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HAA Alumn Professor Steven Nelson Announced as New Dean for Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at National Gallery of Art, Washington

March 6, 2020

The National Gallery of Art announced today the appointment of Steven Nelson as dean for the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA). Full information about his...

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Professor Joseph Koerner Announced as 2020 Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient for Writing on Art

February 4, 2020

Professor Joseph Koerner has been announced as the 2020 receipient of the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing on Art by the College Art Association.

Joseph Leo Koerner is the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing on Art. His achievements include four landmark books on sixteenth-century paintings: The Moment of Self-Portraiture in German Renaissance Art (University of Chicago Press, 1993), The...

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Helen Frankenthaler Foundation Awards $2.5 Million to Endow Doctoral Programs at Five Universities

January 31, 2020

Helen Frankenthaler Foundation announced today the selection of five new institutional partners for Frankenthaler Scholarships, a multi-year initiative that has dedicated more than $4 million to art and art history graduate programs around the country. For the program’s next phase, the Foundation is awarding $500,000 to five different universities—The Graduate Center, CUNY; Harvard University; Institute of Fine Arts at New York University; Stanford University; and University of Chicago—to support the creation of named endowments that will offer one or more annual fellowships for doctoral...

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Professor Benjamin Buchloh Awarded Honorary Degree by NSCAD University

January 27, 2020

Congratulations to Professor Benjamin Buchloh who will be awarded an honourary degree at NSCAD University's 2020 graduate ceremony this spring. Professor Buchoh is being awarded this degree...

 

...in recognition of his influence as an educator, mentor, art historian, and art theorist who made a lasting impact at NSCAD as director of the NSCAD Press. In 2007, Buchloh was awarded the Golden Lion for Contemporary Art History and Criticism at the Venice Biennale, and he is currently a co-curator of the retrospective exhibition of the work of Gerhard...

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Professor Jinah Kim Awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

January 21, 2020

Congratulations to Professor Jinah Kim for receiving grant funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The funds will go towards building an online database of South Asian paintings. 

Kim’s database can determine the age of a South Asian paintings and where they were created based on the pigments used to make them. While similar databases exist, this is the first one that primarily compiles data from South Asia and includes extensive historical research, geography, and mapping.

Kim said the pilot version of the database wouldn’t be...

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Professor Melissa McCormick's "The Tale of Genji" Exhibition Named "Best of 2019" by Washington Post

December 12, 2019

An exhibition curated by Professor Melissa McCormick has been named in Washington Post's "Best of Art 2019" list. The exhibition "The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated" ran at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the first half of the year. "This revelatory show..." the Washington Post writes...

...examined the impact on Japanese art and culture of the book often described as the first novel ever written. Its author, Lady Murasaki, has long had the status of a goddess in Japan. The exhibition, which contained one incredibly rare and beautiful object...

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Professor Suzanne Blier's New Book "Picasso′s Demoiselles: The Untold Origins of a Modern Masterpiece" Out Now

December 11, 2019

In Picasso's Demoiselles, eminent art historian Suzanne Preston Blier uncovers the previously unknown history of Pablo Picasso's Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, one of the twentieth century's most important, celebrated, and studied paintings. Drawing on her expertise in African art and newly discovered sources, Blier reads the painting not as a simple bordello scene but as Picasso's interpretation of the diversity of representations of women from around the world that he encountered in photographs and sculptures. These representations are central to understanding...

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Professor Jinah Kim's "Dharma & Punya" Exhibition Named "Best of Art of 2019" by New York Times.

December 6, 2019

An exhibition co-curated by Professor Jinah Kim has been named in the New York Times' "Best of Art 2019" list. The exhibition "Dharma and Punya: Buddhist Ritual Art of Nepal" is currently on display at the Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcestor, Mass. It will be running until December 14th. The New York Times described it as:

 Assembled by two scholars, Jinah Kim and Todd T. Lewis, it uses objects to tell a tale of the little-studied traditions of a popular religious art in the Kathmandu Valley, an art that is devotional, intensely...

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Mittal Institute: "Nepal’s Artistic Heritage and Buddhist Rituals" - An Interview with Prof. Jinah Kim

November 18, 2019

Ahead of the Nepal Mandala Symposium, The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute "sat down with Dr. Jinah Kim to learn more about Nepal’s artistic heritage, the role of ritual in Buddhism, and what to expect from the upcoming Symposium and exhibition." The full interview is available to read on the...

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2020 Mar 31

CANCELLED - Lecture: Sunil Kumar, "The Creation and Representation of Order: Ghiyas al-Din Tughluq’s Tughluqabad"

6:00pm

Location: 

Lower Lecture Hall 004, 485 Broadway

A Special Engagement For The 2019–2020 AKPIA Lecture Series:

Hosted by the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University, with support from the Standing Committee on Medieval Studies, and the Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies

Sunil Kumar, Professor, History of Medieval India; History Department Head, Delhi University

Tuesday March 31, 2020, at 6:00 pm

“The Creation and Representation of Order: Ghiyas al-Din Tughluq’s Tughluqabad”

Lectures are free and open to the public. They are held from 6:00-7:30...

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2020 Apr 02

CANCELLED - Lecture: Sunil Kumar, “Reconstituting the Archive of Hazrat-i Dehli: the Sultans, the Sufis and the riverine plain of Delhi”

6:00pm

Location: 

Lower Lecture Hall 004, 485 Broadway

A Special Engagement For The 2019–2020 AKPIA Lecture Series:

Hosted by the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University, with support from the Standing Committee on Medieval Studies, and the Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies

Sunil Kumar, Professor, History of Medieval India; History Department Head, Delhi University

Thursday April 2, 2020, at 6:00 pm

“Reconstituting the Archive of Hazrat-i Dehli: the Sultans, the Sufis and the riverine plain of Delhi”

 

Lectures are free and open to...

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2020 Apr 08

CANCELLED - Lecture: Prita Meier, “Stilled Life: Photography and the Aesthetics of Dispossession in Colonial Zanzibar”

6:00pm

Location: 

Lower Lecture Hall, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA

 

Harvard University Department of History of Art and Architecture presents

New Directions in Art History lecture series

 

“Stilled Life: Photography and the Aesthetics of Dispossession in Colonial Zanzibar”

Prita Meier, PhD

Associate Professor, New York...

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