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Hollywood’s Missing Women Directors (By The Numbers)

January 16, 2015 - 1:21pm

“There have only been four women nominated for best director — ever. And there’s been just one female winner in the 87-year history of the Academy Awards.”

CURATOR/ASSOCIATE CURATOR Post-war and Contemporary Art

January 16, 2015 - 10:16am

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world’s finest museums, seeks a Curator/Associate Curator of Post-war and Contemporary Art. The Curator will participate in research, development, and active management of the Collection; the initiation of collection displays, major special exhibitions, publications and interpretation; and all activities of the Department.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES and DUTIES:
• Working closely with the Chairman and other Curators, devise and execute departmental collection and research strategies
• Initiate and organize collection displays and special exhibitions
• Act as key author and essayist for major exhibition catalogues and other specialized publications, including online content
• Answer correspondence relating to the Collection; assist the public and visiting scholars
• Contribute to public programs (Learning, Volunteers, etc.)
• Foster and maintain excellent working relationships with donors, patrons, collectors, colleagues from other international institutions, the scholarly community, dealers, and other individuals involved with the interests of the Museum
• Interact with potential sponsors and assist with fundraising as appropriate
• Advise on program planning for Modern and Contemporary patrons’ groups and Visiting Committee
• Other related duties

REQUIREMENTS and QUALIFICATIONS
Experience and Skills:
• Minimum six years’ experience in a museum or academic institution
• Proven experience initiating and executing major loan exhibitions with international scope
• Demonstrated scholarly achievement and extensive published record, including evidence of original research
• Demonstrated engagement with international critical theory and artistic practice
• Demonstrated commitment to broad international audience engagement and learning
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with artists, museum colleagues, donors, and the general public
• Ability to create and maintain well-researched and precise records
Knowledge and Education:
• Ph.D (or equivalent) in history of art
• Deep expertise in twentieth and twenty-first century art
• Broad knowledge of international modern and contemporary culture
• Excellent written and spoken English
• Proficiency in other languages preferred

Application Deadline: February 27, 2015, 6:00pm
The Curator/Associate Curator, Post-war and Contemporary Art is a full-time position and includes full benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Please send cover letter, resume and salary history to:
Careers@MetMuseum.org
with “Curator/Associate Curator, Post-war and Contemporary Art” in the subject line.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, marital status or domestic partner status, genetic information, genetic predisposition or carrier status, gender identity, HIV status, military status and any other category protected by law in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

ASSOCIATE CURATOR, MODERN DECORATIVE ARTS

January 16, 2015 - 10:13am

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world’s finest museums, seeks an Associate Curator of Modern Decorative Arts. The Associate Curator is required to be a specialist in modern decorative arts and design of the first half of the twentieth century. Reporting to the Chairman of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, s/he will participate in: collections development, research and cataloguing, and care; scholarly research, publication and interpretation; and collection presentations and special exhibitions, at both the Metropolitan Museum and the Breuer building on Madison Avenue.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES and DUTIES:
• Lead scholarly research on and interpretation of objects under his/her curatorial responsibility; build and maintain up to date cataloguing records in the collections database for online use;
• Work closely with Museum conservators on collections care;
• Develop acquisition strategies for the modern decorative arts and design collection with a broad international focus; work closely when relevant with the other departments of the museum, including European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Asian Art, and the American Wing;
• Collaborate with curators within the department and across the museum to initiate and organize compelling scholarly special exhibitions and collection installations for the Museum’s diverse audiences;
• Propose and contribute to Museum publications, including catalogue essays and entries, as well as other printed and online research texts;
• Contribute to public programs (visiting scholars, Education, volunteers and the general public);
• Foster and maintain excellent working relationships with donors, patrons, collectors, dealers, colleagues from other institutions, the scholarly community, and other individuals involved in the interests of the Museum;
• In accordance with departmental objectives, interact with potential sponsors and assist with fundraising as appropriate;
• Other related duties.

REQUIREMENTS and QUALIFICATIONS
Experience and Skills:
• Minimum five years curatorial experience in a museum or academic institution;
• Demonstrated scholarly achievement including experience conducting original research;
• Strong record of publication in the field;
• Demonstrated engagement with both design theory and international artistic practice;
• Strong knowledge of the art market;
• Proven ability to create and maintain precise and widely researched records;
• Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, working with Museum colleagues as well as artists, designers, scholars, patrons, and the general public.
Knowledge and Education:
• PhD (or equivalent) in art history;
• Command of English, written and spoken – required;
• Working knowledge of other European languages – highly desirable.

Application Deadline: February 27, 2015, 6:00pm
The Associate Curator, Modern Decorative Arts is a full-time position and includes full benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Please send cover letter, resume and salary history to:
Careers@MetMuseum.org
with “Assoc Curator, Modern Decorative Arts” in the subject line.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, marital status or domestic partner status, genetic information, genetic predisposition or carrier status, gender identity, HIV status, military status and any other category protected by law in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

So How Are The Acoustics At Paris’s New Concert Hall?

January 16, 2015 - 4:40am

Tom Service: “If the other 2,399 seats are as good as the one I was sitting in, I think that the Philharmonie could be one of the most dynamic and exciting places to hear orchestral music in the world – as well as the most fun simply to sit in, thanks to the combination of intimacy and imagination of the interior.”

Magical Thinking: What Prestidigitation Can Tell Us About Cognition

January 16, 2015 - 4:26am

“Which is a better magic trick: turning a dove into a glass of milk, or a glass of milk into a dove? Turning a rose into a vase, or a vase into a rose? For most people, … in each case, they find the transformation from a nonliving object to a living thing more interesting – but why? Is it just more exciting to see a living thing appear than to have it vanish? Or is there something deeper at work?”

Mark Zuckerberg’s New Book Club: He’s No Oprah (Yet)

January 16, 2015 - 4:20am

“See, when Zuckerberg actually hosted the first book club ‘meeting’ – a Facebook Q&A yesterday with the book’s author, Moises Naím – he faced a problem familiar to far more plebeian bookclubs: Hardly anybody showed up. (And of those who did, few had actually read the book.)”

Milton Hebald, 97, Little-Known But Ubiquitous Sculptor

January 16, 2015 - 4:11am

“Most art lovers won’t recognize the name Milton Hebald. But it’s safe to assume that tens of millions of people have seen his work: sculptures, installed in prominent public places in Los Angeles and New York City, that include a monumental display of the 12 signs of the Zodiac that stood for decades at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport.”

Elaine Summers, Co-Founder Of Judson Dance Theater, Dead At 89

January 16, 2015 - 4:10am

“Throughout her work, Ms. Summers was fascinated by the interplay of form and movement, something, she realized, that dance and film could exploit both singly and in combination. Through film, she was able not only to capture the motion of a dance itself, but also to add contrapuntal movement through camera work and cutting.”

Leadership! Business Schools (And A Business Magazine) Discover Orchestra Conducting

January 16, 2015 - 3:50am

“Read however many books you like about the principles of leadership, but in watching an orchestra rehearse a new piece for two hours, you can learn everything there is to know about leadership.”

Wendy Whelan Is Ready To Dance For Herself

January 16, 2015 - 3:43am

“Being 47 years old, what can I still do, and feel potent and active and alive and challenged?” says the recently retired NY City Ballet principal. “There’s plenty out there, it’s just a matter of making it happen.”

The Avant-Garde 1935 Ballet That Freaked The Soviets Right Out

January 16, 2015 - 3:24am

The Bolt,” choreographed in 1931 by Fyodor Lopukhov to a score by Shostakovich, with designs by Tatiana Bruni, has a strange history. Despite an unimpeachable narrative – an idle saboteur plans to throw a bolt into factory machinery but is prevented from doing so by worthy workers – the ballet was banned after one performance.”

Houston’s Museum Of Fine Arts Plans $450M Expansion

January 16, 2015 - 3:11am

Steven Holl Architects “has re-imagined the campus’ north side as a pedestrian-friendly cultural hub with a lively landscape, two distinctive new buildings, ample underground parking and smooth circulation patterns for vehicles and people.”

Computers Are Learning To Read Humans’ Emotions

January 16, 2015 - 2:05am

“Our faces are organs of emotional communication; by some estimates, we transmit more data with our expressions than with what we say … But since the nineteen-nineties a small number of researchers have been working to give computers the capacity to read our feelings and react, in ways that have come to seem startlingly human.” One of the most successful is an Egyptian woman running a startup near Boston.

Laughing In The Face Of Danger: The State Of Satire In The Muslim World

January 16, 2015 - 2:03am

“Cartoons depicting Muhammad are unthinkable in Muslim countries. But there are plenty of homegrown satirists poking fun at reactionaries, autocrats and jihadis. Our writers in Egypt, Turkey, Syria, Pakistan, Iran, Lebanon and Iraq explain where the line is drawn.”

“The Interview” Was Not Enough: Hackers Target Kim Jong Un Video Game

January 16, 2015 - 1:59am

Glorious Leader! lets players battle invading imperialist U.S. paratroopers, face down tanks in Pyongyang, and (of course) play basketball with Dennis Rodman. Well, it did – until game maker Moneyhorse saw its servers hacked and locked during the holidays. The company is now “reevaluating its commitment” to the project.

Olafur Eliasson Tries To Capture In Pigments Every Point On The Light Spectrum

January 16, 2015 - 1:55am

And he’s named the project after J.M.W. Turner, whom he sees as a forerunner in the endeavor.

Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center Gets Another Multimillion-Dollar Gift

January 16, 2015 - 1:51am

“Having scored a $38 million Robert W. Woodruff Foundation grant in December, the Woodruff Arts Center announced Tuesday that it has a received a $6.6 million grant … [to fund] a new three-year program designed to better connect families and students with the arts center’s art and arts education offerings.”

Top Posts From AJBlogs 01.15.15

January 16, 2015 - 12:50am

The Audiobook Business Is Booming

January 15, 2015 - 12:29pm

“What used to be an inconvenient niche industry for the gung-ho (a six-CD jewel-case monstrosity, or worse, a giant box of cassettes!) has performed death-defying backflips around its wilting print counterparts in recent years. And it’s only getting better.”

Why Would Publishers Be Interested In A “Netflix For Books”?

January 15, 2015 - 12:25pm

“Movie and TV studios can count on ticket sales and advertising dollars even as they offer their content on Netflix. Musicians can still sell concert tickets even if streaming services like Spotify cannibalize CD sales. But for book publishers and authors, the main source of revenue is still selling books. So why would they agree to participate in what amounts to an always-accessible lending library with an infinite number of copies?”