welcome

Olga Touloumi
Assistant Professor of Art History ’15

Ph.D. Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, 2014
Dissertation title: “Architectures of Global Communication, 1913-­‐1970”

Notes from the Chair

Graduate Art History Society at the City College of New York Symposium


Student Opportunities

Shaker Museum Internship

mtleb_22015 Summer/Fall Internship: Museum Tour Guide

The Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon is currently hiring for part-time interns to be the public face of the Museum and to provide tours at the North Family, part of Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, a National Historic Landmark in New Lebanon, NY. During the summer and fall season, interns are needed to be on site during open hours, lead tours, provide information and operate the museum store. The position offers an opportunity to gain practical work experience in a field of study while sharing the Shaker story with visitors.

-Greet and welcome visitors as they arrive
-Lead daily tours of the North Family historic site to visitors
-Articulate the mission of the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon
-Encourage return visits through promoting memberships, programs and events
-Open, operate and close the museum store, cleaning as needed
-Monitor exhibition spaces and historic grounds
-Interns must be comfortable with public speaking and able to convey the story of the Shakers with accuracy and enthusiasm

-Excellent communication and people skills

-Background or interest in history, religious history, art history, and/or historic preservation
-Experience in public presentations, historical interpretation, or related activities
-Bachelor’s degree preferred

Hours and Benefits:
Position begins June 19th and ends October 12th. Paid training will be held the week prior to opening. The position is part-time, 24 hours per week, Friday – Monday, 10am – 4pm, with the possibility of additional time to assist with special events. Interns must be available all four days for the entirety of the season. $10/hour.

If interested, please send resume and cover letter to Wyatt Erchak at [email protected].

In 2004, the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon became the owner and steward of the North Family site at Mount Lebanon Shaker Village – consisting of 10 remaining Shaker buildings on 30 acres, part of the Mount Lebanon Shaker Society National Historic Landmark. Mount Lebanon was America’s largest and leading Shaker community from 1787 to 1947. While the historic site is under restoration, the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon is open to visitors, June through October. Visit our website for more:

It is the policy of the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon to provide for equal employment opportunity in and conditions of employment without discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status.

Student News

Michaela Friedberg accepted into Princeton’s Masters of Architecture program (M.Arch I ’18)


Alvaro Siza's Piscinas das Marés, Portugal

Michaela at Alvaro Siza’s Piscinas das Marés, Portugal for her senior project.


 Michaela Friedberg ’15 will start a three-year, professional degree in architecture at Princeton University, which has offered her a Fellowship, along with a stipend, in Humanities and Social Sciences.



Faculty News

The Artistic Journey of Yasuo Kuniyoshi

Yasuo Kuniyoshi: Bearing the Weight

Co-curator Tom Wolf,  will give an opening talk on April 10, 2015.

 The Artistic Journey of Yasuo Kuniyoshi,  looks at the evolution of the artist’s work, and is the first comprehensive exhibition about the artist in the U.S. since 1948. It remains on view at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art in Washington D.C. through August 30, 2015.


Notes from the Chair

Chinese Religious Art



The Dean of the College hosted a celebration of Patricia Karetzky’s new book
Chinese Religious Art at Finberg House, Monday, April 6th at 6:00 pm.

Introduction by Susan Aberth.

Happenings at Bard

Sound & Affect: Talks/Screenings/Performances

Speed Listening by Blind Readers and the History of Audio Time-Stretching

a Talk by Mara Mills
Screen Shot 2015-04-03 at 12.31.47 PMTalking books for blind readers spurred the commercialization of mainstream
audiobooks after World War II, but the two formats soon diverged in terms of
reading strategies. Mills will discuss the cultural imperative
for aural speed reading that drove early time-stretching innovations in the
magnetic tape era, allowing playback rate to be changed without affecting pitch.

Friday, April 3rd
Olin 102
1:30 pm
Q & A to Follow