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New Publication: "Beyond Words: New Research on Manuscripts in Boston Collections", ed. Jeffrey F. Hamburger, Lisa Fagin Davis, Anne-Marie Eze, Nancy Netzer, and William P. Stoneman.

May 10, 2021

"In the fall of 2016 an international scholarly con­ference accompanied the exhibition Beyond Words: Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston Collections. The speakers were chosen because of their expertise and because they were known to have research under­way pertaining to important manuscripts in the exhibition. The aim of both exhibition and conference was to provide a broad overview of the history of patronage and book production over the course of the High and late Middle Ages, to the extent that the eclectic holdings of Boston-area institutions permitted. Most of the papers...

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Frieze New York 2021 pays tribute to Vision & Justice Project and founder Sarah Elizabeth Lewis

May 5, 2021

Professor Sarah Lewis and the Vision & Justice Project were the focal points of this year’s Frieze New York Art Fair. The Vision & Justice Project, founded by Professor Lewis, is rooted in education and is dedicated to examining art’s central role in understanding the relationship between race and citizenship in the United States. The tribute intends to explore this examination and expand the reach of the Vision & Justice Project, to give potential new audiences access to a visual literacy that could change the way they see the world...

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"Las Cosas Tienen Vida", a podcast by HAA graduate student Kate Mills

April 13, 2021

Kate Mills, a fifth year HAA graduate student, and her colleague, José Araneda of Scuola Normale di Pisa, have created a podcast Las cosas tienen vida. The first interview is with fellow HAA graduate student Annick Benavides.

"We warmly invite you to listen to the new Spanish podcast Las cosas tienen vida. Every Tuesday, hosts, José Araneda of Scuola Normale di Pisa and Kate Mills of Harvard University, will explore the many lives of Latin American art objects across history. In each episode we...

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

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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