▪ DEADLINE: November 1, 2021 at 5pm (Late applications accepted until November 15, 2021)
▪ APPLICATION: Online here
▪ MAJORS ENCOURAGED: art history, architecture, visual studies, studio art, performance studies, areas studies, anthropology, political science, history, and human rights
▪ QUESTIONS: Amanda Bard at email@example.com
Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows are invited to apply to participate in an immersive daylong introduction to contemporary curating on December 7, 2021 at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard). The visit will introduce and contextualize the field of curating and provide a window into the two-year intensive Masters in Curatorial Studies at CCS Bard.
Curatorial studies is an expansive and interdisciplinary field focused on creating narratives and public knowledge around and through contemporary art in relation to broader society, culture, and history. Prospective students can draw from a range of fields such as art history, architecture, visual studies, studio art, performance studies, areas studies, anthropology, political science, history, and human rights.
The daylong itinerary will include tours of graduate student curated exhibitions and faculty-led sessions that will introduce and contextualize curatorial practice and key methodological questions, such as: How does curatorial studies differ from art history? How do curators work with and support living artists? How does curating address representation and equity in practice and form? How can exhibitions support the creation and preservation of historical and cultural records? How does curating intersect with education and community engagement? What are possible ways that a curator can approach an artist, topic, or collection? And, what is currently at stake in the field of art and culture today?
Sessions will be facilitated by CCS Bard Faculty Nana Adusei-Poku, Ann Butler, Evan Calder Williams, Dawn Chan, and staff Lauren Cornell and Tom Eccles with an introduction and conversation led by May Makki (Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow 2016-2018, CCS Bard Class of 2022). Overnight accommodations (one night) and meals for all participants will be covered and arranged by CCS Bard. Mellon Mays Fellows who are selected as participants will need to cover their travel, either out of pocket or through support from their Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program.
Those interested in applying for the daylong visit should complete the application found here. Applications will be accepted through November 1st (if space permits, CCS will continue accepting applications until November 15th). All questions can be directed to CCS Bard Graduate Program Coordinator, Amanda Bard, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Masters in Curatorial Studies is an interdisciplinary program, and we welcome students from diverse backgrounds such as art history, architecture, visual studies, studio art, performance studies, areas studies, anthropology, political science, history, and human rights are encouraged to apply. Students with non-arts backgrounds have thrived within our Graduate Program dedicated to shaping contemporary art and culture.
If you are unable to attend in person, but interested in virtual aspects of this program, please write Amanda Bard email@example.com.