Academic affiliate partnership with the High Museum of Art renewed

Brenau University has entered into a renewed three-year partnership with the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. The affiliate relationship, begun in 2010 between President Emeritus Ed Schrader and past High Museum Director Michael Shapiro, has been renewed by President Anne Skleder and High Director Rand Suffolk. It is reviewed and renewed after each three-year term.

How do you benefit from this partnership?

  • Free museum admission for students and discounted admission for faculty and staff (Brenau ID required); discounted High Museum memberships may also be purchased
  • Free group visits for university-sponsored student groups and classes, which can be tailored to the interests of the group (curator tours, marketing behind-the-scenes, etc.)
  • Opportunities to host High Museum staff for lectures or programs on campus
  • Opportunity for students to exhibit work at the High Museum through the annual winter student exhibition on the Greene Family Education Center
  • Free use of the new “Hub at the High” work space for meetings or classes, upon request
  • And more!

If you have questions about how to utilize the partnership in your classroom, feel free to reach out to Nichole Rawlings, Brenau’s partnership liaison, at ude.uanerb@sgnilwarn. She can assist you in brainstorming or scheduling something for your class or group.

Paid opportunities for undergraduates at the High

Two special, funded opportunities are available for undergraduates in the Georgia region interested in learning more about museums and museum careers. The High Museum of Art in Atlanta is now recruiting for the 2020 Mellon Curatorial Summer Academy and Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship (MUCF). These programs are open to first-, second- and third-year undergraduate students from historically underrepresented backgrounds with interests in art, art history or the museum field. Students from any majors are encouraged to apply.

The High is seeking to recruit 15 exceptional undergraduate candidates to participate in a week-long Summer Academy that will take place Sunday, May 31 through Saturday, June 6, 2020. The Academy is designed to offer participants an overview of the curatorial profession. Two participants will be selected to continue on as MUCF fellows for two years.

Please share with your students and encourage them to apply if they qualify! The application deadline for the 2020 Mellon Summer Academy is Monday, February 3, 2020. Students can apply now at High.org/mellonfellowship.

For questions or more information, contact Nichole Rawlings at ude.uanerb@sgnilwarn.

“The Hub at the High” Classroom Space for Affiliate Partners at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta

The High Museum of Art classroomThe High Museum of Art has finished work on a classroom space attached to the side of the museum on Arts Center Way Northeast in Atlanta.

This space is free for Affiliate Member Institutions like Brenau to use. If you are interested in taking a trip to the High Museum with students, you can arrange to have this classroom space at your disposal 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is equipped with tables, chairs, whiteboards, a restroom and a small kitchenette. It is also available for events, pending approval from the High.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity or would like to reserve the space, contact Nichole Rawlings at ude.uanerb@sgnilwarn or 770-534-6181.

High Museum Student Internship Application is Live

Information on summer internships at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta is now available on their website. Brenau University is given one guaranteed summer internship spot as a part of our affiliate agreement. Please share this with your students who may be interested and encourage them to apply.

Please note the deadline for submitting an application is Friday, March 22.

Some other important things to note:

  • Brenau is guaranteed one summer internship spot. All students are welcome to apply, and additional Brenau students past the one selected may still be considered within the general application pool.
  • Students should fill out a separate application for each department they are interested in, and Nichole Rawlings recommends selecting their top two or three departments. Students should tailor their personal statement to each department in the respective application.
  • This year, each intern will receive a stipend of $1,500 to help with parking, transportation, etc.
  • The opportunity is open to rising juniors and seniors and graduating seniors.
  • Students must have a resume, personal statement and one letter of recommendation. The letter must be emailed directly from the writer to High staff (indicated on the application page).

For any questions, contact Nichole Rawlings at ude.uanerb@sgnilwarn.

High Museum Student Opportunity for Learning about Museum Careers

Do you know of a student who may be interested in a career in museums or curatorial work?

Two special, funded opportunities for undergraduates in Georgia interested in learning more about museums and museum careers are available at the High Musem of Art, Atlanta. The High Museum is now recruiting for their 2019 Mellon Curatorial Summer Academy and Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship. These programs are open to first-, second- and third-year undergraduate students from historically underrepresented backgrounds, with interests in art, art history or the museum field. Students in any major, including art history, can apply.

The High will recruit fifteen exceptional undergraduate candidates to participate in a weeklong Summer Academy that will take place the week of June 2-8, 2019. The academy is designed to offer participants an overview of the curatorial profession. From the Summer Academy, two participants will be selected to continue on as MUCF fellows for two years.

Last summer, Brenau student Jennifer Benitez was selected as a participant. You can read about her experience here: www.brenau.edu/artsdesign/student-perspective-jennifer-benitezs-experience-as-part-of-the-mellon-curatorial-fellowship-at-the-high-museum-of-art.

The application deadline for the 2019 Mellon Summer Academy is Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. Students can apply now at High.org/MellonFellowship.

Please encourage any students you feel may benefit from this opportunity. For questions, contact Nichole Rawlings at ude.uanerb@sgnilwarn.

‘Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors’ Order Form is Now Live!

Yayoi Kusama Aftermath Obliteration Eternity courtesy of the High

You may have seen on social media or in the news that the High Museum’s advanced tickets have SOLD OUT for “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” coming up in November. Thanks to our Academic Affiliate Agreement with the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Brenau has a limited number of tickets to the exhibition available for purchase. This is a special viewing opportunity for our Brenau group on Friday, Jan. 18, with time slots from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Tickets are $8 per person (compared to $29 if purchased as a non-member through the museum). The full ticket price goes back to the High Museum of Art in support of the exhibition.

Please visit brenau.edu/kusama for FAQs and to buy your ticket. Don’t wait. Tickets are going fast. They are available to faculty, staff and students on a first come first served basis. You may buy up to two tickets.

Please check your email for a Faculty/Staff Distribution email that includes this message and the password. The password is not included in this Update post to make sure tickets are available for our Brenau community. Please do not share the password.

Faculty and staff, please encourage students to find this information in tomorrow’s TWAB and purchase their tickets!

If you have questions, reach out to Gallery Director Nichole Rawlings at ude.uanerb@sgnilwarn.

Free Plastic Department Mail Holders

Galleries has six dark plastic mail holders available for free to any interested departments. Contact Nichole Rawlings at ude.uanerb@sgnilwarn or Allison Lauricella at ude.uanerb@alleciruala to claim them and set a time for pickup!

Save the Date: Brenau at the High’s “Infinity Mirrors” Exhibition Jan. 18

You may have seen that the High Museum’s advanced tickets have SOLD OUT for Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity Mirrors.” Thanks to our Academic Affiliate Agreement with the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Brenau will have a limited number of tickets to the exhibition coming up at the High available for purchase!

The High Museum has assigned the Brenau group a private time slot to visit the exhibition on Friday, Jan. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon. Tickets will be $8 per person (compared to $29 if purchased as a non-member through the museum!). The full ticket price goes back to the High Museum of Art in support of the exhibition.

This is a reminder to save the date. An online ordering form will be made available in the coming weeks to accept credit card payment only for tickets. Please note that there will be a two ticket maximum per order due to the limited number of tickets.

For questions, contact Nichole Rawlings at ude.uanerb@sgnilwarn.

Brenau at the High’s “Infinity Mirrors” Exhibition Jan. 18 – Save the Date!

"Infinity Mirrors" exhibition at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta will run Nov. 18, 2018, to Feb. 17, 2019.

Thanks to our Academic Affiliate Agreement with the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Brenau will have a limited number of tickets to the Yayoi Kusama “Infinity Mirrors” exhibition coming up at the High available for purchase!

The High Museum has assigned the Brenau group a private time slot to visit the exhibition on Friday, Jan. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon. Tickets will be $8 per person (compared to $29 if purchased as a non-member through the museum!). The full ticket price goes back to the High Museum of Art in support of the exhibition.

More details about purchasing and day-of logistics will be coming, and an online ordering form will be made available in October. Please save the date if you are interested in this amazing opportunity.

For questions, contact Nichole Rawlings at ude.uanerb@sgnilwarn.

President’s Summer Arts Series Reception, Thursday June 7

Join Brenau President Ed Schrader and the Gallery for a reception to meet the artists in celebration of the 2018 President’s Summer Arts Series.

The Opening Reception will be held in Sellars Gallery from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, June 7.

This exhibition will showcase the work of artists Sara Oakley, Rachel Landers Sisk, Lyndrid Patterson and Erin McIntosh. Exhibition dates are May 17 to July 12. Feel free to stop by or call 770-534-6263 for more information!