ARAD’s own Dr. Jennifer Lena recently published a review of Peggy Levitt’s “Artifacts and Allegiances: How Museums Put the Nation and the World on Display” (2015). The article, released in the January 2017 edition of Contemporary Sociology, reviews Levitt’s examination of how museums define and depict the identities of their local audiences. In addition to appraising Levitt’s exploration of nationalism, cosmopolitanism, and cultural policy in museological practice, Dr. Lena also includes recommendations for educators who use the book as a class resource.
Originally from Paris, France, Myriam Varjacques is a 2014 graduate of Barnard College with a distinction in English and a minor in Dance. She has interned for American Ballet Theatre, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and The New 42nd Street, Inc, among others. From 2014-2016, Myriam was the Marketing Assistant for the Mark Morris Dance Group, where the collaborative environment allowed her to work with nearly every department of the organization on such projects as brochures, company programs, website content management, and audio and video archiving. Her ambitions lie in advocacy and fundraising for the performing arts.
What is your professional ambition or dream?
My dream is to be the executive director of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. I will be interning in the Public Programming department this January working on contracts for two summer festivals so I’m off to a good start!
What are the three things you need to have on you at all times?
My planner, my phone, and lipstick.
Who are your three favorite artists, in any medium?
Too many to count but here are a few… Carrie Fisher Marcelo Gomes (principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre) Patrick Rothfuss (author of The Kingkiller Chronicles)