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2017 Calendar


The events calendar is subject to change.

January

Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 6pm
Medieval Art Forum
Paul Lott Lecture: featuring Charles T. Little
Speaker: Charles T. Little, Curator, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Title: The Art of Ivory in the Carolingian World: Assessing and Reassessing the Canon

February

Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 6pm
Intertwined: Opening Event and Panel
Speakers:
Josh Blackwell, Fiber artist; Professor, Bennington College
Julia Bland, artist
Susan Brown, Associate Curator of Textiles, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Samantha De Tillio, Assistant Curator, Museum of Arts and Design

Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 6pm
POSTPONED
Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series
Speaker: Brigid Doherty, Associate Professor of 20th Century Art, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 5:30 pm
Summer Projects Series, La Dolce Villa! Student Conservation Projects at La Pietra
Speakers: Various

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 6pm
CANCELED
Pre-Columbian Society of New York Lecture Series
Speaker: Simon Martin, Senior Research Specialist, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Friday, February 10, 2017, 6pm
New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Speaker: Peter M. Fischer, Senior Professor, Professor Cypriote and Near Eastern Archaeology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Title: Hala Sultan Tekke, Cyprus, 1600–1150 BCE: The Rise and Fall of a Trade Metropolis

Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 6pm
China Project Workshop
Speaker: Ellen Huang, University of California, Berkeley will speak on Jingdezhen porcelain makers' discoveries about surface, with examples from early Kangxi transitional wares and Qianlong double-layered vases
The discussion will be moderated by Lee Ambrozy, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU

Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 5:30 pm
Works in Progress
Speaker: Kent Minturn
This event is only open to the Institute's community

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 6pm
The Roberta and Richard Huber Colloquium on the Arts and Visual Culture of Spain and the Colonial Americas
Speaker: Julia McHugh
Title: Tapestries, Prints, and Private Libraries in Viceregal Peru

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 6pm
Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series
Speaker: Yukio Lippit, Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Japanese Art; Director of Undergraduate Studies, Harvard University

Monday, February 27, 2017, 6pm
Samuel H. Kress Lecture
Speaker: Michael Gallagher, Sherman H. Fairchild Conservator in Charge in the Department of Paintings Conservation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Title: Brokering Truths
WATCH ONLINE

March

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 6pm
The Roberta and Richard Huber Colloquium on the Arts and Visual Culture of Spain and the Colonial Americas
Speaker: Amanda Wunder, Associate Professor of History, Lehman College, and Art History, CUNY Graduate Center
Title: Baroque Seville: Sacred Art in a Century of Crisis

Friday, March 3, 2017, 6pm
China Project Workshop
Speaker: Guo Jue, Barnard College will speak on Baoshan Tomb 2 and Chu culture in the fourth century BCE
The discussion will be moderated by Lillian Tseng, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU

Monday, March 6, 2017, 6pm
Guest Lecture: Ridha Moumni
Title: European Art in Tunisian Palaces (1837-1881)

Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 6pm
Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series
Speaker: Ben Lerner
Title: The Kiss of Media: Ekphrasis at the Edge of Fiction

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 6pm
Judith Praska Distinguished Visiting Professors in Conservation and Technical Studies Lecture
Speaker: Thea B. van Oosten, Judith Praska Distinguished Visiting Professor
Title: "Plastics in Modern and Contemporary Art: Meant to Last Forever?"
watch online

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 6pm
Pre-Columbian Society of New York Lecture Series
Speaker: Jeffrey Quilter, William and Muriel Seabury Howells Director, Peabody Museum
Title: Tales of the Moche Kings and Queens: The Lords and Ladies of the Northern Deserts of Peru

Monday, March 20, 2017, 6pm
Renaissance Consortium
Speaker: Maria Loh
Title: Tangere, Tocco, Tactus, and the Genius of Titian

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 6pm
Panelists: Ian Wardropper, Director, The Frick Collection
Emily Rauh Pulitzer, Curator, Philanthropist and Founder, Pulitzer Arts Foundation
John P. Sare, Art Law Expert and Partner, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Moderator: Katharine J. Wright, Curatorial Fellow and Collections Specialist, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Title: Visions for the Greater Good: Three Leading Perspectives on Art, Collecting and Philanthropy

Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 5:30pm
Works in Progress
Speaker: Margaret H. Ellis
This event is only open to the Institute's Community

Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 6-7:30 pm
Spotlight on New Talents in Time-Based Media Art Conservation
with Amy Brost and Athena Christa Holbrook
Please note: This lecture takes place at the Michelson Theater, NYU Dept of Cinema Studies, 721 Broadway, 6th Floor, Room 648
watch online

Friday, March 24, 2017, 6pm
New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium

Monday, March 27, 2017, 6pm
Medieval Art Forum
Speaker: Jean-Marie Guillouët, Professor, Université de Nantes
Title: Hyper-Technical Gothic: A Social and Cultural History of Late Medieval Technicality (ca.1400-1530)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 6:30pm
Artists at the Institute
Artist: Nicole Eisenman, artist

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 6pm
NYU Curatorial Collaboration
Speakers: Megan DiNoia, Haley Pierce, Regina Harsanyi, Julia Bozer, and Eva Jensen

Friday, March 31, 2017, 6pm
China Project Workshop
Speaker: Sophie Volpp, Department of East Asian Languages and Literature; Department of Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley
| will discuss the problems of cross-disciplinary engagement, using as a case study the interest of art historians and scholars of literature in considering  Dream of the Red Chamber (Honglou meng) in tandem with the panoramic paintings (tongjing hua) of the Forbidden City.
The discussion will be moderated by Michele Matteini, Department of Art History and Institute of Fine Arts, NYU

April

Monday, April 3, 2017, 6pm
The Great Hall Display Case Exhibition Series
Artists Talk with Institute Alumna and Curator, Lisa Banner
Artists: Peter Hristoff, James Perkins, Piers Secunda, Jean Shin
watch online

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 5:30pm
Works in Progress
Speaker: Matt Hayes
This event is only open to the Institute's Community

Wednesday April 5, 2017, at 6 pm
Spotlight on New Talents in Time-Based Media Art Conservation
Dan Finn, "Time-based Media Conservation at the Smithsonian American Art Museum"
Brian Castriota, "Ontological Models and Authenticity in Time-Based Media Art Conservation"
The two “spotlights” are followed by a book presentation:
Hanna B. Hölling, "Paik’s Virtual Archive: Time, Change, and Materiality in Media Art"

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 6pm
Speakers: Molly Aitken, City College and Graduate Center, CUNY
Allison Busch, Columbia University
Title:Passionate Connoisseurship in Mughal India

Friday, April 7, 2017, 10:00 AM
Speakers: various
Title: THE ATTITUDES OF ARTWORKS: A Pop-Up Graduate Student Symposium

Monday, April 10, 2017, 6pm
Guest Lecture
Speaker: Dr. Ingo Herklotz, Professor, Philipps Universität Marburg
Title: Richard Krautheimer in Germany (1925-1933): Towards the Uncertain Origins of a Distinguished Career

Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 6:30pm
Great Hall Exhibition
Opening Event: Lucy Kim’s, Rejuvenate and Repeat

Thursday April 13, 2017, 6pm
Pre-Columbian Society of New York Lecture Series
Speaker: Mary E. Miller, Sterling Professor of History of Art and Senior Director of the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Yale University
Title: Were They Enslaved? Maya Figurines from Jaina and Beyond

Friday, April 14th, 2017, 6pm
IFA- ISLAA Symposium for Emerging Scholars
watch online

Saturday, April 15th, 2017, 10am
IFA- ISLAA Symposium for Emerging Scholars part II
watch online

Monday, April 17, 2017, 6:30pm
A panel discussion in conjunction with the Great Hall Exhibition
Speakers: Dawn Chan, Lucy Kim and Bina Venkatarama
Title: Legacy of the Natural

Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 6pm
Guest Lecture: Dimitri Laboury, Research Director, the National Foundation for Scientific Research of Belgium, and Associate Professor, Ancient Egyptian Art History, Archaeology, History, and Religion, University of Liège
Title: Painters and Painting Practices in Ancient Egypt

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 5:30 pm
Works in Progress
Speaker: Michele Marincola
This event is only open to the Institute's community

Friday, April 21, 2017, 2:30pm
IFA-Frick Symposium
Full program

Friday, April 21, 2017, 7pm
New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium

Monday, April 24, 2017, 6:30pm
NYU Curatorial Collaboration Salon
This event is only open to the Institute's community

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 5:30pm
Works in Progress
Speaker: Dipti Khera
This event is only open to the Institute's community

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 6pm
Walter W.S. Cook Annual Lecture
Speaker: Nadine Orenstein, Drue Heinz Curator in Charge, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Title: Hercules Segers and Rembrandt, the Eccentric and the Traditionalist
rsvp required watch online

Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6pm
Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series
Speaker: Lynne Cooke, Senior Curator, Special Projects in Modern Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Title: Curating the Incommensurables
rsvp required

Friday, April 28, 2017, 6pm
China Project Workshop
Speaker: Lü Pengliang, Bard Graduate Center and The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Speaking on Yuan dynasty bronzes
Moderated by Jonathan Hay, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
rsvp required

May

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 6:30pm
Artists at the Institute
Speaker: María Magdalena Campos-Pons
rsvp required Watch online

Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 5:30pm
Works in Progress
Speaker: Matt Worsnick
This event is only open to the Institute's community

Thursday, May 4, 2017, 6:00 pm
Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture
Speaker: Brigid Doherty, Associate Professor of 20th Century Art, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University
Title: Hanne Darboven’s onetwo and the Opposition of Writing and Describing
rsvp required Watch online

Friday, May 5, 2017, 6pm
China Project Workshop
Speaker: Yu-chih Lai, Academia Sinica
Speaking on the encounter between Chinese baimiao "plain-line" painting and European drawing.
The discussion will be moderated by Michele Matteini, Department of Art History and Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
rsvp required

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