Allen Whitehill Clowes Curatorial Fellowship
The Indianapolis Museum of Art is pleased to announce a one-year curatorial fellowship. The fellowship supports scholarly research
related to the Clowes Collection at the IMA and provides curatorial training in the field of European painting and sculpture. The Clowes
Fellow is fully integrated into the curatorial division of the Museum and has duties comparable to those of an assistant curator, ranging from collection research and management to exhibition development and the preparation of interpretive materials and programs.
To be eligible for the fellowship, the applicant must be enrolled in a graduate course of study leading to an advanced degree in the history of art or a related discipline, or be a recent degree recipient (within the last two years). Applicants must demonstrate scholarly excellence and promise, as well as a strong interest in the museum profession. U.S. citizenship is not required.
The Clowes Fellow will receive a stipend of $25,000 and an educational travel allowance of $2,000. Housing is provided in a scholar’s residence on the grounds of the museum. The one-year fellowship period will begin September 3, 2013. The appointment is renewable.
Applications should include a cover letter explaining your interest in the fellowship, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, a concise
statement describing your area of research and its relationship to the Clowes Collection, and three letters of recommendation (academic and professional). Applications must be received by March 29, 2013.
Please send application materials to:
Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture before 1800
Indianapolis Museum of Art
4000 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46208-3326
2013–2014 Tyson Scholars of American Art Program
Call for Applications:
The Tyson Scholars of American Art Program at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art invites applications for the 2013–2014 Tyson Scholars of American Art Program. The residential program supports full-time scholarship in the history of American art, visual and material culture from the colonial period to the present. To support their research, Tyson Scholars have access to the art and library collections of Crystal Bridges as well as the library at the University of Arkansas in nearby Fayetteville. Housing is provided at the Crystal Bridges Farmhouse, within easy walking distance from the Museum via wooded trails and approximately 1.5 miles from downtown Bentonville. It features comfortable indoor and outdoor common spaces including an expansive yard, patio and swimming pool; scholars have private bed and bath rooms.
The program is open to scholars holding a Ph.D. (or equivalent) as well as to Ph.D. candidates. Applicants may be affiliated with a university, museum, or independent. Scholars will be selected on the basis of their potential to advance understanding of American art and to intersect meaningfully with aspects of Crystal Bridges’ collections, architecture, or landscape. Projects with a synthetic, interdisciplinary focus and that seek to expand boundaries of research or traditional categories of investigation are particularly encouraged. Up to three Scholars may be in residence at a time, with terms ranging from six weeks to nine months. In addition to housing, Scholars are provided office or carrel space in the curatorial wing of Crystal Bridges’ library. Stipends are variable depending on the duration of residency and need, ranging from $30,000 to $60,000 for a nine month term. Additional funds for research travel during the residency period are available upon application.
For further information about the Tyson Scholars Program and application instructions, please email TysonScholars@crystalbridges.org. Applicants will be advised to contact Crystal Bridges’ curators and librarians for specific details about the Museum’s collections. The application deadline for any proposed length of term during the 2013–2014 academic year is January 15, 2013.
About Crystal Bridges:
Opened to the public on November 11, 2011, Crystal Bridges was founded in 2005 by philanthropist Alice Walton. The Museum takes its name from a nearby natural spring and the bridge construction incorporated in the building design by architect Moshe Safdie. A series of pavilions nestled around two spring-fed ponds house galleries, meeting and classroom spaces, a restaurant, museum store, and a large, glass- enclosed gathering hall. Sculpture and walking trails link the Museum's 120-acre park to downtown Bentonville, Arkansas.
Crystal Bridges’ permanent collection spans five centuries of American art ranging from the Colonial era to the current day. It has particular strengths in colonial through early twentieth century painting and a growing collection of post-war and contemporary art in all media. Crystal Bridges’ research library consists of approximately 60,000 volumes as well as significant manuscript and ephemera holdings. The library also houses a comprehensive collection of American color-plate books from the nineteenth century.
Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellowship 2013–15 at The Frick Collection
The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of more than 1,100 works of art from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century displayed in the intimate surroundings of the former home of Henry Clay Frick. The residence, with its furnishings and works of art, has been open to the public since 1935. It is considered one of the world's most perfect museums; its sister research institution, the Frick Art Reference Library founded in 1920, is of equal distinction. The Library is an internationally recognized research library that serves as one of the world’s most complete resources for the study of Western art.
The Frick Collection is pleased to announce the availability of a two-year predoctoral fellowship for an outstanding doctoral candidate who wishes to pursue a curatorial career in an art museum. The fellowship will offer invaluable curatorial training and will provide the scholarly and financial resources required for completing the doctoral dissertation. Internationally renowned for its exceptional collection of Western European art from the early
Renaissance through the end of the nineteenth century, The Frick Collection, complemented by the equally significant resources of the Frick Art Reference Library, offers a unique opportunity for object-based research. The fellowship is best suited to a student working on a dissertation that pertains to one of the major strengths of the Collection and Library.
The Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellow will have an opportunity to work with curatorial and educational staff on research for special exhibitions and on the permanent collection. Other curatorial training responsibilities include participation in the organization of the annual Symposium on the History of Art, a two-day event co-sponsored with the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; the preparation, in coordination with a curator, of a focus exhibition
around a work of art in the Collection; and participation in the daily administrative routines of a small museum. The Fellow will have a place of study, access to the collections and library, as well as introductions to New York City museums and libraries. Frick curators and conservation staff will be available for consultation on the dissertation. The Fellow will be expected to give a public lecture on his or her topic. The Fellow will divide his or her time between the completion of the dissertation and activities in the curatorial department.
Qualifications and Application Process
Applicants must be within the final two years of completing their dissertations. The Fellow will receive a stipend of $35,000 per year and a travel allowance. The term will begin in September 2013 and conclude in August 2015.
Applications must include the following materials:
- A cover letter explaining the applicant's interest in the fellowship and his or her status in the Ph.D. program. The letter should include a home address, phone number, and email address.
- An abstract, not to exceed three typed pages double-spaced, describing the applicant's area of research.
- A complete curriculum vitae of education, employment, honors, awards, and publications.
- A copy of a published paper or a writing sample.
- Three letters of recommendation (academic and professional).
Please submit application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters of recommendation may be mailed directly to the address below. Please note that any additional materials sent by post must be submitted in triplicate to the following address:
Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellow Search
Office of the Chief Curator
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
The application deadline for the fellowship is January 18, 2013.
Finalists will be interviewed. The Frick Collection plans to make the appointment in early April.