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Lectures, Fall 2015

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Lunchtime Talks | Saturday Special Tours
Special Lectures & Events | Weedon Lectures | Archive

Lunchtime Talks

Join us for these informal presentations on aspects of the Museum's collections and special exhibitions. Lunchtime Talks are usually held on Tuesdays from 12–1 pm in the Museum.

September 8
Collection: Sol LeWitt and Photography
by William Wylie

October 20
Focus on the Collection: Contemporary Photography from Cuba
by Christina Proenza-Coles

November 10
Cavaliers Collect
by Bruce Boucher

December 8
Jacob Lawrence: Struggle... From the History of the American People
by Elizabeth Hutton Turner
New time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Fall 2015 calendar

Saturday Special Tours

These informal presentations on aspects of the Museum's collections and special exhibitions are usually held on the last Saturday of each month from 2–3 pm in the Museum.

August 29
Cavaliers Collect
by Bruce Boucher

September 26
Jacob Lawrence: Struggle... From the History of the American People
by Elizabeth Hutton Turner

October 17
Collection: Sol LeWitt and Photography
by William Wylie

Saturday Special Tours

Special Lectures & Events

August 6
Summer Art Conservation Seminar
Student Presentations
In the Museum

August 31 – September 9
Execution of LeWitt Wall Drawing

October 7
Gallery Talk
Twenty Years Collecting Jacob Lawrence's Struggle Series
and the Art of Social Vision

by Harvey Ross
In the Museum

October 13
Special Lecture
Recollecting LeWitt and Photography
by Jae Emerling
6 – 7 pm
In the Museum

This talk will reconsider how Sol LeWitt thought and created alongside photography. It is impossible to answer these questions without experiencing both LeWitt’s photographic work and his personal collection of photography, a part of which is on display here. LeWitt collected works by renowned photographers such as Bernd and Hilla Becher, Hiroshi Sugimoto, August Sander, and On Kawara. His collection encourages us to reconsider his own work because the collection itself reveals the extent to which he valued and studied photographic images that experiment with temporality, durational experience (archival practices), and ontology (far beyond the removal of artistic subjectivity). This reconsideration requires us to question both LeWitt’s own writings and the received historical explanation of conceptual art.

Jae Emerling is an associate professor of modern and contemporary art in the College of Arts +Architecture at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. In 2011 he was visiting professor of contemporary art in the Faculty of Arts at VU Amsterdam. He received his Ph.D. in Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of Theory for Art History (2005) and award-winning Photography: History and Theory(2012), both published by Routledge. His work has also appeared in the Journal of Visual Culture, History of Photography, CAA Reviews, Journal of Art Historiography, and the Los Angeles based magazine X-TRA: Contemporary Art Quarterly. He is currently working on a book about the aesthetic-historiographic concept of transmissibility. Some of this work has recently appeared in two anthologies Contemporary Art about Architecture (2013) and Bergson and The Art of Immanence: Painting, Photography, Film (2013).

October 18
Featured Film:
Making a Killing
2:00 pm
Campbell 153
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October 26–30
International Education Week
Art Speaks!
12:30 pm each day

Ellen Bayard Weedon Lectures in the Arts of Asia

Thursday, October 29
Foreigners at China's Doorsteps
by Jenny F. So
Professor Emeritus
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Campbell 153
6:30 pm

According to China’s earliest historian, the First Emperor of Qin’s ancestors lived among the “Western Barbarians” since the late second millennium BCE. This lecture will focus on the artistic and cultural characteristics of these so-called “Western Barbarians.” Evidence will be drawn from archaeological discoveries, looking at materials, manufacturing techniques, and artifacts recovered from the region.

Thursday, November 12
Collecting and Its Consequences:
Western Himalayan Case Studies of the 11th and 20th Centuries

by Robert Linrothe
Associate Professor, Department of Art History
Northwestern University, Evanston
Campbell 158
6:30 pm

The recent exhibition, “Collecting Paradise: Buddhist Art of Kashmir and Its Legacies” provides the opportunity for reflection on varied patterns of collecting Buddhist sculptures and paintings in the Western Himalayas and the West by private and institutional Buddhists and art collectors. Often the methods and motivations are distinctly dissimilar if not diametrically opposed. In tandem, the modes of display offer interesting contrasts, and inviting or prohibiting physical interaction. Separate patterns of assessing and valuing age value can also be identified.

Ellen Bayard Weedon Lectures in the Arts of Asia