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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” How is Africa envisioned in the natural history museum? This talk explores how human origins exhibitions and their museum visitors work … Continue rea...

September 30, 2015 – Barbara Miller Lane


Mellon Professor Emeritus of Humanities Bryn Mawr College “Looking Back at Nazi Buildings: Some Reflections on Architecture and Ideology” In light of recent scholarship on Nazi architecture, Professor Lane will offer reflections on the international reception of her first book, …...

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


Postdoctoral Writing Fellow, Haverford College Curator of The Wall in Our Heads: American Artists and the Berlin Wall Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery (October 23-December 13, 2015) “You Are Entering the American Sector”: Shinkichi Tajiri, Sculpture in Exile, and the Reconstruction of …...

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 The Paradoxical Fetish of Humanitarian Ephemera The humanitarian mobiles associated with international first response present bold images of temporary refuge, and yet belie spectacular permanent infrastructures and a hardware of transpor...

November 18, 2015 – Anna Arabindan-Kesson


Assistant Professor Department of Art & Archaeology and Center for African American Studies Princeton University Vision and Value: Cotton and the Materiality of Race This talk examines the visual relationship between the cotton trade and the representation of the black … Continue readin...

December 2, 2015 – Sharrona Pearl


Assistant Professor of Communication Core Faculty in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies The Annenberg School for Communication The University of Pennsylvania “Playing Ugly to be taken Seriously: Actresses and the Oscar” This talk explores the trend of female actresses undergoing ...

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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