Tag Archives: Museums

Visiting Curator Talk: Jeanne Gerrity, October 2

Please join the “Contested Images” class next Thursday, October 2nd at 6:20 pm at 25 West 4th St. room C-5 for a visiting curator talk by Jeanne Gerrity. Below is a bio and image from a show Jeanne recently curated. Feel free to contact lori.cole@nyu.edu with any questions about the talk.



Image caption: Matt Lipps, Special Problems, 2014; C-print, 78.5 x 50 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco.

 Jeanne Gerrity is a curator, writer, and editor based in San Francisco. She most recently held the position of Curatorial Associate at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, and she previously worked at the alternative art spaces Southern Exposure in San Francisco and Smack Mellon in Brooklyn. She has curated exhibitions at venues that include di Rosa, Napa, CA; Queens Nails Gallery, San Francisco; BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn; Artists Space, New York; Bloomberg Headquarters, New York; ISE Foundation, New York; Brooklyn Arts Council Gallery; and the Wallach Art Gallery, New York. She attended the Gwangju Biennale International Curator Course in 2010, and she received the Lori Ledis Emerging Curator Fellowship in 2008. Jeanne has written for Frieze, Art Papers, FlashArt, ArtReview Asia, Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Rhizome, KQED Arts, and is an associate editor and staff writer at the online arts journal Art Practical.

Per Diem Museum Educators Needed at MCNY

Per Diem Museum Educators Needed at the Museum of the City of New York

Founded in 1923 as a private, non-profit corporation, the Museum of the City of New York connects the past, present, and future of New York City. It celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Children’s Center at the Museum serves over 43,000 children and adults each school year through fieldtrips, afterschool programs, family programs and professional development.

We are currently seeking per diem educators to provide interactive experiences for school children. These programs are delivered to a wide ranging audience, from kindergarten to high school.

There is some flexibility as to which days of the week candidates are available, but priority will be given to those who can work mornings from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and can be available more than two days a week.

Implement the School Programs by engaging students in discussion, inquiry, and hands-on activities
Set up before and clean up after your group’s visit
Restock/prepare materials for future visiting groups
Make sure the group leader fills out the evaluation before leaving
Attend curator and educator-led trainings throughout the year
Work with full-time staff to re-order supplies and materials, address concerns about programs, and evaluate certain program aspects (as needed)

MA or MS in education, history, art history, or museum studies
Only individuals with previous experience teaching in a museum setting should apply
Knowledge of New York City History
Excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for working with school children
Creativity and imagination
Ability to work collaboratively and flexibly

Pay: $20/hr for direct work with children. Training rate will vary.

Please email your resume and cover letter to jsteinberg@mcny.org. No calls please.
Interviews will take place in August, and selection for the 2014-15 school year will be made by September.

Draper Alumni Involved in Morbid Anatomy Museum and Day of the Dead in Mexico

Salvador Olguin, Draper class of 2009, is involved in two cool projects that might interest Draperites:
First, he is working as a scholar in residence and event organizer with the recently inaugurated Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn. The museum is currently featuring its first exhibit, The Art of Mourning, and was written up in the Times:  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/27/nyregion/the-morbid-anatomy-museum-opens-in-brooklyn.html?_r=0
In conjunction with the museum, Salvador is also planning a cultural tour to Mexico City and Oaxaca to celebrate Day of the Dead in Mexico this year. Salvador himself is the expert guide for the tour, contextualizing art, archaeological sites, and Dia de Muertos celebrations:  http://observatoryroom.org/2014/05/14/muerte-en-mexico-a-special-field-trip-to-mexico-for-day-of-the-dead-to-visit-sites-important-to-the-history-of-death-in-mexico-october-31-november-4/
Nice work, Salvador!

Draperite Christine Olson Nabs Year-Long Met Museum Internship

Congratulations to Christine Olson! She will be graduating from Draper this May and heading straight into the selective, year-long Tiffany internship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

In her new role, Christine will assist curators in The American Wing with research and documentation of the permanent collections, special exhibitions, or additional ongoing departmental projects, as well as participating in museum seminars and conducting gallery talks.

Christine said that this feels “like a validation of my work” at Draper and we couldn’t be happier for her.

Bronx Museum, Architecture Conference: Beyond the Super-Square

At the Corner of Art & Architecture

October 28-30, 2011
Beyond the Super Square: At the Corner of Art & Architecture is a three-day conference designed to draw attention to an important historical period of modernist architectural production in Latin America and the Caribbean that, 50 years later, continues to resonate among contemporary artists. Held on October 28–30, 2011, the conference strives to contextualize the impact of modernist architecture throughout the Americas through a series of panels and presentations by architects, urban planners, and contemporary artists.

Conference events are free with registration, except where noted. For more information and registration visit www.bronxmuseum.org

Friday October 28, 2011

Conceived by artist Pedro Reyes


The New School | Tishman Auditorium | 66 W. 12th Street | New York NY

Beyond the Super-Square inaugurates with The Architecture Challenge! In lieu of a traditional opening night lecture, our conference speakers will come together as contestants to test their knowledge of modernist architecture in a playful game show style competition. Our charming hosts, Eva Franch i Gilabert (Director, Storefront for Art and Architecture) and Terence Gower (artist) will grill conference participants on the most obscure architectural facts.
This evening of game and celebration is conceived by artist Pedro Reyes and organized by The Bronx Museum of the Arts in collaboration with The Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School.

Saturday October 29, 2011
The Bronx Museum of the Arts | 1040 Grand Concourse | Bronx NY

Beyond the Super-Square
Symposium brings together architects, artists, scholars, and urban planners for a daylong series of panels to explore the varied and dynamic exchanges between Latin America’s vanguards of modern architecture and contemporary art. Masterworks by modernist Latin American and Caribbean architects such as Mathias Goertiz, Lina Bo Bardi, Max Borges, Mario Pani, and Carlos Raul Villanueva, among others, will be evaluated through the unique perspective of contemporary artists to offer a broad critical understanding of the transformative environments that hailed Latin America’s transition into modernity.

Sunday October 30, 2011


Various Sites | Meets at Lexington & E. 59th | $30.00 includes lunch

Discover New York City’s overlooked modern architectural heritage in the Bronx. A bus tour led by architectural historian Matthew Postal will cover various sites in the Bronx including two university campuses, government offices, and high-rise structures designed by renowned architects Marcel Breuer, Philip Johnson, and Paul Rudolph, among others.