ReichenbachFalls

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About ReichenbachFalls

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  • Application Season
    2018 Fall
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    Art History

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  1. Fall 2018

    Latin American hype!!!!! So glad to see a few of us in here. Financial -YES HORRIFYING. I only have the means to be applying to fully funded programs right now, so I'm mainly looking at PhD's. Also, for what it's worth, I've had several professors say if you WANT to have kids, one of the best times to do it is during your PhD studies/dissertation writing when you have a semi-stable income and guaranteed health insurance. POI's-I haven't contacted any. Everyone's busy, and I know who I want to work with and where. I can't imagine it affects admissions decisions much, either. Adcomms aren't necessarily comprised of your stated POI's! Definitely get on that SOP train! I know it's super hard to both start and finish. I just submitted my first app on the 1st, (pun intended) and it was like pulling teeth to finally get it to a place that I felt comfortable.
  2. Moving to Art History from a different field

    I would HIGHLY recommend this anthology, The Art of Art History. While it's not exhaustive by any means, it is a really fabulous collection of essays and criticisms from a wide range of time periods. It is also fairly inexpensive! IMO it's one of the best critical collections all housed under one cover, though I'm sure others will have lots of suggestions, as well! Hope this helps! https://www.amazon.com/Art-History-Critical-Anthology-Oxford/dp/0199229848
  3. MoMA and/or Whitney internships

    It went very well, I received an offer letter last night! Congrats to you as well, definitely very exciting! I suppose I'll see you there!
  4. MoMA and/or Whitney internships

    I have an interview in the AM with Media and Performance as well!
  5. MoMA and/or Whitney internships

    Haven’t heard anything on my end, so my assumption is that it’s a no this time around!
  6. MoMA and/or Whitney internships

    Nope, not yet! I'm assuming requests for interviews will be coming out in the next week or so, since notification is *in theory, * Dec. 1! I applied to Media & Performance, Painting & Sculpture, and Publications. Best of luck!!!
  7. MoMA and/or Whitney internships

    Thanks! I kinda figured as much, just wondering if anyone else out there can commiserate with me. The waiting game is my least favorite one to play.
  8. MoMA and/or Whitney internships

    Did anyone apply to the MoMA Spring internship??? Anxiously awaiting some news!
  9. Fall 2018 Applications - Art History

    Also, you may want to check out the Art History-specific forum. There's a thread about this in there as well! https://forum.thegradcafe.com/forum/66-art-history/
  10. Fall 2018

    Woohoo!!! I'll finally be tagging along in this group of apps! I'm so excited! I'm mainly looking at PhD programs, but there are a few good MA programs on my list, as well. Current: Graduated from a state school in Pennsylvania with a BFA (two majors) and a BA in Art History. I'm an Artist-in-Residence at the moment, and working a few other jobs to save up money for apps. Area: Contemporary Latin American/American Experience: I'm a little overboard here: 4 museum internships, 3 research assistantships, 5 or 6 (small) publications, 3 conference presentations and 2 lectures, I tutored in two subjects in college, worked as a sculpture shop manager for 2 years, several volunteer experiences as artist assistant's gallery help, etc. Also, lots of exhibition history for my own work - not that it will really help me as I pursue a PhD, though. GPA: 3.75 overall, probably a little higher in the major but I don't actually know Languages: intermediate German, beginning Spanish GRE: 163V, 156Q, currently waiting on AWA scores Current Shortlist: Harvard, MIT, Princeton, NYU/IFA, Williams (MA), Tufts(MA), Rutgers, The Grad Center at CUNY (Side note, I also applied for a Rhodes scholarship, so if the stars align and that magically happened, I'd be going to Oxford most definitely) I'm hoping to actually apply to 8 as long as I can save up enough for application fees! LORs: 3 pretty dang fab LOR's from professors. (I've done a lot at my school. Very small faculty, LOTS of direct contact.) I could get another from one of my internship mentors that would also be pretty good, but I'm not sure if that or a 3rd academic letter would be best. Concerns: Even typing this all out, I'm still concerned that I'm not good enough to be looked at by places like Harvard and Princeton. Especially coming from a super unknown state school background. Is my GRE score high enough? Is my GPA high enough? Ugh. I've got enough anxiety for forty applicants, I think! I have a penchant for self-deprecation and paralyzing insecurities so this process has been a difficult one for me, regardless of the strength of my background. It's definitely been a learning experience thus far but I'm looking forward to seeing how much farther I can grow in the next few months as deadlines start rolling through!
  11. Fall 2018 Applications - Art History

    Woohoo!!! I'll finally be tagging along in this group of apps! I'm so excited! I'm a little different from you in that I'm mainly looking at PhD programs, but there are a few good MA programs on my list, as well. My main focus on schools (more or less in order of importance) have been: 1. available faculty in my area of interest 2. funding options and packages 2. availability and openness to interdisciplinary research (also if they're only academic vs. mainly curatorial programs) 3. location/support system for research (I.e., quality of library, relationship with local museums and galleries, travel stipends, etc.) 4. teaching responsibilities/availability of teaching opportunities 5. prestige of the program (this is definitely the last thing I'm looking at) How is your shortlist coming along? Mine started at about 25, and its down to 10-12 at the moment. I'm hoping to actually apply to 8 as long as I can save up enough for application fees! (yikes some of these places are expensive!) Have you attended any open houses or conducted any college visits? That's what I'm currently working on. I've got enough anxiety for forty applicants, I think! I have a penchant for self-deprecation and paralyzing insecurities so this process has been a difficult one for me, regardless of the strength of my background. It's definitely been a learning experience thus far but I'm looking forward to seeing how much farther I can grow in the next few months as deadlines start rolling through!
  12. MoMA and/or Whitney internships

    When did you interview/receive acceptance? I interviewed about a week and a half ago and am waiting on a response in either direction now.
  13. MoMA and/or Whitney internships

    Just received notification yesterday about an interview at Whitney!
  14. MoMA and/or Whitney internships

    Thank you so much for the kind words! I just accepted an offer for a different summer internship program, so I am feeling okay about it! Best of luck to the rest of you who are waiting on responses!
  15. MoMA and/or Whitney internships

    I sent an inquiry last week and just heard back that I was among the top candidates but ultimately was not offered a position. I am assuming you should all be hearing back shortly!