Tag Archives: Museums

Calling All Queens-Based Artists!

Queens International 2012 Open Call

Calling all artists living or working in Queens!

Submit your artists’ materials to be considered for Queens International 2012 at the Queens Museum of Art. A tradition since 2001, Queens International is a biennial of artists living and/or working in Queens which brings together a vibrant borough through contemporary visual art in all media. An ambitious look at a borough’s dynamic and growing community of artists that now reaches from Corona to Long Island City, from Ridgewood to Little Neck, and from Douglaston to Rockaway. Queens International historically featured between 40 and 60 artists and produced a small, well-regarded catalogue.

Past Queens International participants include Judith Barry, Cheng Chi Chang, Rosemarie Fiore, Tommy Hartung, Leslie Hewitt, Zhang Huan, Ryan Humphrey, Emily Jacir, Wardell Milan, Clifford Owens, Alejandro Alamanza Pereda, and Liz Phillips, among many others.

Click here to read about previous Queens Internationals.
Queens International 2012 will open in February 2012.

Application deadline for artists’ materials: September 9, 2011
Physical submissions will be returned without viewing. Submissions made in-person will not be viewed. Only online submissions will be accepted. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Click here to submit to Queens International 2012

Interpretations: Exhibition Practice (Columbia Symposium, 4/22)

M.S. in Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices in Architecture at GSAPP + Domus present:

A daylong symposium at Columbia University that critically unpacks
the formative processes of recent architectural exhibitions.

Date: Friday 22 April, 2011, 11:00–18:00
Location: Wood Auditorium, Columbia University; New York, NY.
Free entrance

What is the purpose of architectural exhibitions? How are they produced?
It is widely recognized that exhibitions have been a fundamental platform for
the formulation, production, and dissemination of ideas within architecture;
and yet, the processes through which they are created often remain opaque.

Interpretations attempts to unpack specific examples of contemporary
architectural exhibitions, taking certain “reference exhibitions” as common
points of departure for a larger discussion about the complexities of
exhibition practice.

The symposium is structured around three exhibition categories, each
compromising one session: contextual, survey, and themed—using this
format as a tool to maintain a critically flexible, while still defined,
space for discussion.



Opening remarks
Mark Wigley
Interpretations Curatorial Team

Keynote Lecture
Beatriz Colomina

Kurt W. Forster
Commentary by: Joseph Grima and Ute Meta Bauer
Reference Exhibition: Ninth International Architecture Biennale in Venice.
Panel and Q&A moderated by Mark Wigley

Lunch Break

Barry Bergdoll
Commentary by: Keller Easterling and Damon Rich
Reference Exhibition: Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling.
Panel and Q&A moderated by Felicity D. Scott

Mirko Zardini
Commentary by: Sarah Herda and Tobi Maier
Reference Exhibition: Actions: What You Can Do With the City.
Panel and Q&A moderated by Mark Wasiuta

Closing remarks
Felicity D. Scott


Best regards,

Fernando Portal
Director de Diseño
Arquitecto, MArch.

56 (02) 664-0379
Joel Rodríguez 941 B
Santiago – Chile


Spring Lab Intern Researcher Positions Available: American Museum of Natural History

North American Archaeology Lab


The North American Archaeology Department of the American Museum of Natural History is now accepting applications for our spring Lab Intern Researcher positions. Our spring Intern Researchers will staff the North American Archaeology (NAARCH) Lab. The NAARCH Lab handles, stores, and analyzes a wide variety of artifacts from an extensive temporal and spatial range. Past Lab Researchers have had the opportunity to work with lithics, Native American ceramics, historic European pottery, Spanish colonial material culture, and a large number of other material culture types. Analysis techniques include basic lab organization, cataloging, artifact analysis, and artifact labeling. In addition to lab work, interns will also be considered to take part in our ongoing fieldwork program on St. Catherines Island, Georgia, USA. Our fieldwork package supports room and board, transportation, and a stipend of $12.00 per hour for three weeks.

Individuals interested in joining the NAARCH Lab internship should be highly motivated, patient, and detail-oriented. We will be accepting applications from both upper level undergraduates as well as graduate students. Individuals who have not yet completed their sophomore year need not apply unless they have extensive experience that off-sets their lack of academic training. Prior archaeological experience in either the field or in the lab is not necessary, but will be a factor in our selection.

Lab Researcher positions are unpaid volunteer positions with museum perks while working in the lab in New York. However, if accepted to the fieldwork component, interns are compensated according to the above stated rates. Course credit will be offered to those individuals currently enrolled in an accredited school of higher learning. The term of the internship will be from mid January through the end of May. The museum asks 18 hours a week (3 days) from its Lab Staff.

Applications will be accepted until December 1, 2010 and few positions exist Interested applicants should submit a resume or CV, three references with contact information, and a 1-page statement of purpose. The statement of purpose should briefly outline the applicant’s prior experience in archaeology as well as their future plans within the discipline. Individuals with questions should feel free to email rcajigas@amnh.org at the NAARCH Lab. Additionally, applicants may also apply by filing out and submitting the Internship Application from the Anthropology Internship webpage and specifying their interest in North American Archaeology.

Applications may be sent to rcajigas@amnh.org or mailed to:

Rachel Cajigas
Anthropology Department
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West @ 79th Street
New York, New York 10024-5192

Smithsonian Museum Day

Draper student Emily Miranker wrote to share information about Smithsonian Museum Day, which allows registered participants free entrance to participating museums. More information is below. Thanks, Emily!


Museum Day is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Media in which participating museums across the country open their doors for free to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket. If you go to the link below and enter, you can receive a free admission chit to a participating museum of your choice for tomorrow, Sept. 25th.


Museum of Chinese in America Architectural Design Tour & Brown Bag Lunch: Friday, Dec. 4

Museum of Chinese in America
Exhibit and Architectural Design Tour & Brown Bag Lunch
Friday December 4, 12:00-2:00pm
Meet at MOCA- 215 Centre Street- at noon

The Archives and Public History Brown Bag Lunch Series presents the final brown bag for the semester this Friday, December 4. This session will feature a tour of the Museum of Chinese in America led by MOCA staff. The tour will be followed by an open question and answer session. Founded in 1980, the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history, heritage, culture and diverse experiences of people of Chinese descent in the United States. The greatly expanded MOCA at 215 Centre Street is a national home for the precious narratives of diverse Chinese American communities, and strives to be a model among interactive museums.

Please RSVP to Keara Duggan kearadugganATgmailDOTcom by Thursday, December 3.