Chronological List of Lectures & Lecturers
10/14/13 Hui-Shu Lee, Professor Art History, UCLA
“Picturing West Lake: Reflections of A Cultural Space”
9/17/13Pamela Lee, Professor Art and Art History, Stanford University
“Pattern Recognition circa 1947"
4/11/13 ZHENG Yan, Professor of Chinese Art,
THE “HALF-OPEN DOOR” IN ANCIENT CHINESE ART
3/21/13 HOLLAND COTTER "Asian and African Art through American Eyes: A Personal View"
2/22/13 ELIZABETH HELSINGER (Professor University of Chicago) "Inviting the Indoors Out: Gardens and Other Arts"
2/20/13 GAUVIN BAILEY (Professor Queen's University Ontario Canada )"The Spiritual Rococo: Decor and Divinity from the Salons of Paris to the Missions of Patagonia"
2/7/13 CHARLIE GERE (Professor Lancaster University, UK)
“The Second Bomb: Curation and Destruction in the Digital Age”
11/26/12 ELIZABETH HARNEY(Professor University of Toronto)
"The Perils of Intervention: Institutional Critique in the Age of the
Contemporary African Artist"
10/25/12 FRANK GOODYEAR National Portrait Gallery
"Abraham Lincoln in Historic Photographs"
10/10/2012 ARIELLA AZOULAY (Professor Bar-Ilan University, Isreal) "Potential History of Palestine: Re-conceptualizing Revolution"
9/20/2012 John Mullarkey (Professor of Film and Television, Kingston University), "What Might Films Think? On Cinema as Non-Standard Philosophy"
10/11/2010 Doug Nickel (Andrea V. Rosenthal Professor of Modern Art, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Brown University), "What Was a Photograph?"
10/21/2010 Toby Jurovics (Curator of Photography at the Smithsonian American Art Museum) "The Old Topographics: Survey Photography and the American West."
10/27/2010 Eleanor Heartney (Art Critic and contributing Editor to Art in America and Artpress) "Art Today: Takes of Plastic Surgery, Genetically Altered Rabbits and Other Acts of Art"
11/9/2010 Jenny F. So (Professor of Fine Arts, Director, Institute of Chinese Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong) "Archaic Bronze Inscriptions: Ancestors, Clans, History, and Commerce"
11/16/2010 Lucy Lippard (Art Critic and Independent Curator) "Serene and not So Serene Republics: Some Contemporary Native Art"
1/20/1011 Judy Keller (Acting Director of Photography at the J. Paul Getty Museum) "The Cuban Project: Walker Evans to Now"
2/21/2011 Thomas Cummins (Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian and Colonial Art, Harvard University)
2/24/2011 Ruth Phillips (Canada Research Chair in Modern Culture and a Professor of Art History, Carleton University) "A Primitive Effect on the Pictures: Norval Morrisseau and the Global Emergence of Indigenous Modernism"
3/17/2011 Bernhard Gardi (Independent Scholar and Former Curator of teh African Department at teh Museum der Kulturen, Basel, Switzerland) "The Art of West African Textiles: Technology and Aesthetics, a Historical Approach"
3/24/2011 Peter C. Sturman (Professor of Chinese Art, University of California, Santa Barbara) "Falling Blossoms: Shen Zhou (1427-1509) and the Problem of Growing Old"
9/3/2009 Michael Godby (Professor of Art History in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Cape Town, South Africa), "Then and Now: Changes in South African Photography between the Struggle of the 1980s and the New Millennium"
9/10/2009 Marsha Haufler (Professor of Chinese Art, The University of Kansas), “Buddhist Visual Culture of Beijing, Yesterday and Today”
9/23/2009 Michael Mingke Wang (Professor and Director of Chinese Ethnographic Project, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan) "Photographing Peripheral Nationals in China (1920s-1940s)"/Cosponsored by the Department of Anthropology and the Harn Museum of Art
9/30/2009 Graham W. J. Beal (Director, Detroit Institute of Arts) “What’s the Big Idea? A Museum for the People”
10/8/2009 Christopher Johns (Professor and Chair of the Department of Art History, Vanderbilt University), "Antiquity, Neoclassicism and the Grand Tour: The Appropriation of the Past for the Construction of the Present."
10/30/2009 Amy McNair (Professor of Chinese Art, The University of Kansas), “Is This Writing Barbarous? A Medieval Chinese Stele and Its Twentieth-Century Reception”
11/5/2009 Michael Fried (Professor, J. R. Herbert Boone Chair in the Humanities [History of Art]), “An Almost Unknown Masterpiece: Cecco del Caravaggio's ‘The Resurrection’ (1619-20)”
11/18/2009 Jock Reynolds (The Henry J. Heinz II Director, Yale University Art Gallery), “The Original Work of Art: What it Has to Teach in a University Art Museum”
3/3/2010 Nicola Di Cosmo (Henry Luce Foundation Professor of East Asian Studies, Institute For Advanced Studies, Princeton), “The Materiality of the Inner Asian Nomads: The Relationship between Archeology and History in a Nomadic Context”
3/16/2010 Donald Harper (Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago), “A Lost Tang Icon: Rediscovering the Protector-Spirit Baize (White Marsh) in Medieval Chinese Manuscripts and Paintings from Dunhuang”
4/9/200-4/10/2010 Symposium PROJECT EUROPA: Imagining the (Im)Possible.
Speakers include Claire Bishop (City University of New York), T. J. Demos (University College London), Tim Griffin ( Editor in Chief, Art Forum ), Maria Hlavajova (Curator and Artistic Director of BAK, Utrecht)
10/23/08, Libby Prussin (Independent Scholar of African Architecture), Convivencia at Timbuktu: Artisans, Architects, and Archetypes
11/20/08, Margaret Werth (Professor of Art History at the University of Delaware), Modernity and the Face
01/22/09, Keith Davis (Curator of Photography at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art), Documentary and Its Discontents: The Making and Meaning of Civil War Photographs
02/05-06/09, Symposium: Ridicule, Irony and Wit in 18th Century French Art and Literature
02/18/09, Edward Shaughnessy (Lorraine J & Herrlee G Creel Professor in Early Chinese Studies, University of Chicago), Images of Ancient China: Nature and Its Meaning in the Book of Changes
02/19/09, William Truettner (Senior Curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum), Painting Indians and Building Empires in North America, 1710-1840
02/20-22/09, Symposium: Collectors, Collections and Collecting the Arts of China: Histories and Challenges
03/19/09, Charles Green (University of Melbourne, Australia), Official War Artists in Iraq and Afghanistan: Committed Irretrievably to Chance; Suddenly Things Cease to Obey
03/23/09, Jay Xu (Director of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, California), An Unique Pair: The Bronze Rhinoceros And Its Collector, Avery Brundage (1887-1975)
04/02/09, Bai Ming (Fine Arts Academy of Tsinghua University, Beijing, China), The Status of Contemporary Chinese Ceramics
09/27/07, Ute Meta Bauer (Associate Professor and Director of the Visual Arts Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Architectures of Discourse – The Potential and Problematic of Curated Exhibitions
10/25/07, John Picton (Professor Emeritus of African Art, School of Oriental and African Studies, Univ. of London), Body Marking is a cornerstone in African Art: A contribution to the history of art in late 20th century Nigeria
10/30/07, Julian Stellabrass (Senior Lecturer, Courtauld Institute of Art, London), Remembering Photographs, Politically
11/07/07, Amelia Jones (Pilkington Chair and Professor of Art History and Visual Studies, Univ. of Manchester), Aesthetics, Art History and Identity
11/19/07, Susan Siegfried (University of Michigan), Venus as Odalisque: Ingres’ Reimagining of the Female Nude
02/06/08, Stephen Wright (Professor at l'Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art in Paris), Invisible Now: Art After Spectatorship
02/18/08, Zhang Changping (Deputy Director of the Hubei Provincial Institute of Archaeology and Deputy Director of the Hubei Provincial Museum, Wuhan, China), Early Chinese Bronzes: A New Approach to the Technology of Casting Inscriptions
03/20/08, Wanda Corn (Stanford University), Seeing (Not Reading) Gertrude Stein
04/02/08, Mignon Nixon (Professor of Art, Courtauld Institute, Univ. of London), Transference and the “Woman Artist”
04/03/08, Qianshen Bai (Associate Professor of Chinese Art, Chinese Calligrapher, Boston University), The Change of Elite Structure and Its Impact on Contemporary Chinese Calligraphy
04/15/08, Robin McNeal (Associate Professor, Cornell University), The Mythic Landscape of Contemporary China: Excavating and Restoring the Virtue of the Sage Emperor Shun on the Southern Frontier
04/23/08, Isabelle Graw (Professor of Art History, Kunsthochschule-Städelschule Frankfurt am Main), The Art Work kin the Age of its Marketability
09/08/06, John Welchman (Professor of Art History at the University of California, San Diego), Actions Against the State: Paul McCarthy’s Pirate Project
09/27/06, Carol Armstrong (Director, Program in the Study of Women and Gender Doris Sterns Professor of Women's Studies and Professor of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University), Nadar’s Balloon: Modernism Inside-Out
10/20/06, Mary Jo Arnoldi (Curator of African Ethnology, National Museum of Natural History), Monuments, Museums, and Memory: Constructing History in Contemporary Mali
11/01/06, John Henry Merryman (Sweitzer Professor of Law and Affiliated Professor of Art, Emeritus, Stanford University), Great Cases in Art Law
11/02/06, Dickran Tashijan (Professor Emeritus, Art History, University of California-Irvine), Adventures in the Arts: Marsden Hartley and the First American Avant-Garde
11/13/06, Mary D Sherriff (W.R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Art History and Chair of the Art Dept at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), Petrified? Painting Medusa in 18th Century France
02/03/07, Symposium: Muses and Means: Patronizing the Arts
02/08/07, Haile Gerima (Howard University), Adwa: An African Victory
02/15/07, Salem Mekuria (Wellesley College), IMAGinING TOBIA
03/28/07, Norman Bryson (Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism at the Department of Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego), Limited Freedoms: Art in Shanghai Since 1991
04/05/07, Chen Songcheng (Professor and Director of the Hunan Provincial Museum), New Research on the Mawangdui Silk Manuscripts and Paintings
04/05/07, Chen Wei (Professor, Wuhan University), Shanghai Museum Collection: Early Chinese Narrative in Light of Newly Discovered Bamboo Books
01/17/06, Glenn D Lowry (Director of the Museum of Modern Art) Rethinking the Modern
01/31/06, Boris Groys (Global Distinguished Professor, New York University and Professor of Aesthetics, Art History, and Media Theory, Center for Art and Media Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany), Art and Identity: The New Europe
02/04/06, Symposium: From Ritual to Revelry
02/27/06, Olga Palagia (Professor of Classical Archaeology, University of Athens, Greece), Ancient Macedonian Painting
03/02-04/06, Symposium: New Directions in Contemporary Art