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Conservation Conversation

Curators, conservators and students present recent installations of a Zulu beaded outfit in the Virginia Museum of Fine Art and a Himba headpiece (ekori) in the Carlos Museum followed by a larger discussion of the ways in which conservation informs the study and display of African art in these two institutions. 

Richard Woodward                           
Curator of African Art                      
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Wednesday, November 28
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall

Lovis Corinth Colloquium IX

"Landscape and the Visual Hermeneutics of Place, 1500-1700" 

March 21-23, 2019
Location TBD

Speakers include:

Boudewijn Bakker, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Emeritus
William Barton, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute
Mette Birkedal Bruun, University of Copenhagen
Sarah Crover, University of British Columbia
Karl Enenkel, University of Muenster
Reindert Falkenberg, NYU Abu Dhabi
Margaret Goehring, New Mexico State University
Bertram Kaschek, Technische Universitat Dresden
Corina Kleinert, University of Bamberg
Sarah McPhee, Emory University
Mark Meadow, UC Santa Barbara
Walter Melion, Emory University
Luke Morgan, Monash University
Alexandra Onuf, University of Hartford
Kathleen Perry Long, Cornell University
Lucas Reddemann, Universität Münster
Denis Ribouillault, Université de Montréal
Paul Smith, University of Leiden 
Bussels Stijn, Leiden University
Troy Tower, Humanist for Hire
Michel Weemans, EHESS
Andrew Yeung Bun Hui, Yale-NUS


The Cut and the Cause: Gordon Matta-Clark at Day's End

The question of the function of the work of art has only deepened over the past century as both the museum and the commercial art market have sought to structure its purpose exclusively.  There were always other mise-en-scène.  With Day's End at Pier 55 in New York City, Gordon Matta-Clark began a trajectory which brought his own well-informed political thinking into contact with a group of young Autonomisti in Sesto San Giovanni and led him to imagine the work of art purely as an engine of radical consciousness.

Molly S. Nesbit                               
Professor of Art
Vassar College

Thursday, November 15
Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall

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Sustainable Aesthetics

One might well wonder what it means to study the work of art as it exists in the foxholes outside the art market and the museum, what it means to study the work of art in life, outside the rules. No social or economic order ever reigns supreme. Modern works of art have always been able to assume other roles and exist in other spaces. Call them efforts to forge, practically and theoretically, a sustainable aesthetics. Matta Clark's work continues to provide inspiration, as does the writing of Antonin Artaud and Félix Guattari.

Molly S. Nesbit                             
Professor of Art                          
Vassar College

Friday, November 16
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Carlos Museum Conference Room

Nodes and Edges: Architecture in Baroque Rome under Pope Innocent X

Stephanie Leone
Boston College

Thursday, October 18
Jones Room, Woodruff Library

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Data by Design: A Cultural History of Data Visualization, 1786-1900

Lauren Klein
Georgia Tech

Monday, September 24
Jones Room, Woodruff Library

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Gawkers: Street Theater in Fin-de-siècle French Art

Bridget Alsdorf
Associate Professor
Princeton University

Tuesday, April 24
Carlos Hall, Room 212

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METAscripta: Continuing a Legacy of Shared Cultural Heritage

Debra Taylor Cashion
Saint Louis University

Monday, April 16
Woodruff Library, Jones Room

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Colloquium: Reflections on Okwui Enwezor's "Redrawing the Boundaries" Editorial, 25 Years Later

Chika Okeke-Agulu
Princeton University

Friday, April 13
Carlos Hall Conference Room

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David Heath Lecture in Modern + Contemporary Art: El Anatsui's Metamorphic Objects

Chika Okeke-Agulu
Princeton University

Thursday, April 12
Ackerman Hall, Carlos Museum

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2018 Lovis Corinth Colloquium

Quid est sacramentum?: On the Visual Representation of Mystery and Secrecy in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700’

March 29-31, 2018
Thursday, March 29th - Harland Cinema
Friday & Sat, March 30-31st: Pitts Theology Library CST 360

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Speakers include:

Monika Biel, Herzog August Bibliothek
Alicja Bielak, University of Warsaw
Carme López Calderón, University of Santiago de Compostela
C. Jean Campbell, Emory University
Tom Conley, Harvard University
Ralph Dekoninck, Université Catholique de Louvain
Peter Eversmann, University of Amsterdam
Ingrid Falque, Université Catholique de Louvain
Christine Goettler, Univerität Bern
Agnes Guiderdoni, Université Catholique de Louvain
Suzanne Karr Schmidt, Newberry
Stephanie Leitch, Florida State University
Mark Meadow, UC Santa Barbara
Walter Melion, Emory University
Eelco Nagelsmit, University of Groningen
Alexandra Onuf, University of Hartford
Bret Rothstein, Indiana University
Xavier Vert, EHESS
Madeleine Viljoen, New York Public Library
Mara Wade, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
Caecilie Weissert, Universität Stuttgart

Seeing African Arts

Yaëlle Biro
Associate Curator of the Arts of Africa
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi
Assistant Professor
Emory University

Tuesday, March 27
PAIS 280

The Art History Department invites you to consider possible references to classical African arts in Black Panther, the visibility of African arts in museums, and the work of curators more generally through a conversation with Yaëlle Biro, Associate Curator of the Arts of Africa at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi, Assistant Professor of Art History at Emory University.

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Old Company The Society of Jesus in Early Modern Europe and Beyond

Liam Matthew Brockey
Professor of History
Michigan State University

Friday, March 9, 2018
Modern Languages Bldg. 201

This seminar will consider the emergence and spread of the Society of Jesus in early modern Europe and the overseas
European empires in the Americas, Africa, and Asia. The goal will be to examine the Jesuits within the context of sixteenth century religion and politics, as an institution that grew dramatically over the
first two hundred years of its history. Special attention will be paid to the order's twin aims of education and mission, as well as to the specific devotional charism of the order that distinguished it from its contemporary religious orders.

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Panoramas, Pedestals, and Pulpits: Images in the Sermons of António Vieira

Liam Matthew Brockey
Professor of History
Michigan State University

Thursday, March 8, 2018
Modern Languages Bldg. 201

This talk examines the use of visual referents in some of the sermons of António Vieira, the greatest Jesuit orator of the seventeenth century. Marking the occasion of the first translation of his works into English, our discussion will not only introduce the audience to Vieira's life and works, but also consider the emotive qualities of his sacred oratory. It will show how he drew on the Jesuit spiritual tradition to create images in the minds of his audiences, whether they were in Portugal or Brazil. The central themes of the sermons chosen for this presentation will be confessional conflict, slavery, colonial society, and contemporary Catholic preaching.

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