Collective Reception: A Symposium in Honor of Benjamin H.D. Buchloh


Friday, September 23, 2022, 9:00am to 4:00pm


Lower Level Lecture Hall, 485 Broadway

Buchloh symposium


Organized on the occasion of Benjamin H.D. Buchloh’s retirement from Harvard, this conference brings together a group of former doctoral students to present new research and celebrate Buchloh's continuing impact as an art historian, critic, teacher, and mentor.


Harvard University

Department of History of Art + Architecture

485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

Lower Lecture Hall


9:00 AM

Introduction: Kevin Lotery, Trevor Stark, Hyewon Yoon


Panel 1

9:20 AM

Devin Fore, Professor of German, Princeton University

“Proletarian Feedback”


Hyewon Yoon, Leonard A. Lauder Fellow in Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art

“Lisette Model: Another Frankfurt School Photographer in New York”


Stephanie Schwartz, Associate Professor of History of Art, University College London

The Physiognomy of a Nation”


10:30 AM

Coffee Break


Panel 2

11:10 AM

Jaleh Mansoor, Associate Professor of Art History, Visual Art & Theory, The University of British Columbia

“Opacity and Commitment: Benjamin Buchloh’s Art History”


Trevor Stark, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Calgary

“Broodthaers’ Debt: Reification and Financialization”


Rachel Haidu, Associate Professor of Art History and Visual and Culture Studies, University of Rochester

“Three Sentences”




Panel 3

1:30 PM

Leah Dickerman, Director of Research Programs, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

“Mondrian’s Boogie-Woogie”


Kevin Lotery, Assistant Professor of Modern & Contemporary Art, Boston College



Hannah Feldman, Associate Professor of Art History, Northwestern University

“Letter from a Pillar of Salt”


3:00 PM

Conversation with Benjamin H.D. Buchloh