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September 13, 2017- Richard Torchia


Director, Arcadia University Art Gallery “Reconsidering the Exhibition as Medium” The re-staging of Harald Szeemann’s “Live in Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form,” for the 2013 Venice Biennale served as a dramatic reminder of how gallery display impacts our experi...

September 20, 2017 – Jordi Falgàs


Director, Fundació Rafael Masó, Girona (Spain) Lecturer in Catalan Studies, Stanford University “A Different Grand Tour: Postcards from a Honeymoon” In 1912 the Catalan architect Rafael Masó (1880-1935) took a seven-week honeymoon trip to France, Switzerland, Germany, and Italy. Sc...

September 27, 2017 – Jo Anna Isaak


John L. Marion Chair in Art History, Fordham University “Women Artists and the Arte Útil Movement” “We have to put Duchamp’s urinal back in the restroom,” announced Cuban artist Tania Bruguera. Bruguera is the founder of Arte Útil movement. She … Continue reading →

October 4, 2017 – Gizem Saka


Senior Lecturer Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania “The Dubious Economics of the Art Market” When a truck driver in California discovers a might-be-Pollock, why does a Dubai businessman offer a hedge? When On Kawara aimed to produce paintings at the rate … Con...

October 11, 2017 – Sylvia Houghteling


Assistant Professor Department of History of Art, Bryn Mawr College “Cultures of Cloth in Mughal South Asia” South Asian courtly ensembles worn by the greatest Mughal emperors were comprised not only of imported silks and cloth of gold, but also … Continue reading →

October 25 , 2017 – Kwame Labi


Visiting International Scholar History of Art, Bryn Mawr College Senior Research Fellow, University of Ghana, Legon “Defending our Honour: Art and Conflict Among the Fante Asafo Companies of Southern Ghana” The Fante asafo of southern Ghana, until colonial rule were a … Continu...

November 1, 2017 – Mark Franko


Laura H. Carnell Professor of Dance and Chair of Dance Dance Department, Boyer College of Music and Dance, Temple University “Can We Inhabit a Dance? Reflections on Dancing the ‘Bauhaus Dances’ in Dessau” Mark Franko will discuss the reconstruction of Oskar … Contin...

November 8, 2017 – Amelia Rauser


Professor of Art History Franklin & Marshall College “Psyche Disobeys: Sensate Sculpture and Fashionable Dress in the 1790s” In the 1790s, fashionable women appeared in ballrooms, gardens, and opera boxes dressed as living statues. Amelia Rauser explores the ways women … Con...



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