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General News : Nov 5, 2014

Harn Eminent Scholar Lecture Series announced for 2014-2015

The Harn Eminent Lecture series is organized by the Harn Eminent Scholar Chair in Art History committee of the School of Art + Art History in cooperation with the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art. 

Beginning late November, a series of symposiums and keynote addresses by top scholars will be held in various locations on campus. From artists, critics, theorists, curators and several visiting arts professors, attendees will be informed on a wide range of art historical and contemporary topics. Here is a look at the planned events: 

Fall 2014

SYMPOSIUM                                                                                                                                                                                                           Art of Time: Alex Alberro, Dan Graham and Bennett Simpson

Monday, November 24, 6:45 p.m.

The Wooly (20 North Main Street, Gainesville) Screening: Rock My Religion (1982-4) by Dan Graham, followed by a discussion with guest speakers

Tuesday, November 25, 6–8:30 p.m.

Harn Museum of Art, Chandler Auditorium

Lecture, Dialogue and Panel Discussion

Dan Graham, Alex Alberro, Bennett Simpson

Reception to follow

Artist, critic and theorist Dan Graham’s videos, films, books, photographs, curated exhibitions and performances have been featured at the Whitney Museum of American Art, MoMA, the TATE Modern and the Venice Biennale. Alex Alberro is the Virginia Wright Professor of Art History at Barnard College and Columbia University. Bennett Simpson is a Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art Curator.

Spring 2015

Caught in a Tangle of Dépaysement and Exotic Obsessions: Four German Art Historians in Republican China

Thursday, January 8, 6:00 p.m.

Harn Museum of Art, Chandler Auditorium

Dr. Lothar von Falkenhausen, Professor of Chinese Archaeology and Art History and Associate

Director of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles


Architectural Counterpoint: Juxtaposition and Opposition as a VisualStrategy in the Late Middle Ages

February 19-21: Thursday, February 19, 5:00 p.m.

Smathers Library 1A

Dr. Linda Neagley, Associate Professor of Art History, Rice University

Reception to follow in the Friends of Music Room


Sentimentality and Seduction: Love in the Eighteenth Century

February 26-28, Hilton University of Florida Conference CenterKeyno

KEYNOTE ADDRESS                                                                                                                                                                            Visualizing Love and its Discontents

Thursday, February 26, 6:00 p.m.

Harn Museum of Art, Chandler Auditorium

Dr. Mary Sheriff, W.R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Art History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

SYMPOSIUM                                                                                                                                                                                                America and France: New Perspectives on Transatlantic Visual Culture

Friday, March 20, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Harn Museum of Art, Chandler Auditorium

KEYNOTE ADDRESS                                                                                                                                                                                  French Light, American Light: Impressionism and Its Cultural Refractions

Dr. Nancy Mowll Mathews, visiting Associate Professor, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, and Eugénie Prendergast Senior Curator and Lecturer Emerita, Williams College

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