School of Art + Art History

Harn Eminent Scholar Chair in Art History (HESCAH)

Lecture and Symposium Schedule

Lecture

A Little More Blue lecture: "Modern Classicism"
Dr. Ana Magalhães, Associate Professor, Museum of Contemporary Art, University of São Paulo
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 @ 06:00 pm
FAB 105

The lecture explores Cold War politics and the legacy of Italian art in Brazil vis-à-vis the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Co-sponsored by the Harn Eminent Scholar Chair in Art History (HESCAH) program.

A Little More Blue: Art, Nation, Exile, Brazil

A Little More Blue: Art, Nation, Exile, Brazil presents a series of lectures and master classes by internationally recognized Brazil-based scholars with a distinguished record of published scholarship on modern and contemporary art. The series takes its title from the eponymous song by Brazilian singer-songwriter Caetano Veloso, which he recorded during his in exile in England and in which he reflects on the emotional toll of his forced displacement on account of Brazil’s military dictatorship. In their research, each scholar addresses interconnections between political economy, aesthetics, representational systems, and material practices of everyday life in the study of Brazilian art and culture. 

Organized by Kaira M. Cabañas and Andréa Ferreira. 

Supported by the Harn Eminent Scholar Chair in Art History, Spanish and Portuguese Studies Enhancement Fund, Center for Latin American Studies, International Center, Florida-Brazil Linkage Institute and the History Department.

Lecture

A Little More Blue lecture: "Imagining Types"
Dr. Fernanda Pitta, Senior Curator, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 @ 06:00 pm
FAB 103

The lecture addresses the afterlife of the colonial imaginary and bandeirante (pioneer) images in nineteenth century painting in Brazil.

Co-sponsored by the Harn Eminent Scholar Chair in Art History (HESCAH) program.

A Little More Blue: Art, Nation, Exile, Brazil

A Little More Blue: Art, Nation, Exile, Brazil presents a series of lectures and master classes by internationally recognized Brazil-based scholars with a distinguished record of published scholarship on modern and contemporary art. The series takes its title from the eponymous song by Brazilian singer-songwriter Caetano Veloso, which he recorded during his in exile in England and in which he reflects on the emotional toll of his forced displacement on account of Brazil’s military dictatorship. In their research, each scholar addresses interconnections between political economy, aesthetics, representational systems, and material practices of everyday life in the study of Brazilian art and culture. 

Organized by Kaira M. Cabañas and Andréa Ferreira. 

Supported by the Harn Eminent Scholar Chair in Art History, Spanish and Portuguese Studies Enhancement Fund, Center for Latin American Studies, International Center, Florida-Brazil Linkage Institute and the History Department.

Lecture

Films Under the Stars: Dangerous Liaisons
Thursday, October 12, 2017 @ 08:00 pm
Fine Arts Plaza, University of Florida

Join the School of Art + Art History for a screening of Dangerous Liaisons (Frears, 1988) on October 12, 2017,8 p.m., in the University of Florida Fine Arts Plaza as part of the Fall 2017 Films Under The Stars Series, which will also include:

Marie Antoinette (Coppola, 2006) on October 19, 2017, 8 pm.

Kamikaze Girls (Nakashima, 2004) on October 26, 2017, 8 pm

This event is free and open to the public. Blankets, chairs, pets and families are welcome.

The Fall 2017 Films Under The Stars Series has been coordinated in conjunction with the exhibition Becoming A Woman in the Age of Enlightenment (French Art from the Horvitz Collection) curated by Dr. Melissa Hyde for the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art.

*Inclement Weather Location:Fine Arts Building D, Room 329.

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Lecture

The Woman Artist and the Uncovering of the Social World
Dr. Lynn Hunt, Distinguished Research Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 06:00 pm
Chandler Auditorium, Harn Museum of Art

“The Woman Artist and the Uncovering of the Social World”: Art, women, and society came together in surprising ways at the end of the eighteenth century. “Society” only began to be conceptualized as an object for study at the end of the 1700s, in particular in reaction to the French Revolution. Art, especially engraving and painting, helped make society visible to itself. Women could join the art world but rarely as fully fledged members, and as a consequence they occupied a kind of in-between position that made them especially attuned to social relations. The life and work of Marie-Gabrielle Capet will be highlighted to show how the social world could be uncovered.

Dr. Hunt's lecture is the keynote address for a symposium associated with the exhibition "Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment: French Art from the Horvitz Collection", on display at the Harn Museum of Art from October 6-December 31, 2017. The lecture is co-sponsored by the University of Florida International Center, Center for the Humanities and Public Sphere (Rothman Endowment), Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women's Studies Research, and the Department of History.

Symposium

Thinking Women: Art and Representation in the Eighteenth Century
Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 06:00 pm
Harn Museum of Art

This academic program features leading historians and art historians of eighteenth and early nineteenth century Europe. Presentations will range from explorations of gender, race, and representation, to women and the visual arts—all in relation to cultural, philosophical, political and social debates that are as pressing today as they were during the Age of Enlightenment. All events and lectures are free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the Harn Museum of Art, UF Department of History, UF International Center, Center for Humanities and the Public Sphere (Rothman Endowment), and Center for Gender, Sexualities and Women’s Studies Research (CGSWR).

Symposium Details

Thinking Women: Art and Representation in the Eighteenth Century

A Symposium in Honor of Mary D. Sheriff

Friday, October 20 – Sunday, October 22

Harn Museum of Art

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Friday, October 20, 6 p.m. 
Keynote Lecture: “The Woman Artist and the Uncovering of the Social World”
Lynn Hunt, Distinguished Research Professor, Dept. of History, University of California, Los Angeles

Introduced by: Keith Luria, Dept. of History, North Carolina State University
Reception to follow.  

Saturday, October 21
9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Moderator: Melissa Hyde, School of Art and Art History, University of Florida

“Fashion in Time:  Visualizing Costume in the Eighteenth Century”
Susan Siegfried, University of Michigan

“Beauty is a letter of credit”
Nina Dubin, University of Illinois, Chicago

“Chardin's Girls”
Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, Harvard University

2:00 - 5:15 p.m.

Moderator: Ann Bermingham, Professor Emerita, Dept. of Art History, University of California, Santa Barbara

“The Global Allure of the Porcelain Room”
Meredith Martin, New York University

“Pictured Together? Questions of Gender, Race, and Social Rank in The Portrait of Dido Elizabeth Belle and Lady Elizabeth Murray”
Jennifer Germann, Ithaca College

“Becoming an Animal in the Age of Enlightenment”
Amy Freund, Southern Methodist University

Sunday, October 22
9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. 

Moderator: Sheryl Kroen, Dept. of History, University of Florida

“Marguerite Lecomte's Smile: Portrait of a Woman Engraver”
Mechthild Fend, University College London

“Exceptional, but not Exceptions: Women Artists in the Age of Revolutions”
Paris Spies-Gans, Princeton University 

Summary Discussion

"Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment" Exhibition Catalogue
Lecture

Mexican Altarpieces: Interactions in Time and Space
Dr. Clara Bargellini, Professor, Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Friday, November 3, 2017 @ 06:00 pm
FAB 105

Dr. Bargellini's talk is the keynote address of the symposium "Splendor, Spectacle, Self-Fashioning: Questioning the Role of Display in Colonial Latin American Visual Culture", which takes place on November 3-4, 2017 at the School of Art and Art History.

Symposium Details

Sculptures, paintings, prints, retables, furniture, textiles, silverwork and other manifestations of Latin American colonial visual culture often coexisted within church interiors, civic spaces, and homes to create a large collection and decorative program of display. These decorative programs even at times traversed entire cities through extensive urban architectural programs. This symposium seeks to critically address how images were displayed in their original contexts, how multiple images coexisted and worked together, and how this shapes our understanding of the object as it was commissioned and viewed during the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries in different areas of colonial Latin America. How were images displayed in the colonial period and how did that context shape the contemporary perception and understanding of the object(s)?

Moreover, colonialism was an ongoing and complex process that involved negotiation, resistance, reconciliation, and manipulation of new and old art forms. In short, art reflected, facilitated, and authenticated the complex reality of colonialism and colonial culture. How were display and the viewing experience an integral part of that process? How did the many types of artworks reside and work together in a single space or multiple related spaces to shape and reflect that reality?

Dr. Clara Bargellini will address these questions and themes in her keynote address. A faculty member at the prestigious Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas in the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Bargellini received her Masters in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania and her doctorate in the same field from Harvard. 

Lecture

A Little More Blue lecture: "Between Realisms"
Dr. Sérgio Martins, Professor, History Department, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 @ 06:00 pm
FAB 105

The lecture engages the painterly-conceptual practices of Brazilian artist Antonio Dias and their aesthetic and political resonances during his exile in Milan, Italy. 

Co-sponsored by the Harn Eminent Scholar Chair in Art History (HESCAH) program.

A Little More Blue: Art, Nation, Exile, Brazil

A Little More Blue: Art, Nation, Exile, Brazil presents a series of lectures and master classes by internationally recognized Brazil-based scholars with a distinguished record of published scholarship on modern and contemporary art. The series takes its title from the eponymous song by Brazilian singer-songwriter Caetano Veloso, which he recorded during his in exile in England and in which he reflects on the emotional toll of his forced displacement on account of Brazil’s military dictatorship. In their research, each scholar addresses interconnections between political economy, aesthetics, representational systems, and material practices of everyday life in the study of Brazilian art and culture. 

Organized by Kaira M. Cabañas and Andréa Ferreira. 

Supported by the Harn Eminent Scholar Chair in Art History, Spanish and Portuguese Studies Enhancement Fund, Center for Latin American Studies, International Center, Florida-Brazil Linkage Institute and the History Department.

Lecture

The (Late) Emergence of the Cross as a Christian Symbol
Dr. Robin Jensen, Patrick O'Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame
Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 06:00 pm
Chandler Auditorium, Harn Museum of Art
Lecture

Artist Talk with Martha Rosler
Martha Rosler
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 @ 12:00 am
Time and Location TBA

Co-sponsored by the Harn Eminent Scholar Chair in Art History (HESCAH) program.

Martha Rosler has long focused on matters of the public sphere and landscapes of everyday life, especially as they affect women. Her projects and writings in diverse media often center on the production and uses of space. “If You Lived Here” is her project cycle of shows and public discussions on housing, homelessness, and the built environment, held in New York in 1989 and reprised many times since. She has frequently addressed war and the national security climate, connecting daily life at home with the conduct of war abroad. Her recent book Culture Class is about the the role of artists in the city and market.  She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Lecture

Atomic Art around a Hot Bikini Cloud
Dr. Serge Guilbaut, Professor Emeritus of Art History, University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada
Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 06:00 pm
Chandler Auditorium, Harn Museum of Art
Lecture

Blue in Green: Viridian & Jacob Lawrence
Dr. Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History, Duke University
Friday, March 30, 2018 @ 06:00 pm
Chandler Auditorium, Harn Museum of Art
Lecture

Lecture on Art and War
Dr. Rosalyn Deutsche, Professor of Art History, Barnard College, Columbia University
Thursday, April 12, 2018 @ 06:00 pm
FAB 105
DateDetailsEvent Type
Wed, Sep 27, 2017
06:00 pm

A Little More Blue lecture: "Modern Classicism"

Dr. Ana Magalhães, Associate Professor, Museum of Contemporary Art, University of São Paulo
FAB 105
Lecture
Wed, Oct 4, 2017
06:00 pm

A Little More Blue lecture: "Imagining Types"

Dr. Fernanda Pitta, Senior Curator, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo
FAB 103
Lecture
Thu, Oct 12, 2017
08:00 pm

Films Under the Stars: Dangerous Liaisons

Fine Arts Plaza, University of Florida
Lecture
Fri, Oct 20, 2017
06:00 pm

The Woman Artist and the Uncovering of the Social World

Dr. Lynn Hunt, Distinguished Research Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
Chandler Auditorium, Harn Museum of Art
Lecture
Fri, Oct 20, 2017
06:00 pm

Thinking Women: Art and Representation in the Eighteenth Century

Harn Museum of Art
Symposium
Fri, Nov 3, 2017
06:00 pm

Mexican Altarpieces: Interactions in Time and Space

Dr. Clara Bargellini, Professor, Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
FAB 105
Lecture
Wed, Nov 8, 2017
06:00 pm

A Little More Blue lecture: "Between Realisms"

Dr. Sérgio Martins, Professor, History Department, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
FAB 105
Lecture
Thu, Jan 18, 2018
06:00 pm

The (Late) Emergence of the Cross as a Christian Symbol

Dr. Robin Jensen, Patrick O'Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame
Chandler Auditorium, Harn Museum of Art
Lecture
Tue, Jan 30, 2018
12:00 am

Artist Talk with Martha Rosler

Martha Rosler
Time and Location TBA
Lecture
Thu, Feb 15, 2018
06:00 pm

Atomic Art around a Hot Bikini Cloud

Dr. Serge Guilbaut, Professor Emeritus of Art History, University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada
Chandler Auditorium, Harn Museum of Art
Lecture
Fri, Mar 30, 2018
06:00 pm

Blue in Green: Viridian & Jacob Lawrence

Dr. Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History, Duke University
Chandler Auditorium, Harn Museum of Art
Lecture
Thu, Apr 12, 2018
06:00 pm

Lecture on Art and War

Dr. Rosalyn Deutsche, Professor of Art History, Barnard College, Columbia University
FAB 105
Lecture

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