Dodge Assistantships – Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University

Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, September 1, 2020 – June 30, 2025
Application deadline: Jan 10, 2020

Dodge Assistantships at the Zimmerli Art Museum for Graduate Study in the Department of Art History, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ

The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University offers Dodge Graduate Assistantships to doctoral candidates admitted to the Department of Art History who are committed to research on unofficial art of the former Soviet Union. Established in 2002 with a generous endowment from the Avenir Foundation in honor of Norton T. and Nancy Dodge, this assistantship program provides full tuition, fees, and health benefits, as well as an annual stipend for living expenses, to graduate students (known as Dodge Fellows). Travel funds for research and language study abroad, as well as for participation in conferences, are also available to Dodge Fellows by formal application.
Dodge Fellows are eligible for five years of assistantship funding. During the course of the first three years, students work 15 hours a week in the Zimmerli’s Russian and Soviet curatorial offices; the subsequent two years support dissertation research and writing without any work obligation.

Work at the Zimmerli Art Museum is supervised by Dr. Jane A. Sharp, Professor of Art History and Research Curator for the Dodge Collection, and Dr. Julia Tulovsky, Curator for Russian and Soviet Nonconformist Art, with the assistance of other museum staff. The fellows perform a variety of tasks such as curatorial assistance in exhibition and catalogue production as well as administration and collection management. During the third year Dodge Fellows are given the opportunity to curate their own exhibition from the Zimmerli’s Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection.

Application and Selection Process:
Dodge Assistantships are awarded by the Department of Art History in consultation with the Zimmerli’s Director and staff to incoming graduate students.
Applications for the fall semester are due by January 10th, 2020.
For information about the Dodge Assistantships, contact Professor Jane Sharp at jasharp@arthist.rutgers.edu.

 

 

The Spencer Museum of Art Has a New Curricular Resources Database

The Spencer Museum of Art is excited to share a new resource that we invite you to explore! Developed by and for university educators, the Spencer Museum of Art’s Curricular Resources Database brings together a variety of assignments and activities that incorporate the Museum’s collections.

 

With the Curricular Resources Database, you can:

  • Browse a variety of assignments and activities that incorporate the museum’s collections.
  • Search assignments and activities by keyword, activity type, class size, and more
  • Connect your curricular topics and goals to works in the Spencer’s collections.
  • Adapt assignments across topics, departments, and disciplines.
  • Contribute your own assignment!

You can access the database at https://spencerartapps.ku.edu/curricular-resources.

Questions? Contact Academic Programs at 785.864.0136 or academic@ku.edu.

 

We would appreciate your feedback on our new database as we continue to develop educational resources. Click here to take an approximately two minute survey about the Curricular Resources Database that will provide us with invaluable information. Many thanks to all of our contributors who have made this resource possible!

School Board in San Francisco Voted to Remove Victor Arnautoff’s “The Life of George Washington” Mural

In 1934, commissioned by the Works Progress Administration, Victor Arnautoff painted thirteen frescoes at George Washington High School. The images depict Washington as a slaveowner and his detriment to Indigenous populations and their land. The school board voted to remove the mural. [Hyperallergic]

Read the CAA’s response to the school board’s decision to destroy the mural. [CAA]

Investigating the Whereabouts of Artist Elizabeth Tracy Montminy’s 1941 Mural

In 1941, artist Elizabeth Tracy Montminy, who had previously completed several commissions for the U.S. Treasury Department’s Section of Painting and Sculpture, began work on her mural Bathers, in the post office of Kennebunkport, Maine. Following a dramatic outcry by men and conservative locals declaring that the women’s natural figures depicted were unattractive and grotesque, the mural was removed and never seen again. Now,  Southwestern University students are determined to find the missing mural. [Southwestern University]

CFP: 5 Sessions at CAA (Chicago, 12-15 Feb 20)

College Art Association CAA2020 annual conference, Chicago, Illinois, USA, February 12 – 15, 2020

[1] Selling and buying anonymity
[2] What Can Art Say About Extinction?
[3] The Collector and Cultural Narratives
[4] The Image of the Female Artist
[5] Kitsch and Craft in the Middle Ages

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Community Engagement with Eric Segal

Eric Segal, Director of Education and Curator of Academic Programs at the Harn Museum of Art, discusses the ways in which the Harn Museum of Art promotes community engagement as part of a broader five-year diversity and inclusion plan. Segal explains the many ways in which the Museum is achieving this goal: through the Bishop Study Center, the Head Start Program, the “made by an immigrant” initiative, and the Tele-Tours.

Student Engagement with Eric Segal

In this segment, Eric Segal, Director of Education and Curator of Academic Programs at the Harn Museum of Art, speaks about student engagement. Segal expands on how the museum becomes a part of many students’ experiences at the University of Florida through a required freshman year course (The Good Life), volunteering, internships, and by having professors curate exhibitions from the collection which reflect their unique perspective and discipline.