Call for Submissions: Meditations on Emancipation (in the 21st Century) @

This exhibition Meditations on Emancipation (in the 21st Century) is being developed as part of the semester long programming in support of Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation at Geneseo. The Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery seeks artist’s submissions that specifically address the Emancipation Proclamation and what it means today.

Submissions are due: November 15, 2012

Artist Notification:  December 15, 2012


JOB: Course Proposals Sought for 2012 Fall MoMA Courses

Course Proposals Sought for 2011 Fall MoMA Courses

Deadline: Thursday, June 30, 2011

Dear Colleagues:

The Department of Education is seeking new instructors and course proposals for five and eight-week fall MoMA Courses.  We also invite previous applicants to re-submit or update existing course proposals.  Please feel free to pass along the call-for-proposals to any colleagues outside the Museum who may be interested.

The fall term begins the third week of September and continues through early December. Each class meets once per week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. – 12:50 p.m., or in the evenings from 6:00 – 7:50 p.m. or 8:10 – 10:00 p.m.  The times may change slightly based on classroom availability and other conflicts. Enrollment is limited to twenty students per class (twelve for studio classes) and classes meet in the Museum’s classrooms, as well as in the galleries when they are available.  A class may be cancelled if it does not meet enrollment requirements (a minimum of twelve students).  The stipend for course instructors is $2,400 for an eight-week course and $1,500 for a five-week course. Prior teaching experience is required.

Survey courses, such as Modern Art 1880 – 1945 or Modern and Contemporary Art 1945 to Today, have consistently attracted an enthusiastic audience, as have more focused topics, such as contemporary art of the past decade. Proposals for studio courses and classes on current exhibitions, key artistic movements or artists, and contemporary art are also encouraged.

Consideration should be given to installations and exhibitions on view at MoMA during the course term in order to teach directly from these works.  Holding class in the galleries is a highlight for the students and you are encouraged to incorporate teaching in the galleries.

The courses for the current summer term are posted on

For those interested in teaching a course at MoMA, please include the following in your proposal:

  • Name (Department, if MoMA employee)
  • Descriptive title for the class
  • A brief description of the class (no more than 150 words) for the online listing.  If you mention artists, please include both first and last names.
  • An outline of the subject, time period, and major works and artists to be covered (no more than a page)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two or three sentence bio
  • One letter of reference that addresses teaching experience if you have not taught a MoMA Course. Prior teaching experience is required.
  • Incomplete proposals will not be considered
  • Proposals will only be accepted via e-mail to

The deadline for course proposals is Thursday, June 30.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thank you,

Amy Horschak

JOB: Curator for African Art @ Baltimore Museum of Art

Curator for African Art
The BMA is seeking a dynamic and innovative Curator and Department Head for African Art to join an 11-member curatorial team in an institution with both an impressive collection of African objects and a strong record of scholarship and major African art exhibitions. Directing the Department for Arts of Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific Islands, the curator will oversee the BMA’s extensive collection of over 2,000 African objects including textiles. The curator reports to the Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs. The Department is supported by a Curatorial Assistant, a part-time Associate Curator for the Arts of Asia, plus work study students, and interns. The Museum supports the engagement of consulting scholars to offer Museum staff expertise in overseeing all the collections that make up this department.

The curator’s first assignment represents a major opportunity, the formulation of plans for a new installation of the African collection, part of a current project for reinstallation of several major collections. This project is collaborative including colleagues in education as well as exhibition design and installation. The objective is to develop new approaches for display and interpretation based on the commitment of delivering memorable and inspiring experiences with works of art to a broad and diverse public.

S/he will work with a dedicated group of collectors, including the support group, The Friends of the Arts of Africa, The Pacific, and the Americas. Through exhibitions, public programs, and publications of scholarly significance, this curator will enhance a long tradition of commitment to the appreciation and study of African Art. S/he will build new and more diverse audiences and help connect the BMA to other arts and academic institutions in Baltimore.

This position requires an advanced degree with a specialty in African Art, a record of scholarship, and a minimum of 5 years of curatorial experience. The Curator will work collaboratively both inside and outside the institution and known for demonstrating leadership. S/he will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including writing and public speaking skills. The candidate will be creative, innovative, and influential. S/he will be skilled in diplomacy, negotiation, planning, and organization.

The BMA is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace. We offer a competitive salary and a generous benefits package. For this exempt position we offer medical, dental, vision, prescription, pension plan, 403b retirement plan, long term disability, flexible spending account, flexible and condensed scheduling, museum and restaurant discount, and reduced fee gym membership. We also offer 4 weeks of accrued vacation, 9 holidays, 3 personal days, a floating holiday, and 12 sick days.

Curatorial title and salary will be commensurate with background and level of museum experience. Please send cover letter, resume, record of scholarship, and salary requirements via email to with “Curator of African Art-AAAPI Search” in the subject line. No phone calls please.
The application review process will begin on February 13, 2012.

Call for submissions for the ttff/12

Repeating Islands

The call for submissions for the 2012 edition of the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff), which takes place from 19 September to 02 October, is now open.

Presented by Flow, the ttff seeks to highlight excellence in filmmaking through the exhibition of films made in the Caribbean region, including Latin American countries in the Caribbean Basin; by Caribbean people of the diaspora; and by international filmmakers that reflect Caribbean culture and way of life both in the region and the diaspora.

Selected films screened at the Festival are eligible for the following five jury prizes: best narrative feature film (US$4,000); best documentary feature film (US$4,000); best short film (US$2,000); best local feature film (TT$20,000); and best local short film (TT$10,000).

There are also three people’s choice awards, for best dramatic feature, best documentary and best short, each worth TT$5,000.

All selected films are also eligible for screening on Flow’s video on…

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JOB: Director, Driskell Center @ UMD

With Robert Steele’s approaching retirement as Director of The David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African American and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland, a Search Committee has been formed to select Bob’s successor.

As you likely know, the Driskell Center is an internationally recognized hub for the study of African American visual arts. Founded in 2001, the Center provides an intellectual home for artists, museum professionals, art administrators, and scholars who are interested in broadening the field of African diasporic studies.

The Center has reached a critical moment in its history. While fundraising will remain a central concern, the new director will have primary responsibility for the Center’s artistic direction and in shaping all aspects of its future direction. Go to UMD’s Human Resources website to find a detailed description of the Director’s responsibilities:

The Driskell Center is looking for a seasoned professional who is experienced in all aspects of museum interpretive services to lead this effort.  This person must be energetic, committed, articulate, and highly motivated.

–Adrienne L. Childs

JOB: Mellon Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Arts @ Williams College Museum of Art

Mellon Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Arts

Williams College Museum of Art

One of the finest college art museums in the country, the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) houses 13,000 works that span the history of art.  Within the broad range of time periods and cultures represented, the collection emphasizes modern and contemporary art, American art from the late 18th century to the present, and the art of world cultures.

Available July 2012, the Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Arts is a full-time, three-year term position offering curatorial experience at the Williams College Museum of Art. The fellowship is designed to provide a professional bridge to museum careers and encourage diversity within the museum field.  The Fellow should bring scholarly expertise in areas of art history currently underrepresented on the museum staff, such as African, African American, Asian, Latino/a, Islamic and Native American art.  The Fellowship provides growth and development for outstanding candidates, particularly those from underrepresented groups, and provides a professional bridge to museum careers, encouraging diversity within the museum field.

The Fellow’s primary responsibilities will be to undertake research and planning for exhibitions drawn from the Permanent Collection in collaboration with William’s faculty; to develop associated publications; and to support the curricular use of the museum’s collection in its special object study classroom.  This in-depth learning experience will ensure that the Fellow is mentored by all museum staff, especially the director, curators, and educators.  Depending on the applicant’s expertise and experience there may be a possibility for some teaching.

The Fellow will have the opportunity to contribute his or her expertise in strategic planning for the museum’s collection with the prospect of diversifying acquisitions, exhibitions, and programs to reflect the curriculum and the changing student body. The Museum is dedicated to providing a robust experience for an emerging curatorial professional.

Qualified applicants should have or be about to receive a PhD in art history, cultural or global studies, curatorial studies, or related fields.  Excellent verbal and written communications skills required. Prior museum experience is a plus.  Please submit resume, cover letter and names of references by March 16, 2012.  Please apply to Job # 300775-IHE.

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.

Please send cover letter and resume including Job # to:

Office of Human Resources, Williams College

100 Spring Street, Suite 201, Williamstown, MA 01267

Phone: (413) 597-2681; email:


Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.

JOB: Art Historian with non-Euro-American specialty @ Florida Int’l University


Search for Art Historian (Assistant Professor level) specializing in
art outside of the Euro-American tradition,
such as historical Art of the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Middle East

General deadline for receipt of application is Wednesday, February 1, 2012

FIU is a multi-campus public research university located in Miami, a
vibrant, international city. FIU offers more than 180 baccalaureate,
masters, professional, and doctoral degree programs to over 46,000
students. As one of South Florida's anchor institutions, FIU is worlds
ahead in its local and global engagement and is committed to finding
solutions to the most challenging problems of our times. The
Wolfsonian-FIU museum, the Patricia & Philip Frost Museum, and our
Miami Beach Urban Studios Gallery represent our strong commitment to
the visual arts; they provide opportunities for faculty research and
collaborative, interdisciplinary projects.

The Department of Art & Art History at Florida International
University in Miami seeks a full-time, tenure-track art historian at
the Assistant Professor level who specializes in art outside of the
Euro-American tradition (such as historical Art of the Americas,
Africa, Asia, and Middle East). Candidates should have teaching and
research interests in both historical and contemporary issues in their
area of expertise. Interaction with MFA and BFA candidates, including
participation in critiques and studio visits, is expected.

Applicants should have a Ph. D. in hand at the time of application (no
applications from ABD's please). Salary is commensurate with
experience; competitive benefits package is offered. The successful
candidate will have a commitment to interdisciplinary research,
experience teaching beyond the GTA level, and evidence of a developing
publication record in both peer-reviewed journals as well as museum
catalogues and/or magazines. Experience in working with organizing
exhibitions is a plus.

Please submit letter of application (2 pages only); statement of
teaching philosophy (1 page); curriculum vitae; a separate list of
publications; graduate transcript(s) (unofficial); three letters of
support (to be sent under separate cover by the recommender); and a
separate list of contact information for your recommenders to:
Professor Alpesh K. Patel, Chair of Art History Search Committee,
Department of Art & Art History, VH 216 Modesto Maidique Campus,
Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199. In addition to this
hard copy, applicants must submit an electronic version of the
application via FIU’s HR website:

Official transcripts and writing samples will be requested only from
those short-listed; please do not send any of the latter at this
point. Any questions or clarifications about the position can be sent
to Professor Patel via email: Representatives
from the search committee will be available at the College Art
Association conference in Los Angeles for informal discussions about
the job posting. General deadline for receipt of application is,
Wednesday, February 1, 2012. On-campus interviews for finalists will
be scheduled in early March.

Florida International University is a member of the State University
System of Florida and is an Equal Opportunity/ Equal
Access/Affirmative Action Employer.

“Re-envisioning American Art History: Asian American Art, Research, and Teaching” Summer Institute @ NYU

The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University is convening an NEH Summer Institute from July 9-28, 2012, entitled “Re-envisioning American Art History: Asian American Art, Research, and Teaching.” The Summer Institute for twenty-five college and university teachers will deepen participants’ understanding of pivotal developments and critical issues in Asian American art history and visual culture studies, while providing access to specialized archives and collections that will enhance their research and teaching in the humanities.

Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University
41-51 E. 11th Street, Floor 7
New York, NY 10003


Alexandra Chang, Summer Institute Co-director

JOB: Assistant Professor of Art History and Visual Culture Studies @ Whitman College

Assistant Professor of Art History and Visual Culture Studies
Location: Walla Walla, Washington
Employer: Whitman College
Type: Full Time – Academic-Assistant Professor
Categories: Art History-Any, Art History-Art of the United States, Art History-Native American
Required Education: PhD

Art History and Visual Culture Studies: Tenure-track position in Ethnic American Visual Culture, at the rank of assistant professor. Effective August 2012. Ph.D. in an appropriate disciplinary or interdisciplinary field by the time of appointment. Area of specialization open. We seek an individual with a critical approach to the impact of visual culture on issues of race and ethnicity in the United States. The successful candidate will teach five courses per year including “Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture Studies” and courses in area of specialization. The position will also have teaching responsibilities in the Race and Ethnic Studies Program. Other responsibilities will include advising majors and pre-majors, administering senior oral exams and overseeing senior theses. Dedication to an undergraduate liberal arts education is essential.

Whitman College wishes to reinforce its commitment to enhance diversity, broadly defined, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society. In their application, candidates should address their interest in working as teachers and scholars with undergraduates in a liberal arts environment that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction; how their cultural, experiential, and/or academic background contributes to diversity; and their interest in participating in the College’s general education offerings as well as engaging in cross-disciplinary teaching and scholarship. To apply, go to, click “Faculty” and “Assistant Professor of Art History and Visual Culture Studies.” The online position description includes specific instructions on submission of the following materials: letter of application; curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; statements addressing the candidate’s teaching interests and scholarly agenda; course syllabi; writing sample; undergraduate and graduate transcripts; teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction.

Deadline: January 10, 2012. Prearranged interviews will be conducted at the CAA meeting in Los Angeles.

No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. Whitman College, is a small, selective liberal arts college dedicated to providing excellent educational opportunities for students. The College provides generous professional development support for both research and teaching. For additional information about Whitman College and the Walla Walla area, see and

NOTES: Employer will assist with relocation costs

JOB: Murphy Professor of Art History @ U Kansas

Kress Foundation Department of Art History
Judith Harris Murphy Distinguished Professor in Art History

(Open specialization)

Nominations and applications are invited for this endowed chair.  The Murphy Professor will join a large and diversified department with an established PhD program and rich undergraduate curriculum.  The University of Kansas, with more than 27,000 students and 1,500 faculty on the Lawrence campus, is the major educational and research institution in the state.  The university has a full complement of 15 art and architectural historians in Asian and Western art.  Endowments support active visiting lecturer programs, teaching initiatives, and research travel for faculty and doctoral candidates.  The department is located in the Spencer Museum of Art, the collections and exhibitions of which provide a foundation for introductory and graduate course work.  The Murphy Library of Art and Architecture, with holdings of over 170,000 volumes, and a large visual resources collection offer essential support of research and instruction.

The Murphy Professor will exercise leadership in research, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and supervise theses and dissertations.  S/he is expected to promote interaction among scholars in related fields and to provide service to the department, the university and the profession.  The position will be awarded with tenure and is endowed with substantial research support; a reduced teaching load is expected to yield substantial and continuing research productivity.
The search is open to any art historical specialization. Candidates should have a distinguished international reputation for research and publication in their area of specialization. They should be significantly engaged in other professional activities and provide evidence of outstanding teaching abilities.  It is expected that candidates should be tenured professors or have equivalent credentials.  Women, minorities, and candidates who will contribute to the climate of diversity in the university, including a diversity of scholarly approaches, are especially encouraged to apply.

The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge; and (4) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities. See for more information.

Salary: Commensurate with experience; substantial research support.

Starting Date: expected to begin as early as 18 August 2012

First consideration will be given to completed applications received by October 17, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled.

Go to, search for position 00003119, and complete the application. Upload cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for three references. Nominations and inquiries should be addressed to Prof. Linda Stone-Ferrier, Chair, Murphy Search Committee, Kress Foundation Department of Art History, Spencer Museum of Art #209, University of Kansas, 1301 Mississippi Street, Lawrence, KS 66045. Email: EO/AA Employer.