Events Archive

2013

February 1, February 2, 2013
Duke House: A Case Study in Architecture, Decoration, and Art History
Watch this symposium online

February 6, 2013
Judith Praska Professorship Public Lecture
Christine Frohnert, Judith Praska Distinguished Visiting Professor in Conservation and Technical Studies, Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Power On: The Conservation of Electronic Media Art
Watch this lecture online

February 7, 2013
Current Trends in Medieval Art History
Beatrice Kitzinger
, 2012-2014 Mellon Fellow for Scholarship in the Humanities, Stanford University 
The Instrumental Cross and the Work of the Gospels in Carolingian Manuscript Illumination

Friday, February 8, 2013, 2:30 PM
In-house IFA-Frick Symposium
Open only to the IFA community.

February 11, 2013
Mellon Research Initiative
IFA Student Reading Group
Open only to the IFA community.

February 12, 2013
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series
Christiane Gruber, Associate Professor of Islamic Art, University of Michigan
Violence's Vestiges: The Martyrs' Museum in Tehran 

February 13, 2013
Alumni Careers Panel
Open only to the IFA community.

February 14, 2013
New York Renaissance Consortium
Machtelt Israëls Researcher, History of Renaissance and Early Modern Art, University of Amsterdam
(Re)Constructing Piero della Francesca's Altarpieces for Borgo San Sepolcro

February 15, 2013
IFA Alumni Reunion
Open only to IFA alumni.

February 19, 2013
Artists at the Institute
Agnes Denes
Watch this lecture online

February 22, 2013
The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Karen Polinger Foster, Professor, Yale Universit
The Adornment of Aegean Boats with Comparanda from Ancient to Modern Times 

February 22, 2013
The China Project Workshop
Nicholas Grindley
Moderated by Jonathan Hay, Institute of Fine Arts

February 25, 2013
Samuel H. Kress Annual Lecture
Claire Barry, Director of Conservation, Kimbell Art Museum
Sleight of Hand: Comparing the painting techniques in Caravaggio's Cardsharps and La Tour's Cheat with the Ace of Clubs at the Kimbell Art Museum 

February 26, 2013
Latin American Forum sponsored by the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art
Monica Kupfer, Independent Researcher and Curator, Bienal de Arte de Panama 
On the Map: Art in Central America since 1990

February 28, 2013
Current Trends in Medieval Art History
Holger Klein
, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University 
Spirited Matter and the Rhetoric of Enshrinement

March 1, 2013
The China Project Workshop
Alain Thote, École pratique des hautes études, Paris
Moderated by Lilian Tseng, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
Early Chinese Manuscripts in Archaeological Context 

March 4, 2013
Mellon Research Initiative
IFA Student Reading Group 
For more information about the group click here.
Open only to current IFA students.

March 7 – March 8, 2013
Mellon Research Initiative
Mapping: Geography, Power, and the Imagination in the Art of the Americas 
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March 12, 2013
Artists at the Institute
Haim Steinbach
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March 14, 2013
Current Trends in Medieval Art History
Kirk Ambrose, Associate Professor, Art History Late Antique and Medieval Art, University of Colorado Boulder
An (Il)Legible Capital from Moutiers-Saint-Jean 

March 22, 2013
The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier, Professor, former director of the German Archaeological Institute in Athens
The oracle sanctuary of Apollon of Abai/Kalapodi: cult continuity from the Mycenaean times to the Roman Imperial period in one of the most important sanctuaries of Ancient Greece

March 26, 2013
Seminar on Greek and Roman Art and Architecture
Tonio Hölscher
, Professor of Classical Archaeology, University of Heidelberg 
The Trojan War in Archaic Greek Art: A Chapter on Greek Pessimism

March 28, 2013
Colloquium on Art in Spain and Latin America
Ronda Kasl, Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture before 1800, Indianapolis Museum of Art 
Virtue Exemplified: Sovereignty and Salvation at the Cartuja de Miraflores

April 3, 2013
Archaeological Research at Abydos
David O’Connor, 
Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Ancient Egyptian Art; Co-Director, Yale University-University of Pennsylvania-Institute of Fine Arts, NYU Excavations at Abydos

April 4, 2013

Seminar on Greek and Roman Art and Architecture
François Lissarrague
, Professor, L'École des hautes études en sciences sociales (ÉHESS), Paris 
Attic Vase-inscriptions: the Verbal and the Visual

April 5, 2013
The China Project Workshop
Denise Leidy, Curator, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Extreme Practices: Shakyamuni and other Ascetics in Buddhist Art  
Moderated by Hsueh-man Shen, Institute of Fine Arts

April 8, 2013

Current Trends in Medieval Art History
Jeffrey Hamburger, 
Kuno Francke Professor of German Art and CultureHarvard University 
Script as Image

April 9, 2013
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series
Richard Clay, Senior Lecturer in the History of Art and Co-Director of the Heritage and Cultural Learning Hub, University of Birmingham (U.K.)
Iconoclasm and Violence in Revolutionary Paris, 1789-1795
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April 10, 2013

The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Gerald Cadogan, Professor, British School at Athens
M & M’s. Myrtos and Malia: Middle Minoan entente cordiale? Or unitary state?

April 11, 2013

Colloquium on Art in Spain and Latin America
Richard Kagan, Professor, Department of History, Johns Hopkins University
The Spanish Craze: America Discovers and Displays Spanish Art, 1890-1930

April 12, – April 13, 2013

Mellon Research Initiative
Archaeology, Heritage, and the Mediation of Time
Watch this conference online.
     
Monday, April 15, 2013
Celebrating the Conservation of York Minster
Sarah Brown and Dr. Kate Giles 
"Preserving the Heavenly Jerusalem: Stone and Glass Conservation and Research at York Minster"

April 16, 2013
Latin American Forum sponsored by the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art
Krista Thompson
, Associate Professor, Northwestern University
"I was here, but I disappear”: Ivanhoe Martin and the Effect of Photographic Disappearance in Jamaica

April 17, 2013
Judith Praska Professorship Public Lecture
Carol Mancusi-Ungaro, Judith Praska Distinguished Visiting Professor in Conservation and Technical Studies, Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Cues From Cy Twombly

April 18, 2013
Current Trends in Medieval Art History
Achim Timmerman, Associate Professor, Department of History of Art, University of Michigan  
Vain Labors: Late Medieval Didactic Imagery in the French Maritime Alps

April 19, 2013
IFA-Frick Symposium
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April 30, 2013
New York Renaissance Consortium
Scott Nethersole
, Lecturer, The Courtauld Institute of Art
"My pain is ever before you": The Flagellation of Christ in fifteenth-century Florence.

May 3, 2013
The China Project Workshop
Joe Scheier-Dohlberg, Assistant Curator, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Moderated by Lulu Brotherton, SUNY, New Paltz

May 7, 2013
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series
Robert Hayden, Professor of Anthropology, Law and Public & International Affairs and Director, Russian and East European Studies, University of Pittsburgh
Intersecting Religioscapes: A Comparative Approach to Trajectories of Change, Scale, Competition, Sharing and Violence in Religious Spaces
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May 9, 2013
Seminar on Greek and Roman Art and Architecture 
Elizabeth Bartman
, President, Archaeological Institute of America 
Henry Blundell and His Classical Marbles

May 14, 2013
Artists at the Institute
Julie Mehretu
Watch this lecture online.

May 21, 2013
Institute of Fine Arts Graduation

September 17, 2013
The 7th Annual Kirk Varnedoe Lecture Series
Thierry de Duve, Fall 2013 Varnedoe Visiting Professor, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Kant's 'Free play...' in Light of Minimal Art
Watch this lecture online.

September 19, 2013
Exploring the Ancient World Archaeological Field Research at the Institute of Fine Arts: Archaeological Projects of the Institute of Fine Arts

September 26, 2013
Colloquium on Art in Spain and Latin America
Eduardo DouglasAssociate Professor of Art History, University of North Carolina
Points of Contention: The Sources and Development of Painting Traditions in Spanish America

September 27, 2013
The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Robert B. Koehl, Professor of Classical and Oriental Studies, Hunter College
It’s a Dog’s Life: Canines in Minoan Culture

September 30, 2013
Mellon Research Initiative
Mellon Student Reading Group meeting
This event was open only to current IFA students.

October 1, 2013
Latin American Forum
Miriam Basilio
, Associate Professor of Art History and Museum Studies, NYU
The Evolving Canon: Latin American Art at MoMA 1945-55

October 3, 2013
Seminar on Greek and Roman Art and Architecture
Jas Elsner, Humfrey Payne Senior Research Fellow in Classical Archaeology and Art, University of Oxford; Visiting Professor of Art History, University of Chicago
Art and Rhetoric in the Arch of Titus

October 4, 2013 – October 5, 2013
Mellon Research Initiative
Art History and the Art of Description
Organized by Jas Elsner, Humfrey Payne Senior Research Fellow in Classical Archaeology and Art, University of Oxford; Visiting Professor of Art History, University of Chicago
Watch video from this conference online.

October 8, 2013
Rendez-vous: An International Seminar on French Art
Anne Lafont, Associate Professor of Modern Art History, University of Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
Proposals for an Atlantic Portraiture: Paris, Philadelphia, Saint-Domingue around 1800

October 8, 2013
Artists at the Institute
Rob Pruitt

October 10, 2013
Director’s Extracurricular Seminar
Noémie Etienne, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013-2015, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Does Conservation challenge Art History? Diderot, Goethe and the Materiality of Artworks

October 16, 2013
A special lecture in conjunction with Architecture and Design Month
Jean-Louis Cohen, Sheldon H. Solow Professor in the History of Architecture, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Le Corbusier, an Atlas of Modern Landscapes

October 17, 2013
Colloquium on Art in Spain and Latin America
Ilona Katzew, Curator and co-Head of Latin American Art, Los Angeles County Museum
Eighteenth-Century Painting in Mexico: Thoughts on the State of the Field

October 18, 2013
The China Project Workshop
Michael Hatch, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University

October 19, 2013
Tours of the James B. Duke House in conjunction with Architecture and Design Month

October 22, 2013
The 7th Annual Kirk Varnedoe Lecture Series
Thierry de Duve, Fall 2013 Varnedoe Visiting Professor, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Joseph Beuys and the German Past, Tentatively
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October 23, 2013
Latin American Forum
A special panel discussion sponsored by the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art: Mexican Art in Focus: New Research in Mexican Art History, Celebrating the Publication of James Oles's ART AND ARCHITECTURE IN MEXICO
Speakers will include Edward J. Sullivan (Helen Gould Sheppard Professor in the History of Art,Institute of Fine Arts, NYU), moderator, Barbara Mundy (Fordham University), Katherine Manthorne (CUYNY), Mary Coffey (Dartmouth), James Oles (Wellesley) 
Please note: This event was held at the King Juan Carlos I Spain Center 
53 Washington Square, First-Floor Screening Room 
New York, NY

October 24, 2013
The Walter W.S. Cook Annual Lecture
Emilie E.S. Gordenker, Director, Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis
Are Cross-Sections Boring? The Case of Saul and David

October 25, 2013
The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Joost Crouwel, Professor Emeritus, University of Amsterdam
Recent Work at Early Helladic Geraki, Laconia.

October 29, 2013
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series
Marie-Helene Girard,Visiting Professor of French, Yale University
'Un autre monde très lointain et très inconnu': British Painters in Paris in 1855.
Watch this lecture online.

October 30, 2013
Seminar on Greek and Roman Art and Architecture
Felix Pirson, Director, Deutsches Archaeologisches Institut – Istanbul
Conservation and Restoration Activities in Pergamon and Turkey

October 31, 2013
Colloquium on Art in Spain and Latin America
Luisa Elena AlcaláProfesora titular de Historia del arte, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
The Problem of the Canon and the History of Spanish Colonial Painting.

November 5, 2013
Latin American Forum
Gabriela Rangel, Director, Visual Arts, The Americas Society
Art and Politics in Venezuela 1960-80

November 7, 2013
Archaeological Research at Selinunte
Clemente Marconi, Director of Excavations at Selinunte; James R. McCredie Professor in the History of Greek Art and Archaeology, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU

November 8, 2013
Rendez-vous: An International Seminar on French Art
Chonja Lee, PhD Candidate, University of Zurich
L'Âme de Lotus: Floral Animations in French Art around 1900

November 11, 2013
Artists at the Institute
Benjamin Patterson
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November 12, 2013
The 7th Annual Kirk Varnedoe Lecture Series
Thierry de Duve, Fall 2013 Varnedoe Visiting Professor, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
“This is art”: Anatomy of a Sentence
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November 15, 2013
The China Project Workshop
Zheng Yan, Professor of Chinese Art, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

November 18, 2013
Richard Ettinghausen Memorial Lecture
Iranian Modernism: A Conversation
Speakers:
Lynn Gumpert, Director, Grey Art Gallery, NYU: Siah Armajani and Bijan Dowlatshahi 
Fereshteh Daftari, Curator and Scholar; co-Curator with Layla Dibaof the current exhibition Iran Modern, Asia Society: Parviz Tanavoli in context 
Edward Sullivan, Helen Gould Sheppard Professor in the History of Art, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU: Alternative Modernities: Middle Eastern & Latin American Art in the Mid-20th Century

November 19, 2013
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series
Michael Ann Holly, Starr Director Emeritus of the Research and Academic Program, The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Painted Silence
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November 21, 2013
The Seminar on Greek and Roman Art and Architecture
Tasos Tanoulas, Greek Ministry of Culture, former director of the Propylaia Restoration Project, Athenian Akropolis
The Propylaia to the Athenian Akropolis: New Evidence about the Classical Building

November 22, 2013
The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Nancy Thomas, Professor Emerita, University of Jacksonville
A Lion's Eye View from the Bronze Age

December 2, 2013
Mellon Research Initiative
Mellon Student Reading Group meeting
This event was open only to current IFA students.

December 3, 2013
Samuel H. Kress Lecture
Cecilia Frosinini, Coordinating Director of Art History, Opificio delle Pietre Dure
The Adoration of the Magi: The Fertile Mind of Leonardo da Vinci.

December 5, 2013
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series
Kaja Silverman, Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Professor of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania
Unstoppable Development

December 7, 2013
Mellon Research Initiative
Conservation and Its Contexts
Organized by Jim Coddington, Chief Conservator, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
For more information click here.

December 9, 2013
Rendez-vous: An International Seminar on French Art
Merel van Tilburg, Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre allemand d’histoire de l’art, Paris
Embroidery and Tapestry as History Painting in Belgium and France around 1900: Colonialist Exhibition Pieces by Hélène de Rudder and Georges Rochegrosse

December 9, 2013
Archaeological Research at Aphrodisias in 2013
Roland R.R. Smith, Director of Excavations at Aphrodisias; Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art, University of Oxford; Research Professor, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Alexander Sokolicek, Field Director of Excavations at Aphrodisias, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU

December 12, 2013
Seminar on Greek and Roman Art and Architecture
Roland R.R. Smith, Director of Excavations at Aphrodisias; Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art, University of Oxford; Research Professor, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
The Greek East under Rome: City Monuments and Political Ideology

December 13, 2013
The China Project Workshop
Lothar von Falkenhausen, Professor of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles

December 13, 2013
The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Sara Levi, Associate Professor, University of Modena
New Evidence for Mycenaean Trade with the West

2012

January 5th - April 15th, 2012
Field Season - Photographs for the IFA's Excavations at Abydos, Egypt
P hotographers Greg Maka, Amanda Kirkpatrick and Gus Gusciora will be showing a selection of work from the past three years. Curated by Ileana Selejan. [view invitation PDF]

January 27, 2012
In-house IFA/Frick Symposium
Open to IFA students and faculty only.

January 31, 2012
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series
Stanley Abe, Associate Professor of Art History, Duke University
The Modern Moment of Chinese Sculpture

February 2, 2012
Artists at the Institute
Peter Halley
Work and Play
Watch this lecture online.

February 3, 2012
Mellon Research Initiative
IFA Student Reading Group meeting

February 9, 2012
Colloquium on Spanish and Latin American Art and Visual Culture
Jesús Escobar, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Art History, Northwestern University
Madrid, Urbs Regia: The Seventeenth-Century City and Its Representation

February 10, 2012
The China Project Workshop
Hsueh-man Shen, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
Between One and Many: Interpreting Large Numbers in the Buddhist Art of China

February 17, 2012
The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Elizabeth Boaretto, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

February 18, 2012
Leonardo da Vinci - Recent Technical Findings and Discoveries
Wood Auditorium, 113 Avery Hall, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University.

February 21, 2012
The 6th Annual Kirk Varnedoe Lecture Series
Okwui Enwezor, 2012 Kirk Varnedoe Visiting Professor
Episodes in Contemporary African Art Setting the Stage: Contemporary African Art, From Postcolonial Utopia to Postcolonial Realism
Watch this lecture online.

February 23, 2012
Colloquium on Modern and Contemporary Art from the Middle East and South Asia
Walid Raad, Associate Professor of art, Cooper Union 
Scratching on Things I Could Disavow

February 28, 2012
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series
Zainab Bahrani, Edith Porada Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology, Columbia University
The Double: Difference and Repetition in Ancient Art

March 1, 2012
Mellon Research Initiative
IFA Student Reading Group meeting

March 6, 2012

The Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series
Michelangelo Sabatino, Associate Professor (and History-Theory Coordinator) at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, University of Houston
PRIDE IN MODESTY: Modernist Architecture and the Vernacular Tradition in Italy

March 8, 2012
Colloquium on Spanish and Latin American Art and Visual Culture
John Loomis, Director of the School of Art and Design of San Jose State University
Revolution of Forms, Cuba's Forgotten Art Schools

March 16, 2012
The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Susan Ferrence, Institute for Aegean Prehistory Academic Press

March 20, 2012
Director’s Extracurricular Seminar
Wanda Corn, Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor Emerita in Art History, Stanford University
Portraiture and the Making of Gertrude Stein

March 22, 2012
Artists at the Institute
Carroll Dunham
Carroll Dunham Speaks About His Recent Work
Watch this lecture online.

March 23, 2012
The China Project Workshop
Sarah Laursen, Visiting Research Scholar, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University

March 27, 2012
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series
Francesco de Angelis, Associate Professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University
Looking for Justice: Space, Images, and Attention in the Forum Augustum in Rome

March 29, 2012
The 6th Annual Kirk Varnedoe Lecture Series
Okwui Enwezor, 2012 Kirk Varnedoe Visiting Professor
At Home in the World: The Art of El Anatsui and William Kentridge
Watch this lecture online.

March 30-31, 2012
Mellon Research Initiative
Conference: Comparativism

April 3, 2012
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series
Michael Leja, Professor of Art History, University of Pennsylvania 
Cubism in Bondage:  Morgan Russell's Synchromism

April 5, 2012
Colloquium on Spanish and Latin American Art and Visual Culture
Juanjosé Lahuerta, Professor of the History of Art, School of Architecture, Barcelona; Senior Curator, Museu Picasso, Barcelona; Juan Carlos I Professor, New York University (Spring 2012)
Dalí and Architecture: Anachronic Modernism
Watch this lecture online.

April 13, 2012
The China Project Workshop
J.J. Lally, Owner, J.J. Lally & Co.

April 17, 2012
Mellon Research Initiative
IFA Student Reading Group meeting

April 19, 2012
New Faces from Egypt: Hellenistic Panel Paintings and their European Consequence
Co-sponsored by NYU Abu Dhabi

April 20, 2012
The Institute of Fine Arts-Frick Collection Symposium on the History of Art
Hosted by the Institute of Fine Arts
Watch this symposium online.

April 26, 2012
The 6th Annual Kirk Varnedoe Lecture Series
Okwui Enwezor, 2012 Kirk Varnedoe Visiting Professor
Disrupted and Disarticulated: Body Politic and the work of Marlene Dumas and Wangechi Mutu
Watch this lecture online.

April 27, 2012
The Forum on Forms of Seeing
Annual Symposium

April 28-29, 2012
Mellon Research Initiative
Conference: Image & Ontology in Comparative Perspective

May 4, 2012

The China Project Workshop
Lihong Liu, PhD Candidate, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
The Path in Mid-Sixteenth Century Suzhou Landscape Painting

May 11, 2012
The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Dimitri Nakassis, Assistant Professor of Classics, University of Toronto
Individuals in Linear B

September 10, 2012
Architecture and the Experience of Music: A Conversation around "Site and Sound" at the Institute of Fine Arts
Moderators: Marvin Trachtenberg and Jean-Louis Cohen
Panelists: Victoria Newhouse, Ricardo Scofidio, Carl Rosenberg, and Raphael Mostel
Watch video from this symposium here

September 13, 2012, 5:30 PM
Current Trends in Medieval Art History
Aden Kumler, Assistant Professor, University of Chicago
Surplus & Blankness: Medieval Art, de factis

September 14, 2012
The China Project Workshop
Dorothy Ko, Professor of History, Barnard College, Columbia University
Body,Text, and Stone: The Crafting and Connoisseurship of Inkstones in Eighteenth-Century China

September 18, 2012
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series
Wendy Bellion, Associate Professor of American Art, University of Delaware
The Afterlife of Iconoclasm: Sculpture in Early New York

September 19, 2012
Mellon Research Initiative
IFA Student Reading Group meeting

September 20, 2012
Colloquium on Art in Spain and Latin America
Timothy Barringer, Paul Mellon Professor, History of Art, Yale University
Art History vs Victorian Jamaica

September 27 – Saturday, September 29, 2012
Mellon Research Initiative
Beyond Representation: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Nature of Things
This event is jointly sponsored by Bard Graduate Center and the IFA’s Mellon Research Initiative, and organized by Jas Elsner, Finbarr Barry Flood, and Ittai Weinryb.

October 5, 2012
The China Project Workshop
Judith Zeitlin, Professor of Chinese Literature, University of Chicago
Yuhang Li, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Grinnell College
Performing Images: Opera in Chinese Visual Culture

October 9, 2012
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series
Andrew Herscher, Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Michigan
Envisioning Exception: Satellite Imagery, Human Rights Advocacy and Techno-Moral Witnessing
Watch this lecture online

October 11, 2012
Current Trends in Medieval Art History
Jacqueline Jung, Assistant Professor, History of Art, Yale University
Moving Pictures on the Gothic Screen

October 12, 2012
The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Thomas G. Palaima, Raymond F. Dickson Centennial Professor of Classics, University of Texas at Austin

October 16, 2012
Director’s Extracurricular Seminar
Anton Schweizer, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012-2014, Institute of Fine Arts - NYU
A Guardian for Sendai: urban, iconographic, and rhetoric spaces of shrine building in seventeenth-century Japan

October 16, 2012
Paragone Revisited: The Reunification of the Berlin Painting and Sculpture Collections
Julien Chapuis, Deputy Director, Sculpture Collection and Museum of Byzantine Art, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
Respondents: Luke Syson, Curator in Charge of the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Joe Rishel, Senior Curator of European Painting before 1900, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Watch video from this symposium here

October 18, 2012
Mellon Research Initiative
Publishing and the PhD
A public workshop on the art history publication in relation to the dissertation
Watch video from this workshop here

Thursday, October 18, 2012, 6:30 PM
Artists at the Institute
Wade Guyton

October 22, 2012
2012 Ettinghausen Memorial Lecture
Eloïse Brac de la Perrière
, Paris-Sorbonne University, Maître de conférences, Histoire de l'art et archéologie du monde islamique
Critical Perspectives on a pre-Mughal Koranic Manuscript: Research on the Gwalior Koran from the Aga Khan Collection

October 24, 2012
Latin American Forum sponsored by the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art
Dawn Ades, Professor of the History & Theory of Art, University of Essex and Independent Curator
Surrealism & the Surrealists in Mexico 1940-1947

October 25, 2012
Colloquium on Art in Spain and Latin America
Robert Davidson, Associate Professor of Spanish and Catalan, University of Toronto
The Revolution’s Hilton: The Havana Hilton Hotel from Burt Glinn to Ramón Serrano

November 9, 2012
The China Project Workshop
Linda Lin, Object conservator, Fellow, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Talk on Liao dynasty amber Moderated by François Louis (Bard Graduate Center)

November 13, 2012
Mellon Research Initiative
IFA Student Reading Group meeting

November 14, 2012
Walter W. S. Cook Annual Lecture
Nicholas Adams, Mary Conover Mellon Professor in the History of Architecture, Vassar College
Gunnar Asplund's Courthouse Extension in Gothenburg (1913-1936): The Ironies of its History

November 15, 2012
Colloquium on Art in Spain and Latin America
Michele Greet, Associate Professor of Art History, George Mason University
The Artists of the Bulletin de l’Effort Moderne: Latin Americans in Paris

November 16, 2012
Pinta Art Fair Panel: Curating Latin American Art in a Changing Environment
Panelists: Ilona Katzew (LACMA), Mary Schneider Enriquez (Fogg Museum, Harvard), Vanessa Davidson (Phoenix Art Museum), Rachel Mohl (Museum of Fine Arts Houston)
Moderator: Edward Sullivan

November 16, 2012
The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Janice Crowley, Independent Scholar

November 20, 2012
Greek and Roman Seminar
Olga Palagia, Deputy Head of the Faculty of History and Archaeology, University of Athens
The Boscoreale Frescoes as Reflections of Macedonian Funerary Paintings

November 27, 2012
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series
Melissa Chiu, Museum Director and Senior Vice President, Global Arts and Cultural Programs, Asia Society
Art + Politics in Chinese Contemporary Art
Watch this lecture online


November 28, 2012
NYRAC (New York Regional Association for Conservation)
Public Lecture
Julie Martin, Conservator, The Story of E.A.T.
Watch this lecture online

November 29, 2012
Archaeological Research at Selinunte 2012
Clemente Marconi, Director of Excavations at Selinunte and James R. McCredie Professor in the History of Greek Art and Archaeology, Institute of Fine Arts

November 30 – Saturday, December 1, 2012
Mellon Research Initiative
Digital Art History conference
Watch video from this conference here

December 4, 2012
Archaeological Research at Aphrodisias in 2012
Roland R.R. Smith, Director, Excavations at Aphrodisias; Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art, University of Oxford; Research Professor, Institute of Fine Arts

December 6, 2012
Greek and Roman Seminar
Ioannis Mylonopoulos, Assistant Professor, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University
Poseidon and His Youths on Cape Sounion: The Archaic Sanctuary, the Colossal Kouroi, and Political Dedications in Early-Sixth-Century Attica

December 7, 2012
China Project Workshop
Wen-shing Chou

Discussion on the problems of structuring a book on the visionary landscape of Wutaishan Moderated by Denise Leidy (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

December 7, 2012
The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Yannis Galanakis, Harvard University Center for Hellenic Center Studies, Washington DC

2011

January 20, 2011
Samuel H. Kress Lecture
Petria Noble, Head of Paintings Conservation, Mauritshuis, The Hague
Reconstructing Original Formats: Technical Examination of Rembrandt

January 25, 2011
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series
Susan Stewart, Professor of English, Princeton University
In View of Ruins

January 28, 2011
In-House Symposium
Lelia Packer, Lillian Stoner, and Rachel Kaplan
Presentations of current research by IFA students.

February 1, 2011
Silberberg Lecture Series
Christopher Heuer, Assistant Professor of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University
Dürer's Folds

February 3, 2011
The 5th Annual Kirk Varnedoe Memorial Lectures
Wu Hung, Spring 2011 Kirk Varnedoe Visiting Professor
Reading Absence: Three Moments in Chinese Art History
1644: Where Is the Broken Stele?

Watch this lecture online.

February 7, 2011
The 5th Annual Kirk Varnedoe Memorial Lectures
Wu Hung, Spring 2011 Kirk Varnedoe Visiting Professor
Reading Absence: Three Moments in Chinese Art History
1860: Photography Defines China

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Friday, February 11, 2011
The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Richard Janko
From Bronze Age to Iron Age: Linguistic Continuities and Discontinuities in the Aegean
Reservations required. To reserve email ifa.events@nyu.edu with “Aegean 2.11” in subject line.

February 15, 2011
The 5th Annual Kirk Varnedoe Memorial Lectures
Wu Hung, Spring 2011 Kirk Varnedoe Visiting Professor
Reading Absence: Three Moments in Chinese Art History
1985: Absence as Contemporaneity

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February 17, 2011
Colloquium on Spanish and Latin American Art and Visual Culture
Daniel Haxall, Assistant Professor, Department of Fine Arts, Kutztown University
Esteban Vicente, Abstract Expressionism, and the Spanish Legacy of Collage

February 22, 2011
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series
Carol Mancusi-Ungaro, Founding Director, Center for the Technical Study of Modern Art, Harvard Art Museums; Associate Director of Conservation and Research, Whitney Museum of American Art
The Elusive Original
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February 24, 2011
Artists at the Institute
Rachel Harrison

March 1, 2011
Artists at the Institute
Marina Abramovic
The Artist is Present
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March 3, 2011
Colloquium on Spanish and Latin American Art and Visual Culture
Diana Fane, Curator Emerita, Arts of the Americas, Brooklyn Museum
From Feather Shields to Coats of Arms: Iconographies of Place and Power in 16th Century Mexico

March 8, 2011
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series
Matthew Canepa, Assistant Professor of Art and Archaeology of Ancient Iran, Hellenistic Asia, and the late Roman Empire, University of Minnesota
Performances of Power and Topographies of Memory: Theorizing Competing Visual, Spatial and Ritual Technologies of Power in Hellenistic and Iranian Western Asia

March 10, 2011
Director's Extracurricular Seminar
Professor Wu Hung, Kirk Varnedoe Visiting Professor, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor of Art History, East Asian Languages & Civilizations at the University of Chicago ; Director of the Center for the Art of East Asia, University of Chicago.
On the Verge of Absence

March 11, 2011
The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Maria Iakovou
Copper routes, ports of export and regional gateways: Late Cypriot Settlement Histories and the loss of memory

March 19, 2011
Symposium in conjunction with the exhibition: Passion in Venice, Crivelli to Tintoretto and Veronese (The Man of Sorrows in Venetian Art) at the Museum of Biblical Art
New Perspectives on the Man of Sorrows: Art and Devotion in Renaissance Venice and the North
This event has been organized by IFA alumni William Barcham and Catherine Puglisi, co-curators of the exhibition.
For further information, please go to http://arthistory.rutgers.edu/sorrows/index.html

March 25-26, 2011
Symposium: Photo Archives and the Photographic Memory of Art History, Part III

March 28th, 2011
A Special Seminar by Roberto Nardi
Monastery of Saint Catherine in Sinai: the Conservation of the Mosaic of the Transfiguration.
This event is not open to the public.
Click here for information about Dr. Nardi's upcoming Lecture at the Metropolitan Museum, and a video about the project.

April 1, - April 2, 2011
Symposium: Contemporary Transatlantic Dialogues: Art History, Criticism, and Exhibition Practices in Spain and the United States

April 5, 2011
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series
Dana Leibsohn, Priscilla Paine Van der Poel Associate Professor of Art, Smith College
Trading Histories: Foreign Things in Manila and in Mexico

April 7, 2011
Artists at the Institute
Mika Rottenberg

April 12, 2011
Colloquium on Modern and Contemporary Art from the Middle East and South Asia
Iftikhar Dadi, Professor of Art History at Cornell University and Artist
Inaugural Lecture: Between Global Media and the Urban Subaltern.

April 15, 2011
The Institute of Fine Arts-Frick Collection Symposium on the History of Art
To be held at the Institute of Fine Arts

April 15, 2011
The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Panagiota Pantou

April 16, 2011
The Institute of Fine Arts-Frick Collection Symposium on the History of Art
To be held at the Frick Collection.

April 21, 2011
Colloquium on Spanish and Latin American Art and Visual Culture
James Oles, Senior Lecturer, Art Department and Adjunct Curator of Latin American Art, Davis Museum, Wellesley College
The Cézanne Effect in Latin America: From Rivera to Soto

April 26, 2011
Faculty Inaugural Lecture: Philippe de Montebello
A la recherche...d'un autre temps.

April 28, 2011
2011 Ettinghausen Memorial Lecture
Dr. Barbara Brend, Muhammad Juki's Shahnamah of Firdausi in Persia and India.

May 13, 2011
The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Speaker and lecture title to be determined.
Reservations required. To reserve email ifa.events@nyu.edu with “Aegean 5.13” in subject line.

September 9, 2011
The China Project Workshop
Jonathan Hay, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Professor, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
The center of Beijing and its imperial monuments ca. 1450: How did the urban and palace landscape differ from what we can still see today?

September 23, 2011
The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Stephanie Budin, Lecturer, Rutgers University
Woman and Child Imagery from the Bronze Age Aegean

October 5th, 2011
Dr. Gabriela Siracusano, Academic Director of the Centre of Production and Research in Artistic and Bibliographic Conservation and Restoration of the Universidad Nacional de San Martín (Argentina)
Pigments and Power in the Andes Materials for the Sacred: Cultural and Historical Approaches to South American Colonial Artistic Productions

October 6, 2011
Colloquium on Spanish and Latin American Art and Visual Culture
Stella Nair, Assistant Professor, University of California, Riverside
Architectural Paradigms of the Conquest: The Incas, the Spanish and the Church of Nuestra Senora de Montserrat

October 11, 2011

The Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series
Andreas Huyssen, Villard Professor of German and Comparative Literature at Columbia University
Urban Miniatures and the Feuilleton in Kracauer and Benjamin

October 13, 2011

Archaeological Research at Selinunte 2011
Clemente Marconi, Director of Excavations at Selinunte & James R. McCredie Professor in the History of Greek Art and Archaeology, Institute of Fine Art, New York University

October 14, 2011

The China Project Workshop
Jeehee Hong, Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Music Histories, Syracuse University
Commonalities between tombs and Buddhist sutra repositories during the 10th-14th centuries

October 14, 2011

The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Michael Cosmopoulos, Professor, University of Missouri

October 18, 2011

Artists at the Institute
Paul Chan

October 27, 2011

Shifting Challenges in the Protection of Archaeological Heritage
A panel discussion organized by the American Federation of Arts in association with the Institute of Fine Arts–New York University and the Association of Art Museum Directors with generous funding from Michael J. Steinhardt, the Leon Levy Foundation, the Malcolm Hewitt Wiener Foundation, and the Hazen Polsky Foundation.
To view the a recording of the webcast visit: http://media.rampard.com/afa/20111027/default.html

November 1, 2011

Director’s Extracurricular Seminar
Jennifer Raab, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Fine Arts, 2011-2013
The Art and Science of Detail: Frederic Church and Nineteenth-Century Landscape Painting

November 3, 2011
Artists at the Institute
Teresita Fernandez
Blind Landscapes

November 5, 2011
"Presentism" workshop.
Click here for a full description and list of speakers.

November 9, 2011
Director’s Extracurricular Seminar
Lecture by Bernhard Jussen (Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main)
A Plea for an Iconology of Historical Research

November 10, 2011

Colloquium on Spanish and Latin American Art and Visual Culture
Javier Bonnin, Bonnin Orozco Arquitectos
The Intersection of Architecture and Expressions of Identity in Ponce, Puerto Rico

November 11, 2011
Panel discussion: Agustin Fernandez: New Voices Interpret an Artistic Voyage from Cuba
to Paris to New York

Panelists: Susan Aberth (Associate Professor of Art History, Bard College); Rocio Aranda (Curator, El Museo Del Barrio); Elizabeth Cerejido (Independent Curator); Abby McEwen (Assistant Professor of Art History & Archaeology, University of Maryland, College Park); Discussant: Edward Sullivan (Helen Gould Sheppard Professor in the History of Art; Institute of Fine Arts and College of Arts and Sciences)
For more information please visit: www.agustinfernandez.net and http://www.pintaart.com.

November 11, 2011

The China Project Workshop
Bruce Rusk, Assistant Professor, Department of Asian Studies, Cornell University
Reignmakers: Ming Imperial Production and Its Imitators

November 15, 2011
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series
William Sherman, Professor of Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, University of York
The Reader's Eye: Renaissance Marginalia Between Illustration and Annotation

November 17, 2011
The Walter W.S. Cook Annual Lecture
A.A. Donohue, Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Bryn Mawr College
Contradictions in Greek Naturalism

November 18, 2011
The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Georgia Flouda, Visiting Research Fellow, Princeton University

December 1, 2011
Colloquium on Spanish and Latin American Art and Visual Culture
Luis Castañeda, Assistant Professor of Art History, Syracuse University
Museum, Monument, City: Archaeologies of Power in Modern Mexico

December 6, 2011

The Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series
Alicia Walker, Associate Professorof History of Art, Bryn Mawr College
Inscribing Sacred Space: Pseudo-Arabic and Holy Power at the Church of Hosios Loukas

December 8, 2011

Archaeological Research at Aphrodisias in 2011
Roland R.R. Smith, Director, Excavations at Aphrodisias; Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology & Art, University of Oxford; Research Professor, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU

December 9, 2011
The China Project Workshop
Colin Mackenzie, Senior Curator of Early Chinese Art, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
The renovation of the Chinese galleries at the Nelson-Atkins

December 16, 2011

The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Thomas Tartaron, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania

2010

January 21, 2010
Colloquium on Spanish and Latin American Art and Visual Culture
Luis Pérez-Oramas, The Estrellita Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art, MoMA
Alejandro Otero, Abstraction as Lightning: Quae Pingi Non Possunt

January 22, 2010
In-House Symposium
Presentations of current work by IFA students.

February 4, 2010
The 4th Annual Kirk Varnedoe Memorial Lectures
David Joselit, 2010 Kirk Varnedoe Visiting Professor, Institute of Fine Arts, Carnegie Professor, History of Art, Yale
States of Form: Against Meaning
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February 5, 2010
Silberberg Lecture Series
Anne Dunlop
, Associate Professor, History of Art and Renaissance
Studies, Yale University
The Mongols and Early Italian Painting

February 11, 2010
The New York Regional Association for Conservation (NYRAC) Lectures
Kate Moomaw, Postgraduate Fellow in Conservation, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
A Condition Survey Methodology & Database for Plastic Objects at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
and
Roger Griffith, Associate Conservator, The Museum of Modern Art and
Margo Delidow, Sculpture Research Fellow, The Museum of Modern Art
Turn it On: Turn it Off---Lighting in MoMA’s Collection of Architecture and Design

February 16, 2010
The 4th Annual Kirk Varnedoe Memorial Lectures
David Joselit, 2010 Kirk Varnedoe Visiting Professor, Institute of Fine Arts, Carnegie Professor, History of Art, Yale
States of Form: Governing Images
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February 18, 2010
Colloquium on Spanish and Latin American Art and Visual Culture

Edward Sullivan, Helen Gould Sheppard Professor in the History of Art, Institute of Fine Arts
Hatian Art after ca. 1945: A Trans-Continental Context

February 19, 2010
Silberberg Lecture Series
Martin Powers
, Professor of Art History, University of Michigan
The Cultural Politics of the Brushstroke

February 26, 2010
Silberberg Lecture Series
Christopher Heuer
, Assistant Professor of Art History, Princeton University
Dürer's Folds

March 3, 2010
The 4th Annual Kirk Varnedoe Memorial Lectures    
David Joselit, 2010 Kirk Varnedoe Visiting Professor, Institute of Fine Arts, Carnegie Professor, History of Art, Yale
States of Form: Plug-ins
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March 6, 2010
"Tout art s’apprend par art”
A Symposium in Honor of the Fiftieth Year of Colin Eisler’s Career at the Institute of Fine Arts
This event has been made possible through the generous support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Florence Gould Foundation.

March 12, 2010
Silberberg Lecture Series
Andrés Zervigón
, Assistant Professor of Art History, Rutgers
People Who Disliked Photographs. The Curious Case of Die Arbeiter-Illustrierte-Zeitung

March 31, 2010
Artists at the Institute
Andrea Zittel

April 5th, 2010
Nikos Hadjinikolaou, Professor of Art History at the University of Crete
El Greco’s View and Plan of Toledo: a Reconsideration
This lecture is open to the public. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
This lecture has been generously sponsored by the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA).

April 15, 2010
Colloquium on Spanish and Latin American Art and Visual Culture
Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, Director, Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros
The Reinvention of European Abstraction in Argentina 1944-1950

April 16, 2010
The Institute of Fine Arts-Frick Collection Symposium on the History of Art
To be held at the Institute of Fine Arts.

April 17, 2010
The Institute of Fine Arts-Frick Collection Symposium on the History of Art
To be held at the Frick Collection.

April 20, 2010
Faculty Inaugural Lecture
Alexander Nagel, Professor of Fine Arts, Institute of Fine Arts
Orientations in pre-European Art
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April 23, 2010
Silberberg Lecture Series
Romy Golan
, Professor of Art History, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Mirror Images/Eclipses: Italian Art in the 1960s

May 7, 2010
The Director’s Extracurricular Seminar
Professor David Joselit
, Kirk Varnedoe Visiting Professor, Institute of Fine Arts
Carnegie Professor, History of Art, Yale University
WITNESS: Spectatorship in Action

September 23, 2010
Colloquium on Spanish and Latin American Art and Visual Culture
Laura Bass, Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies, Tulane University
"Picturing Baroque Madrid: Social Geographies and Urban Curiosities"

September 28, 2010
"Anachronic Renaissance: a conversation with the authors"
Speakers: Alexander Nagel, Professor of Fine Arts, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University Christopher S. Wood, Professor of History of Art, Yale University
Moderators: Patricia Rubin, Judy and Michael Steinhardt Director, Institute of Fine Arts
Marvin Trachtenberg, Edith Kitzmiller Professor of the History of Fine Arts, Institute of Fine Arts

October 7, 2010
The Walter W.S. Cook Annual Lecture: Gary M. Radke, Dean's Professor of the Humanities, Syracuse University
"As will please the ladies": Planning Choirs, Kitchens, and Latrines in Fifteenth-Century Venetian Convents.

October 14, 2010
Colloquium on Spanish and Latin American Art and Visual Culture

Jo Labanyi, Director, King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at NYU and Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, NYU
"Noir Visuality in Spanish Cinema of the Early Franco Dictatorship: Complicating Regime Ideology”

October 15, 2010
Institute of Fine Arts' Conservation Center 50th Anniversary Symposium: Flashlight on Five Decades

October 19th, 2010
Silberberg Lecture Series
Boris Groys, Global Distinguished Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies, New York University; Professor of Art History, Philosophy and Media Theory, Staatliche Hochschule fur Gestaltung, Karlsruhe
"Rules of Repetition: Reflection of the Medium in the Time-Based Art"
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November 2, 2010

Silberberg Lecture Series
Dietrich Neumann, Royce Family Professor for the History of Modern Architecture and Urban Studies, Brown University
"A Skyscraper for Mussolini: Mario Palanti and Urban Planning in Fascist Rome"
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November 6, 2010
Symposium in Honor of Marvin Trachtenberg, Edith Kitzmiller Professor of the History of Fine Arts, Institute of Fine Arts.

November 9, 2010
Colloquium on Spanish and Latin American Art and Visual Culture
Nuno Senos, Resident Director, CIEE Study Center Lisbon and Associate Researcher, Centro de História de Além-Mar FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
"Counter-curved Walls and National Identity in Brazil"

November 18, 2010
Archaeological Research at Aphrodisias 2010
Presented by Roland R.R. Smith, Director, Lincoln Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford, Research Professor, Institute of Fine Arts;
and Esen Ogus, Field Director, Senior Research Scholar, Institute of Fine Arts

November 23, 2010
Silberberg Lecture Series
Pamela Smith, Professor, History Department, Columbia University
"Art, Science, and Techne: Practical Knowledge and the Written Word in Early Modern Europe"

December 2, 2010
Beat Brenk, Visiting Professor, Williams College
"Rhetoric, Ambition and the Function of the Cappella Palatina in Palermo"

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