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Lecture Series 2019-2020

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Graduate Student Lecture Series

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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, September 18, 2019 | 5:30 p.m.
006 Willard Hall

Jennifer Van Horn
Assistant Professor of Art History and History University of Delaware

‘Stealing a glance’: Enslaved Viewers and Iconoclasts in the Plantation South

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 1:30 p.m.
101 Recitation Hall


Susan Rather
Professor, Department of Art and Art History
University of Texas, Austin

Memento: Samuel F. B. Morse’s First Art Teacher and the Resonance of Miniature Painting

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 5:30 p.m.
101 Recitation Hall


Carol Mancusi-Ungaro
Associate Director for Conservation and Research
Whitney Museum of American Art

Beyond the Image: Materiality and Meaning

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 5:30 p.m.
101 Recitation Hall (Canceled)

Marisa Bass
Associate Professor, Department of the History of Art
Yale University

The Death of the Monument in the Dutch Republic

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | 1:30 p.m.
101 Recitation Hall (Canceled)

Jodi Hauptman
Senior Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints
Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of the Revolution

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 5:30 p.m.
101 Recitation Hall (Canceled)

Elizabeth Hutchinson
Associate Professor, Department of Art History and Archaeology
Barnard College, Columbia University

Ecologies of American Survey Photography

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | 5:00 p.m. 
211 Old College Hall

Moderated by Sandy Isenstadt
Professor & Department Chair, Department of Art History
University of Delaware

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 | 1:30 p.m.
104 Gore Hall (Canceled)


Makeda Best
Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography
Harvard Art Museums

All programs are free and open to the public.

Please register at For more information and locations, please contact the Department of Art History, University of Delaware, 318 Old College, Newark, DE 19716-2516, phone (302) 831-8415, or visit our website, To request disability accommodations, please call (302) 831-8415 at least 10 business days in advance of the event.

Funding for the 2019-2020 lecture series is generously provided by the Departmentof Africana Studies; Department of Art Conservation; Department of Art History; Center for Material Culture Studies; Committee on Cultural Activities and Public Events; Department of English; Hagley Program in the History of Capitalism, Technology, andCulture; Winterthur Program in American Material Culture; Department of History; Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures; The Center for Area and GlobalStudies; Professional and Continuing Studies on behalf of the Osher Lifelong LearningInstitute; and University of Delaware Library, Museums, and Press. 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. Allan for his sponsorship of the Wayne Craven Lecture.

This lecture series is organized by the 2019-2020 graduate student lecture series committee: Michael Hartman and Erin Hein (co-chairs), Meghan Angelos, ChristineBachman, Thomas Busciglio-Ritter, Daneille Canter, Anne Cross, Dorothy Fisher, NatalieGiguere, Jordan Hillman, Victoria Sunnergren, and Genevieve Westerby. The faculty advisor for the lecture series is Dr. Sandy Isenstadt.

All events are part of the Department of Art History, University of Delaware.

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  • Department of Art History
  • University of Delaware
  • 318 Old College
  • Newark, DE 19716 USA
  • Phone: 302-831-8415