IFA @ The College Art Association

The 2015 CAA conference will be held in New York City. If you are an IFA student, faculty member or alum presenting at the conference and would like to be included on this webpage, please email us the details at publicaffairs.ifa@nyu.edu.

2015 Alumni Reunion
hosted by the Alumni Association
Friday, February 13, 2015,
6:00—8:00 PM
Institute of Fine Arts

Please join us for an evening cocktail reception and the biannual Alumni Book Exhibition. As well as curator-led walk-throughs of the alumna-curated exhibition, LUCIFER'S KISS featured in the Great Hall Display Cases. RSVP RequiredOpen link in new window.


IFA faculty, students and alumni who are presenting at the 2015 CAA conference in New York City.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Maggie Popkin
Case Western Reserve UniversityOpen link in new window
Performative Architecture before the Modern Era
Beyond Gladiators: Performance, Memory, and the Roman Triumph in the Colosseum
Wednesday, 2/11/2015, 9:30 AM—12 PM
2nd Floor, Beekman Parlor

Clemente Marconi
Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Mellon Research Initiative Field/Work: Object and Site, Archaeology
Wednesday, 2/11/2015, 12:30 PM—2:00 PM
Institute of Fine Arts Lecture Hall

David O'Connor
Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Mellon Research Initiative Field/Work: Object and Site, Archaeology
Wednesday, 2/11/2015, 12:30 PM—2:00 PM
Institute of Fine Arts Lecture Hall

Juliana Kreinik
Cristin Tierney GalleryOpen link in new window
Catalogue Raisonné Case Studies: New Findings, Fresh Insights, and Important Reconsiderations
Titles, Dates, and the Making of Art History: Primary Sources in Hans Hofmann Scholarship

Wednesday, 2/11/2015, 12:30—2:00 PM
2nd Floor, Gramercy B

Annika Finne
Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Skeuomorphic: the Skeuomorph from the Acropolis to iOS
Piero della Francesca's divine Skeuomorphism
Wednesday, 2/11/2015, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
2nd floor, Bryant Suite

Erik Gustafson
Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Biblical Archetypes in the Middle Age
Building the Apostolic Ideal in Central Italy
Wednesday, 2/11/2015, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
2nd Floor, Sutton Parlor Center

Abdallah Kahil
Lebanese American UniversityOpen link in new window
Architecture in Islamic Painting
Behzad as an Architect
Wednesday, 2/11/2015, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
2nd Floor, Morgan Suite

Stephanie Stebich
Tacoma Museum of ArtOpen link in new window
Casualties of Culture War: Sexuality in the North American Museum
Wednesday, 2/11/2015, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
3rd Floor, East Ballroom

Thursday, February, 12, 2015

Vivian Mann
Jewish Theological SeminaryOpen link in new window
Synagogues in the Islamic World
Decorating Synagogues in the Western Islamic World
Thursday, 2/12/2015, 9:30 AM—12:00 PM
2nd Floor, Madison Suite

Jason M. Rosenfeld
Marymount Manhattan CollegeOpen link in new window
Science Is Measurement: Nineteenth-Century Science, Art, and Visual Culture, Part I
Blaze Like a Comet: William Dyce and Heavenly Perception in an Age of Uncertainty
Thursday, 2/12/2015, 9:30 AM—12:00 PM
2nd Floor, Sutton Parlor South

Michele Marincola
Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Mellon Research Initiative Field/Work: Object and Site, Conservation and the Future of Art
Thursday, 2/12/2015, 12:30 PM—2:00 PM
Institute of Fine Arts Lecture Hall

Zainab Bahrani
Columbia UniversityOpen link in new window
The Tiny and the Fragmented: Miniature, Broken, and Otherwise “Incomplete” Objects in the Ancient World
The Destiny of Stones
Thursday, 2/12/2015, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
2nd Floor, Sutton Parlor North

Titia E. Hulst
Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
The Meaning of Prices in the History of Art
The “Bildung” of the American Collector
Thursday, 2/12/2015, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
2nd Floor, Regent Parlor

Peter R. Kalb
Brandeis UniversityOpen link in new window
Session: Games and Gambits in Contemporary Art
"Fail to Win: Art as Gambit in the Sculpture and Pedagogy of Justin Lieberman"
Thursday, 2/12/2015, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
Hilton New York, 2nd fl. Grammercy A

Alexander Nagel
Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
The Global in the Local: Art under and between World Systems, 1250–1550
Thursday, 2/12/2015, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
3rd Floor, Trianon Ballroom

Finbarr B. Flood
Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Mellon Research Initiative Field/Work: Object and Site, The Field of Art History and Its Work
Thursday, 2/12/2015, 5:30 PM—7:00 PM
Institute of Fine Arts Lecture Hall

Patricia Rubin
Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Mellon Research Initiative Field/Work: Object and Site, The Field of Art History and Its Work
Thursday, 2/12/2015, 5:30 PM—7:00 PM
Institute of Fine Arts Lecture Hall

Reva Wolf
State University of New York at New Paltz
George Kubler's Portugal, Spain, and Latin America: The Art Historian on the Banks of a River
Thursday, 2/12/2015, 5:30—7:00 PM
2nd Floor, Gramercy B

Friday, February, 13, 2015

Michael Brown
San Diego Museum of ArtOpen link in new window
and Niria E. Leyva-Gutierrez
Long Island University Open link in new window
Artistic Exchange between the Spanish and British Empires, 1550–1900
Friday, 2/13/2015, 9:30 AM—12:00 PM
2nd Floor, Madison Suite

Elizabeth Buhe
Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Art Historical Scholarship and Publishing in the Digital World
New Questions in Digital Humanities: Virtual Tools and the Historical Exhibition
Friday, 2/13/2015, 9:30 AM—12:00 PM
3rd Floor, West Ballroom

Johanna Ruth Epstein
Hollins UniversityOpen link in new window
How Should We Train the Next Generation of Art Critics?
Why Art Criticism Should Be Taught to Undergraduates
Friday, 2/13/2015, 9:30 AM—12:00 PM
3rd Floor, Trianon Ballroom

Anne Hrychuk Kontokosta
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU
Historic Preservation and Changing Architectural Function
Friday, 2/13/2015, 9:30 AM—12:00 PM
2nd Floor, Gramercy A

Maile Hutterer
University of OregonOpen link in new window
Historic Preservation and Changing Architectural Function
Friday, 2/13/2015, 9:30 AM—12:00 PM
2nd Floor, Gramercy A

Carol H. Krinsky
NYU
Historic Preservation and Changing Architectural Function
Friday, 2/13/2015, 9:30 AM—12:00 PM
2nd Floor, Gramercy A

Luis Castaneda
Syracuse UniversityOpen link in new window
Society of Architectural Historians Expanding the Modern Debate: Architects’ Writings in Latin America
Friday, 2/13/2015, 12:30 PM—2:00 PM
2nd Floor, Sutton Parlor South

Anna Jozefacka
Hunter College, The City University of New YorkOpen link in new window
Charting Cubism across Central and Eastern Europe
Friday, 2/13/2015, 12:30 PM—2:00 PM
2nd Floor, Nassau Suite

Rebecca Rushfield
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
Learning to Look: The Transition from Egg Tempera to Oil Paint in Fifteenth-Century Italy
Friday, 2/13/2015, 12:30 PM—2:00 PM
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Great Hall, 1000 Fifth Avenue

Stefanie Walker
National Endowment for the HumanitiesOpen link in new window
Pushing the Boundaries: NEH Funding for Global Art History
Friday, 2/13/2015, 12:30 PM—2:00 PM
2nd Floor, Gramercy B

Martha E. Easton
Seton Hall UniversityOpen link in new window
The Market for Medieval Art in America
Hammond Castle and the Mythology of the Medieval Collection
Friday, 2/13/2015, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
2nd Floor, Gramercy B

Amy Hamlin
St. Catherine UniversityOpen link in new window
What Have You Done for Art History Lately? Initiatives for the Future of a Discipline
Friday, 2/13/2015, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
3rd Floor, West Ballroom

Matthew Israel
ArtsyOpen link in new window
What Have You Done for Art History Lately? Initiatives for the Future of a Discipline
Who is Art History's Audience?
Friday, 2/13/2015, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
3rd Floor, West Ballroom

Karen J. Leader
Florida Atlantic UniversityOpen link in new window
What Have You Done for Art History Lately? Initiatives for the Future of a Discipline
Friday, 2/13/2015, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
3rd Floor, West Ballroom

Anna Katherine Brodbeck
Carnegie Museum of ArtOpen link in new window
Old Technologies in Contemporary Latin American Art
Friday, 2/13/2015, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
2nd Floor, Madison Suite

Blanca Serrano
Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Old Technologies in Contemporary Latin American Art
Provisionality, Improvisation, and Invention: Cuban Bricolage in the Work of Ordo Amoris Cabinet
Friday, 2/13/2015, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
2nd Floor, Madison Suite

Rangsook Yoon
Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins CollegeOpen link in new window
Global Baroques: Shared Artistic Sensibilities in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Images of Exotic Animals between East and West: The Case of an Eighteenth-Century Korean Folding Screen
Friday, 2/13/2015, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
2nd Floor, Sutton Parlor North

2015 Alumni Reunion
hosted by the Alumni Association
Friday, 2/13/2015, 6:00—8:00 PM
Institute of Fine Arts
RSVP RequiredOpen link in new window

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Maura Reilly and Kalliopi Minoudaki
The Feminist Art Project, Day of Panels at the CAA Annual Conference 2015
Collaboration and Collectivity: The Past or Future of Feminist Exhibition Making
Saturday, 2/14/2015, 9:10-10:20 AM
Museum of Arts and DesignOpen link in new window

Laura Corey
Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
The Art of the Deal:  Dealers and the Global Art Market From 1860 to 1940, Part I
Public Relations, Private Deals: Mary Cassatt and the Market for Impressionism
Saturday, 2/14/2015, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
2nd Floor, Gramercy A

Dipti Khera
Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
American Council for Southern Asian Art Art Lovers and Literaturewallahs: Communities of Image and Text in South and Southeast Asia
Making Pleasure Worlds, Enchanting Courtly Publics: Rethinking Eighteenth-Century Images of Lake Palaces of Udaipur
Saturday, 2/14/2015, 9:30 AM—12:00 PM
3rd Floor, Rendezvous Trianon

William Barcham
Independent Scholar
Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture:
Donald Posner and the Study of Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century French and Italian ArtOpen link in new window
Giambattista Tiepolo’s Two Designs for the Triumph of Hercules
Saturday, 2/14/2015, 12:30 PM—2:00 PM
2nd Floor, Sutton Parlor North

Andria Derstine
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin CollegeOpen link in new window
and Rena M. Hoisington
The Baltimore Museum of ArtOpen link in new window
Co Chairs of Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture:
Donald Posner and the Study of Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century French and Italian ArtOpen link in new window
Saturday, 2/14/2015, 12:30 PM—2:00 PM
2nd Floor, Sutton Parlor North

Mary Tavener Holmes
Independent Scholar
Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture:
Donald Posner and the Study of Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century French and Italian ArtOpen link in new window
Nicolas Lancret: Île de France or Île de Cythère?
Saturday, 2/14/2015, 12:30 PM—2:00 PM
2nd Floor, Sutton Parlor North

Finbarr B. Flood
Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey:  What Is Contemporary Islamic Art?
Saturday, 2/14/2015, 12:30 PM—2:00 PM
2nd Floor, Beekman Parlor

Claire Brandon
Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Collecting and the Institutionalization of Contemporary Art (1990-2015)
The Fondazione System, an Alternate Museum Structure in Italy? 1993-2015
Saturday, 2/14/2015, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
2nd Floor, Sutton Parlor North

Maura A. Coughlin
Bryant UniversityOpen link in new window
Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art What Is Realism? Part II
Bedeviling Realism: Materiality, Courbet, and Taxidermy
Saturday, 2/14/2015, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
2nd Floor, Nassau Suite

Kristen Gaylord
Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
The Not-So-Silent Partner: Artistic Practice and Collaboration, Part II
Apprentices, assistants, or artists?: Corita and her students at Immaculate Heart College
Saturday, 2/14/2015, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
3rd Floor, Mercury Ballroom

Sam Omans
Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Society of Historians of East European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture, Reconsidering Art and Politics: Towards New Narratives of Russian and Eastern European Art, Part II
Art into Life before 1917: The Stroganov School of Technical Design and a Pursuit of a Rational National Design in the Late Russian Empire
Saturday, 2/14/2015, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
2nd Floor, Beekman Parlor

Julia Pelta Feldman
Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Collecting and the Institutionalization of Contemporary Art (1990–2015)
Institutionalizing Fluxus: A Messy Movement Enters the Museum
Saturday, 2/14/2015, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
2nd Floor, Sutton Parlor North

Delia Solomons
Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Making and Being Made: Visual Representation and/of Citizenship
Americanidad, Assemblage, and Marisol
Saturday, 2/14/2015, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
2nd Floor, Morgan Suite


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