Events

The Institute offers a diverse array of public programs throughout the academic year. Programs include annual lecture series, special lectures, symposia, and conferences which cover an extensive range of time periods and genres.

All public programs take place at the Institute, at 1 East 78th Street, unless otherwise noted.

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2015

September

Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 6:30 PM
Artists at the Institute
Speaker: Agnieszka Kurant
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Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:00 PM
Pre-Columbian Society of New York Lecture Series
Speaker: Eloise Quiñones-Keber, Professor Emerita, CUNY Graduate Center / Baruch College
Title:Tradition and Invention in the Deity Images of the Florentine Codex
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Wednesday, September 16th
Richard Ettinghausen Memorial Lecture
Speaker: Scott Redford
Title: Writing and Pseudo-Writing in Medieval Islam
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Friday, September 18, 2015, 6:30 PM
New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Speaker: Jason Earle, Institute for Aegean Prehistory
Title: Feasting and Founding on 'Mycenaean' Melos: A New Look at an Old Deposit from Phylakopi
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Thursday, September 24, 2015, 6:00 PM
Colloquium on Art in Spain and Latin America
Speaker: Jeffrey Schrader, Associate Professor, University of Colorado, Denver
Title: Iconoclasts Against the Old Masters: Artworks and Violence in Wartime Spain
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Monday, September 28, 2015, 5:30 PM
Conservation Center Event – Summer Projects Series
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October

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 6:00 PM
Kirk Varnedoe Memorial Lecture
Speaker: S. Hollis Clayson, Professor of Art History and Bergen Evans Professor in the Humanities, Northwestern University
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Thursday, October 8, 2015, 6:00 PM
Latin American Forum
Speaker: Edouard Duval Carrie
Title: A Conversation with Edouard Duval-Carrié and Edward J. Sullivan
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Friday, October 9, 2015, 6:00 PM
New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Speaker: L. Vance Watrous, SUNY Buffalo
Title: Recent Work at Gournia, 2008 - 2015: Finds and their Implications for Minoan Crete
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Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 6:00 PM
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lectures​ Speaker: Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Architecture & Design, and Director, Research & Development, The Museum of Modern Art
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Thursday, October 15, 2015, 6:00 PM
Pre-Columbian Society of New York Lecture Series
Speaker: Amanda Gannaway, Lecturer in Discipline, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University)
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Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 6:00 PM
Kirk Varnedoe Memorial Lecture
Speaker: S. Hollis Clayson, Professor of Art History and Bergen Evans Professor in the Humanities, Northwestern University
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6:00 PM
Colloquium on Art in Spain and Latin America
Speaker: Luis Castaneda,Assistant Professor, Art History Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
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Friday, October 23, 2015, 1:00 PM
Helen Frankenthaler Symposium
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Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 6:00 PM
Latin American Forum
Speaker: Liliana Porter
Title: A conversation with Liliana Porter and Edward J. Sullivan
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November

Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 6:00 PM
Latin American Forum
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Thursday, November 5, 2015, 6:00 PM
Colloquium on Art in Spain and Latin America
Speaker: Dr. Esther Gabara, Duke University, Durham, NC
Title: “The Gesture of Fiction: Invention as Intervention in Contemporary Art of the Americas”
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Friday, November 6, 2015, 6:00 PM
New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Speaker: Aslihan Yener, Koc University
Title: A Continuing Conversation about Alalakh: New Fresco Fragments from the Level VII Palace
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Monday, November 9, 2015, 5:30 PM
Conservation Center Event – Summer Projects Series
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 6:00 PM
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lectures
Speaker: Christine Poggi, Professor of History of Art, University of Pennsylvania
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Monday, November 16, 2015, 6:00 PM
Judith Praska Distinguished Visiting Professor in Conservation and Technical Studies Lecture
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 6:00 PM
Kirk Varnedoe Memorial Lecture
Speaker: S. Hollis Clayson, Professor of Art History and Bergen Evans Professor in the Humanities, Northwestern University
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Pre-Columbian Society of New York Lecture Series
Justin Kerr, Independent Scholar and creator of the Maya Vase Database
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Thursday, November 19, 2015, 6:00 PM
Walter W.S. Cook Annual Lecture
Speaker: Emily Braun, Distinguished Professor, Hunter College and the Graduate Center
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Monday, November 23, 2015, 6:00 PM
Latin American Forum
Speakers: Marta Minujin, Gabriela Rangel and Alexander Alberro
Title: Marta Minujín: Minucodes: A Panel Discussion & Book launch with the artist, Alexander Alberro (Columbia University), Gabriela Rangel (Americas Society) and Catherine Morris (Brooklyn Museum), moderated by Edward J. Sullivan
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December

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 6:00 PM
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lectures
Speaker: WJT Mitchell, Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor of English and Art History, University of Chicago
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Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6:00 PM
Aphrodisias Lecture

Friday, December 11, 2015, 6:00 PM
New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium

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