Posted in February, 2017

Happenings at Bard

Carrie Lambert-Beatty to Speak

The Brant Foundation Lecture in Contemporary Art Series presents
 Carrie Lambert-Beatty

“How do you know? Contemporary art and the politics of knowledge”

When: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 5pm
Where: Weis Cinema, Bertelsmann Campus Center, Bard College

The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (CCS Bard) is pleased to present the first in The Brant Foundation Lectures in Contemporary Art series with a lecture by art historian Carrie Lambert-Beatty entitled How do you know? Contemporary art and the politics of knowledge . Lambert-Beatty will give the lecture at 5pm on Wednesday, February 15th in Weis Cinema, Bertelsmann Campus Center at Bard College. This lecture is made possible by the major grant given from The Brant Foundation to Bard College to support The Brant Foundation Fellowship in Contemporary Arts.

Carrie Lambert-Beatty is Professor in the Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University, and Director of Graduate Studies for the Ph.D. in Film and Visual Studies.

An art historian with a focus on art from the 1960s to the present, and a special interest in performance in an expanded sense, she is currently at work on a book for University of Chicago Press expanding on her 2009 October magazine essay “Make-Believe: Parafiction and Plausibility.” What happens, aesthetically and ethically, when artists deceive their audiences? Why has the presentation of fiction as fact—“parafiction,” in Lambert-Beatty’s term—become such a common way of working in contemporary art, and in culture more generally, since the early 1990s?

In the past decade one of Lambert-Beatty’s chief research concerns has been the potential and limits of political art in contemporary practice, which she has explored through work on hybrids of art and activism such as Women on Waves and The Yes Men. Her essay on recuperation —both neurological and ideological—in the work of the art team Allora + Calzadilla accompanied their representation of the United States at the 2011 Venice Biennial. Her 2008 book Being Watched: Yvonne Rainer and the 1960s (MIT Press) was a study of the art of a signal member of the American avant-garde. Treating aesthetic issues such as minimalism, dance, documentation, and the problem of politics in Rainer’s work, the book is also driven by the problem of how artists responded, often at unconscious levels, to the burgeoning media culture of the 1960s. Being Watched was awarded the 2008 de la Torre prize for dance studies.

Lambert-Beatty’s writing has also appeared in collections such as the Blackwell-Wiley volume Contemporary Art 1989 to the Present, exhibition catalogs including Dance/Draw and A Minimal Future? Art as Object 1958-1968 and journals such as Artforum, Art Journal, and Signs , as well as October magazine, of which she is an editor.

Free and open to the public

Student Opportunities

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Bloomberg Arts Mentors

Bloomberg Arts Mentors
A Paid Summer Internship for College Students
New York City, Summer 2017
The Bloomberg Arts Mentors program is a paid summer internship for undergraduate college students with an interest in the arts and working with teens. This is an excellent opportunity for students who would also like to gain experience in arts administration, education and teaching. In this program, Mentors will provide guidance and oversight to high school students who are placed in internships in cultural organizations around the city. Mentors also assist with a variety of administrative tasks and will learn about implementing a highly effective arts education program.
Cultural organizations that have participated in the program in the past include: Alvin Ailey, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Ballet Hispanico, Dance Theater of Harlem, New York Live Arts, New York Theatre Workshop, Nuyorican Poets Café, Poets House, Socrates Sculpture Park, Art 21, and Studio Museum in Harlem.
The ideal candidate for this program is creative, flexible, interested in learning about the variety of cultural organizations in New York City, comfortable presenting and speaking in front of groups, and committed to serving as a mentor to high school students. They will serve as role models for the high school interns, and must maintain high standards of professionalism and personal conduct. There are three positions available. Program Details The Bloomberg Arts Mentors program will run for approximately 8 weeks from mid-June through mid-August, five days per week. Responsibilities include:
—-Serve as a mentor to high school students working at cultural institutions throughout New York City in the Bloomberg Arts and Culture Internship Program.
—-General administrative assistance and support for the internship program.
—-Communicate with interns regarding work assignments, schedules, and responsibilities.
—-Assist with planning group visits and excursions to cultural institutions, both on regular field trip days and extra activities on evenings and weekends.
—-Assist with developing prompts for weekly blog postings; manage collection of postings from students and post appropriate photos and student writings.
—-Support Studio staff with supervision of Bloomberg high school interns that are placed at Studio in a School.
—-Help to oversee and assist with intern multi-media projects; Mentor will support Artist Instructor and students in this effort.
—-Support and mentor high school interns with their college applications.
—-Photo-documentation of the Bloomberg Art and Culture Internship Program at weekly class sessions as well as at all work sites; compile report at the end of the program
with highlight photos from every work site and class sessions.
—-Collect and process weekly time sheets for high school interns.
—-At end of program, assist with final collection of all reports and other program documentation.
—-Mentors will work part time in June and 35 hours per week July 5th through August 18th and will be paid $13/hour for their work, including training. They will be
required to submit weekly time sheets, a mid-internship report, and a final report.

There are three positions available.
Candidates should have a demonstrated interest in the arts and strong writing and organizational skills. Please indicate any design, photography, or film experience that you have, as there will be one position that will require film and editing skills.
Program Eligibility Students must be a current sophomore or junior in a college or university within the five boroughs of New York City, or must be permanent residents of New York City. Applicants must be enrolled full time during the 2016-2017 academic year.
Financial Aid Requirement: Applicants must demonstrate financial need by submitting a copy of their FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) that illustrates an EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) of $10,000 or less.
There are no exceptions to these eligibility and financial aid requirements. Application Information To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, documentation of EFC (see above) and at least two references to:
[email protected] Please include “Bloomberg Arts Mentors” in the subject line. Qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.

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Art History Majors are invited to a Information Session and Pizza Party

Learn letter and resume writing, interview skills, how to target specific jobs, and how to search for great internships outside the large museums.


Workshop run by Professors Susan Merriam and Alex Kitnick

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Fisher Annex Seminar Room

Pizza for all!!!
RSVP: [email protected] or x7158

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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