David Heath Lecture in Modern and Contemporary Art

Heath Lectures

The David Heath endowed lectureship has been made possible by the generosity of Dana Ruben Rogers, '87C, and Greg Rogers. This lecturship honors the memory of David Heath (1940-2005), whose enthusiasm for modern and contemporary art made his Heath Gallery (1965-1998) a pioneering Atlanta showcase for those seeking fresh, new work and a stimulating art scene. He was a generous mentor to collectors and artists alike and was especially generous to those Emory students who worked as interns in this vibrant environment, often continuing to mentor them well beyond graduation. Among the interns who benefitted from David's warm encouragement and friendship was Dana Ruben Rogers. 

David Heath Lecture in Modern + Contemporary Art

What Do Mirror Neurons Have to Do with Aesthetic Judgement?

April 18, 2019

Ruth Leys
Professor
Johns Hopkins University


David Heath Colloquium in Modern + Contemporary Art

Why Has It Been So Difficult To Study The Emotions?: Genealogical and Theoretical Issues

April 19, 2019

Ruth Leys
Professor
Johns Hopkins University

David Heath Lecture in Modern and Contemporary Art

El Anatsui's Metamorphic Objects

April 12, 2018

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Chika Okeke-Agulu
Princeton University

David Heath Colloquium in Modern and Contemporary Art

Reflections on Okwui Enwenzor's 'Redrawing the Boundaries' Editorial, 25 Years Later

April 13, 2018

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Chika Okeke-Agulu
Princeton University

David Heath Lecture in Modern and Contemporary Art

Plays Well with Others

April 13, 2017

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Daniel D'Oca
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Principal + Co-Founder, Interboro

David Heath Colloquium in Modern and Contemporary Art

Plays Well with Others

April 14, 2017

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Daniel D'Oca
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Principal + Co-Founder, Interboro

David Heath Lecture in Modern and Contemporary Art

Provenance

March 17, 2016

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Amie Siegel
Photographer, Video Arts, and Filmmaker

David Heath Colloquium in Modern and Contemporary Art

Double Negative, 14 October - 17 October 2015

March 18, 2016

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Amie Siegel
Photographer, Video Arts, and Filmmaker

David Heath Lecture in Modern and Contemporary Art

Double-Consciousness: The Discourse of Displacement in Contemporary Art

April 9, 2015

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Yasmil Raymond
Curator, Dia Art Foundation

David Heath Colloquium in Modern and Contemporary Art

Absolute Complicity: 77 Days as Ambassador to Thomas Hischhorn's Gramsci Monument

April 10, 2015

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Yasmil Raymond
Curator, Dia Art Foundation

David Heath Lecture in Modern and Contemporary Art

El Anatsui's Trajectory: The Art World Star from Nsukka

February 5, 2014

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Susan M. Vogel
Director, Museum of African Art
New York

David Heath Lecture in Modern and Contemporary Art

Industrial Revolution: A Short History of Fabrication and the Object

April 18, 2013

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Michelle Kuo
Editor
Art Forum

David Heath Lecture in Modern and Contemporary Art

Douglas Gordon's Antitheatricality

February 11, 2011

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Michael Fried
Johns Hopkins University

David Heath Lecture in Modern and Contemporary Art

Eva Hesse: sub-objects and studiowork

February 19, 2009

Briony Fer
University College
London

David Heath Lecture in Modern and Contemporary Art

Periodizing Contemporary Art

March 26, 2009

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Alexander Alberro
Barnard College
Columbia University

David Heath Lecture in Modern and Contemporary Art, Inaugural Lecture

Kant and the Work of Art

April 10, 2008

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Arthur C. Danto
Columbia University