JOB: Carruthers Internship @ Birmingham Museum of Art, Spring 2013

Carruthers Internship – Spring Semester 2013

Education: Graduate student

Area of Study: Art History, Visual Culture, History, African American Studies, or American Studies

Purpose: To support exhibition projects related to the 50th anniversary of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing.

Responsibilities:
·        Assist with artist research which includes but not limited to exhibition history, biographical information, and bibliographical history.
·        Write artist biographies and descriptions of art for museum publications.
·        Create artist files for artists involved with commemorative projects.
·        Help coordinate performance projects.
·        Manage communication between the curatorial department and artists and exhibition lenders.
·        Other duties as assigned.

The Carruthers Intern will have the opportunity to contribute to the Museum’s public and support group programs.

Examples include:
·        ArtBreaks
·        Lunch & Learn
·        Gallery Talks

Special Skills
·        Strong interest in African American art and history
·        Good verbal and written communication skills
·        Strong visual analysis skills
·        Extensive experience with library, archival, and web-based research

Time period: January 14 – May 3, 2013
Hours per week: 15-20 hours
The Carruthers Intern will receive a $3,000 stipend.

Additional application material: 10-15 pp writing sample from a research or seminar paper

Deadline is November 1, 2012. Please check out
https://artsbma.org/about/internships/item/642-carruthers-internship-curatorial

For more information, contact Anne Forschler-Tarrasch at aforschler@artsbma.org

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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