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Women and the Dreamwork
Dr. Kellie Jones, Hans Hofmann Professor of Modern Art, Department of Art History & Archaeology, and Professor of African American & African Diaspora Studies, Columbia University
Thursday, September 10, 2020 @ 06:00 pm
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This lecture inaugurates part 2 of the series “Art’s Inclusive Histories: In Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage.” For Fall 2020, HESCAH commemorates the centennial by featuring gender and/or women-centered research with an eye to its intersectional, transnational and intergenerational complexity in the arts. Dr. Kellie Jones launches the series with the question: “What if the History of Art were taught as a history of women artists?” This query provides the framing and context for her consideration of work by artists Lourdes Grobet of Mexico and New York born Candida Alvarez. 

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Lorraine O'Grady: Both/And
Dr. Aruna D'Souza, Independent Art Historian, Curator, and Art Critic
Thursday, October 15, 2020 @ 06:00 pm
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Dr. Aruna D’Souza will lecture on the work of feminist performance and conceptual artist Lorraine O’Grady (b. 1934). Editor of O’Grady’s collected essays, Writing in Space, 1973–2019 (Duke University Press, 2020) and curator of her forthcoming retrospective, Lorraine O’Grady: Both/And (New Museum, Spring 2021), Dr. D’Souza explores how O’Grady’s work addresses issues of hybridity, Black female subjectivity, and non-binary “both/and” thinking.

This lecture is part of the series “Art’s Inclusive Histories: In Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage.”

To attend this lecture, please go to the UF College of the Arts’ YouTube Channel.

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Art and Dirt: Kim Gordon’s Aesthetics of Impurity
Dr. Branden W. Joseph, Frank Gallipoli Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, Columbia University.
Thursday, October 29, 2020 @ 06:00 pm
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Dr. Joseph will lecture on the cross-disciplinary work of the artist and musician Kim Gordon. Focusing upon Gordon’s early critical writings (which Joseph edited in 2014) and hybrid artistic practice with such collaborators as Vikky Alexander and Dan Graham, the talk will elucidate Gordon's subtle engagements with the legacies of modern design, appropriationist practice, and postmodern discourse, as well as her perceptive deployments of punk rock icons and pop-cultural fandom.

This lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition In, Of, From: Experiments in Sound at University Gallery, School of Art + Art History, and is part of the series “Art’s Inclusive Histories: In Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage.”

To attend this lecture, please go to the UF College of the Arts’ YouTube Channel

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Metabolizing Memory: Cyclical History in the Work of Kara Walker and Carrie Mae Weems
Dr. Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, Class of 1940 Bicentennial Associate Professor, Department of the History of Art, University of Pennsylvania
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 @ 06:00 pm
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This talk examines the engagement with history and contemporary events by two of the most prominent artists working today, Kara Walker and Carrie Mae Weems. Over the past three decades, each has sited their work at the juncture between the past and the present and explored ways that we are always beholden to our roots and the tenacious presence of transgenerational trauma.

This lecture is part of the series “Art’s Inclusive Histories: In Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage.”

To attend this lecture, please go to the UF College of the Arts’ YouTube Channel.

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Art and Death in the Colonial Andes
Dr. Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt, Independent Scholar
Thursday, January 28, 2021 @ 06:00 pm
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In twelfth-century monastic culture in Europe, the fragility of life and the inevitability of death became codified in images of the Four Last Things:  Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell.  A fifteenth-century treatise by Denis the Carthusian titled De quatuor hominis novissimus (The Four Last Things of Man) is visualized in a painting by Hieronymus Bosch. Many engravings of the Last Things were brought to the Americas by the missionaries who undertook the task of converting the indigenous people to Catholicism and, as importantly, keeping them converted.  Dr. Stratton-Pruitt will examine the painting of Death in the church of the village of Caquiaviri, Bolivia to show how European visual culture was adapted by the clergy and local artists, while also considering its context within the persistent fears of death and judgment that were shared by all the social strata of Spanish colonial culture. 

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Drawing for World Revolution (Postponed)
Dr. Maria Gough, Joseph Pulitzer, Jr. Professor of Modern Art. Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University.
This lecture has been postponed until next year

Professor Maria Gough lectures on the work of Gustavs Klucis (1985–1938), a Latvian artist and member of the Constructivist avant-garde. Her talk focuses on the para-architectural drawings of Klucis in the 1920s, which feature new media structures for the Moscow street: radio-orators, projection screens, newspaper kiosks, and advertising stands, each combining radical aesthetics and revolutionary politics.

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Picasso, Decay, and the Surrealist Colonial Gaze
Dr. Suzanne Preston Blier, Allen Whitehill Clowes Professor of Fine Arts and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University
Thursday, March 18, 2021 @ 06:00 pm
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Suzanne Preston Blier is one of the most preeminent art historians working on Africa today. She is Allen Whitehill Clowes Professor of Fine Arts and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. Her most recent book, Picasso’s Demoiselles: The True Origins of a Modern Art Masterpiece (Duke University Press, 2019) was the finalist for the 2020 Prose Prize in Art History and Criticism and winner of the 2020 Robert Motherwell Book Award. 

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Louise Nevelson’s Palace
Dr. Julia Bryan-Wilson, Doris and Clarence Malo Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, University of California, Berkeley
Thursday, April 1, 2021 @ 06:00 pm
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Professor Julia Bryan-Wilson lectures on the work of Louise Nevelson, the Ukrainian-American sculptor whose career intersected with the feminist art movement. Her talk focuses particularly on Mrs. N’s Palace (1964-77), Nevelson’s largest sculpture. Comprised of some hundred found objects, painted black, the work echoes both public monument and intimate, domestic environ.   

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DateDetailsEvent Type
Thu, Sep 10, 2020
06:00 pm

Women and the Dreamwork

Dr. Kellie Jones, Hans Hofmann Professor of Modern Art, Department of Art History & Archaeology, and Professor of African American & African Diaspora Studies, Columbia University
Join us on UF College of the Arts’ YouTube Channel (See link below)
Lecture
Thu, Oct 15, 2020
06:00 pm

Lorraine O'Grady: Both/And

Dr. Aruna D'Souza, Independent Art Historian, Curator, and Art Critic
Join us on UF College of the Arts’ YouTube Channel (See link below)
Lecture
Thu, Oct 29, 2020
06:00 pm

Art and Dirt: Kim Gordon’s Aesthetics of Impurity

Dr. Branden W. Joseph, Frank Gallipoli Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, Columbia University.
Join us on UF College of the Arts’ YouTube Channel (See link below)
Lecture
Tue, Dec 1, 2020
06:00 pm

Metabolizing Memory: Cyclical History in the Work of Kara Walker and Carrie Mae Weems

Dr. Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, Class of 1940 Bicentennial Associate Professor, Department of the History of Art, University of Pennsylvania
Join us on UF College of the Arts’ YouTube Channel (See link below)
Lecture
Thu, Jan 28, 2021
06:00 pm

Art and Death in the Colonial Andes

Dr. Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt, Independent Scholar
Join us on UF College of the Arts’ YouTube Channel (See link below)
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Drawing for World Revolution (Postponed)

Dr. Maria Gough, Joseph Pulitzer, Jr. Professor of Modern Art. Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University.
This lecture has been postponed until next year
Lecture
Thu, Mar 18, 2021
06:00 pm

Picasso, Decay, and the Surrealist Colonial Gaze

Dr. Suzanne Preston Blier, Allen Whitehill Clowes Professor of Fine Arts and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University
Join us on UF College of the Arts’ YouTube Channel (See link below)
Lecture
Thu, Apr 1, 2021
06:00 pm

Louise Nevelson’s Palace

Dr. Julia Bryan-Wilson, Doris and Clarence Malo Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, University of California, Berkeley
Join us on UF College of the Arts’ YouTube Channel (See link below)
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