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Campo Rosillo to discuss presidential portraiture

On Oct. 27, doctoral candidate Alba Campo Rosillo will deliver an online lecture on the portraits of James Knox Polk painted by George Peter Alexander Healy between 1846 and 1858 for the President James K. Polk Home and Museum.
 

Okoye to deliver talks on urbanism and architecture

Professor Ikem Stanley Okoye will give two virtual talks hosted by the Witwatersrand's Institute for Social and Economic Research and by the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture (AKPIA) at Harvard University and MIT.
 

Seals publishes review in Art Papers

Graduate student Tyra A. Seals reviewed "Lorraine O'Grady: Writing in Space, 1973-2019" in an online exclusive for Art Papers, an Atlanta-based bimonthly art magazine.
 
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Michele Frederick

Associate Curator of European Art, North Carolina Museum of Art

Emily Casey

Assistant Professor of Art History, Saint Mary's College of Maryland

Nicole Cook

Project Coordinator for Academic Partnerships, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Kristin Wittman

Senior Financial Reporting Analyst, University of Pennsylvania

Anna Marley

Curator of Historical American Art and Director of the Center for the Study of the American Artist at PAFA

Kelly Baum

Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Curator of Contemporary Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Elisabeth Berry Drago

Public History Fellow, Science History Institute

Jennifer Stettler Parsons

Assistant Curator, Florence Griswold Museum

Joy Deibert

Senior Press Officer, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Kristel Smentek

Associate Professor of History, Theory and Criticism, Department of Architecture, MIT

Megan Kuck

Owner and Lead Artisan, Moderncity + Main; Academic Advisor and Instructor, University of Delaware

Amanda Shields

Associate Registrar, Brandywine River Museum of Art

Franklin Kelly

Deputy Director and Chief Curator, National Gallery of Art

ART HISTORY EVENTS​​


From President to Aristocrat: G.P.A. Healy’s Portraits of President James Polk

Oct. 27th, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Zoom

​Doctoral candidate Alba Campo Rosillo will deliver an online lecture on the portraits of James Knox Polk painted by George Peter Alexander Healy between 1846 and 1858 for the President James K. Polk Home and Museum. In this lecture, Campo Rosillo will discuss presidential portraiture in relation to Grand Manner aristocratic painting. She will reveal the strong grip the plantation economy had on the country’s political power, as well as the intimate connection between cotton plantations and aristocratic life-styles at the time. The lecture, titled “From President to Aristocrat: G.P.A. Healy’s Portraits of President James Polk,” will take place via Zoom on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 from 8 p.m. EDT to 9 p.m. EDT. Registration is required.

 

Elusive Things: Materialities and Spatialities in the Vicinity of Nigér

Nov. 12th, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Online

Professor Ikem S. Okoye will present Elusive Things: Materialities and Spatialities in the vicinity of Nigér" as part of the School of Architecture and Planning 2020-21 lecture series, supported by the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture (AKPIA) at Harvard University and MIT. The talk will be live-streamed and available as a videocast. For additional information, visit the AKPIA events webpage or the MIT Architecture events calendar.

 

"Inside Look" at the Delaware Art Museum

Nov. 20th, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Zoom

​Graduate student Kristen Nassif with lead a virtual gallery talk at the Delaware Art Museum. She will discuss Loïs Mailou Jones's Parade des Paysans (1961), a recent acquisition by the museum. Free registration is required.

 

"Inside Look" at the Delaware Art Museum

Nov. 22nd, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Zoom

Graduate student Kristen Nassif with lead a virtual gallery talk at the Delaware Art Museum. She will discuss Loïs Mailou Jones's Parade des Paysans (1961), a recent acquisition by the museum. Free registration is required.