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2015

January

Thursday, January 29, 2015, 6:00 PM
*Due to poor weather conditions this week, the Greek and Roman Seminar on Thursday (1/29) has been cancelled. We hope to announce a new date later this semester.*
The Seminar on Greek and Roman Art and Architecture
Stefano Vassallo, Superintendency of Palermo
The New Excavations in the Necropolis of Himera
RSVP required

Friday, January 30, 2015, 2:30 PM
IFA-Frick In-House Symposium
This event is open only to the IFA community.

February

Thursday, February 5, 2015, 6:00 PM
Latin American Forum
Susan Aberth, Associate Professor of Art History, Bard College
The Visual Culture of Occultism: Surrealist Women Artists in Context
Please check back for RSVP information.


Friday, February 6, 2015, 6:00 PM
The China Project Workshop
Freda Murck, Independent Scholar 
Is Cui Bo's Magpie and Hare of 1061 an Allegory?
RSVP required

Monday, February 9, 2015, 6:00 PM
Judith Praska Distinguished Visiting Professor in Conservation and Technical Studies Lecture
Salvador Muñoz Viñas, Professor and Head of Paper Conservation, Universitat Politècnica de València
Pride and Prejudice and Patina
This event is at capacity and we are no longer accepting RSVPs
The lecture will be livebradcast on this webpage.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 6:00 PM
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lectures
James Elkins, ​E.C. Chadbourne Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
The End of the Theory of the Gaze
RSVP required

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 12:30 PM
CAA 2015: Field/Work: Object and Site:
The Art of Archaeology; an Art Historical Perspective

A panel discussion in conjunction with the CAA annual meeting.
Please note this event takes place at the IFA Lecture hall.
RSVP required

Thursday, February 12, 2015, 12:30pm
CAA 2015: Field/Work: Object and Site:
Conservation and the Future of Art

A panel discussion in conjunction with the CAA annual meeting.
Please note this event takes place at the IFA Lecture hall.
RSVP required

Thursday, February 12, 2015, 5:30pm
CAA 2015: Field/Work: Object and Site:
The Field of Art History and its Work

A panel discussion in conjunction with the CAA annual meeting.
Please note this event takes place at the IFA Lecture hall.
Followed by a public reception.
RSVP required

Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 12:30 – 2:00 PM
Works in Progress
Presentation by Ami Brett
This event is open only to the IFA community.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 6:30 PM
Colloquium on Art in Spain and Latin America
Denise Birkhofer, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College
The Body and the Void in the Art of Mira Schendel and Eva Hesse
RSVP required

Thursday, February 19, 2015, 6:00 PM
Points of Contact: New Approaches to Islamic Art
Imran bin Tajudeen, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore
Regional and Transregional Negotiations in Southeast Asia's Islamic Architecture: New Approaches
RSVP required

Monday, February 23, 2015, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Works in Progress
Presentation by Marya Fisher
This event is open only to the IFA community.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 6:30 PM
Artists at the Institute
Sharon Hayes 
RSVP required

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 6:00 PM
The Seminar on Greek and Roman Art and Architecture
Jenifer Neils, Elsie B. Smith Professor in the Liberal Arts, Department of Classics, Case Western Reserve University
The Shield of the Athena Parthenos: A New Reconstruction
RSVP required

March

Monday, March 2, 2015, 5:30pm
Mellon Research Initiative
Mellon Student Reading Group meeting
Convened in conjunction with the upcoming conference Surfaces (15th-19th Centuries)
Open only to current IFA students.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 6:30 PM
Artists at the Institute
Tehching Hsieh
RSVP required

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 6:00 PM
Colloquium on Modern and Contemporary Art from the Middle East and South Asia
A Roundtable Discussion on Arab Art hosted by Khaled Malas and Claire Brandon
Please check back for event details.

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 6:00 PM
Colloquium on Art in Spain and Latin America
Rachel Weiss, Professor of Arts Administration and Policy, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Uses and Re-Uses of the Radical Pasts
RSVP required

Saturday, March 7, 2015
Representations of Musicians in the Coroplastic Art of the Ancient World: Iconography, Ritual Contexts and Functions
A special conference organized by Angela Bellia and Clemente Marconi
More information and a list of speakers.

Monday, March 9, 2015, 12:30 – 2:00 PM
Works in Progress
Presentation by Brett Lazer
This event is open only to the IFA community.

Monday, March 9, 2015, 6:00 PM
The Samuel H. Kress Lecture
Iris Schaefer, Head of the Department of Technology and Conservation, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum and Fondation Corboud, Cologne, Germany
New insights into the Genesis of Stefan Lochner´s Altarpiece of the Patron Saints of Cologne

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 6:00 PM
Latin American Forum
A Round Table on Curating Modern and Contemporary Arts of the Americas
Speakers:
Richard Aste, Curator of European Art, Brooklyn Museum
Gabriela Rangel, Director of Visual Arts, The Americas Society
Pablo León de la Barra, UBS MAP Curator of Latin American Art, Guggenheim Museum
Iria Candela, Estrellita Brodsky Curator of Modern Latin American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Friday, March 13, 2015, 6:00 PM
The China Project Workshop
Clarissa von Spee, Curator, China, British Museum
Multiples in Chinese Painting
RSVP required

Friday, March 20, 2015, 6:30 PM
The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Eleni Mantzourani, Professor of Archaeology, Department of Art and Archaeology, University of Athens and Onassis Foundation Visiting Scholar
Modeling everyday life in Crete and Cyprus with reference to Egypt

Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 6:00 PM
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lectures
Carol Armstrong, Professor, History of Art, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Yale University
Cézanne’s Gravity
RSVP required

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 6:00 PM
Points of Contact: New Approaches to Islamic Art
Islamization and Material Culture in Eastern Africa: Recent Fieldwork
Mark Horton, Professor in Archaeology, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Bristol
Facing Mecca, across the ocean; early Islamic architecture in East Africa
and
Bertrand Hirsch, Professeur, Université de Paris-I; Directeur, Centre de Recherches Africaines
Ten years of research on medieval Islamic cities of the Horn of Africa: a critical review
RSVP required

Friday, March 27th, 2015
Mellon Research Initiative
Surfaces (15th-19th Centuries)
Organized by Noemie Etienne, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Fine Arts-NYU
[Full description and a list of speakers]
RSVP Required

April

Thursday, April 2, 2015, 6:00 PM
The Seminar on Greek and Roman Art and Architecture
Verena Gassner, Professor, University of Vienna
The Hellenistic Sanctuaries of Velia
RSVP required

Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Works in Progress
Presentation by Thelma K. Thomas, Associate Professor of Fine Arts
This event is open only to the IFA community.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 6:00 PM
The Seminar on Greek and Roman Art and Architecture
Paul Zanker, Professor of Storia dell’Arte Antica, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa
Lecture Title Forthcoming
RSVP required

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 6:00 PM
Latin American Forum
>Artist Liliana Porter in Conversation with Edward J. Sullivan
Please check back for RSVP information.

Friday, April 17, 2015, 2:00 – 5:30 PM
IFA-Frick Symposium
Please check back for RSVP information.

Friday, April 17, 2015, 6:30 PM
The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Susan Lupack,Editor, Hesperia, The Journal of the American School of Classical Study at Athens
Lecture Title Forthcoming

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 6:00 PM
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lectures
Barry Bergdoll, Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University
Exhibiting Failure(s): Architecture's paradoxical life on display at MoMA since 1932
RSVP required

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 6:00 PM
Points of Contact: New Approaches to Islamic Art
Art and Architecture of the Deccan: a Conversation
Navina Haidar, Curator, Department of Islamic Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
and
Phillip B. Wagoner, Professor of Art History, Department of Art and Art History; Professor, Archaeology Program, Wesleyan University
RSVP required

Friday, April 24, 2015, 6:00 PM
The China Project Workshop
François Louis, Associate Professor, The Bard Graduate Center
Picturing Antiquity in China's Middle Period: Nie Chongyi's Illustrations to the Rites Classics
RSVP required

Monday, April 27, 2015, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Works in Progress
Presentation by Hsueh-Man Shen, Assistant Professor; Ehrenkranz Chair in World Art
This event is open only to the IFA community.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 6:00 PM
The Seminar on Greek and Roman Art and Architecture
Michael Squire, Lecturer, King’s College, London
Homer and the ekphrasists: Text and image in the Elder Philostratus’s Scamander (Imagines I.1)
RSVP required

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 6:00 PM
Colloquium on Art in Spain and Latin America
Irene Small, Assistant Professor, Princeton University
Poor Image and Meta-Medium: Hércules Florence and the Invention of Photography in Brazil
RSVP required

May

Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 6:00 PM
Latin American Forum
Digital Torres-García 
A special panel discussion on the Uruguayan modernist artist, Joaquín Torres-García, moderated by Edward J. SullivanHelen Gould Sheppard Professor in the History of Art, Institute of Fine Arts and College of Arts and Sciences, NYU
Speakers:
Luis Pérez-OramasEstrellita Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art for the Department of Drawings and Prints, Museum of Modern Art
Mari Carmen RamírezWortham Curator of Latin American ArtDirector, International Center for the Arts of the Americas, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Cecilia de Torres, Scholar and head of the catalogue raisonné project on artist 
Susanna Temkin, IFA Ph.D. Candidate and Research and Archive Specialist, Cecilia de Torres, Ltd.               
Please check back for RSVP information.

Friday, May 8, 2015, 6:00 PM  
The China Project Workshop   
Yunru Chen, Curator of Chinese Paintings, National Palace Museum, Taipei 
The Legacy of Song Huizong in East Asian Art
RSVP required

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