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February 6, 2017

Call for applications: Advanced Certificate in Curatorial Studies and MA Visual Arts Education starting fall 2017

Hunter College
View of Buren, Mosset, Parmentier, Toroni, Hunter’s 205 Hudson Street Gallery. Photo: Giancarlo Osaben. Exterior photo: Lori Kent.

Curatorial Studies
Hunter’s Department of Art & Art History has long provided its graduate students the opportunity to work with faculty and our galleries’ professional staff on exhibitions of exceptional quality. The new New York State-approved Advanced Certificate in Curatorial Studies builds on that tradition and the curatorial interests and ambitions of Hunter faculty and students—and our commitment to exhibitions whose themes, theses, and checklists have been developed and honed by our students.

A sequence of four courses that most students can complete over a period of three semesters, the Advanced Certificate program is designed to offer both a theoretical and historical grounding in curatorial practices and practical experience in exhibition organization and display and object research and preservation. Every student enrolled in the certificate program has the opportunity to work on an exhibition from inception to fruition, whether in the annual Curatorial Seminar or in faculty-supervised guided internships in the Hunter College Art Galleries or in museums and galleries beyond the College.

The Curatorial Seminar is a Hunter tradition that goes back over two decades. In just the past few years, faculty-initiated, seminar-based exhibitions have included:

–Critical Gestures/Contested Spaces: French Art and Politics in the 1960s (2016)
–Boundless Reality: Traveler Artists’ Landscapes of Latin America from The Patricia Phelps De Cisneros Collection (2015)
–Open Work in Latin America, New York & Beyond: Conceptualism Reconsidered 1967–1978 (2013)
–Peripheral Visions: Italian Photography in Context, 1950s-Present (2012)
–Notations: The Cage Effect (2012)

Forthcoming Curatorial Certificate exhibitions include an examination of the communities of Magnum photography; place and identity in contemporary Latin American art; and spaces for African American art in New York, 1968–78.

In addition to Hunter’s exceptional Art History faculty, the Curatorial Certificate offers students the opportunity to work closely with curatorial professionals from New York’s most important institutions and from around the world. Recent visiting curatorial faculty have included Richard Flood, director of special projects, New Museum; Tim Griffin, executive director, The Kitchen; and Catherine Morris, Sackler Curator of Feminst Art, Brooklyn Museum. Since 2014, the Foundation To-Life Goldberg Curatorial Workshops have also brought curators of international stature to Hunter. Past Goldberg Visiting Curators include Ann Goldstein, Art Institute of Chicago; Omar Kholeif, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Valerie Cassel Oliver, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston; Fabrice Stroun, independent curator, Switzerland; and Hamza Walker, LAXART, Los Angeles.

The Department of Art and Art History welcomes applications from anyone holding an MA in Art History from an accredited institution, with a demonstrated interest in curatorial practice. The deadline for application is March 20, 2017. For details on the program and application, please visit: www.hunter.cuny.edu

MA Visual Arts Education
The new Masters in Visual Arts Education is now accepting applications for fall 2017. Visual Arts joins Hunter’s Dance, Theater, and Music Education programs to provide career preparation for artists to be teachers in public and private pre-Kindergarten to 12th-grade classrooms, museums, and community arts centers.

Drawing on the strong intellectual arts-in-education culture at Hunter, the Visual Arts Education MA is focused on the fostering of diversity of thought and approach, and on helping students develop an open, socially engaged, and values-based pedagogical and creative practice.

The program provides a practical approach to the teaching of art education, opportunities to deepen knowledge of creating and understanding art, while also providing graduate coursework in the foundations of education and professional pedagogy needed to be successful in the classroom. After the completion of the two-year degree, graduates emerge with New York State provisional certification.

The MA in Visual Arts Education welcomes applications from those holding a bachelor’s degree in visual or studio art from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.5. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2017. For more information on the program and the application, please contact Program Director Lori Kent, Ed. D. at [email protected] or [email protected], or visit: www.hunter.cuny.edu

 

About Hunter College
Located at East 68th street and 205 Hudson Street (MFA building) in Mahattan, Hunter College is the largest in the CUNY (City University of New York) system. Since its founding in 1870, it has grown to a student body of approximately 23,000 students who represent the diversity of the city itself. The 2017 edition of U.S. News & World Report‘s “Best Colleges” ranks Hunter 11th among Top Public Schools in the North. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance names Hunter “one of the nation’s Best Value Colleges.” And Princeton Review calls Hunter “one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation.”

For details on how to apply and links to the application and other important information, visit: www.hunter.cuny.edu

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