MAEP Unpaid Intern Duties

Position starts in early/mid-November.

Daily: update MAEP database with new proposal application information, keep accurate collection of application images for upcoming panel meetings, read and reply to emails in MAEP Google account
Time: 3-7 hours/day

Monthly: schedule meetings, request copies of proposals for panel meeting, prepare discs of proposal images for panelists, send proposals and discs to each panelist, prepare room for panel meeting, record panel meeting minutes, create exhibition deadline calendars for upcoming artists
Time: 5-10 hours/month

Every 3 Months: assist with de-install/install week of MAEP exhibitions, i.e. assist Registration de-install art, meet with installing artists/be on-hand to assist with install, ensure galleries prepared for installation, meet with Design & Editorial about upcoming exhibition brochures, collect images and credit info then format for Visual Resources, Design & Editorial, Public Relations Departments.
Time: 7-8 hours/day/1-2 weeks before new exhibition

Special/On-going Projects: research content management systems for MAEP exhibition archive, add to Google Doc MAEP Demographic statistics, assisting artists with creating collector sets for ArtsConnectEd (Artist Voice/Artist Choice), research and document archive of MAEP exhibitions.
Time: on-going

Other duties as needed or requested.

Education: BA, MA or MFA preferred. Art & Art History major preferred.

• Strong knowledge of Minnesota's artist community, arts organizations, and experience working with artists
• Demonstrated ability to conduct extended research and administrative tasks
• Ability to write summaries reports and organize results
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and strong organizational skills
• Strong knowledge of social media networks, including Twitter and Facebook, for correspondence and event promotion

Equipment Operated: PC & Mac computer, Photoshop, Bridge, Microsoft Word & Excel software, scanner, phone, fax machine, copy machine.

Background Check Requirements: Satisfactory criminal background check required

If interested in applying, send an email to Christopher Atkins, MAEP Director, at, with resume attached.

The Graduate Fellowship Office is pleased to announce the privately-funded fellowship competitions for the 2012-13 academic year. Applications and instructions are available at:

All applications are due by no later than 12 noon, Thursday, December 1, 2011.

If you have questions, please contact the Graduate School Fellowship Office at (612) 625-7579 or

Graduate Fellowship Office
314 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Fax: 612.625.6820

Five College Fellowships

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Five Colleges is pleased to announce its search for Fellows for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Five College Fellowships offer year-long residencies for doctoral students completing dissertations. The program supports scholars from under-represented groups and/or scholars with unique interests and histories whose engagement in the Academy will enrich scholarship and teaching. This year we expect to award four fellowships for 2012-13.

Each Fellow will be hosted within an appropriate department or program at Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College or Smith College. (At Smith, recipients hold a Mendenhall Fellowship.) Applications are to the program, not to a specific hosting campus.

This is a residential fellowship. Fellows are provided research and teaching mentors and connected through the consortial office to resources and scholars across the five campuses, which include UMass Amherst. The office also supports meetings of the Fellows throughout the year.

The fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend, a research grant, health benefits, office space, housing or housing assistance, and library privileges at all five campuses belonging to the consortium.

While the award places primary emphasis on completion of the dissertation, most fellows teach at their hosting institution, but never more than a single one-semester course.
To apply: Application is online through the Human Resources office at Smith College, which has agreed to administer this search on behalf of the Consortium.

Click here for directions on how to apply.

Term of Fellowship: August 31, 2012 to May 31, 2013 (non-renewable)
Stipend: $30,000
Review of Applications Begins: January 2, 2012
Awards Announced: March, 2012
Related information
2011-2012 Fellows and recent Fellows
FAQ about the Fellowship
Updated 9/26/11

Nate Therien
Director, Academic Programs
Five Colleges, Incorporated
Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, Smith, and UMass Amherst
97 Spring Street
Amherst MA 01002

Call for papers: "Seeing Multiple"

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Call for Papers: "Seeing Multiple"

The 28th Annual Boston University Graduate Student Symposium on the
History of Art & Architecture

Submissions Due: November 28, 2011

Symposium Dates: March 2-3, 2012*

The 28th Annual Boston University Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art & Architecture invites submissions exploring the role of doubles, multiples, and copies in artistic production from antiquity to the present.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following: molds, casts, and replicas; afterimages, mirror images, twinning/tripling, and /mise en ab?me/; serial formats and presentations; Janus or Gemini figures, uncanny doubles, doppelgangers, and evil twins; the replication or reappearance of architectural elements and structures; mimicry and
mimesis; issues of reproduction in photography, print culture, media, and mass production; copying and emulation in practice and pedagogy; work that problematizes, resists, or elides duplication or multiplication; appropriation, plagiarism, and copyright issues; the
re-presentation of works or performances; relationships between facsimiles and originals; and dialogues between final products and sketches or models.

We welcome submissions from graduate students at all stages of their studies, working in any area or discipline.

Please email a 500-word abstract and CV as attachments to Leslie K. Brown, Symposium Coordinator, at
by November 28, 2011.

Papers should be 20 minutes in length and selected speakers will be notified before January 1st.The Symposium will be held March 2-3, 2012, with a keynote lecture (TBD) at the Boston
University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery on Friday evening and paper presentations on Saturday in the Riley Seminar Room of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

/This event is generously sponsored by The Boston University Center for the Humanities; the Boston University Department of History of Art & Architecture; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Boston University Graduate Student //History of Art & Architecture Association; // and the Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery.

Dear University of Minnesota Minneapolis,

The deadline for CAA's two publishing grants, which support new books in art history, visual studies, and related subjects, is October 1, 2011. To be eligible for the Millard Meiss Publicaton Fund or the Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant, the manuscript must already have been accepted by a publisher on its merits but requires a subsidy to be produced in its most desirable form.

The Wyeth grant applies to books on the history of American art, here defined as art created in the United States, Canada, and Mexico prior to 1970. There are no geographic or chronological limitations for books eligible for Meiss grants. The publisher, rather than the author, must submit the application to either grant or to both funds, though only one award can be given per title. Both programs have a deadline of October 1, 2011. CAA will announce the recipients of the Meiss and Wyeth grants in late November 2011 or early December 2011.

If you have a book in the works, or know someone who does, I encourage you to review the application guidelines, materials, and list of previous grantees on the CAA website.

Kind regards,

Betty-Leigh Hutcheson
Codirector of Publications
College Art Association

2012 Ford Diversity Fellowships Program

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Starting September 1, 2011 Applications will be accepted for the 2012 Ford Diversity Fellowships Program for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching.

Full eligibility information and online applications are available on our website at:

Eligibility Requirements:

* U.S. Citizen or National
* Planning a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based filed of Science, social science or humanities

Stipends and Allowances:

* Predoctoral--$20,000 to the fellow, institutional allowance of $2,000 for three years
* Dissertation--$21,000 for one year
* Postdoctoral--$40,000 for one year, $1,500 employing institution allowance, to be matched by employing institution

Awardees have expenses paid to attend one Conference of Ford Fellows.

Approximately 60 predoctoral, 35 dissertation, and 20 postdoctoral fellowships sponsored by the Ford Foundation and administered by the National Research Council of the National Academies.

Application Deadline Dates:

* Predoctoral: November 14, 2011
* Dissertation: November 17, 2011
* Postdoctoral: November 17, 2011

For Further information please contact:

Fellowships Office
National Research Council of The National Academies
500 Fifth Street NW
Keck 576
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202.334.2872
Fax: 202.334.3419

Photo of student curator Nikki Otten

A current student-curated exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts grew out of a poster for a giant telescope at Paris' 1900 Universal Exposition. Donated to the museum by Dr. Gabriel and Yvonne Weisberg, the advertisement features a fantastic, statuesque woman lowering a glowing moon toward a spellbound spectator. Like other advertisements from the time period, this poster promotes more than the featured product. It offers ways to leave one's everyday existence behind and enter a world of fun, fantasy and hedonism.

Called "A Means of Escape: European Posters from 1889 to 1930," the exhibition examines escapism in large-scale advertisements and focuses on three forms of diversion: fast transportation, reckless drinking and dazzling entertainment. While such activities carry an inherent appeal, an investigation of the historical context surrounding these works will also help to reveal what the public might have been trying to forget.

Guest curator Nikki Otten received her bachelor's in Professional Strategic Communication from the University of Minnesota in 2006. She then worked at small ad agencies in London and Dublin and spent time in Sydney. The museums she visited whilst abroad heightened her interest in art and prompted her to pursue a career change.

Nikki enrolled in the University of Minnesota's History of Graphic Arts course taught by Professor Weisberg from an Internet cafe in France, and has continued taking undergraduate art history courses in preparation for graduate study in 2012.

October 13, 2011

“Hybrid Practices, Political Art--Joseph Beuys and Asger Jorn”

Room TBA, 5:00 pm

October 21, 2011

“Representation, Replication, Reproduction. The Legacy of Charles V in Rulers’ Portraits in the Holy Roman Empire”

The 27th Annual Kann Lecture, Center for Austrian Studies, co-sponsored by the Department of Arty History, European Studies Consortium, and Institute for Global Studies

710 Social Sciences, 4:00 pm

November 10, 2011

“The Eagle Capitals in the Dome of the Rock”

Room TBA, 5:00 pm