Events Archive

2015

September 8, 2015
Artists at the Institute
Agnieszka Kurant
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September 10, 2015
Pre-Columbian Society of New York Lecture Series
Eloise Quiñones-Keber, Professor Emerita, CUNY Graduate Center / Baruch College
Tradition and Invention in the Deity Images of the Florentine Codex

September 14, 2015
Works in Progress Series
Professor  Colin Eisler

September 16, 2015
Richard Ettinghausen Memorial Lecture
Scott Redford 
Writing and Pseudo-Writing in Medieval Islam

September 18, 2015
New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Jason Earle, Institute for Aegean Prehistory
Feasting and Founding on 'Mycenaean' Melos: A New Look at an Old Deposit from Phylakopi

September 24, 2015 
Colloquium on Art in Spain and Latin America
Jeffrey Schrader, Associate Professor, University of Colorado, Denver
Iconoclasts Against the Old Masters: Artworks and Violence in Wartime Spain

September 25, 2015
China Project Workshop
Jonathan HayAilsa Mellon Bruce Professor, Institute of Fine Arts
"IFA Portals: Chinese Pictorial Art"--a Website Project

September 28, 2015
Conservation Center Event – Summer Projects Series 
Archaeology Digs

October 6, 2015
Kirk Varnedoe Memorial Lecture
S. Hollis Clayson, Professor of Art History and Bergen Evans Professor in the Humanities, Northwestern University 
Bright Lights, Brilliant Wit: Caricature and Electric Light in Paris
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October 7, 2015
Works in Progress Series
Robert Brennan

October 8, 2015
Latin American Forum
Edouard Duval-Carrié
A Conversation with Edouard Duval-Carrié and Edward J. Sullivan

October 9, 2015
New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
L. Vance Watrous, SUNY Buffalo 
Recent Work at Gournia, 2008 - 2015: Finds and their Implications for Minoan Crete

October 13, 2015
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lectures​
Speaker:  Paola AntonelliSenior Curator, Architecture & Design, and Director, Research & Development, The Museum of Modern Art
Title:  Constrain, Hack, Annihilate, or Stun: The Singular Relationship Between Design and Violence
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October 15, 2015
Pre-Columbian Society of New York Lecture Series
Amanda GannawayLecturer in Discipline, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University)
Wendell Bennett and the Search for Middle Chimu

October 16, 2015
China Project Workshop
Kyoungin BaeHistory Department ABD, Columbia University
Presenting on the reproduction and adaptation of European furniture in early modern Canton

October 20, 2015
Kirk Varnedoe Memorial Lecture
S. Hollis Clayson, Professor of Art History and Bergen Evans Professor in the Humanities, Northwestern University 
Charles Marville's Streetlights
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October 21, 2015
Colloquium on Art in Spain and Latin America
Luis CastanedaAssistant Professor, Art History Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
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October 23, 2015
Helen Frankenthaler Symposium
Speakers:  Anna Chave, Eric de Chassey, Harry Cooper, Pepe Karmel, Katy Siegel
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October 27, 2015
Works in Progress Series
Professor  Meredith Martin

October 28, 2015
Latin American Forum 
Liliana Porter
A conversation with Liliana Porter and Edward J. Sullivan

November 2, 2015
Works in Progress Series
Sean Nesselrode

November 4, 2015
Exploring the Ancient World: Archaeological Field Research at the Institute of Fine Arts

November 5, 2015
Colloquium on Art in Spain and Latin America
Dr. Esther Gabara, Duke University
The Gesture of Fiction: Invention as Intervention in Contemporary Art of the Americas

November 6, 2015
New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Aslihan Yener, Koc University
A Continuing Conversation about Alalakh: New Fresco Fragments from the Level VII Palace

November 9, 2015
Looking Closer: Conservation in the Museum
Speakers: 
Emily Cohen, Boston Athenaeum, London Rare Book School, Wellesley University Lab
Shannon Mulshine, Museum of Modern Art, Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, The Morgan Library & Museum
Laura Panadero, Museum of Modern Art, New-York Historical Society
Bermet Nishanova, Indianapolis Museum of Art
Rebecca Gridley, The Frick Collection
Sarah Mastrangelo, Modern Art Conservation, NYC

November 10, 2015
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lectures
Christine Poggi, Professor of History of Art, University of Pennsylvania
Projections: Mona Hatoum’s Cartographic Practice

November 11, 2015 
Great Hall Exhibition Opening Event
Artist:  Walead Beshty

November 12, 2015
Walead Beshty in Conversation with Johanna Burton 
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November 13, 2015
Pasolini Conference
Image, object, sound
Immagine, oggetto, suono

The conference continued on Saturday, Novermber 14th, at the Casa Italiana

November 16, 2015
Judith Praska Distinguished Visiting Professor in Conservation and Technical Studies Lecture
Cathleen BakerConservation Librarian and Exhibit Conservator at the University of Michigan Library
Revealing the Splendor of Audubon's The Birds of America: The Materials, Techniques, and Conservation of a Masterpiece
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November 17, 2015
Kirk Varnedoe Memorial Lecture
S. Hollis Clayson, Professor of Art History and Bergen Evans Professor in the Humanities, Northwestern University 
Absorption and Confinement: The Paris Threshold Pictures of Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Edvard Munch 
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November 18, 2015
Pre-Columbian Society of New York Lecture Series
Justin Kerr, Independent Scholar and creator of the Maya Vase Database

November 19, 2015
Walter W.S. Cook Annual Lecture
Emily BraunDistinguished Professor, Hunter College and the Graduate Center
Alberto Burri: The Making of an Exhibition
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November 20, 2015
China Project Workshop
Hsueh-man ShenAssistant Professor; Ehrenkranz Chair in World Art, Institute of Fine Arts
"Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds” --a Book Project

November 23, 2015
Latin American Forum 
Marta Minujin, Gabriela Rangel, Alexander Alberro, and Catherine Morris
Marta Minujín: Minucodes: A Panel Discussion & Book launch with the artist, Alexander Alberro (Columbia University), Gabriela Rangel (Americas Society) and Catherine Morris (Brooklyn Museum), moderated by Edward J. Sullivan

November 30, 2015
Works in Progress Series
Marci Kwon

December 1, 2015
Artists at the Institute
David Reed
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December 3, 2015
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lectures
WJT MitchellGaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor of English and Art History, University of Chicago
Method, Madness, and Montage: Aby Warburg to John Nash
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Friday, December 4, 2015, 1:00 PM 
Step Into Liquid: Art and Art History in the Post-Fordist Era
Panel 1:
Moderator - Noam Elcott, Columbia University
Speakers:
Claire Bishop, CUNY Graduate Center
Kenneth Goldsmith, University of Pennsylvania
Ruba Katrib, The Sculpture Center

Panel 2:
Moderator - Janet Kraynak, Columbia University
Speakers: 
Alexander Alberro, Columbia University
Tim Griffin, The Kitchen 
Alex Kitnick, Bard College
Robert Slifkin, Institute of Fine Arts

Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:00 PM 
China Project Workshop
Shiyee LiuAssistant Research Curator, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
"Show and tell: Narratives in Chinese Painting”--an Exhibition Project

Monday, December 7, 2015, 6:00 – 7:30pm
Works in Progress Series
Professor Robert Maxwell presented.

December 10, 2015
Aphrodisias Lecture
Speakers:  Roland R.R. Smith; Alexander Sokolicek

Friday, January 30, 2015
IFA-Frick In-House Symposium

February 2, 2015
Works in Progress
Presentation by Kate Holohan

February 5, 2015
Latin American Forum
Susan Aberth, Associate Professor of Art History, Bard College
The Visual Culture of Occultism: Surrealist Women Artists in Context

February 6, 2015
The China Project Workshop
Freda Murck, Independent Scholar 
Is Cui Bo's Magpie and Hare of 1061 an Allegory?

February 9, 2015
Judith Praska Distinguished Visiting Professor in Conservation and Technical Studies Lecture
Salvador Muñoz Viñas, Professor and Head of Paper Conservation, Universitat Politècnica de València
Pride and Prejudice and Patina
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February 10, 2015
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lectures
James Elkins, ​E.C. Chadbourne Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
The End of the Theory of the Gaze

February 11, 2015
CAA 2015: Field/Work: Object and Site:
The Art of Archaeology; an Art Historical Perspective

A panel discussion in conjunction with the CAA annual meeting.
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February 12, 2015
CAA 2015: Field/Work: Object and Site:
Conservation and the Future of Art

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February 12, 2015
CAA 2015: Field/Work: Object and Site:
The Field of Art History and its Work

A panel discussion in conjunction with the CAA annual meeting.
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February 17, 2015
Works in Progress
Presentation by Ami Brett

February 17, 2015
Colloquium on Art in Spain and Latin America
Denise Birkhofer, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College
The Body and the Void in the Art of Mira Schendel and Eva Hesse

February 18, 2015
A special lecture with Alexandre de Vogüé, owner of Château de Vaux le Vicomte
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February 19, 2015
Points of Contact: New Approaches to Islamic Art
Imran bin Tajudeen, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore
Regional and Transregional Negotiations in Southeast Asia's Islamic Architecture: New Approaches
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February 23, 2015
A special event with Jean Louis Cohen, Sheldon H. Solow Professor in the History of Architecture, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU and Khaled Malas, PhD candidate, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Absorbing the 2014 Biennale – French and Syrian Views on Architecture in Venice

February 23, 2015
Works in Progress
Presentation by Marya Fisher

February 24, 2015
Artists at the Institute
Sharon Hayes

February 26, 2015
The Seminar on Greek and Roman Art and Architecture
Jenifer Neils, Elsie B. Smith Professor in the Liberal Arts, Department of Classics, Case Western Reserve University
The Shield of the Athena Parthenos: A New Reconstruction

March 2, 2015
Mellon Research Initiative
Mellon Student Reading Group meeting
Convened in conjunction with the conference Surfaces (15th-19th Centuries)

March 3, 2015, 6:30 PM
Artists at the Institute
Tehching Hsieh
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March 5, 2015
Colloquium on Art in Spain and Latin America
Rachel Weiss, Professor of Arts Administration and Policy, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
The Tenuous Moonlight of an Unrequited Past
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March 6, 2015
Panel discussion: NYU Curatorial Collaboration
Moderated by Ian Cooper and Madeline Murphy Turner, co-organizers of the NYU CC. Conversation with IFA curators Halston Bruce, J. English Cook, Ashley McNelis, Katharine J. Wright and Steinhardt BFA honors artists.

March 7, 2015
Representations of Musicians in the Coroplastic Art of the Ancient World: Iconography, Ritual Contexts and Functions
A special conference organized by Angela Bellia and Clemente Marconi
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March 9, 2015
Works in Progress
Presentation by Brett Lazer

March 9, 2015
The Samuel H. Kress Lecture
Iris Schaefer, Head of the Department of Technology and Conservation, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum and Fondation Corboud, Cologne, Germany
New insights into the Genesis of Stefan Lochner´s Altarpiece of the Patron Saints of Cologne
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March 10, 2015
Latin American Forum
A Round Table on Curating Modern and Contemporary Arts of the Americas
Speakers:
Richard Aste, Curator of European Art, Brooklyn Museum
Gabriela Rangel, Director of Visual Arts, The Americas Society
Pablo León de la Barra, UBS MAP Curator of Latin American Art, Guggenheim Museum
Iria Candela, Estrellita Brodsky Curator of Modern Latin American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Deborah Cullen, Director and Chief Curator, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University
Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, Curator, El Museo del Barrio
Randall Griffey, Associate Curator of Modern American Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Moderated by Edward Sullivan, Helen Gould Shepard Professor in the History of Art; Institute of Fine Arts and College of Arts and Sciences

March 12, 2015
The Seminar on Greek and Roman Art and Architecture
Stefano Vassallo, Superintendency of Palermo
The New Excavations in the Necropolis of Himera

March 13, 2015
The China Project Workshop
Clarissa von Spee, Curator, China, British Museum
Multiples in Chinese Painting

March 20, 2015
The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Eleni Mantzourani, Professor of Archaeology, Department of Art and Archaeology, University of Athens and Onassis Foundation Visiting Scholar
Modeling everyday life in Crete and Cyprus with reference to Egypt

March 24, 2015
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lectures
Carol Armstrong, Professor, History of Art, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Yale University
Cézanne’s Gravity
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March 26, 2015
Points of Contact: New Approaches to Islamic Art
Islamization and Material Culture in Eastern Africa: Recent Fieldwork
Mark Horton, Professor in Archaeology, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Bristol
1000 Years of Islam in East Africa: Materialities and Societies
and
Bertrand Hirsch, Professeur, Université de Paris-I; Directeur, Centre de Recherches Africaines
Ten years of research on medieval Islamic cities of the Horn of Africa: a critical review
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March 27, 2015
Mellon Research Initiative
Surfaces (15th-19th Centuries)
Organized by Noemie Etienne, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Fine Arts-NYU
[Full description and a list of speakers]

March 30, 2015
The Great Hall Exhibitions Opening Event

March 31, 2015, 6:00 PM
A special lecture by Ashok Roy, Director of Collections, National Gallery, London
Practice Makes Imperfect: The problem of Joshua Reynolds's technique
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April 2, 2015
The Seminar on Greek and Roman Art and Architecture
Verena Gassner, Professor, University of Vienna
The Hellenistic Sanctuaries of Velia

April 7, 2015
Works in Progress
Presentation by Thelma K. Thomas, Associate Professor of Fine Arts

April 13, 2015
"Conceptual Space: Artist Installations in the Display Cases"
A Conversation with TR Ericsson, Dean Dempsey, Jongil Ma, Christopher Smith
Moderated by Curator Lisa A. Banner
Introduced by Linda Mai Green, IFA Student
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 5:30 PM
Jim Harris, Andrew W. Mellon Teaching Curator, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Substance and History: Donatello, color and the stories of sculpture

April 16, 2015
The New York Renaissance Consortium
Paul Hills, Professor Emeritus, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London
Clothing the Word: Filippo Lippi, Donatello and Bellini

April 17, 2015
IFA-Frick Symposium
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April 17, 2015
The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Susan Lupack,Editor, Hesperia, The Journal of the American School of Classical Study at Athens
The Mycenaean Worship of an Ancestral Wanax

April 20, 2015
Spotlight on New Talent
The Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University proudly presents research projects by students and recent graduates.

April 21, 2015
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lectures
Barry Bergdoll, Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University
Exhibiting Failure(s): Architecture's paradoxical life on display at MoMA since 1932

April 23, 2015
Points of Contact: New Approaches to Islamic Art
Art and Architecture of the Deccan: a Conversation
Navina Haidar, Curator, Department of Islamic Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
and
Phillip B. Wagoner, Professor of Art History, Department of Art and Art History; Professor, Archaeology Program, Wesleyan University

April 27, 2015
Works in Progress
Presentation by Hsueh-Man Shen, Assistant Professor; Ehrenkranz Chair in World Art

April, 28, 2015
Annual Alumni Careers Panel
The Art Market
Speakers:
Jean Dommermuth, Paintings Conservator, Private Practice & IFA Conservation Center Lecturer
Joseph Ruzicka, Art Appraiser, Art Appraisal Services, Internal Revenue Service
Cristin Tierney, Owner and Senior Director, Cristin Tierney Gallery

April 29, 2015
The Seminar on Greek and Roman Art and Architecture
Michael Squire, Lecturer, King’s College, London
Homer and the ekphrasists: Text and image in the Elder Philostratus’s Scamander (Imagines I.1)

April 30, 2015
Colloquium on Art in Spain and Latin America
Irene Small, Assistant Professor, Princeton University
Poor Image and Meta-Medium: Hércules Florence and the Invention of Photography in Brazil
Please note this lecture has been cancelled. We hope to announce a new date in Fall 2015.

May 1, 2015
The China Project Workshop
François Louis, Associate Professor, The Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture
Picturing Antiquity in China's Middle Period: Nie Chongyi's Illustrations to the Rites Classics

May 5, 2015
Latin American Forum
Digital Torres-García 
A special panel discussion on the Uruguayan modernist artist, Joaquín Torres-García, moderated by Edward J. SullivanHelen Gould Shepard Professor in the History of Art, Institute of Fine Arts and College of Arts and Sciences, NYU
Speakers:
Mari Carmen RamírezWortham Curator of Latin American ArtDirector, International Center for the Arts of the Americas, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Cecilia de Torres, Head of the catalogue raisonné project on the artist.
Susanna Temkin, IFA Ph.D. Candidate and Research and Archive Specialist, Cecilia de Torres, Ltd.
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May 8, 2015
The China Project Workshop   
Yunru Chen, Curator of Chinese Paintings, National Palace Museum, Taipei 
The Legacy of Song Huizong in East Asian Art

May 8, 2015
The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
Lyvia Morgan, Honorary Research Associate, University College London
A Room with a View: Kea Paintings and Social Context

May 11, 2015
Latin American Forum
Jaime Davidovich: Pioneer in Video and Conceptual Art
Speakers:
Julieta Gonzalez, Adjunct Curator, Modern Art e São Paulo and Chief Curator, Júmex Collection, Mexico; (Curator of Jaime Davidovich: Adventures of the Avant-Garde on view at The Bronx Museum of the Arts)
Carla Stellweg, Professor, School of Visual Arts and independent curator
Daniel Quiles, Assistant Professor of Art History, School of The Art Institute of Chicago
Sarah Montross, Andrew W. Mellon Post-doctoral Curatorial Fellow, Bowdoin College Museum of Art
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