ArtTable has been organizing Career Roundtables since 2009 providing emerging professionals with the opportunity to connect with women working in the visual arts. The events are geared towards New York City-based graduate students and emerging professionals involved in or studying arts administration, art business, museum studies, art history, curatorial studies, and arts internships.
The next is scheduled for November 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at the John E. Reeves Great Hall, FIT.
To register: http://arttable.org/event/ny-2019-career-roundtable-program/
Robert Scalise has been named the new director of the University at Buffalo’s UB Art Galleries. Previously as the assistant director for exhibitions and collections, he helped to expand the permanent collection, curate over 30 exhibitions, and establish policies for the university art museum.
Additionally, Liz Park has been named the curator of UB Art Galleries. Her role will be implementing the contemporary art program and promoting diverse voices through exhibitions. She comes to Buffalo from the Carnegie Museum of Art, where she served as a 3-year associate curator for the 2018 Carnegie International. [UB Now]
In a feature article, Princeton University’s 2018-2019 Hodder Fellow Mario Moore speaks about his exhibition, The Work of Several Lifetimes, which is now on view at the Lewis Center for the Arts.
His work features portraits of African American men and women who work (or worked) at Princeton: security guards from the Princeton University Art Museum, the Rockefeller-Mathey dining hall, the Lewis Center, and the athletics department. In an interview about his subjects, he responded:
“When I was a student, even an undergrad … the people that I talked to most were like, dining, and security, and custodians. They really become a type of family. I wanted the painting to be about their workplace, and to kind of put them in the position of power, and some type of attempt of royalty, or appreciation.”
The Work of Several Lifetimes is on view through November 17, 2019, in the Hurley Gallery. [Princeton University]
Judith Dolkart, formerly the Mary Stripp & R. Crosby Kemper Director of the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy in Andover, will transition into a new position as the Deputy Director at the Detroit Institute of Arts in January 2020. In her new role, she will oversee the museum’s Curatorial and Learning and Audience Engagement.
Salvador Salort-Pons, DIA Director, explained that “As the director of an art museum located on an educational campus, Judith brings an ideal skillset to this new position. Being able to view and align our work through an art-based and education-focused lens will allow us to better serve our visitors with meaningful experiences that connect our collection, programs and learning experiences.” [Art Daily]
The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art has announced a gift from Indiana University alums, Patrick and Jane Martin. Their gift will allow the museum to provide a common space, seating up to 90 people, for talks, performances, and programming. [Art Daily]
Terry and Patt Payne have gifted $5 million to the University of Montana to fund the construction of a new museum – the Montana Heritage Pavilion. The Payne family gift will allow the university to display its 11,000-object permanent collection which has been tucked away in storage for lack of exhibition space. [Missoula Current]
Art + Museum Transparency, the advocacy group responsible for the Salary Transparency Spreadsheet and the Unpaid Internship Spreadsheet has written an article for Hyperallergic, urging employers to post salaries and benefits with job descriptions. The group argues that these efforts would help ensure greater equity in the field. [Hyperallergic]
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Posted by: AAMC & AAMC Foundation
Deadline: Thu, October 24th, 2019
AAMC Foundation is currently accepting applications for its 2020 Engagement Program for International Curators!
Application deadline: 12PM Noon EST on 24 October, 2019
This program offers a 12-month partnership between US and international curators dedicated to professional development and exchange, thanks to major support from the Terra Foundation for American Art. Its framework for exchange also includes travel funding, networking, and other benefits, outlined in greater detail at: www.artcurators.org/page/GrantsTerra Continue reading “2020 Engagement Program for International Curators”
After seeing artwork featuring the Marxist leader, Ché Guevara, in the traveling exhibition, Pop América, 1965-1975, Florida Republican Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott wrote a letter of complaint to the National Endowment of the Arts. In the letter, they questioned if taxpayer dollars should support an exhibition featuring the contested Marxist leader. They further inquired about the NEA’s guidelines for funding traveling exhibitions of this nature.
Duke’s newspaper, The Chronicle, covers this story, explaining how the senators’ letter misquoted the Nasher Museum of Art’s description of the exhibition on their website.
Pop América, 1965-1975 is organized by the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio. It has traveled to Duke University’s Nasher Art Museum and is now at The Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University. It features almost 100 works of art by Latin American pop artists.