Lecture

Intersections: Raino Isto, "'A Temple of Freedom': Minimalism and Biomorphism in the Monument to the National Liberation Struggle and Ilinden at Kruševo"

 Jordan Grabul (sculptor), Iskra Grabul (architect), Petar Mazev (amphitheater reliefs), and Borko Lazeski (stained glass windows); Monument to the National Liberation Struggle and Ilinden; inaugurated 1974; Kruševo, Macedonia.
Time: 
11/16/2018 - 13:00 to 14:00
Location: 
Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture

Please join us for a special Intersections, when Raino Isto, back in town from the Getty Research Institute for a few days (to defend his dissertation - good luck, Raino!) returns to the Collaboratory to share some of his latest research.

MEM-UM Lecture: Dr. Holly Brewer, "Creating a Fashion for Slavery in the Stuart Court(s): Law, Theater, and Art"

Holly Brewer Lecture for MEM-UM collage
Time: 
11/05/2018 - 11:30 to 13:00
Location: 
Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture

Charles II and his brother James took many steps to legitimize slavery after 1660, both through the courts of law—where we usually think about legitimacy—but also through display in his royal court where he lived, where he held his entertainments and his meetings. Burke Professor of American History and Associate Professor Dr. Holly Brewer of UMD will discuss how art in this reading becomes not just a measure of culture, but a weapon for propaganda and a tool to debate legitimacy. A light lunch will be served at 11:30.

Lecture: Dr. Adrienne Childs, "African American Art in Context: Tradition, Affirmation, Resistance, and Identity"

Adrienne Childs
Time: 
11/16/2018 - 17:00 to 19:00
Location: 
David C. Driskell Center

Independent scholar, art historian, and curator Adrienne Childs, Ph.D. will deliver a keynote lecture on African American Art History in the David C. Driskell Center. Dr. Childs has written on diverse topics such as Henry O. Tanner in North Africa, Black bodies in Meissen Porcelain, and the prints of David C. Driskell and Margo Humphrey.  This lecture is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.

GAHA event: A Night with Basquiat

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Time: 
11/29/2018 - 17:30 to 20:00
Location: 
Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture

Come join GAHA for an evening devoted to the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Professor Jordana Saggese will discuss her work on this artist and his importance in contemporary art in the late twentieth century before a screening of the documentary "Boom for Real." All are welcome!

Intersections: Michelle Fabiani, "Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Archaeological Looting and Armed Conflict in Egypt"

Satellite imagery-based monitoring of archaeological site damage in the Syrian civil war
Time: 
11/28/2018 - 13:00 to 14:00
Location: 
Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture

Please join us for a special Intersections, when Michelle D. Fabiani, PhD Candidate in Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland, will present her dissertation research, which explores the relationship of conflict zones in the Middle East and the looting of curltural heritage using a constellation of data sources publicly available on the internet and social media.

Lecture: Dr. Christiane Gruber, "Idols and Figural Images in Islam: A Brief Dive into A Perennial Debate"

Christiane Gruber
Time: 
10/15/2018 - 16:00 to 17:30
Location: 
Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture

The Collaboratory is pleased to welcome Dr. Christiane Gruber, Professor of Islamic Art and Associate Chair in the History of Art Department at the University of Michigan for a special talk @ 4 pm. Dr.

Intersections: Glenn J Corbett, "Responsible, Community-Based Archaeology in the Middle East: The Case of the Temple of the Winged Lions in Petra, Jordan"

Intersections Logo, designed by Christian Cloke
Time: 
10/17/2018 - 12:00 to 13:00
Location: 
Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture

Please join us for a special Intersections, when Glenn J. Corbett, Ph.D., Program Director for the Council of American Overseas Research Centers in Washington DC shares his recent work in Petra, Jordan. His talk, "Responsible, Community-Based Archaeology in the Middle East: The Case of the Temple of the Winged Lions in Petra, Jordan," will begin at noon.

Roger Rearick Forum - 2018

Medieval forum, hand-colored woodcut
Time: 
10/24/2018 - 16:00 to 18:00
Location: 
Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture

Hosted annually by our department, the Roger Rearick Forum showcases current research by our graduate students.  Advanced students who wish to be considered for inclusion in the Philadelphia Symposiums in the History of Art are invited to present papers to our departmental community at this event.  One student will be chosen to present at this prestigious regional symposium.

Intersections: Jessica Paga, "Current Investigations in the Late Archaic Sanctuary at Contrada Mango, Segesta, Sicily"

Intersections Logo (by Christian Cloke)
Time: 
10/03/2018 - 12:00 to 13:00
Location: 
Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture

Please join us for a special Intersections, when Dr. Jessica Paga, Assistant Professor of Classical Studies at the College of William and Mary, presents her work at a site in Segesta, Sicily in a talk entitled "Current Investigations in the Late Archaic Sanctuary at Contrada Mango, Segesta, Sicily," , more about which below.

Pressly Forum: Ashley Lazevnick, "The Great Surgeon, Georgia O’Keeffe"

Ashley Lazevnick
Time: 
09/05/2018 - 11:30 to 13:00
Location: 
Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture

Dr. Ashley Lazevnick is the 2018-2019 Fellow in Modern and Contemporary Art History at the University of Maryland Center for Art and Knowledge at The Phillips Collection.

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