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Interview: Art Historian Sarah Lewis on Why Black Artists Have Been ‘Over-Exhibited and Under-Theorized’

March 1, 2021
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Professor Sarah Lewis was recently interviewed by artnews.net as part of a series of conversations with scholars engaged with Black art for Black History Month.

The full article is available to read on the artnews.net website

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New Publication: Jinah Kim, "Garland of Visions: Color, Tantra, and a Material History of Indian Painting"

February 25, 2021
Book cover: Garland of Visions by Professor Jinah Kim

Jinah Kims new book, Garlands of Visions: Color, Tantra, and a Material History of Indian Painting, explores the generative relationships between artistic intelligence and tantric vision practices in the construction and circulation of visual knowledge in medieval South Asia. Shifting away from the traditional connoisseur approach, Jinah Kim instead focuses on the materiality of painting: its mediums, its visions, and especially its colors.She argues that the adoption of a special type of manuscript called pothi enabled the material translation of a private and internal...

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Adam Jasienski wins Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize

February 16, 2021
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Adam Jasienski, HAA 2008 (BA), 2016 (PhD), who is currently Assistant Professor of Art History at Southern Methodist University, has been awarded the Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize from the College Art Association for his article “Converting Portraits: Repainting as Art Making in the Early Modern Hispanic World.”

"The Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize was established in 1957, in memory of a founding member of the CAA and one of the first American scholars of the discipline. This award seeks to encourage high...

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"Groundwork: Race and Aesthetics in the Era of Stand Your Ground Law", article by Professor Sarah Lewis

January 20, 2021
Mark Bradford, 150 Portrait Tone, 2017, mixed media on canvas, 20 ft. x 25 ft. 10 in. (6.1 x 7.9 m) (artwork © Mark Bradford; photograph by Joshua White, provided by the artist and Hauser & Wirth)

Professor Lewis' article "Groundwork: Race and Aesthetics in the Era of Stand Your Ground Law" is now available to read in volume 79 of the College Art Association's Art Journal. The full article is available to read on the CAA website.

 

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Benjamin Buchloh’s exhibition "Gerhard Richter: Painting after All" named best of 2020

January 11, 2021
Gerhard Richter, Birkenau, 2014, oil on canvas, four parts. Installation view. Photo: Chris Heins.

Professor Benjamin Buchloh’s exhibition Gerhard Richter : Painting after All, co -curated with Sheena Wagstaff at the Metropolitan Museum Met Breuer, New York, was named in ARTFORUM's "Review of the year" as "one of the best exhibitions of the year 2020."

You can read Jason Farago’s review of the exhibition on the ARTFORUM website here.

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HAA Alum Akili Tommasino appointed to Associate Curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

January 11, 2021
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Congratulations to HAA alumn Akili Tommasino for his recent appointment as Associate Curator at the Metroplitan Museum of Art in New York.

“Akili, an arts educator and expert in 20th-century avant-garde art movements, has been an associate curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston since 2018. Prior to joining the MFA Boston, he worked as a curatorial assistant in the department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, where he curated the 2017 exhibition “Projects: 107: Lone Wolf Recital Corps,” and published essays in Among Others: Blackness at MoMA and MoMA Highlights... Read more about HAA Alum Akili Tommasino appointed to Associate Curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
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Suzanne Blier's "Picasso’s Demoiselles: The Untold Origins of a Modern Masterpiece" named "Best of 2020" by Artforum

December 17, 2020
Picassos Demoiselles by Suzanne Blier book cover

Artforum International has named Suzanne Blier's "Picasso’s Demoiselles: The Untold Origins of a Modern Masterpiece" one of their best books of 2020. The full review by Michele Wallace is available to read on the Artforum International website. The book has also won the 2020 Robert Motherwell Book Award from the Dedalus Foundation.

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"In Picasso's Demoiselles, eminent art historian Suzanne Preston Blier uncovers...

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Document Journal: "Yara Shahidi and Sarah Lewis carve out new spaces for imagination in the pursuit of an equitable future"

December 4, 2020
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"Chardin’s Young Schoolmistress: Ethics of Pedagogy and Painting", an essay by Professor Ewa Lajer-Burcharth

November 19, 2020
Jean Siméon Chardin, The Young Schoolmistress, 1737, oil on canvas, 61.6 x 66.7 cm. Courtesy the National Gallery.

Professor Ewa Lajer-Burchart's recent essay for Afterall Art School explores the ethics of painting and instruction in Jean Siméon Chardin's The Young Schoolmistress.

The full article is available to read on the Afterall Art School website.

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2021 Mar 17

"Why Architecture Belongs in the Museum" lecture series: Ricardo Daza

5:00pm to 6:00pm

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This event is virtual and will be held in Spanish. To register, click here.

Speaker: Ricardo Daza, Director, Leopoldo Rother Architecture Museum , Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Moderated by: Cristina Lopez Uribe, Professor of Architecture, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Why Architecture Belongs in the Museum | Space Pedagogy. This conversation series is part of ...

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2021 Mar 25

AKPIA Lecture Series: "The Visual and Material Culture of Rayy, as Revealed Through the Excavations Headed by Erich Schmidt in the Late 1930s", Renata Holod

5:30pm to 7:00pm

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March 25, 2021, 5:30pm

AKPIA Lecture Series: "The Visual and Material Culture of Rayy, as Revealed Through the Excavations Headed by Erich Schmidt in the Late 1930s", Renata Holod

College of Women Class of 1963 Professor in the Humanities, History of Art Department; Curator, Near East Section of the Museum of Archaeology and...

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2021 Apr 01

New Directions in Art History Lecture - Aaron M. Hyman, "Print, Painting, and the Contours of the Baroque"

6:00pm to 7:30pm

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New Directions in Art History Lecture - Aaron M. Hyman, "Print, Painting, and the Contours of the Baroque"

Apr 1, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

This talk reexamines "the Baroque” by tracking the transmission of compositions both across the global reaches of Spain’s empire and within more circumscribed northern European geographies. What emerges in the process is a...

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2021 Apr 07

"Why Architecture Belongs in the Museum" lecture series: Barry Bergdoll, moderated by Patricio del Real

5:00pm to 6:00pm

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Speaker: Barry Bergdoll, Professor of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University
Moderated by: Patricio del Real, Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University

Why Architecture Belongs in the Museum | Activism: Future and Historical. This conversation series is part of ...

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