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 nrawlings@brenau.edu.

‘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 nrawlings@brenau.edu.

Free Plastic Department Mail Holders

Galleries has six dark plastic mail holders available for free to any interested departments. Contact Nichole Rawlings at nrawlings@brenau.edu or Allison Lauricella at alauricella@brenau.edu 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 nrawlings@brenau.edu.

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 nrawlings@brenau.edu.

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!

Reminder: High Museum Internship Application Deadline March 23

Information on summer internships at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta is now available at high.org/teens-and-college/summer-internships. Brenau University is given one summer internship spot as a part of our Affiliate Agreement.

Please note the deadline for submitting an application is Friday, March 23.

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 $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 nrawlings@brenau.edu.

High Museum Student Internship Application is Live

Information on summer internships at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta is now available at high.org/teens-and-college/summer-internships. Brenau University is given one summer internship spot as a part of our Affiliate Agreement.

Please note the deadline for submitting an application is Friday, March 23.

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 $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 nrawlings@brenau.edu.

Galleries Open House on Sunday, Nov. 5

Galleries Open House Nov. 2017 FlyerThe Galleries will host an Open House on Sunday, Nov. 5, from 1-4 p.m. Docents will be on hand to discuss “Expanded Geographies” and “Conversation with My Past.” Light refreshments will be served and there will be a chance to win free tickets to the High Museum of Art.

This is a great opportunity to encourage family and friends who have not been able to visit during business hours to experience these engaging and inspiring exhibitions. Contact 770-534-6263 or 6181, or visit galleries.brenau.edu for more information.

Retirement Party for Sally Conn Aug. 29

Sally Conn Retirement Reception Flyer

Join the art & design and interior design departments in wishing Sally Conn well as she retires after 13 years of service to the university. The retirement reception will take place from 12:30-2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29, in Sellars Gallery. All are welcome.

Please stop by and help us recognize Sally for her years of dedication to the university!