Mary Bergstein (Professor, History of Art and Visual Culture) presented a lecture at the University of Heidelberg Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies on April 22. The topic of the conference was “An Interdisciplinary Anthropology of Perception and Imagination.” Bergstein spoke about “Perception and Imagination in the Visual World of Marcel Proust.” Additionally, Bergstein’s memoir “Hotel Michelangelo” […]
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Agnieszka Taborska (Senior Lecturer, HAVC) gave a lecture on female Surrealists at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Warsaw, Poland. The lecture was about the myth of a muse / femme-enfant / sorceress as well as about the recently “discovered” eminent female Surrealists: Leonora Carrington, Gisèle Prassinos, Claude Cahun, Dora Maar, and others.
Suzanne Scanlan (Lecturer, History of Art + Visual Culture) and Caroline Castiglione (Professor, Departments of History and Italian Studies, Brown University) were awarded the Best Article Prize, 2016-17 for their co-authored article, Death Did Not Become Her: Unconventional Women and the Problem of Female Commemoration in Early Modern Rome (Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal, […]
Bolaji Campbell (Professor, History of Art + Visual Culture) has contributed a chapter entitled Of Color, Character, Attributes, and Values of Orunmila to a new edited volume Ifá Divination, Knowledge, Power, and Performance, edited by Jacob K. Olupona and Rowland O. Abiodun, and published by Indiana University Press. The volume brings readers into the diverse world of […]
Agnieszka Taborska’s (Senior Lecturer, HAVC) essay “The Sea, or the Poet at Work,” published in the October issue of Asymptote, has been discussed in The Paris Review.
Rachel Silberstein (Assistant Professor, HAVC) gave a talk at the Textile Museum symposium, Picturing China: Qing-Dynasty Photography and Fashion. The changing fashions John Thomson found in mid-nineteenth-century China were, in part, stimulated by the commercialization of garment and accessory production. Commercial and visual records demonstrate that much of this production was of small items – […]
Winnie Lambrecht’s (Senior Lecturer, HAVC) 2014 short film about The Vagabond Puppeteers will be screened with Q & A, followed by the Quahog Quorale and audience participation. Puppetry and Politics in 1939: The Vagabond Puppeteers explores political puppet theater among dairy farmers in upstate New York during the 1930s. December 19, 2015 7:00PM Bayside Community […]
Agnieszka Taborska (Senior Lecturer, HAVC) presented a lecture “Hans Bellmer, Unica Zurn and Headless Women” at Hans Bellmer exhibition in the Museum of the History of Katowice in Katowice, Pl, Bellmer’s place of birth. She discussed Bellmer and Zürn’s sadomasochistic yet artistically stimulating relationship, Bellmer’s Doll, Zürn’s drawings and novels, the Surrealists’ take on mental […]
A documentary by Marcin Gizycki (Senior Lecturer, History of Art and Visual Culture) and Peter O’Neill (Professor, Film/Animation/Video), “A Magic-Lantern Life: The Story of American Magic-Lantern Theater,” will be shown at the New Haven International Film Festival on November 14 at 9:00 am. The film is part of the official selection. Another short film by […]
A new book by Rob Emlen (Lecturer, History of Art & Visual Culture) about the Shakers has been published. Picturing the Shakers in the Era of Manifestations, published this summer by the Couper Press, is a study of the graphic images illustrated in the popular illustrated press of 19th century America.