Posted in April, 2016

Happenings at Bard

Sound in Theory, Sound in Practice: A Two-Day Symposium


Sound in Theory, Sound in Practice brings together scholars and practitioners to consider the potential of thinking about and through sound. Recent years have witnessed a sonic turn in the humanities and beyond. Many working in the fields of anthropology, literature, urban studies, history, media studies, and the arts have increasingly shifted their attention to sound as both an expressive medium, a material, and a critical object of inquiry. Under the auspices of Experimental Humanities and the Sound Cluster at Bard College, this two-day symposium will focus on questions of aurality, transmission, aesthetics, and evidence.

Breaking with conference convention, the symposium will invite participants to engage in a lively dialogue around keywords and questions that have emerged through discussions in the sound cluster. Complementing a series of three roundtable discussions will be two keynote addresses by Emily Thompson, author of The Soundscape of Modernity and Jonathan Sterne, author of The Audible Past and editor of The Sound Studies Reader, an exhibition of sound art by Bard faculty, students, and invited sound artists, and experiential workshops taking the form of sonic “interludes” between panel discussions.


Organized by the Sound Cluster
Laura Kunreuther, Associate Professor of Anthropology
Alex Benson, Assistant Professor of Literature
Matthew Deady, Professor of Physics
Danielle Riou, Associate Director of the Human Rights Project
Maria Sonevytsky, Assistant Professor of Music (Ethnomusicology)
Julianne Swartz, Artist in Residence
Drew Thompson, Assistant Professor of Africana & Historical Studies
OIga Touloumi, Assistant Professor of Art History

Sponsored by Experimental Humanities, Center of Civic Engagement, Human Rights Project, and Bard College.

Student News

Gilda Gross ’16 to attend Columbia Graduate School




Gilda Gross ’16 has been accepted to the Masters Program in Historic Preservation in the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
For more information:  CU Masters Program

Congratulations Gilda!

Student Opportunities

College Night at the Frick Collection

van-dyck-openCollege Night

The Frick Collection
Friday, April 8
6–9 p.m.

Free for undergraduate and graduate students with a valid school ID.

Discover great works of art and meet new friends as you explore the historic mansion and enjoy free programs in the galleries. The evening’s festivities will include live music, gallery talks, and sketching in the Garden Court.

The Frick Collection | 1 East 70th Street | New York, NY 10021 | 212.288.0700,  The Frick Collection

Museum Hours
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sundays
Closed Mondays and holidays

Student Opportunities

Curatorial Internship Chrysler Museum of Art

indexChrysler Museum of Art
Norfolk, Virginia

IFPDA Curatorial Internship in Prints – Summer 2016

The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Va., has been awarded a grant from the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) Foundation to fund a curatorial internship for the summer of 2016. The intern will assist the Museum’s curatorial team in studying, cataloguing, and exhibiting works from its collection of American and European fine art prints. This is an exciting opportunity for a student to gain professional training and hands-on experience, in preparation for a future art museum career.

Internship Overview:
Under the supervision of the Curator of American Art, the intern will conduct independent research to catalogue works from the Museum’s collection of works on paper and design a thematic rotation of prints for gallery display. Additionally, the intern will work with conservators to assess object condition and potential needs for improved housing. The intern will also learn to use the Museum’s collections management database (TMS), build object files, and suggest updates to the online collections catalogue.

The internship requires a minimum commitment of 3 days/week [or 18 hours/week] for an 8-week period between June and August 2016. The intern will receive a stipend of $2,500.

Preferred Qualifications:
Art History graduate student, advanced undergraduate, or recent graduate from an accredited four-year college or university. Applicants in Studio Art, American Studies, Museum Studies, or Library Science with demonstrated interest in the history of printmaking and in museums are also eligible.
Record of coursework in 19th and 20th century American and European art.
Strong skills in research, organization, and writing/editing (including Microsoft Office proficiency).
Reading knowledge in French, German, or Italian preferred.
Past experience in cataloguing, inventory procedures, or database entry will be a plus.

Application Requirements:  Cover Letter (1-2 pages), including reference to specific coursework or past museum experience relevant to this opportunity. Explain the value of this internship to your studies and career plans.
Current Résumé / C.V. (including contact information).
Academic transcript.
Writing sample (5-10 pages).
Name, title, institution, and contact information (telephone and email) for 2 professional references (faculty, academic advisor, or supervisor).

How to Apply:
Send all application materials by email with the subject line “IFPDA Internship” to Curatorial Coordinator Debbie Ramos: [email protected]. Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted to arrange an appointment (or telephone appointment).

Application Deadline: All applications must be received by 5:00pm EST on Friday, 8. April 2016.