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Artists at the Institute
Taking advantage of the IFA’s location in one of the world’s leading art centers, the Graduate Student Association invites artists to discuss their work at the Institute. Begun in 1983, these talks are now funded by a generous gift in memory of late IFA Professor Kirk Varnedoe, who inspired the series. The series normally includes two presentations per semester.
Walter W.S. Cook Annual Lecture
The Walter W. S. Cook Lecture is organized by the IFA Alumni Association in honor of Professor Cook, Founding Director of the IFA and historian of Medieval Spanish Art.
Current Trends in Medieval Art History
During the 2012-2013 academic year, the Institute of Fine Arts is inaugurating a series of lectures to explore current trends and new research in the field of western medieval art.
Richard Ettinghausen Memorial Lecture
This annual lecture was established by Elizabeth Ettinghausen in memory of her late husband Richard Ettinghausen, IFA professor of Islamic Art.
Samuel H. Kress Lecture
The Samuel H. Kress Lecture is delivered annually by a prominent scholar in conservation, who presents important issues within the fields of painting conservation and technical art history. This event is made possible through the generosity of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.
Archaeological Research at Selinunte
In 2011-2012, the IFA will host its first annual lecture on the Selinunte excavation in Sicily. The project’s director, Professor Clemente Marconi, and other members of the team will discuss the research they conducted on site.
Daniel. H. Silberberg Lecture Series
Planned and coordinated by the Graduate Student Association, this series of lectures invites art historians, archaeologists, and conservators, specializing in a variety of periods and genres to share their latest research with the IFA community and general public.
Kirk Varnedoe Memorial Lectures
The Kirk Varnedoe Memorial Lectures were established in 2006 to honor and perpetuate the memory of Professor Varnedoe’s dedicated and innovative teaching, mentoring, and scholarship at the Institute of Fine Arts. This series of three talks, given annually by the Visiting Varnedoe Professor, explores new research in modern and contemporary art.