Visual Culture Colloquium, Hayden Haynes. Bone and antler are significant to Haudenosaunee stories and peoples; however, these media remain marginalized in discussions of Haudenosaunee art.Read More
The department encourages the crossing not only of geographic but also disciplinary borders through exploration of a wide range of fields including architecture, urban planning, critical and post-colonial theory, media studies, the sciences and social history.
'Firing the Canon'
Associate Professor Annetta Alexandridis is featured in 'Firing the Canon: The Cornell Casts and Their Discontents':
Mnemosyne: Meanderings through Aby Warburg's Atlas
Begun in 1924 and left unfinished at the time of his death in 1929, the Mnemosyne Atlas is Aby Warburg’s attempt to map the “afterlife of antiquity,” or how images of great symbolic, intellectual, and emotional power emerge in Western antiquity and then reappear and are reanimated in the art and cosmology of later times and places, from Alexandrian Greece to Weimar Germany. Focusing especially on the Renaissance, the historical period where he found the struggle between the forces of reason and unreason to be most palpable, Warburg hoped that the Mnemosyne Atlas would allow its spectators to experience for themselves the “polarities” that riddle culture and thought.
Click here to explore ten panels from the Mnemosyne Atlas.
Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 5:15pm, Johnson Museum of Art, Wing lecture room. Navina Najat Haidar is the Nasser Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah Curator in Charge of the Department of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is currently marking ten years of its permanent galleries. This talk...Read More
Sarah Humphreville, BA and BFA ’09 appointed Lunder Curator of American Art, Colby College Museum of Art
The Colby College Museum of Art announced today that Sarah Humphreville, BA and BFA ’09, has been appointed Lunder Curator of American Art.Read More
History of Art Professor Kelly Presutti has written an exhibition review for Apollo titled "The artists who have managed to see the forest for the trees."Read More
"The Society for the Humanities thought there is no better way to kick off the year of Repair, than to begin at home."Read More