Curator Job at Bard Graduate Center

Curator of Study Gallery
The Bard Graduate Center

The Study Gallery at the BGC is a small space, to open in Fall 2009 that will be used to host exhibitions focused on one or more key objects which, along with supporting didactic material (illustrative, textual, digital), will tell a story or make an argument. The main purpose of the creation of this space is to facilitate a new kind of academic investigation in which the output of a research seminar will not be an article, but an exhibition. We envision this as a key step towards the integration of BGC exhibitions into the degree programs and, more generally, towards creating a much more integrated intellectual role for exhibitions in higher education. We anticipate three major uses of the gallery: first, as a focus for research seminars taught by BGC faculty; second, as a venue for student-generated exhibitions; and, third, as the location for small, focused exhibitions independent of any course.

This appointment is to the Exhibitions Department at the BGC and reports directly to the Chief Curator, Nina Stritzler-Levine. However, the specific nature of this position requires close work with the professor who is Coordinator of History & Theory of Museums, as well as with the Chair of Academic Programs. It is expected that the Curator of the Study Gallery could teach up to one course per year. Other responsibilities might include working closely with exhibition department staff on shows in the main gallery. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in art history, curatorial and exhibition experience, and a commitment to artistic and material culture. (Candidates with a background in ancient and non-western art history are especially encouraged to apply.) Rank and title will be commensurate with experience.

Please email your resume, a cover letter, three references, and your salary requirements to Curator of Study Gallery – 7608

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