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Every year a committee comprised of graduate students and one faculty member organizes a yearlong series of lectures by prominent scholars, curators and visual artists on various topics in art history.
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Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 1:00 p.m.
WAYNE CRAVEN LECTURE
Mary Jane Crowe Professor in Art History
'Death in Tivoli': Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, Fugitive Sociality, and the Body of Photographic Evidence
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | 1:00 p.m.
Associate Professor, Department of the History of Art
Monuments Against Monuments in the Early Modern Netherlands
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 5:30 p.m.
Senior Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints
Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of the Revolution
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | 1:00 p.m.
WILLIAM I. HOMER LECTURE
Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography
Harvard Art Museums
Labor's Portrait Gallery
Thursday, March 25, 2021 | 5:30 p.m.
H. Perry Chapman
Professor of Art History
University of Delaware
Rembrandt, Art Historian
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 | 1:00 p.m.
ANDREW W. MELLON CURATORIAL TRACK PH.D. LECTURE
Baltimore Museum of Art
Canon-Shaping and the Ethics of Cosmopolitanism
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 1:00 p.m.
Associate Professor, Department of Art History and Archaeology
Barnard College, Columbia University
Ecologies of American Survey Photography
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All lectures will be delivered via Zoom. An email with registration information will be sent to department faculty and students in advance for the appropriate Zoom link.
Funding for the 2020-2021 lecture series is generously provided by the Department of Africana Studies; Department of Art Conservation; Department of Art History; Center for Global and Area Studies; Center for Material Culture Studies; Committee on Cultural Activities and Public Events; Department of English; Hagley Program in the History of Capitalism, Technology and Culture; Department of History; Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures; Professional & Continuing Studies on behalf of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute; University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press; Winterthur Program in American Material Culture. Special thanks to Carol A. Nigro (Ph.D. 2009) and Charles Isaacs for their sponsorship of the William I. Homer Lecture and to Mr. William C. Allen for his sponsorship of the Wayne Craven Lecture.
This lecture series is organized by the 2020-2021 graduate student lecture series committee: Megan Baker and Lea Stephenson (co-chairs), Julia Hamer-Light, Michael Hartman, Erin Hein, Jalena Jampolsky, Emily Peikin and Victoria Sunnergren. The faculty advisor for the lecture series is Professor Jennifer Van Horn.
2017-2018 (Transcending Temporalities: Explorations in Art History)
2016-2017 (Labor, Movement, Experience: New Directions in Art History)
2015-2016 (Histories of Form, Content, and Creation)
2014-2015 (Art History's Objects: The Cultural and Material Life of Things)
2013-2014 (People, Things, Ideas: Assembly Required)
2012-2013 (Field Directions: Art and History Today)
2011-2012 (Picturing Identity: Explorations across Time)
2010-2011 (Trajectories in Art History: Ancient to Contemporary)
2009-2010 (Fusions in Art: Methods, Criticism, and Culture)
2008-2009 (Making, Displaying, and Collecting Art)
2007-2008 (Art. History. Talk.)
2006-2007 (Liminal Visions, Elusive Objects)