Call for Artists: QC Art Center, “Our Planet”

Attention artists! The QC Art Center, located on the 6th floor of Rosenthal Library, is seeking submissions for “Our Planet,” a multidisciplinary art exhibition in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, that will open in mid-April. Submissions should be related to the themes of conservation, industry, agriculture, our bodies, urban ecology, and the like.

Please email your idea/concept or samples of your work along with a small bio to Michele at qcartcenter@gmail.com by January 31. Students from all majors as well as faculty and staff are encouraged to apply and submit works from multidisciplinary art mediums (photography, painting, illustration, etc.).

For more information, email qcartcenter@gmail.com.

Course offering for Spring 2020: Buddhist Art

The Art Department is pleased to offer a special graduate-level art history course for the Spring 2020 semester! ARTH 507/7572 – Buddhist Art: Ancient to Contemporary will be offered Tuesdays, 6:00-7:40pm and is available to all grad students and to undergrad students enrolled in the Accelerated Art History program.

This course is a survey of art periods, styles and works that take Buddhism as their inspiration or subject. The survey spans the birth of Buddhist art in India 2,500 years ago through its spread to Southeast, Central, and East Asia in medieval times, up to the reckoning with Buddhism in world art of the twentieth century and beyond.

Internship Opportunity: Summer 2020 at the Guggenheim Museum

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is currently accepting applications for Summer 2020 internships in departments across the institution. The internships begin Monday, June 1st and run through Friday, August 7th, and require participation in Museum Culture Seminars on Fridays. Candidates must be of junior-year college level or above to be considered. Preference will be given to rising college juniors or seniors, or current graduate students. All Summer 2020 interns will be granted stipends of $5,250.

The application deadline for summer 2020 internships is February 7, 2020.

For additional information about the Guggenheim internships program, more details on the internships available, and instructions on how to apply, visit www.guggenheim.org/internships.

Scholarship Opportunity: QCF Master’s Scholarships

Looking for additional funding for your college education? All current and future QC students are invited to apply for the Queens College Foundation Scholarships! If you have questions about scholarships, you can also visit the Office of Honors and Scholarships for additional information and assistance.

Graduate students may also apply for the QCF Master’s Scholarship, details for which are listed below!

Available to: Full- and part-time matriculated students demonstrating exceptional scholastic ability who begin their Master’s program in the Fall 2020 semester. Full-time students awarded the scholarship must take a minimum of 9 credits per fall and spring semester of their first year. Part-time students must take a minimum of 6 credits per fall and spring semester to be considered eligible. International students must take a minimum of 9 credits per fall and spring semester for eligibility.

Award Amount: Full-time scholarships are $9,000; part-time scholarships are $6,000.

Deadline to apply: March 15, 2020. Successful applicants will be notified by the Dean of Graduate Studies by May 1.

Application Process: Please fill in the application available here.

­­­­­NOTE: You must also have submitted a complete application for admission to the Queens College Graduate Admissions Office by March 15 in order to be considered for these scholarships.

Internship Opportunity: Summer 2020 at the Brooklyn Museum

We are thrilled to share with you a paid internship opportunity at the Brooklyn Museum for the summer of 2020. Interested students can apply via this application form. Applications are due February 13, 2020.

The Brooklyn Museum Summer Internship is a full-time, paid opportunity. Interns receive $15 per hour, and work 35 hours per week for 10 weeks from early June through early August. Selected interns will be paired with a supervisor and integrated into one of our departments, participating fully in day-to-day workplace activities and projects with the guidance of full-time staff members. In addition to gaining extensive work experience, they will have the opportunity to attend seminars that focus on the role of museums in society today, and how they might imagine the future.

Course offering for Spring 2020: Becoming Insect

Fusing project-based studio practice with individual research this hybrid seminar explores the shifting line between contemporary art and social practice through the lens of what we consider the human and the non-human. By focusing on the figure of the insect as it appears in art, science, philosophy, and popular culture, students will develop collaborative projects that address one or more related topics including animal intelligence, networked technology, cyborg affectivity, and interventionist public art. Among the materials we will cover in class include sculpture by Louise Bourgeois, installations by Damien Hirst, tactical media interventions by Electronic Disturbance Theater, and a number of “giant bug” movies from the 1950s. We will also read selections from theoretical books including Insect Media by Jussi Parikka, watch excerpts from movies such as Them! and Starship Troopers, and listen to the sound of crickets used to defend a virgin forest in California by the Center of Tactical Media.

ARTS 388: Becoming Insect will be offered in Spring 2020! Becoming Insect is taught by Professor Greg Sholette and will meet Thursdays, 1-5pm. This course now fulfills Pathways-CE credits.

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