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Lectures, Fall 2013

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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 at 12 pm in the Museum.

September 10
Ansel Adams
by Stephen Margulies

October 8
Looking at the New West
by William Wylie

November 12
Émilie Charmy & In the Shadow of Stalin
by Jennifer Farrell

December 17
In the Shadow of Stalin
by Andrew Leddy

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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 24
Émilie Charmy
by Matthew Affron

September 28
Ansel Adams
by William Sherman

November 30
Émilie Charmy
by Bruce Boucher

Saturday Special Tours

Special & Related Lectures

Wednesday, October 9
Artist Talk
by Patrick Dougherty
7 pm
Campbell 153

Thursday, October 24
Special Lecture
The Tactics of Women's Art
Émilie Charmy
by Anne Higonnet
Professor of Art History, Barnard College and Columbia University
6:30 pm
Campbell 153

What tactics did Charmy use to enter the art world on feminine terms? What historical precedents could she have tapped into? And what lessons for the teaching or exhibition of a global and multi-media art can we learn from Charmy’s case?

Anne Higonnet is a professor of art history at Barnard College and Columbia University. She received her BA from Harvard and her PhD from Yale. She currently teaches courses on Collecting, Impressionism, and the Introduction to the History of Art. Her many awards include fellowships and grants from the Guggenheim, Mellon, and Howard Foundations, as well as from the Getty Research Center and Social Science Research Council. The author of five books and dozens of articles on 18th, 19th, and 20th century art, she is currently preparing an exhibition on the forgotten work of Anna Hyatt Huntington, one of early 20th century New York’s City’s most successful sculptors. In the spring of 2014 she will give a series of lectures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on detective research storiesabout some of the museum’s best-beloved treasures.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
1870/1970: The Landscape Survey and American Photography
Looking at the New West
by Toby Jurovics
Chief curator, Joslyn Art Museum
6 pm
Campbell 158
Sponsored by the Studio Art Department

While Ansel Adams' images have been central to the public's perception of landscape and wilderness for five decades, the most relevant conversation for contemporary photographers was not with Adams and his f/64 colleagues, but rather with the photographers of the “Great Surveys” of the nineteenth century. Mr. Jurovics will discuss leading artists of these two periods, as well as recent projects that investigate the beauty and complexity of the western landscape.

Toby Jurovics is the Chief Curator and Holland Curator of American Western Art at the Joslyn Art Museum. A recognized expert on the photographic history of the American West, he has organized exhibitions by artists including Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Barbara Bosworth, Emmet Gowin, and Edward Ranney. In 2010, he organized a major retrospective on Timothy H. O’Sullivan, Framing the West: The Survey Photographs of Timothy H. O’Sullivan, and has published essays on Thomas Joshua Cooper, John Gossage, and New Topographics.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Special Lecture
The Impressionists as Couturiers
by Dr. Gloria Groom
David and Mary Winton Green Curator, Medieval to Modern European Painting, The Art Institute of Chicago
5 pm
Auditorium of the Harrison Institute/ Small Special Collections Library
Sponsored by The Carl H. and Martha S. Lindner Center for Art History, the McIntire Department of Art, and The Fralin Museum of Art

Gladys S. Blizzard Lecture
Thursday, April 10, 2014
by David Freedberg
Pierre Matisse Professor of the History of Art, Columbia University
Details TBA

Ellen Bayard Weedon Lectures in the Arts of Asia

With the generous support of the Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation, the Museum presents four lectures on South and East Asian art each year.

Please join us for this year's series.

Thursday, September 19
Sculpting the Ascetic Body:
Corporeality and Presence in Real Architectural Space

by Tamara Sears
Assistant Professor, History of Art, Yale University
5:30–7:30 pm
Campbell 153

In 1915, Madhav Rao Scindia, the maharaja of Gwalior, requested that plans be made for the conservation of the archaeological remains within an old fortress not far from his summer residence in central India. Located at the site of Surwaya, the remains notably included a rare survival of a medieval Hindu monastery and its accompanying temples, all dating to the tenth century and dedicated to the god Shiva.

Focusing on the imagery of the main temple, and particularly on a unique set of ascetic figures addorsed to its portico pillars, this presentation considers the ways in which sculpture drew meaning through an active engagement with a broader architectural and ritual environment. In addition to situating these figures within Sears' recent reconstruction of the structure of the site, she will consider the ways in which they functioned as visual representations, as embodied material objects, and as crucial orienting elements within a larger sculptural and spatial program that was directed by and for a community of living sages.

Tamara Sears, Assistant Professor of the History of Art at Yale University, is the author of Worldly Gurus and Spiritual Kings (Yale UP, forthcoming 2014). She is working on a second book which looks at temple architecture as an archive for mapping mobility, cultural authority, and the spread of religious knowledge and courtly culture around the turn of the first millennium. Her essays have appeared in The Art Bulletin, Archives of Asian Art, South Asian Studies, and numerous edited collections, and she has been a recipient of fellowships from the J. Paul Getty Trust, Fulbright, and SAH.

Ellen Bayard Weedon Lectures in the Arts of Asia