Honors Thesis Workshop
History of Art and Visual Studies Honors Thesis Workshop/news/honors-thesis-workshop
History of Art and Visual Studies Honors Thesis Workshop/news/honors-thesis-workshop
The destruction of replicated European sculpture collections can tell us as much as their creation./news/destroy-copy-essay-collection-rethinks-history-plaster-casts
Visual Culture Colloquium with Audia Dixon - Reimagining Eden/news/visual-culture-colloquium-audia-dixon-reimagining-eden
On March 28, Andy Warner ’06, author of the memoir "Spring Rain" and several other books, will explore the power of graphic media to tell true stories./news/cornell-alum-speak-power-nonfiction-comics-21st-century
Co-edited by History of Art faculty Benjamin Anderson and Mirela Ivanova, University of Sheffield/news/cornell-book-launch-byzantine-studies-colonialist-discipline-toward-critical-historiography
Lecture: Mirela Ivanova and Ben Anderson, "Is Byzantine Studies a Colonialist Discipline? Towards a Critical Historiography"/news/benjamin-anderson-presents-his-new-co-edited-book-seeger-center-hellenic-studies-princeton
Enacting Land Memory for Indigenous Feminist Futures/news/visual-culture-colloquium-kendra-greendeer
On Thursday, March 16, join the Cornell community to make a difference for students on Cornell Giving Day./news/support-arts-sciences-giving-day-march-16-0
ICM SYMPOSIUM SERIES SPRING 2023
“Reparations for Colonization/Carbonization”
Friday, March 3, 2023
A.D. White House, Room 110
10:00 a.m —5:30 p.m.
Given the intertwined history of industrial capitalism, extraction and colonialism, this symposium will explore the pending reparations to their victims from a multidisciplinary perspective. Acknowledging the accountability of the first industrializing countries of the Global North to the previously colonized countries of the Global South, the symposium will address the importance of material and moral reparations in bringing justice to the residual inequalities caused by slavery and racism, environmental extraction and pollution. The intention is to explore the intersections between colonialism and climate change, de-colonization and de-carbonization, transitional justice and energy transition.
This symposium will continue the discussion from the “Repair and Reparations” panel series organized by Esra Akcan as director of the Institute for European Studies, at the Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell. Information and links to the recordings of the panels are included below.
The Pulse of Art History with Jessica Levin Martinez, Richard J. Schwartz Director of the
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. Talk title: Museum Work Now
Symposium Title: Writing the Margins: Investigating Art in a Global Field/news/iftikhar-dadi-presents-artmarginsucla-symposium
ICM New Books Series Spring 2023
Lahore Cinema: Between Realism and Fable
Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 4:45 p.m —6:15 p.m.
Goldwin Smith Hall, G22
Jolene Rickard and Ananda Cohen-Aponte to deliver the 2022-2023 Rabinor Lecture in American Studies/news/jolene-rickard-and-ananda-cohen-aponte-deliver-2022-2023-rabinor-lecture-american-studies
“Transcending Fragments” is the first detailed account of the life and art of Fong Chung-Ray./news/wars-aftermath-brought-modern-painting-taiwan
Kelly Presutti, History of Art Assistant Professor is chairing a panel at CAA’s 2023 conference titled Liquidities: Seascapes as Subject and Method
In the Society for the Humanities Invitational Lecture Feb. 15, art historian Verity Platt will present her research on the humble sea sponge./news/unexpected-importance-sea-sponge-classical-history
The fourth cohort of Klarman Fellows is the largest since the program’s launch in 2019, includes scholars investigating quantum phases of two-dimensional materials, mechanisms of social mobility, housing politics of metro areas, and gaps between neuro cognition and artificial intelligence, among other critical topics./news/welcomes-10-new-klarman-fellows-expanded-program
"Performing Prowess: Essays on Localized Hindu Elements in Southeast Asian Art from Past to Present", edited by Wannasarn (Saam) Noonsuk. Dedicated to Professor McGowan with contributions from past and present PhD students./news/kaja-mcgowan-and-current-and-past-phd-students-contribute-new-book-southeast-asian-art
"Reimagining Mobilities/Immobilities in the Indian Ocean," will be the first of four multi-disciplinary conferences as part of the larger theme, "Thinking the Archipelago: Africa’s Indian Ocean Islands" for 2022-2023./news/africa-institute-directed-cornell-history-art-professor-salah-hassan-opens-third-edition
"Free as They Want to be: Artists Committed to Memory" is the companion publication to the FotoFocus biennial exhibition that runs at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (September 30, 2022 - March 6, 2023)./news/chery-finley-co-edits-free-they-want-be-artists-committed-memory
Llhuros – its relics, rituals, poetry, and music – as well as the academic commentary it inspired, "documents just one tiny little sliver of Cornell’s history. But it’s a fascinating one.”/news/fictional-civilization-leaves-behind-lasting-legacy
The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant announced its 2022 grantees, including Claudia Costa Pederson, PhD '12. The program supports writing about contemporary art and aims to ensure that critical writing remains a valued mode of engaging with the visual arts./news/claudia-costa-pederson-phd-12-awarded-andy-warhol-foundation-grant
This special issue on “Experimentation and Experiment in Southeast Asian Art” (Volume 6, Number 2) guest edited by Amanda Katherine Rath and Wulan Dirgantoro seeks to address the issues and questions around experimentation and the experimental in Southeast Asian arts between the 1950s and late 1990s./news/amanda-rath-phd-11-co-edits-special-issue-southeast-now-directions-contemporary-and-modern-art
Professor Pan authors book-length study titled "Transcending Fragments, Fong Chung-Rays’ Artistic Journey" published by Asian Art Center in Taipei./news/professor-pan-authors-new-book-transcending-fragments
A&S faculty offer book and poetry recommendations for the new year./news/wondering-what-read-2023-faculty-offer-ideas
On Oct. 17th, Cornell University’s Board of Trustees appointed Prof. Shirley Samuels as Thomas and Dorothy Litwin Professor of American Studies.
This professorship, inaugurated by Prof. Glenn Altschuler in 1998, honors the Litwins’ passion for the study of literature, culture, and American heritage.
Earning her B.A, M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, Samuels began her career as an Assistant Professor of English at Princeton University in 1985. In 1986, she started teaching in what is now Cornell’s Department of Literatures in English. After serving in different administrative roles, such as Chair of History of Art and the Flora Rose House Professor, in 2017, she was appointed Director of Undergraduate Studies for American Studies and in 2021 she became Director of American Studies.
Samuels will teach American Voices: Performing America (ENGL 1158) in the upcoming spring semester, which focuses on drama.
Samuels’ work extends beyond the scope of the classroom as she has written or edited multiple books such as Facing America: Iconography and the Civil War. Her current work in progress is titled “Haunted by the Civil War: Cultural Testimony in the Nineteenth-Century United States.”
“I’ve always worked at a boundary, or set of boundaries, that includes literature, politics, history, visual culture, photography,” she notes. Samuels’ focus on the Civil War involves noticing its similarity to the current political divide in the United States. “I have the sense of being haunted by the resurgence of polarization in the United States resembling the north south polarization during the Civil War.” In developing arguments about the nineteenth century she notices, “Not only the resistance to ending the practice of slavery but also the resistance to thinking about different ideologies in the United States. It seems that almost 200 years later, we’re still doing that,” she adds.
The professorship will be effective Jan 1, 2023
"‘Free as they want to be’: Artists Committed to Memory" considers the historic and contemporary role that photography and film have played in remembering legacies of slavery and its aftermath and examines the social lives of Black Americans within various places including the land, at home, in photographic albums, at historic sites, and in public memory./news/cheryl-finley-co-curates-exhibition-national-underground-railroad-freedom-center
Based on two international conferences held at Cornell University and the Freie Universität of Berlin in 2010 and 2015, this volume is the first ever to explicitly address the destruction of plaster cast collections of ancient Mediterranean and Western sculpture./news/professor-alexandridis-co-edits-new-book-destroy-copy
Kamala Ibrahim Ishag has forged a unique and expansive practice that is not defined by a singular style or movement./news/salah-hassan-co-curates-african-modernist-artist-kamala-ibrahim-ishags-exhibition-serpentine
Pop South Asia: Artistic Explorations in the Popular is one of the first major exhibitions to provide a substantial survey of modern and contemporary art from South Asia engaging with popular culture./news/iftikhar-dadi-co-curates-major-exhibition-pop-art-south-asia
Topic: Portraiture. Byzantine artists produced a wide variety of images that modern interpreters have recognized as “portraits.” These images illuminate individual identity and visual representation in Byzantium./news/arth-4351-problems-byzantine-art-s23
Art, Architecture, and Urbanism in China at the turn of the 21st Century. How does art, architecture, and urban space interface with one another and what is the role of art in public space and public life?/news/arth-3803-urban-interfaces-s23
The colonial period in Latin America (circa 1521-1820s) witnessed the formation of one of the most diverse societies in the world./news/arth-4160-6160-topics-colonial-encounters-s23
Seeing Double: Fanny Eaton and the Specter of Blackness in Simeon "Solomon’s Mother of Moses" - Mia L. Bagneris, VCC talk/news/seeing-double-11122
History of Art Spring 23 class listing/news/arth-spring-23-classes
The internationally-renowned Indigenous Canadian Kaha:wi Dance Theatre will perform their poignant "The Mush Hole" at Cornell on Friday, Oct. 28./news/indigenous-dance-troupe-show-focuses-residential-schools
Friday’s concluding keynote will be delivered by Jonathan Flatley, a scholar of literature and the relationship between politics and aesthetics ./news/conference-explores-theme-repair-multiple-humanities-disciplines-0
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./news/antler-bone-carving-haudenosaunee-tools-ornamentation-art-11822
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 will be a visual introduction to the spaces, objects, and ideas that constitute the galleries, as well as new directions ahead./news/stoikov-lecture-asian-art-navina-haidar-92922
"The Cyborgs Have Always Been Zombies: South Korean Body Politics and Lee Bul’s Body Art," A Pulse of Art History Lecture by Soyi Kim/news/cyborgs-have-always-been-zombies-10422
The Colby College Museum of Art announced today that Sarah Humphreville, BA and BFA ’09, has been appointed Lunder Curator of American Art./news/sarah-humphreville-ba-and-bfa-09-appointed-lunder-curator-american-art-colby-college-museum
The Pulse of Art History Lecture, "Reshaping Circumpolar Art and Histories Through Indigenous Narrative and Visual Sovereignty," Heather Igloliorte/news/reshaping-circumpolar-art-and-histories-102522
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."/news/professor-presutti-writes-exhibition-review-apollo
Jung Joon Lee, "Sensing Borderlands: The DMZ, Camptowns, and the Theater of Repetition," Wednesday September 14, 4:45pm, GSH G22, Findley History of Art Lecture Series/news/sensing-borderlands-91422
"The Society for the Humanities thought there is no better way to kick off the year of Repair, than to begin at home."/news/community-read-launches-society-humanities-repair-theme
History of Art Career Symposium lecture - Matthew Hayes.
This informal talk will discuss my career trajectory as a paintings conservator following undergraduate study of art history at Cornell (BA ’99), including recent scholarship and graduate teaching.
Davis Museum at Wellesley College Names Yuhua Ding Assistant Curator of Collections/news/yuhua-ding-phd-19-appointed-kemper-assistant-curator-collections-davis-museum-wellesley
Klarman Fellows pursue research in any discipline in the College, including natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and the creative arts as well as cross-disciplinary fields. The application deadline is October 14./news/opens-application-portal-klarman-postdoc-fellowships
The OSUN Center for Human Rights and the Arts at Bard College (CHRA) appoints Lara Fresko Madra as one of its 2022–23 resident research and teaching fellows./news/lara-fresko-madra-phd-22-awarded-fellowship
For centuries, artists have told and retold the complex histories of the African Diaspora. Afro-Atlantic Histories (April 10 – July 17, 2022) takes an in-depth look at the historical experiences and cultural formations of Black and African people since the 17th century./news/kanitra-fletcher-phd-19-co-curates-landmark-exhibition-afro-atlantic-histories-national