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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 ...

April 8, 2015 – Alexander Harper


Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Italian and Italian Studies Bryn Mawr College “Anachronism, the Late Medieval Patrona Statue of Lucera, and a Modern Angevin Cult” This talk examines the so-called Santa Maria Patrona statue of Lucera, a late medieval wooden Throne … Continue reading &...

April 15, 2015 – Dr. Thomas J. Morton


Visiting Assistant Professor, Art Department, Swarthmore College “Messy Vitality:” Designing Architecture and Urbanism in Roman Africa” One might ask, how does the study of large-scale public buildings contribute to the new discussions regarding the diversified material culture ...

April 22, 2015 – Michele Monserrati


Visiting Assistant Professor Department of Italian and Italian Studies Bryn Mawr College “Sites of Colonial Memory in Postcolonial Rome” This presentation focuses on the latest work of the second-generation Somali-Italian writer, Igiaba Scego. In this book, the touristic map of …...

March 25, 2015 – Homay King


Associate Professor, Department of History of Art, Bryn Mawr College “Christian Marclay’s Two Clocks” Christian Marclay’s The Clock (2010) is a 24-hour digital video work composed entirely of found footage of clocks, watches, and people announcing or inquiring about the … Continue r...

February 4, 2015 – Dr. Alberto Mira


Reader in Spanish, Oxford Brookes University “Heroes in Transition: Class and Gender in the Cine Quinqui“ Cine Quinqui is one of the key phenomenon of Spanish transition cinema. Francoist popular cinema had complacently focused on tame villagers and even tamer … Continue reading...

February 11, 2015 – No Colloquium

College Art Association Meeting

February 18, 2015 – David Young Kim


Assistant Professor, Department of History of Art, University of Pennsylvania “Giorgio Vasari’s Technical Treatise: Materiality and Text in the Italian Renaissance” Nowhere does Giorgio Vasari offer a more sustained discussion of materials than in his introduction to the three arts R...

February 25, 2015 – Timothy Harte


Associate Professor and Chair Department of Russian, Bryn Mawr College “The Thrill of the Game: Modern Athletics in Russian and Early Soviet Avant-Garde Art” This talk will explore the creative celebration of modern athletics in Russian avant-garde painting, design, and … Continue r...

March 4, 2015 – Graduate Student Panel


Nicole M. Colosimo Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Bryn Mawr College Member of the Archaeological Institute of America “No Need to See a Specialist: Divine Healing in the Ancient Greek World” Numerous deities and heroes comprised the pantheons … Continue re...



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