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Ewa Lajer-Burcharth gave two lectures titled “Drawing as Dialogue: Fragonard in Tivoli” and “Delacroix: Love and Work,”

December 11, 2018

Ewa Lajer-Burcharth gave a Shouky Shaheen Distinguished Lecture titled “Drawing as Dialogue: Fragonard in Tivoli” at the University of Georgia, Athens, in November. In December, she also gave a lecture on “Delacroix: Love and Work,” at the Zentralinstitut fűr Kunstgeschichte in Munich, as part of the symposium Liebe, Arbeit, Kunst.

 

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Professor Koerner delivered the keynote lecture at the international Hans Baldung Grien conference in Karlsruhe, Germany

October 18, 2018
On October 18th, Joseph Koerner delivered the keynote lecture opening the international Hans Baldung Grien conference in Karlsruhe, Germany. His paper, titled “Der Fall Baldung” (“The Case of Baldung”) addressed the contemporary relevance of the artist (as portraitist of self and of enemies) in anticipation for the monumental Baldung exhibition opening in Karlsruhe next year. 

Professor Hamburger appointed the Kress-Beinecke Professor at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts

October 16, 2018

Jeffrey F. Hamburger, Kuno Francke Professor of German Art & Culture, has been appointed the Kress-Beinecke Professor at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, The National Gallery of Art, for the academic year 2019–2020. Among the projects on which he will be working are the Panizzi Lectures for the British Library (2021), which will form the basis of a second book on diagrams, and an exhibition, “Imperial Splendor,” to be held at the Pierpont Morgan Library & Museum in New York (2021) on manuscript illumination in the Holy Roman Empire from Emperor Charlemagne...

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Multiple Awards for Professor Roxburgh's "An Album of Artists’ Drawings from Qajar Iran"

October 4, 2018

An Album of Artists’ Drawings from Qajar Iran, ed. David J. Roxburgh (Cambridge, Mass., and New Haven: Harvard Art Museums, distributed by Yale University Press, 2017).

 

Has won the following awards: 

 

50 Books | 50 Covers

(Selected as one of the 50 best designed books of the year)

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and Design Observer

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Professor Neil Levine awarded the Médaille de l'Histoire de l'art by the Académie d'Architecture

July 20, 2018

The Académie d’Architecture started life in 1840 as the Société Central des Architectes (SCA). This was three years after its analogue in England, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), and seventeen years before the American Institute of Architects. The SCA changed its name to the Académie d’Architecture in 1953. All three are the leading professional organizations in their countries, but the name Académie sets the French one apart as more a learned society than a professional organization.

Professor Levine was awarded the medal in June and was kind enough to...

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Professor Ioli Kalavrezou meets with the Head of the Greek Orthodox Church.

June 26, 2018

In Athens in early June, Professor Kalavrezou met privately with the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, recognized as the “Green Patriarch” for his engagement in environmental issuesto discuss ecology, health care, and the relation among churches of the Balkan world. 

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David J. Roxburgh: Painting after the Mass-Produced Image. Bryn Mawr

March 7, 2018

Department Chair
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Islamic Art History, Harvard University

“Painting After the Mass-Produced Image: Art in 19th-Century Iran”

Rulers of the Qajar dynasty (1779-1925) in Iran pursued a broad range of military, bureaucratic and social reforms, formed new institutions—including the first polytechnic (Dar al-Funun, “Abode of the Sciences”), and embraced new technologies of the mass-produced image (photography and lithography). It was also a period of heightened exchange between Iran, India, Russia and the countries of...

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David Bindman & Suzanne Preston Blier: Art of Jazz: Form / Performance / Notes

January 16, 2018

Picture it: Saturday afternoons in the late 1970s, on a train bound from Yale University to New York, artist Romare Bearden, jazz critic Albert Murray, and writer Henry Louis Gates , Jr. are bound in deep conversation, pontificating on the nature of jazz – not just as a form of music, but as a fundamental expression of the African-American vernacular. Jazz is not just a sound: it is a state of mind, a way of being, and seeing the relationship between the self and the world.

Now imagine that conversation found its way into a book and took form in a conversation of the visual...

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Exhibition - Rome: Eternal City

January 20, 2018

On View

University Teaching Gallery, Harvard Art Museums

Rome, known as the “common fatherland,” was the goal of pilgrims, travelers, and artists from all over Europe. One of the most celebrated was Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778), a Venetian who spent his entire career in Rome. He produced on average two etchings a month (fourteen are featured in this installation), and his image of Roman grandeur left an indelible stamp on the European imagination. His vedute (city views), meant for Grand Tour...

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Exhibition - Looking Back: The Western Tradition in Retrospect

January 20, 2018

On View

University Teaching Gallery, Harvard Art Museums

The history of art is usually presented as a forward march, with individual works studied as points along a path of progress to the present. This installation—matching the Harvard survey course it accompanies—reverses that familiar direction. The sequence proceeds from recent art back to the Renaissance. This retrospective history of art is meant to capture the point of view of artists themselves, who have, for generations, tried—variously—to preserve,...

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