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The Great Hall Exhibitions


The Institute of Fine Arts is pleased to announce that the spring 2014 exhibition will feature works by the acclaimed sculptor Rachel Harrison. Public Hours 1:00 to 4:00 PM every Sunday, April 27 to May 11, 2014. Read more

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2014

January

Friday, January 17, 2014, 6:30 PM
The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Adamantia Vassilogambrou, Ephoreia of Laconia
A new Mycenaean palace in Laconia: Excavations at Agios Vasileios

Open to the public.

Thursday, January 30, 2014, 6:00 PM
Seminar on Greek and Roman Art and Architecture
Francesco de AngelisAssociate Professor of Roman Art and Archaeology, Columbia University
Gods, Temples, and Visibility: Representing Ritual in Roman State Art 
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Friday, January 31, 2014, 2:30 – 5:00 PM
In-House IFA-Frick Symposium
This event is open only to the IFA community.

February

Saturday, February 1, 2014*
Mellon Research Initiative
Workshop on Digital Tools
Organized by Jonathan Hay, Deputy Director for Faculty and Administration; Ailsa Mellon Bruce Professor of Fine Arts, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
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Open to the public, RSVP required. For reservations click hereOpen link in new window. * Please note date change

Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 12PM
Colloquium for Modern and Contemporary Art from the Middle East and South Asia
Afruz Amighi in conversation with Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi
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Thursday, February 6, 2014, 6:00 PM
Colloquium on Art in Spain and Latin America
Jonathan Brown, Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor of Fine Arts, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
El Greco and Ribera: The Workshop as Factory
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 12:30 PM
Rendez-vous: An International Seminar on French Art
Carole Blumenfeld, Research Fellow¸Palais Fesch-Musée des Beaux-arts d'Ajaccio
Marguerite Gérard, the most successful genre painter of her time
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Thursday, February 20, 2014, 6:00 PM
Colloquium on Art in Spain and Latin America
Adele NelsonAssistant Professor of Art History, Temple University
A Genealogy of Modernism for Brazil: Mário Pedrosa and the Second São Paulo Bienal
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Friday, February 21, 2014, 6:00 PM
The China Project Workshop
Qianshen Bai, Associate Professor, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Boston University
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Friday, February 21, 2014, 6:30 PM
The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Jerolyn Morrison, Doctoral Candidate, University of Leicester
The Art and Archaeology of Cooking: Late Minoan Mochlos and Papadiokambos
Open to the public.

Monday, February 24, 2014
Mellon Research Initiative
Mellon Student Reading Group meeting
This event is open only to current IFA students.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 6:00 PM
Latin American Forum
Mari Carmen Ramírez, Wortham Curator of Latin American Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Director, International Center for the Arts of Americas
Re-assessing Postwar Realisms: The Case of Antonio Berni
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Thursday, February 27, 2014, 6:00 PM
Seminar on Greek and Roman Art and Architecture
Ken Lapatin, Associate Curator of Antiquities, J. Paul Getty Museum
What’s in a Name: Signatures on Classical Gems, Ancient and Modern
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Friday, February 28, 2014
Mellon Research Initiative
Is Contemporary Art History?
Organized by Robert Slifkin, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Open to the public, RSVP required. For reservations click hereOpen link in new window.

March

Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 6:00 PM
Latin American Forum
Roberto Tejada, Professor of Art History, Southern Methodist University, Dallas
Camera-Culture and Experience in São Paulo
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Thursday, March 6, 2014, 6:00 PM
The 8th Annual Kirk Varnedoe Lecture Series
Briony Fer, 2014 Spring Varnedoe Visiting Professor, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
'States of Abstraction'
Lygia Clark and the problem of art
Open to the public, RSVP required. For reservations click hereOpen link in new window.

Friday, March 7, 2014, 6:00 PM
The China Project Workshop
Hiromi Kinoshita, Associate Curator of Chinese Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 6:00 PM
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series
Eva Hoffman, Assistant Professor of Art and Art History, Tufts University
Connections Far and Wide: Translating Art and Culture in the Medieval Mediterranean World
Open to the public, RSVP required. For reservations click here.

Thursday, March 13, 2014, 6:00 PM
The 8th Annual Kirk Varnedoe Lecture Series
Briony Fer, 2014 Spring Varnedoe Visiting Professor, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
'States of Abstraction'
Abstraction and abjection: Eva Hesse and conditions of making
Open to the public, RSVP required. For reservations click hereOpen link in new window.

Friday, March 14, 2014, 12:30pm
Rendez-vous: An International Seminar on French Art
Frédérique Baumgartner, Lecturer and Director of M.A. in Art History, Columbia University
Women Artists in Hubert Robert’s Views of the Louvre’s Grande Galerie
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Friday, March 14, 2014, 6:30 PM
The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Thomas Strasser, Associate Professor of Art History, Providence College
Ice Age Sea Faring in the Mediterranean: Dramatic New Evidence from Southwest Crete.
Open to the public.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 6:00 PM
The 8th Annual Kirk Varnedoe Lecture Series
Briony Fer, 2014 Spring Varnedoe Visiting Professor, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
'States of Abstraction'
Abstraction’s ‘B’ side: Albers and Reinhardt
Open to the public, RSVP required. For reservations click hereOpen link in new window.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 3:00 PM
The China Project Workshop
Shane McCausland, Reader in the History of Art in China, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Lecture title forthcoming
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 6:30 PM
Artists at the Institute
Paul Pfeiffer
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Thursday, March 27, 2014, 6:00 PM
Judith Praska Distinguished Visiting Professor in Conservation Lecture
Alan Phenix, Scientist, The Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles
Some instances in the history of distilled oil of turpentine, the disappearing painters’ material
This event is by invitation only.

April

Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 6:00 PM
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series
Julia Bryan-Wilson, Associate Professor of Art History, University of California, Berkeley
Zoo Mantras: Simone Forti in Rome
Open to the public, RSVP required. For reservations click hereOpen link in new window.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Mellon Research Initiative
Mellon Student Reading Group meeting
This event is open only to current IFA students.

Friday, April 4, 2014, 6:00 PM
The China Project Workshop
Roderick Campbell, Assistant Professor of East Asian Archaeology and History, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU
Open to the public, RSVP required. For reservations click hereOpen link in new window.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 12:30pm
Rendez-vous: An International Seminar on French Art
Jessica FrippPostdoctoral Fellow in Material and Visual Culture, Parsons The New School for Design, New York
Caricature and Rebellion in Rome in the Eighteenth Century
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 6:30 PM
Artists at the Institute
Tania Bruguera
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Thursday, April 10, 2014, 6:00 PM
Latin American Forum
Linda Rodriguez, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Art History, New York University
History and Art in Early 19th Century Cuba
We are no longer accepting RSVPs for this event.

Friday, April 11, 2014
Mellon Research Initiative
Materiality in Japan: Making, Breaking and Conserving Works of Art and Architecture
Organized by Anton Schweizer, 2012-2014 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 6:00 PM
Seminar on Greek and Roman Art and Architecture
Mark Wilson JonesSenior Lecturer in Architecture and Director of Postgraduate Research, University of Bath
Temples, Orders and Gifts to the Gods in Ancient Greece.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 6:00 PM
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series
Alessandra Russo, Associate Professor, Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Columbia University
Untranslatable Images?
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 5:30 PM
A panel discussion in collaboration with the French Embassy in the United StatesOpen link in new window
Protocols of Participation: Recent Models of Socially Engaged Art in the United States and Europe
Organized by Alexander Nagel, Professor of Fine Arts, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU and Thomas Crow, Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU.
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Friday, April 25, 2013, 3:00 PM
IFA-Frick Symposium
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 6:00 PM
Excavations at Samothrace
Bonna D. Wescoat, Director of Excavations at Samothrace
From the Vantage of the Victory: New Research on the Nike Monument in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods, Samothrace
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 6:00 PM
A special panel discussion moderated by David O'Connor, Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Ancient Egyptian Art, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU; Co-Director, Yale University-University of Pennsylvania-Institute of Fine Arts, NYU Excavations at Abydos
Cultural Heritage in Troubled Times: War Damage, Pillaging, and Saving the Monuments
Speakers:
Matthew Adams, Senior Research Scholar, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU; Associate Director, Yale University-University of Pennsylvania-Institute of Fine Arts, NYU Excavations at Abydos
Zainab Bahrani, Edith Porada Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology, Columbia University
Sarah Brett-Smith, Associate Professor, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Finbarr Barry Flood, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of the Humanities, Institute of Fine Arts and College of Arts and Sciences, NYU
Laurie Rush, Cultural Resource Manager, U.S. Army Cultural Research Center, Installation Management Command (IMCOM), Fort Drum, New York
Eman Zidan, Conservator, Egyptian Museum, Ministry of State for Antiquities Affairs; Visiting Student, Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Open to the public, RSVP required. For reservations click hereOpen link in new window.

May

Thursday, May 1, 2014, 6:00 PM
Colloquium on Art in Spain and Latin America
Terry Riley, Architect, Keenen Riley Architects
Architectural Innovation in Spain: Post-Bilbao and Pre-Crisis
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Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 6:00 PM
Latin American Forum
Regina Silveira, Visual Artist, São Paulo
Regina Silveira in conversation with Edward Sullivan on her work and contemporary Brazilian art
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Thursday, May 8, 2014, 6:00 PM
Judith Praska Distinguished Visiting Professor in Conservation Lecture
Julie Wolfe, Associate Conservator in Decorative Arts and Sculpture Conservation, The J. Paul Getty Museum
Memory of Color: The Conservation of Roy Lichtenstein's Outdoor Painted Sculpture
This event is by invitation only.

Friday, May 9, 2014, 6:00 PM
The China Project Workshop
Eileen Hsiang-ling Hsü, Independent Scholar
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Saturday, May 10, 2014, 2:00 PM
Symposium in Memory of Evelyn B. Harrison
Opening remarks:
James R. McCredie and Randolph Harrison
Speakers:
Sheila Dillon, Professor of Art History and Classical Studies, Duke University; Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Archaeology, Roman Portrait Statuary in Athens
Rachel Kousser, Associate Professor, Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, Damnatio memoriae in Hellenistic Athens
Carol Lawton, Professor of Art History and Ottilia Buerger Professor of Classical Studies, Lawrence University, Asklepios in the City Eleusinion
Alan Shapiro, W. H. Collins Vickers Professor of Archaeology, Johns Hopkins University; Acting Chair, Department of Classics, Alkamenes and Erichthonios Revisited
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