We’ve now had a week to digest the photos, the fashion, and the inevitable memes of Met Gala 2018. Hopefully a week has been enough time to take in the weird, wonderful, and worshipful experience that was this year’s annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute. Each year the gala’s theme is based on the Institute’s summer exhibition, and on 10 May Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination opened at both the Met’s 5th Avenue and Cloisters locations. Kim Kardashian was compared to a Eucharist chalice, haloes abounded, and ‘Rihanna going full pope’ is now a phrase.
The end of term is in sight and the days are getting longer. And that means we’re all daydreaming of summer. Whether your summer plans call for research or relaxation, take advantage of some stellar temporary exhibitions happening around the globe that are highlighting the production, context, and craftsmanship of medieval art. These exhibitions are pushing boundaries, considering new contexts, and boasting bold feats—several of these exhibitions present artworks on view in North America and Europe for the first time. Let us know your favourites by sharing your thoughts in the comments below. Happy Summer!
Date: Sunday 20 November 2016 – Tuesday 22 November 2016
In collaboration with Gerhard Lutz and Forum Medieval Art from Germany, the ICMA is co-sponsoring study days in New York and Baltimore in connection with these two exhibitions:
Jerusalem 1000–1400: Every People Under Heaven
New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art
A Sense of Beauty: Medieval Art and the Five Senses
Baltimore: The Walters Art Museum
Each visit will consist of a guided tour to the exhibition with the curator(s) highlighting questions of concept and presentation, and particular objects. The second part will be a tour among ourselves with collaborative discussion of specific highlighted objects and questions.
We expect a great demand for this; only a maximum number of 35 participants can be accommodated. Although a participation in only one of the two days will be possible, preference will be given to those who would like to attend on both days.
Please see below for the full program. All expenses are to be covered by the individual participant.
To register, please email Ryan Frisinger at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Study Day Medieval Art” in the subject line and wait for confirmation
SUNDAY November 20 (evening):
New York City
MONDAY November 21
9.30 a.m. – ca. 4:00 p.m.
Jerusalem 1000 – 1400
New York: Metropolitan Museum (main building)
Travel to Baltimore
ca. 8:00 p.m.
TUESDAY November 22
ca. 9:00 a.m. – ca. 4:00 p.m.
Five Senses – Baltimore: Walter Art Museum
The Metropolitan Museum of Art announces two new positions funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Curatorial Research/Collections Specialist Fellows will provide scholarly support for the curatorial program through focused art historical research and cataloguing of the Museum’s permanent collection.
The Curatorial Research Fellows will work with a curatorial mentor to learn best practices in cataloguing, with the goal of presenting full catalogue information for the records of their host department. This will involve research on issues of authentication, dating, provenance, exhibition history, and bibliography. The fellow will also transfer all paper-based records for the selected group to the Museum’s collections database for integration on the website. Fellows will be encouraged to contribute to the creation of digital tools for communicating their collections research. They will also work with conservators, scientists, educators, digital media staff, and other professionals during their tenure.
Curatorial Research Fellows will be expected to take part in the Museum’s broader, renowned fellowship program, which includes a variety of events such as an annual colloquium, meetings and events with numerous other Museum departments and staff, exhibition and collection tours, and gatherings of all Museum-sponsored fellows throughout the year.
How to Apply:
All applications must be submitted online and in English. The deadline for all application materials is January 31, 2014. All applicants will be notified by March 7, 2014. For further information visit the website.