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Bass Museum of Art Announces Knight Foundation Curatorial Fellowships

In March 2011, The Bass Museum of Art will initiate the first of three, one-year curatorial fellowships focusing on contemporary art thanks to generous support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge.

These Fellowships will offer emerging curators experience in working in a mid-sized art museum while performing curatorial tasks, working alongside other museum departments and dialoguing with artists, collectors and arts professionals in the Miami arts community. Among other responsibilities, Fellows will conduct studio visits in Miami and gather materials to develop a complete archive on Miami artists. He/she will assist in developing exhibition programming and contemporary artists’ projects, and facilitate educational programs for museum members.

“Connecting these curators from across the globe with Miami’s renowned contemporary artists will help to expand the reach of the community’s art scene,” states Dennis Scholl, vice president/arts. “We hope this program will encourage artistic exchange for years to come.”

“These three one-year Knight Curatorial Fellowships seek to enhance the curatorial dialogue in the Miami community, whereby artists, art professionals, collectors and art enthusiasts engage in critical conversations about art and cultural issues as well as promote an exchange of ideas,” states Silvia Karman Cubiñá, Executive Director and Chief Curator, Bass Museum of Art.

The Bass Museum of Art seeks a qualified candidate with some experience in the curatorial field demonstrating exhibition development. Fluency in English language is required, as well as excellent writing and interpersonal skills. Spanish-language skills are a plus. Masters degrees or foreign equivalent are preferred but not required. Strong weight will be given to personal references. For more information, please visit

Application deadline: March 1, 2011, 5:00pm. Please email cover letter, CV and three personal references with contact information to Elisa Alonso at
[email protected].

About the Bass Museum of Art
Located in Miami Beach, the Bass Museum of Art offers a dynamic year-round calendar of exhibitions presenting contemporary art as well as works of art from its collection of Renaissance and Baroque paintings, sculpture and textiles. In April 2010, the museum opened its Egyptian Gallery. Artist’s projects, educational programs, lectures, concerts and free family days complement the works on view.

About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation advances journalism in the digital age and invests in the vitality of communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. Knight Foundation focuses on projects that promote informed and engaged communities and lead to transformational change. For more, visit

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