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Virtual Book Launch for Life as Activity: David Lamelas
December 8, 12PM on Zoom, Register here

Artist Lina Puerta & curator Klaudia Ofwona Draber in Conversation
Hunter College at Silberman School of Social Work
2180 3rd Avenue and 119th Street 
New York, NY 10035
December 8, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Hunter MFA Thesis Part III 
Camille Breslin, Whitney Harris, Brian Madonna
Mercedes Llanos, Anna Sofie Jespersen, Xiong Wei
205 Hudson Street
New York, NY
December 3 - 12

The Black Index
Traveling Exhibition curated by Bridget R. Cooks, organized by Sarah Watson
Art Galleries at Black Studies, UT Austin
Through December 11

Lizzie Borden
M.I.A. Event
December 15, 7PM

Life as Activity curated by Harper Montgomery
Hunter College Art Galleries Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Gallery
132 East 68th Street
New York, NY
Through December 18


Lina Puerta: Migration, Nature, and the Feminine
Curated by Klaudia Ofwona Draber with associate curator Sofia Ramirez of KODA
Organized by KODA and Hunter East Harlem Gallery
Hunter College at Silberman School of Social Work
2180 3rd Avenue and 119th Street 
New York, NY 10035
Through January 2022

Virginia Inés Vergara: Subductions
Curated by Arden Sherman
Hunter East Harlem Gallery
Hunter College at Silberman School of Social Work
2180 3rd Avenue and 119th Street 
New York, NY 10035
Through February 5, 2022

Dust Specks on the Sea: Contemporary Sculpture from the French Caribbean & Haiti
Traveling Exhibition curated by Arden Sherman
San Francisco Art Institute, Walter and McBean Galleries
Through February 19, 2022


Lisa Corinne Davis in EXUBERANCE: Dialogues in African American Abstract Painting
James Madison University
Through December 10

Lisa Corinne Davis in Point of Departure: Abstractions 1958-Present
Tony Bechara, Ross Bleckner, Helen Frankenthaler, Carmen Herrera, Norman Lewis, Al Loving, Odili Donald Odita, Mavis Pusey, Stanley Whitney
Sheldon Museum of Art
Through December 31

Peter Dudek in If Tomorrow Comes
BravinLee Programs
526 West 26th Street, Suite 211
New York, NY 10001
Through January 22

Reiner Leist, Fritz König, Beate Passow, Caro Jost, Andrew Mezvinsky,
The Blue Man Group, Monika Bravo
9/11 und die Koenig Kugel 
Koenig Museum
Museen der Stadt Landshut, Germany 
Through February 11, 2022


Queer Art Chat on Materials and Bodies, MoMA online, Tuesday, December 7 & 14

Events at American Folk Art Museum in December
Virtual Insights: KAWS in Conversation December 9

New Deal for CUNY: Rally at LaGuardia CC, December 11

The Kress Foundation: fellowships for Middlebury Language Schools 
Deadline: December 15

Robert Giard Grant for Emerging LGBTQ+ Photographers

Creative Time  2022 Winter / Spring Internship Program

MoMI Film Internship: Winter/Spring 2022

IMA MFA Courses: Winter Spring 2022

Virtual Symposium: Past/Present: Collecting, Exhibiting and Conserving Contemporary Art in Asia, January 5-8 

Getty Graduate Internship program for 2022-2023
Deadline: January 10

Virtual Book Launch for Life as Activity: David Lamelas
December 8, 12PM on Zoom, Register here

On occasion of the exhibition Life as Activity: David Lamelas, currently on view at the Hunter College Art Galleries' Leubsdorf Gallery, a publication has been produced that includes texts on the artist by Professor Harper Montgomery and students in Hunter’s graduate programs in Art History and Studio Art. Essays focus on twelve works by Lamelas and include previously unpublished materials from the artist’s papers. Co-published by the Hunter College Art Galleries and Hirmer Verlag, the book is distributed by the University of Chicago Press and available for purchase here.

Join us on Zoom to celebrate the book with conversations between David Lamelas and contributing authors of the publication.

Life as Activity: David Lamelas 
November 3 – December 18, 2021
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11-5 pm


Curated by Harper Montgomery, Professor of Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art with Sarah Watson, Chief Curator, and Re’al Christian, Lazarus Graduate Curatorial Fellow, and with MA and MFA students enrolled in the curatorial practicum seminar: The Transgressive Itineraries of Conceptualism.

more info

Image caption: The Violent Tapes of 1975, 1975. Series of 10 black-and-white photographs on paper, 9 x 12 inches (22.86 x 30.48 cm) each.




Hunter East Harlem Gallery
2180 3rd Ave at 119th Street
NY, NY 10035

As part of the Goldberg Visiting Lecture Series, join us for a conversation with artist Lina Puerta and curator Klaudia Ofwona Draber who will speak about the exhibition at Hunter East Harlem Gallery, Lina Puerta: Migration, Nature, and the Feminine.

On Wednesday, December 8th, Lina and Klaudia will discuss the exhibition currently on view: Lina Puerta: Migration, Nature, and the Feminine which is a survey exhibition of the artist’s work spanning the last eighteen years and created mostly during her time as an East Harlem resident.

The artworks in the exhibition showcase Puerta’s use of imagery rooted in her Colombian upbringing and Latinx experience. Examining the relationship between nature and the human-made, and engaging themes of xenophobia, hyper-consumerism, food justice, and ancestral knowledge, Puerta creates mixed-media sculptures, installations, collages, handmade-paper paintings and wall hangings by combining a wide range of materials: from artificial plants, paper pulp, to found personal and recycled objects.

Lina Puerta: Migration, Nature, and the Feminine is curated by Klaudia Ofwona Draber with associate curator Sofia Ramirez of KODA, and organized by KODA and Hunter East Harlem Gallery.

Support for this program has been provided by the Carol and Arthur Goldberg Foundation-to-Life, Inc. as part of the Goldberg Visiting Curator initiative at Hunter College.

Image left to right: Klaudia Ofwona Draber & Lina Puerta

This fall the Hunter College MFA Program in Studio Art will be presenting four Thesis Exhibitions featuring the work of twenty-one artists.

Hunter MFA Thesis Part III 
Camille Breslin, Whitney Harris, Brian Madonna
Mercedes Llanos, Anna Sofie Jespersen, Xiong Wei

205 Hudson Street
New York, NY
December 3 - 12

Hunter College Art Galleries are excited to welcome visitors back in-person to our galleries. Upon arriving to the 205 Hudson Gallery, visitors 12 and older will be required to provide proof of vaccination. All visitors must be masked while in the gallery.


The Black Index

Traveling Exhibition curated by Bridget R. Cooks, organized by Sarah Watson
Art Galleries at Black Studies, UT Austin
September 16 - December 11


Lisa Corinne Davis in EXUBERANCE: Dialogues in African American Abstract Painting

October 24 -December 10

James Madison University
University Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art 


Sheldon Museum of Art
August 13–December 31

Tony Bechara, Ross Bleckner, Lisa Corinne Davis, Helen Frankenthaler, Carmen Herrera, Norman Lewis, Al Loving, Odili Donald Odita, Mavis Pusey, Stanley Whitney


Peter Dudek in If Tomorrow Comes

November 19 - January 22

BravinLee Programs

526 West 26th Street, Suite 211 New York, NY 10001

Hours: 12-5 Wednesday-Saturday

Virtual Insights: KAWS in Conversation
Thursday, December 9, 6:00—7:00 p.m. ET

Join us in celebration of the Museum’s 60th anniversary for a virtual conversation with noted artist and collector KAWS and Senior Curator Valérie Rousseau as they explore the artist's creative practice and vivid interest in the work of self-taught artists. Register.


You are invited to join the CUNY Rising Alliance and the PSC’s March for #APeoplesCUNY in Queens this Saturday, December 11th at 11AM.

Join CUNY students, community organizations, labor unions, state legislators and other elected officials as we march from LaGuardia Community College (31-10 Thomson Ave, Long Island City) to the CUNY Law School in support of the New Deal for CUNY and increased funding for CUNY.

We’re working with Bread and Puppet Theater and the Rude Mechanical Orchestra to make the march an imaginative, hopeful and compelling experience for union members, our families and the community. 



Creative Time seeks enthusiastic and engaged applicants for our 2022 Winter / Spring Internship Program. 

Our interns gain hands-on experience developing research, producing projects, and contributing to organizational goals. Interns are invited to apply to a specific department including: Events & Development, Programming, and Marketing & Communications. Our interns participate in internal and external planning meetings, attend staff presentations, and travel to local cultural institutions. Interns should be based in the New York City area and able to work in our offices or at local project sites for the duration of the program, January 17 through May 6, 2022. 

More information and application instructions can be found on the Creative Time website. Please submit application materials to by December 14th, 2021.

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTIONS PROGRAMMING Creative Time’s Programming Department oversees the curatorial, production, and engagement aspects of our artist commissions, from initial research to producing and running large-scale exhibitions. As a Programming intern, you can expect to conduct curatorial research on artists, projects, and sites; assist in developing community-based events and talks; help to identify potential project partners; and be involved in all of the day-to-day of exhibition production. If you’re interested in learning public art production from inception to execution, the Programming department is the place for you. DEVELOPMENT & EVENTS Our Development Department oversees all fundraising, cultivation and stewardship of our donors and grant-funders. As a Development Intern, you can expect to conduct research on individual and corporate sponsorship; assist with event planning for some of our largest cultivation events including our annual gala; draft text, design proposals, and coordinate grant schedules and materials; and work with the larger Creative Time team to indicate project-related funding needs. Interns will gain skills in grant writing, prospect research, and salesforce database management, preparing you for any future career in the arts or the non-profit sector, including database management and specialized research. If you want to get to know New York’s movers, shakers, and grantmakers, while learning the ins-and-outs of fundraising, the Development department is for you. COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING Our Communications team oversees all external communications including our website, social media, mailers, event invitations, video production, and digital archive. As a Comms intern, you can expect to gain experience working within the External Affairs department to create and execute strategic digital campaigns; support programming initiatives; update and organize archives and internal databases; handle image requests on behalf of the institution. Ideal candidates will have an interest in learning about communications and culture at large, excellent written and interpersonal skills, as well as a strong understanding and passion for Creative Time’s mission and programming. If you’re interested in writing, digital strategy or visual communications, we want you on board to draft and develop timely social media posts cross platform; help evolve and create our content and digital strategy; maintain our image archive; conduct research on media outlets.

Queer Art Chat on Materials and Bodies

Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 7:00-8:30 p.m. EST (Online, Zoom) 

Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 7:00-8:30 p.m. EST Online, Zoom) 

Queer Art Chats are a chance to build community among people invested in queer and trans perspectives, art, and liberation. No specialized understanding of art, art history, or queer theory is required; our own experiences and perspectives will form the basis for participation. In each session, participants will work with facilitators and each other to collectively generate ideas about queerness and transness.

Queer Art Chat on Materials and Bodies will explore artworks that invoke the idea of bodies using assemblages of organic materials without depicting figures. Together, we will investigate how abstracted forms can gesture to lived, embodied experiences. Register here.

Virtual Symposium 
“Past/Present: Collecting, Exhibiting and Conserving Contemporary Art in Asia,” January 5-8, 2022 

Hosted by the Taoyuan Museum of Fine Arts (TMoFA) and supported by the Asian Cultural Council (ACC) 2021 project grant. 

Since the mid-twentieth century, contemporary artists have adapted performance, industrially-fabricated materials, readymades, and time-based media into a contemporary cultural heritage of great complexity. Atop that complexity, the evolving notion of authenticity has deeply challenged traditional museum practices from acquisition and curation to conservation and collection management. While these are global themes, developing regional approaches and solutions help build more effective networks of care. Past/Present: Collecting, Exhibiting and Conserving Contemporary Art in Asia, January 5 - 8, 2022, is a 4-day virtual symposium to lay the groundwork for a regional network of care for contemporary art across Asia. 

The online Symposium will feature 16 talks thematically grouped across four panel discussions. It will provide an overview of regional efforts to collect, install, preserve, and document contemporary art in Asia. It will further address the emerging, yet urgent challenge in the region of caring for contemporary materials across the diverse linguistic, cultural and political landscape. Unlike the non-profit models in western countries, culture institutions in Asia are governed by different restrictions and local regulations. To foster meaningful conversations, each country’s unique ecosystem of societal reform, colonial history, museum structure, culture policy, and funding mechanisms are acknowledged as key contributing factors and presented as a primary point for conversation and discussion. 
The Symposium’s aim is to create a venue for our participants to openly discuss how resources, training, guiding principles, and documentation methods can best be shared within the regional preservation community. It will lay the groundwork for the next stage of the project following the symposium–the formation of a robust regional knowledge-based network for contemporary and time-based media art conservation in Asia. 

The Symposium panelists include practitioners from Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, the United States, and Canada, as well as local speakers in Taiwan and will include case studies from
contemporary art centers, artist archives and estates, advocacy groups, university gallery spaces and independent art studios. With a diverse set of panelists from different social, cultural, and political backgrounds, the four-day discussion will be designed to help construct regionally feasible workflows and strategies. 
To promote the development of multilingual literature on contemporary collections in Asia, the Symposium will be offered with linguistic and translation support throughout the program. Participants are encouraged to present and communicate in the language they feel most comfortable in order to best discuss their work and publication will include the speaker’s chosen language as well as Chinese and English translations. 

For more information about the program agenda, please visit the registration page.

Registration portal closes at 5:00 p.m January 4th (Taipei Time), 2022. 

About TMoFA 
As a newly-built museum in close proximity to the port of entry, the Taoyuan Museum of Fine Arts focuses on establishing its dedicated programs and collections for modern and contemporary art in Taiwan. TMoFA's geographical location embodies its commitment to serve as a hub that will not only cultivate dialogues between local and international communities, but continues to reflect current research developments in the field of contemporary and time-based media art. 

About ACC 
The Asian Cultural Council is a nonprofit foundation that provides opportunities for international cultural exchange to artists, scholars, and arts professionals in Asia and the United States. ACC also convenes arts leaders, fostering dialogue around the importance of cultural exchange in developing understanding and respect across international and cultural borders.

Getty Graduate Internship program

Applications are now open for the Getty Graduate Internship program for 2022-2023. Internships are offered in Getty’s four programs—the Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Research Institute, and the Getty Foundation—and in Getty Publications and Getty Digital.

The program is designed for graduate students who intend to pursue careers in the visual arts. Internships are available in areas such as curatorial, conservation, publications, web and new media, public programs, digital projects, and grantmaking.

Please see the list of 
internship position areas and departments.

Applications are due by 5:00pm PT on January 10, 2022.

For more information or to start an online application, visit

For questions, email


The Kress Foundation: fellowships for Middlebury Language Schools 
Deadline: December 15


The Kress Foundation has awarded the Middlebury Language Schools 5 full fellowships, each covering a summer (tuition, room, & board) in Vermont to study French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish.


The Kress Fellowships are for graduate students in art history with a focus in European art history or art conservation. Preference is given to students who are accepted to, or are currently enrolled in, a Ph.D.


The fellowship deadline is December 15th, and our application opens this Monday (Nov. 1)!


Molly Baker

Middlebury Language Schools

Kress Fellowship


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