Events Archive

2012

January 5th - April 15th, 2012
Field Season - Photographs for the IFA's Excavations at Abydos, Egypt
Photographers Greg Maka, Amanda Kirkpatrick and Gus Gusciora will be showing a selection of work from the past three years. Curated by Ileana Selejan. [view invitation PDF]

January 27, 2012
In-house IFA/Frick Symposium
Open to IFA students and faculty only.

January 31, 2012
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series
Stanley Abe, Associate Professor of Art History, Duke University
The Modern Moment of Chinese Sculpture

February 2, 2012
Artists at the Institute
Peter Halley
Work and Play
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February 3, 2012
Mellon Research Initiative
IFA Student Reading Group meeting

February 9, 2012
Colloquium on Spanish and Latin American Art and Visual Culture
Jesús Escobar, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Art History, Northwestern University
Madrid, Urbs Regia: The Seventeenth-Century City and Its Representation

February 10, 2012
The China Project Workshop
Hsueh-man Shen, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
Between One and Many: Interpreting Large Numbers in the Buddhist Art of China

February 17, 2012
The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Elizabeth Boaretto, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

February 18, 2012
Leonardo da Vinci - Recent Technical Findings and Discoveries
Wood Auditorium, 113 Avery Hall, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University.

February 21, 2012
The 6th Annual Kirk Varnedoe Lecture Series
Okwui Enwezor, 2012 Kirk Varnedoe Visiting Professor
Episodes in Contemporary African Art Setting the Stage: Contemporary African Art, From Postcolonial Utopia to Postcolonial Realism
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February 23, 2012
Colloquium on Modern and Contemporary Art from the Middle East and South Asia
Walid Raad, Associate Professor of art, Cooper Union 
Scratching on Things I Could Disavow

February 28, 2012
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series
Zainab Bahrani, Edith Porada Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology, Columbia University
The Double: Difference and Repetition in Ancient Art

March 1, 2012
Mellon Research Initiative
IFA Student Reading Group meeting

March 6, 2012

The Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series
Michelangelo Sabatino, Associate Professor (and History-Theory Coordinator) at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, University of Houston
PRIDE IN MODESTY: Modernist Architecture and the Vernacular Tradition in Italy

March 8, 2012
Colloquium on Spanish and Latin American Art and Visual Culture
John Loomis, Director of the School of Art and Design of San Jose State University
Revolution of Forms, Cuba's Forgotten Art Schools

March 16, 2012
The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Susan Ferrence, Institute for Aegean Prehistory Academic Press

March 20, 2012
Director’s Extracurricular Seminar
Wanda Corn, Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor Emerita in Art History, Stanford University
Portraiture and the Making of Gertrude Stein

March 22, 2012
Artists at the Institute
Carroll Dunham
Carroll Dunham Speaks About His Recent Work
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March 23, 2012
The China Project Workshop
Sarah Laursen, Visiting Research Scholar, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University

March 27, 2012
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series
Francesco de Angelis, Associate Professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University
Looking for Justice: Space, Images, and Attention in the Forum Augustum in Rome

March 29, 2012
The 6th Annual Kirk Varnedoe Lecture Series
Okwui Enwezor, 2012 Kirk Varnedoe Visiting Professor
At Home in the World: The Art of El Anatsui and William Kentridge
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March 30-31, 2012
Mellon Research Initiative
Conference: Comparativism

April 3, 2012
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series
Michael Leja, Professor of Art History, University of Pennsylvania 
Cubism in Bondage:  Morgan Russell's Synchromism

April 5, 2012
Colloquium on Spanish and Latin American Art and Visual Culture
Juanjosé Lahuerta, Professor of the History of Art, School of Architecture, Barcelona; Senior Curator, Museu Picasso, Barcelona; Juan Carlos I Professor, New York University (Spring 2012)
Dalí and Architecture: Anachronic Modernism
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April 13, 2012
The China Project Workshop
J.J. Lally, Owner, J.J. Lally & Co.

April 17, 2012
Mellon Research Initiative
IFA Student Reading Group meeting

April 19, 2012
New Faces from Egypt: Hellenistic Panel Paintings and their European Consequence
Co-sponsored by NYU Abu Dhabi

April 20, 2012
The Institute of Fine Arts-Frick Collection Symposium on the History of Art
Hosted by the Institute of Fine Arts
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April 26, 2012
The 6th Annual Kirk Varnedoe Lecture Series
Okwui Enwezor, 2012 Kirk Varnedoe Visiting Professor
Disrupted and Disarticulated: Body Politic and the work of Marlene Dumas and Wangechi Mutu
Watch online

April 27, 2012
The Forum on Forms of Seeing
Annual Symposium

April 28-29, 2012
Mellon Research Initiative
Conference: Image & Ontology in Comparative Perspective
May 4, 2012
The China Project Workshop
Lihong Liu, PhD Candidate, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
The Path in Mid-Sixteenth Century Suzhou Landscape Painting

May 11, 2012
The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Dimitri Nakassis, Assistant Professor of Classics, University of Toronto
Individuals in Linear B

September 10, 2012
Architecture and the Experience of Music: A Conversation around "Site and Sound" at the Institute of Fine Arts
Moderators: Marvin Trachtenberg and Jean-Louis Cohen
Panelists: Victoria Newhouse, Ricardo Scofidio, Carl Rosenberg, and Raphael Mostel
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September 13, 2012, 5:30 PM
Current Trends in Medieval Art History
Aden Kumler, Assistant Professor, University of Chicago
Surplus & Blankness: Medieval Art, de factis

September 14, 2012
The China Project Workshop
Dorothy Ko, Professor of History, Barnard College, Columbia University
Body,Text, and Stone: The Crafting and Connoisseurship of Inkstones in Eighteenth-Century China

September 18, 2012
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series
Wendy Bellion, Associate Professor of American Art, University of Delaware
The Afterlife of Iconoclasm: Sculpture in Early New York

September 19, 2012
Mellon Research Initiative
IFA Student Reading Group meeting

September 20, 2012
Colloquium on Art in Spain and Latin America
Timothy Barringer, Paul Mellon Professor, History of Art, Yale University
Art History vs Victorian Jamaica

September 27 – Saturday, September 29, 2012
Mellon Research Initiative
Beyond Representation: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Nature of Things
This event is jointly sponsored by Bard Graduate Center and the IFA’s Mellon Research Initiative, and organized by Jas Elsner, Finbarr Barry Flood, and Ittai Weinryb.

October 5, 2012
The China Project Workshop
Judith Zeitlin, Professor of Chinese Literature, University of Chicago
Yuhang Li, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Grinnell College
Performing Images: Opera in Chinese Visual Culture

October 9, 2012
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series
Andrew Herscher, Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Michigan
Envisioning Exception: Satellite Imagery, Human Rights Advocacy and Techno-Moral Witnessing
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October 11, 2012
Current Trends in Medieval Art History
Jacqueline Jung, Assistant Professor, History of Art, Yale University
Moving Pictures on the Gothic Screen

October 12, 2012
The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Thomas G. Palaima, Raymond F. Dickson Centennial Professor of Classics, University of Texas at Austin

October 16, 2012
Director’s Extracurricular Seminar
Anton Schweizer, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012-2014, Institute of Fine Arts - NYU
A Guardian for Sendai: urban, iconographic, and rhetoric spaces of shrine building in seventeenth-century Japan

October 16, 2012
Paragone Revisited: The Reunification of the Berlin Painting and Sculpture Collections
Julien Chapuis, Deputy Director, Sculpture Collection and Museum of Byzantine Art, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
Respondents: Luke Syson, Curator in Charge of the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Joe Rishel, Senior Curator of European Painting before 1900, Philadelphia Museum of Art
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October 18, 2012
Mellon Research Initiative
Publishing and the PhD
A public workshop on the art history publication in relation to the dissertation
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Thursday, October 18, 2012, 6:30 PM
Artists at the Institute
Wade Guyton

October 22, 2012
2012 Ettinghausen Memorial Lecture
Eloïse Brac de la Perrière
, Paris-Sorbonne University, Maître de conférences, Histoire de l'art et archéologie du monde islamique
Critical Perspectives on a pre-Mughal Koranic Manuscript: Research on the Gwalior Koran from the Aga Khan Collection

October 24, 2012
Latin American Forum sponsored by the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art
Dawn Ades, Professor of the History & Theory of Art, University of Essex and Independent Curator
Surrealism & the Surrealists in Mexico 1940-1947

October 25, 2012
Colloquium on Art in Spain and Latin America
Robert Davidson, Associate Professor of Spanish and Catalan, University of Toronto
The Revolution’s Hilton: The Havana Hilton Hotel from Burt Glinn to Ramón Serrano

November 9, 2012
The China Project Workshop
Linda Lin, Object conservator, Fellow, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Talk on Liao dynasty amber Moderated by François Louis (Bard Graduate Center)

November 13, 2012
Mellon Research Initiative
IFA Student Reading Group meeting

November 14, 2012
Walter W. S. Cook Annual Lecture
Nicholas Adams, Mary Conover Mellon Professor in the History of Architecture, Vassar College
Gunnar Asplund's Courthouse Extension in Gothenburg (1913-1936): The Ironies of its History

November 15, 2012
Colloquium on Art in Spain and Latin America
Michele Greet, Associate Professor of Art History, George Mason University
The Artists of the Bulletin de l’Effort Moderne: Latin Americans in Paris

November 16, 2012
Pinta Art Fair Panel: Curating Latin American Art in a Changing Environment
Panelists: Ilona Katzew (LACMA), Mary Schneider Enriquez (Fogg Museum, Harvard), Vanessa Davidson (Phoenix Art Museum), Rachel Mohl (Museum of Fine Arts Houston)
Moderator: Edward Sullivan

November 16, 2012
The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Janice Crowley, Independent Scholar

November 20, 2012
Greek and Roman Seminar
Olga Palagia, Deputy Head of the Faculty of History and Archaeology, University of Athens
The Boscoreale Frescoes as Reflections of Macedonian Funerary Paintings

November 27, 2012
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series
Melissa Chiu, Museum Director and Senior Vice President, Global Arts and Cultural Programs, Asia Society
Art + Politics in Chinese Contemporary Art
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November 28, 2012
NYRAC (New York Regional Association for Conservation)
Public Lecture
Julie Martin, Conservator, The Story of E.A.T.
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November 29, 2012
Archaeological Research at Selinunte 2012
Clemente Marconi, Director of Excavations at Selinunte and James R. McCredie Professor in the History of Greek Art and Archaeology, Institute of Fine Arts

November 30 – Saturday, December 1, 2012
Mellon Research Initiative
Digital Art History conference
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December 4, 2012
Archaeological Research at Aphrodisias in 2012
Roland R.R. Smith, Director, Excavations at Aphrodisias; Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art, University of Oxford; Research Professor, Institute of Fine Arts

December 6, 2012
Greek and Roman Seminar
Ioannis Mylonopoulos, Assistant Professor, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University
Poseidon and His Youths on Cape Sounion: The Archaic Sanctuary, the Colossal Kouroi, and Political Dedications in Early-Sixth-Century Attica

December 7, 2012
China Project Workshop
Wen-shing Chou

Discussion on the problems of structuring a book on the visionary landscape of Wutaishan Moderated by Denise Leidy (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

December 7, 2012
The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Yannis Galanakis, Harvard University Center for Hellenic Center Studies, Washington DC