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Picturing vision and justice - "Two-day conference explores the nexus of art, race, laws, and norms" - Sarah Lewis

April 23, 2019

When asked in 2016 to guest edit a special edition of Aperture magazine devoted to the photography of the black experience, Sarah Lewis knew two concepts central to the notion of American citizenship — vision and justice — would comprise the issue’s underlying theme.

“No matter the topic — beauty, family, politics, power — the quest for a legacy of photographic representation of African...

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Clay – "Modeling African Design” curated by Suzanne Blier and Jessica Martinez (May/June Harvard Magazine)

April 23, 2019

“Clay—Modeling African Design” was recently curated by Suzanne Blier, Allen Whitehill Clowes Professor of Fine Arts and Professor of African and African American Studies, and Jessica Martinez, Director of Academic and Public Programs and Division Head, Research Curator of African Art Initiatives, Harvard Art Museum.  The exhibition will be on display at the Harvard Art Museums through November 2021.

 

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Melissa McCormick will lecture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on The Tale of Genji exhibition she curated

April 14, 2019

Sunday at The Met—The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated 

SUNDAY / APRIL 14 
2:00–3:30 P.M. 

John T. Carpenter, Mary Griggs Burke Curator of Japanese Art, Department of Asian Art, The Met
Melissa McCormick, Professor of Japanese Art and Culture, Harvard University

Join the exhibition curators as they explore the significance of The Tale of Genji in Japanese visual culture and world literature through paintings, illustrations, and...

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Kristie La (G2) awarded Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

April 12, 2019

As announced in the New York Times (April 11, 2019), KRISTIE LA (G2) has been awarded a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans.  This is a truly major graduate-school fellowship awarded to outstanding immigrants and children of immigrants in the United States for their potential to make significant contributions to society, culture, or academic fields.  Kristie is one of 30 awardees selected from a pool of 1,767 applicants representing all fields of graduate study, including the arts and humanities, natural and social sciences, law, and medicine....

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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. 

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