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September 9, 2015 – Carol Symes


Lynn M. Martin Professorial Scholar Associate Professor of History, Theatre, and Medieval Studies University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign “Modern War, Medieval Imagery: The Visual Impact of Medievalism during World War I” Although the First World War is usually understood as …...

September 16, 2015 – Monique Scott

Director of Museum Studies Bryn Mawr College “Envisioning African Origins: Race, Evolution & Identity in the Natural History Museum”

September 30, 2015 – Barbara Miller Lane

Mellon Professor in the Humanities Emeritus Bryn Mawr College “Looking Back at Nazi Buildings: Some Reflections on Architecture and Ideology”

October 21, 2015 – Erin Schoneveld

Assistant Professor Bi-College Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures Haverford College “Art Journals as Interlocutors of Change: White Birch and Modern Japanese Art” Founded in April of 1910, the art journal White Birch (Shirakaba) redefined modern Japanese art for … C...

October 28, 2015 – Paul Farber

November 4, 2015 – Cordula Grewe

Senior Fellow, Department of the History of Art University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia “The Arabesque between Kant and Comic Strip” The roots of the modern arabesque are manifold. The sinuous curves of the Rococo are one; Raphael’s grottesche and its ancient … Continue readi...

November 11, 2015 – Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi

Assistant Professor and Faculty Fellow, New York University “Tarp, Tent, Territory: Seeing Humanitarian Ephemera”

November 18, 2015 – Anna Arabindan-Kesson

Assistant Professor Department of Art & Archaeology and Center for African American Studies Princeton University “Genealogies of Style: Barkley L Hendricks’ Portraiture”

December 2, 2015 – Sharonna Pearl

Assistant Professor of Communication The Annenberg School for Communication The University of Pennsylvania “Playing Ugly to be taken Seriously: Actresses and the Oscar”

Call for Submissions: 2015 TRICO Film Festival


The call for submissions is open for the third annual Tri-Co Film Festival! Selected works will be shown at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute on Thursday, May 7, at 7pm. All short films completed during the Summer of 2014, the … Continue reading →

April 1, 2015 – Matthew Affron


Muriel and Philip Berman Curator of Modern Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art “Reality and Simulacrum in the Art of Joseph Cornell” The invention of collage and related artistic practices produced distinctly 20th-century forms of illusionism. This talk will consider Cornell’s … Continue ...



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