In the wake of the white-supremacist terrorism of August 11-13, we wish to highlight and paraphrase some of the comments of Ian Baucom, Dean of Arts and Sciences:
Be assured that the Art Department remains a space where all can pursue the dialogue that counters the lies of racism, anti-semitism, homophobia, and nativism.
We are prepared to stand up for and support those who have been singled out as targets for hatred. The courage of free thought opposing cowardice and bigotry endures and persists here despite violence.

2008-2009 McIntire Lectures

Thursday, November 13, 2008, 6 pm
Alexander Potts
Max Loehr Collegiate Professor of the History of Art, University of Michigan

Joseph Beuys and Asger Jorn: Formations of a Political Art
Campbell 153

Thursday, February 19, 2009, 6 pm
François Lissarrague
Director, Centre Louis Gernet, Paris Centre national de la recherche scientifique
École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

A Glare from African History: Contemporary Euro/American Architecture and a Hole in the Road at Onitsha
Campbell 153

Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 6 pm
Kenneth Silver
Professor of Art History, New York University

Dangerous Beauty: The Reinvention of Classicism Between the Two World Wars
Campbell 160

Tuesday, April 2, 2009, 6 pm
Elizabeth Cropper
Dean, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art

Portraying Beauty: Parmigianino's Antea
Campbell 160