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Professor Suzanne Blier recognized by Harvard Square Business Association as Women's History Month honoree

March 15, 2021

Across the US, the UK and Australia, the month of March is celebrated as Women’s History Month. Each year, the Harvard Square Business Association commemorates Women’s History Month by proudly publishing an annual list of women business owners and directors, as well as political, civic, academic, cultural and non-profit leaders from across the Square and across the city.

This year, Professor Suzanne has been named in the category "City of Cambridge - Business and Neighborhood Association Leaders" for her local community activism.

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

February 25, 2021

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

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 scholarly standards...

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

January 11, 2021

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

January 11, 2021

Congratulations to HAA alumnus 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...

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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

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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