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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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"To Make Their Own Way in the World: The Enduring Legacy of the Zealy Daguerreotypes" - new publication

October 21, 2020

In 1850 Harvard professor and biologist Louis Agassiz commissioned a study in scientific racism. The resulting images of Jem, Alfred, Fassena, Delia, Jack, Renty, and Drana, a group of people of African descent enslaved in South Carolina, are now known as the Zealy daguerreotypes and have become critical artifacts in the study of enslavement and racism in American history. The images were first discovered by the staff of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology in the mid-1970s.

A new book co-published by Aperture...

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Muqarnas, "An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World," volume 37 available Nov 2020

October 16, 2020

Muqarnas 37

Gülru Necipoğlu (Editor) and Maria J. Metzler (Managing Editor)

Muqarnas 37 introduces new research on Islamic material culture ranging from Abbasid period mosaics to the early twentieth-century art market. Featured articles include Charles Melville’s introduction of a chronicle that sheds light on the architectural program of Shah ʿAbbas I, in...

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Professor Joseph Leo Koerner's "Earth Tidings"

October 9, 2020

Joseph Leo Koerner’s curatorial intervention—“Earth Tidings,” a stand-alone exhibit featuring fifteen major paintings and drawings, including Joos van Craesbeeck’s remarkable Temptation of St. Anthony and two works by Caspar David Friedrich and —is finally on view in the large exhibition “CRITICAL ZONES: Observatories for Early Politics” at the Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe. Accompanied by a large catalogue just published by MIT (with three essays by Koerner), the show is largely the brainchild of Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel and concerns the science and politics of climate change...

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New issues of October Magazine to include essays by HAA faculty and alumni

October 7, 2020

Having evolved out of several seminars taught by Professors Gough and Buchloh on the Bauhaus, on Weimar Photography and Exile, two recent issues of OCTOBER MAGAZINE publish essays on these subjects by Jordan Troeller (HAA 2018), (part I, vol. 172) and Maria Gough, Hyewon Yoon (HAA 2016), Jessica Williams, Maxwell Boersma, and Benjamin Buchloh (part II in vol.173).

These issues can be accessed and/or purchased through the MIT Journal Press website. ...

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Harvard Crimson: "Dozens of Fall Courses Address Race, Inequality in America"

Harvard Crimson: "Dozens of Fall Courses Address Race, Inequality in America"

September 10, 2020

The Harvard Crimson recently spotlighted Fall courses at Harvard that aim to engage with the racial injustice in America after a summer of protests over anti-Black racism, including courses offered at HAA.

Associate Professor of African and African-American Studies and History of Art and Architecture Sarah E. Lewis ’01, who is teaching HAA274: “American Racial Ground” this semester, asks students to examine the relationship between visual art and the hyper-visuality of modern racial injustices....

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