In August, National Public Radio contacted Professor Krinsky in connection with a proposed story about the re-naming of the RCA Building, the tall central one at Rockefeller Center. It has been officially called the GE building for some years, because GE rented enough space there to apply pressure on the owners.Now Comcast wants it re-named, and wants a neon Comcast logo on the building. NPR asked for Professor Krinsky’s reaction because she published a history of Rockefeller Center with Oxford University Press in 1978. Listen to the interview here!
The Frick Collection is now accepting applications for the 2014-16 Teaching Fellows Program. This exciting new initiative is open to highly motivated undergraduate art history majors and graduate students in the humanities who are interested in complementing their studies by teaching from original works of art. Beyond receiving the equivalent of a course in museum education and the opportunity to lead Guided School Visits for schoolchildren in grades 5-12, Teaching Fellows will find community at the Frick and receive compensation for their dedication to gallery teaching. This is an excellent opportunity to become involved in the growing field of museum education and a rare chance to teach with masterpieces at one of the most prestigious museums in the country.
To learn more about how to become a Teaching Fellow, please visit http://www.frick.org/careers/fellowships.
Olivia Powell, PhD
Associate Museum Educator for Academic Programs