Lectures & Symposia

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Ancient Art (c. 3000 B.C. –  c. 400 A.D.) 

  • MESOPOTAMIAN ART
  • Art as Knowledge: Sovereign Power, Death, and MonumentsFree Online Video – Lecture by Zainab Bahrani, IAS, 2009
  • EGYPTIAN ART
  • Art and Decoration in Ancient Egypt  – Free Online Video – Lecture by Emily Teeter, University of Chicago, 2012
  • Recent Research in Egyptian Art: Behind the Mask of Tutankhamun Free Online Video – Lecture by Nicholas Reeves, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2011
  • Who Were Artists in Ancient Egypt and What Audiences Did They Address?Free Online Video – Lecture by John Baines, IAS, 2009
  • GREEK ART
  • Le Mouvement dans l’Art Grec: Visions Modernes et Images AntiquesFree Online Video – Round Table, INHA, 2014 (French & English)
  • Euthykartides’ Feet: Signatures, Status, and Originality in Greek Art – Free Online Video Part I – Part II – Lecture by Jeffrey M. Hurwit, Athens Centre, 2013
  • Eleutherna on Crete: An Early Iron Age SiteFree Online Video – Lecture by Nicholas Stampolidis, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2013
  • The Human Body in Greek Art and SocietyFree Online Video – Lecture by Ian Jenkins, Portland Art Museum, 2012

Medieval Art (c. 400- 1400)

  • BYZANTINE ART
  • The After Lives of Byzantine Art – Free Online Video –  Lecture by Antony Eastmond, Central European University, 2014
  • Appropriation of Pagan Roman Motifs in Christian Byzantine Coinage – Free Online Video – Lecture by Kelly Hughes, University of Richmond, 2013
  • Sites and Scenes of Orthodox Baptism – Free Online Video – Lecture by Linda Safran, University of Toronto Art Centre, 2013
  • Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition  – Free Online Video – Lectures – Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012
  • Perspectives on Byzantium and Islam – Free Online Video – Symposium, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012
  • Holy Land, Holy Bones, Holy Image: Byzantine Pilgrimage Art Free Online Video – Lecture by Gary Vikan, University of Richmond, 2011
  • WESTERN ART
  • Medieval Kings & Forgotten PaintingsWatch Video – Lecture by Emily Guerry, Merton College, Oxford, 2015
  • Celebrating the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela  – Free Online Video – Symposium, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2011
  • Materializing Metaphor in Medieval ArtFree Online Video – Lecture by Peter Low, Williams College, 2009

Renaissance Art ( c. 1400 – 1600)

  • ITALIAN RENAISSANCE
  • The Art of the Dominican and Franciscan Orders in Renaissance Italy – Watch Video – Symposium, The Frist, 2015.
  • Orientations in Renaissance ArtFree Online Video – Lecture by Alexander Nagel, IAS, 2013
  • Art and Love in Renaissance Italy  – Free Online Video – Symposium, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2009
  • Movement and Morality – Free Online Video–  Lecture by David Freedberg, The Italian Academy – Columbia University, 2009
  • Art of the Royal Court: Treasures in Pietre Dure  – Free Online Video – Lectures, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2008
  • Physiognomy
  • La physiognomonie à la Renaissance / The Arts and Sciences of the Face 1500–1850 Free Online Video – ’École Normale Supérieure, 2007 (French & English)
  • Early Renaissance – Quattrocento
  • Piero della Francesca
  • Piero della Francesca: From Borgo San Sepolcro to the East CoastFree Online Video – Lecture by Nathaniel Silver, The Frick Collection, 2013
  • Piero at Home: The Art of Piero della FrancescaFree Online Video – Lecture by Machtelt Israels, The Frick Collection, 2013
  • Landscapes of Piero della FrancescaFree Online Video – Lecture by Scott Nethersole, The Frick Collection, 2013
  • Three Geniuses and a Franciscan FriarFree Online Video – Lecture by James R. Banker, The Frick Collection, 2013
  • Giovanni Bellini
  • Inventing Painting as “Art”: A New Look at Giovanni Bellini –  Free Online Video – Lecture by Hans Belting, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies at Villa I Tatti, 2013
  • Bellini’s St. Francis in the Desert: New Discoveries”  – Free Online Video – Lecture by Charlotte Hale, The Frick Collection, 2011
  • Bellini to Veronese: Ornamental Paintings of the Venetian Renaissance – Free Online Video – Lecture by  Susannah Rutherglen,The Frick Collection, 2011
  • Bellini’s Meditational “Poesia” on the Stigmatization of Saint Francis Free Online Video – Keith Christiansen, The Frick Collection, 2011
  • High Renaissance – Cinquecento
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Leonardo da Vinci: Painting as Philosophy – Free Online Video –  Lectures, School of Advanced Study, University of London – Warburg Institute, 2011
  • Michelangelo Buonarroti
  • Christ’s Suffering and the Power of Meaningful Forms: Michelangelo’s Crucifix for Vittoria Colonna in its Iberian ContextFree Online Video – Anette Schaffer, The Italian Academy-Columbia University, 2012
  • Michelangelo And His World in the 1490s  – Free Online Video – Symposium, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012
  • Titian
  • I mercoledì di Tiziano – View Video –  Conference, Scuderie del Quirinale, 2013 (Italian)
  • Paolo Veronese
  • New Perspectives on Paolo Veronese – Free Online Video – Symposium, Ringling Museum of Art, 2013
  • NORTHERN RENAISSANCE
  • Recognition: Theme and Meta-Theme in Northern Renaissance Art Free Online Video -Lecture by Mitchell Merback, IAS, 2012
  • Hans Memling
  • Incontri con Memling – View Video – Conference, Scuderie del Quirinale, 2014 (Italian)
  • Hieronymus Bosch
  • Hieronymus Bosch: Enemy PaintingFree Online Video – Lecture by Joseph Koerner, Glasgow School of Art, 2012
  • Art as Knowledge: The Unspeakable Subject of Hieronymus BoschFree Online Video – Lecture by Joseph Korner, IAS, 2009
  • MANNERISM
  • Agnolo Bronzino
  • The Drawings of BronzinoFree Online Video, Lectures, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2010
  • El Greco
  • El Greco’s Italian Period and Artistic HybridityView Video – Lecture, Andrew Casper, The Frick Collection, 2014
  • Vincenzo Anastagi, El Greco, and Henry Clay Frick View Video – Lecture, Jeongho Park, The Frick Collection, 2014

Baroque Art (1600 – 1700)

  • La Sculpture en Sucre dans l’Italie BaroqueFree Online Video – Lecture by Jennifer Montagu, INHA, 2013
  • Michelangelo da Caravaggio
  • Caravaggio and the Antiquities of Rome – Free Online Video – Lecture by Salvatore Settis, Instituto Italiano di Cultura, 2014
  • Caravaggio and the Caravaggesque MovementFree Online Video – Lecture by Keith Christiansen, Wadsworth Atheneum, 2013
  • Teatro Sacro: La Chiamata di Matteo di Caravaggio – Free Online Video –  Lecture by Salvatore Settis, Pallazo Ducale, 2013 (Italian)
  • Gianlorenzo Bernini
  • Water Works: Bernini on Piazza Navona  – Free Online Video – Lecture by Tod Marder, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2013
  • Bernini in Action: Gesture and Technique in Clay –  Free Online Video – Lecture by Anthony Siegel, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2013
  • Peter Paul Rubens
  • Peter Paul Rubens’ ‘Triumph of the Eucharist’ Series – Free Online Video –  Symposium, Ringling Museum of Art, 2012
  • Diego Velázquez
  • Diego Velázquez: The Early Court Portraits – Free Online Video – Symposium, Meadows Museum, 2012

Eighteenth Century Art (1700-1800)

  • Joshua Reynolds and the Temporary ExhibitionFree Online Video – Lecture by Mark Hallet, INHA 2013

Nineteenth Century Art (1800 – 1900)

  • ROMANTICISM
  • Delacroix SymposiumFree Online Video – Symposium, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 2013
  • Géricault and Goya and Images of MiseryFree Online Video – Lecture by Linda Nochlin, School of Visual Arts, 2012
  • J. M. W. Turner   – Free Online Video – Lectures, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2008
  • MODERN  ART
  • Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
  • Pissarro’s Politics in Context – Free Online Video – Clark Symposium, Clark Art Institute, 2011
  • Myths of the ArtistFree Online Video – Symposium, Tate 2010
  • Aestheticism
  • Palaces of Art: Whistler and the Art Worlds of Aestheticism Free Online Video – Freer / Sackler Gallery of Art, 2011

Avant-Garde & Contemporary Art

  • AVANT-GARDE ART
  • Abstraction and Interpretation  – Free Online Video – 2002
  • Utopias and Avant-Gardes Free Online Video – Tate, 2006
  • Duchamp SymposiumFree Online Video – Symposium, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 2009
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Picasso and Braque Symposium – Free Online Video – Symposium, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 2012
  • A Room of One’s Own: Reflections on Picasso’s Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust – Free Online Vdeo – T.J.Clark, NYI Humanities, 2011
  • Looking Again at Picasso’s GuernicaFree Online Video –  T.J.Clark, School of Visual Arts, 2011
  • Surrealism
  • The Many Faces of FridaFree Online Video – Tate, 2005
  • Incontri con Frida Kahlo  – View Video, Scuderie del Quirinale, 2014 (Italian & English)
  • Surrealism and Film – Free Online Video – Tate, 2007
  • Colloque Dali: l’Enigme sans FinFree Online Video – Colloquium, Centre Pompidou, 2013 (French)
  • Man Ray | Lee Miller: Partners in Surrealism  – Free Online Video –  Symposium, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, 2012
  • Abstract Expressionsim
  • Jackson Pollock
  • Jackson Pollock’s Mural: Transition, Context, Afterlife – Free Online Video – Symposium, Getty Research Institute, 2014
  • Mark Rothko
  • Mark Rothko: Seeing in the DarkFree Online Video – Lecture by Harry Cooper, Rothko Chapel, 2014
  • Mark Rothko: The Houston ConnectionFree Online Video – Lecture by Chelby King, Rothko Chapel, 2014
  • Mark Rothko: Traveler to the SublimeFree Online Video – Lecture by Annie Cohen-Solal , Rothko Chapel, 2014
  • Mark Rothko: Marriage of Modern Art and ArchitectureFree Online Video – Lecture by Eileen Costello, Rothko Chapel, 2014
  • Pop-Art
  • Lichtenstein and PopFree Online Video –  Study Day, Tate, 2013
  • Global PopFree Online Video Day 1 –  Day 2 – Symposium, Tate, 2013
  • Warhol in the Advertising World. Free Online Video – Lecture by Thomas Crow, The Power Plant, 2010
  • Warhol: From A to B and Back AgainFree Online Video – Conference, Tate, 2002
  • Conceptual Art
  • Expanded Conceptualism – Free Online VideoDay 2 – Symposium, Tate, 2011
  • Robert Smithson
  • Colloque Robert SmithsonFree Online Video – Colloquium, Centre Pompidou, 2012 (English & French)
  • AVANT-GARDE ARCHITECTURE
  • Le Corbusier / New YorkFree Online Video – Symposium, Center for Architecture, 2013
  • CONTEMPORARY ART
  • The Representational Art Conference Free Online Video – California Lutheran University- Odd Nerdrum Museum, 2014
  • Transforming Place: Site and Locality in Contemporary ArtFree Online Video –  Symposium, Tate, 2013
  • Towards a new cultural cartographyFree Online Video – Panel Discussion, Tate, 2013.
  • Rising to the Climate Challenge: Artists and Scientists Imagine Tomorrow’s WorldFree Online Video – Tate, 2010
  • The Koons Effect – Free Online Video – Symposium, Institute of Fine Arts, 2014
  • Feminist Art and History
  • Art Institutions and Feminist Politics NowFree Online Video – Symposium, MoMA, 2010
  • The Feminist Future: Theory and Practice in the Visual Arts Free Online Video  Symposium, MoMA, 2007
  • Violence in Contemporary Art
  • Violence & Peace in Contemporary Art  – Free Online Video – Symposium, Biola University
  • Violence and RepresentationFree Online Video – Symposium, Tate, 2010
  • Allan Sekula
  • Colloque Allan Sekula: La Photographie au Travail –  Free Online Video – Colloquium, Centre Pompidou, 2013 (English & French)
  • African Art
  • Experience as Institution: Artist Collectives and Cultural Platforms in Africa  – Free Online Video – Tate, 2013
  • Curating in AfricaFree Online Video –  Symposium, Tate, 2010
  • Middle Eastern Art
  • Contemporary Art in the Middle EastFree Online Video–  Symposium, Tate, 2009
  • Queer Art and History
  •  Trans* Inter* bodies that queer: art as activism Free Online Video – Lecture by Del LaGrace Volcano, Transseminars, 2014
  • Queering Art HistoryFree Online Video – Lecture by Richard Meyer, Aspen 2014
  • Trans/Arts: A Roundtable on the Future of Transgender Cultural Production – Free Online Video – Round Table, Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at SACI, 2014
  • Queering Performance and Performing Queer: The Histrionic Performances of Nao Bustamante – Free Online Video – Lecture by Amelia Jones, FIU Art & Art History Department, 2013
  • SF Queer Subculture & Art HistoryFree Online Video – Lecture by Richard Meyer, YBCA, 2011
  • Let’s Queer Art HistoryFree Online Video – Conference, Centre Pompidou, 2011
  • Archive Trouble: Queer Art and Theory Free Online Video Part I – Part II – Bergen Kunsthall, 2009
  •  Video Games
  • Art History of GamesFree Online Video – Symposium, Georgia Tech Digital Media, 2010
  • The Art of Video GamesFree Online Video –  Symposium, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2012

   Art Theory

  • Painted Presence  – View Video – Lecture, Michael Ann Holly, The Frick Collection, 2014
  • Mirror-touch: Synaesthesia and the Social Free Online Video – Tate, 2014
  • Art, Theory, and the Critique of IdeologyFree Online Video – Symposium, Clark Art Institute, 2012
  • Global Art – Free Online Video – Symposium, Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, 2011
  • Spheres of Action: Art and Politics  – Free Online Video – Tate, 2005
  • L’œuvre d’Art Totale, un Simple Décor?Free Online Video –  ’École Normale Supérieure, 2004 (French)
  • Art Since 1900 – The DebateFree Online Video Part 1Part 2Part 3 – Tate, 2005
  • DISCIPLINE OF ART HISTORY
  • The Institutes of Art History – Free Online Video – Round Table, INHA, 2014 (English)
  • L’Histoire des Arts: Un Enseignement en DevenirFree Online Video – Round Table, INHA, 2013 (French)
  • Art History and the Art of DescriptionFree Online Video – Institute of Fine Arts NYU, 2013
  • Photo Archives and the Photographic Memory of Art HistoryFree Online Video – Institute of Fine Arts NYU, 2012
  • In the Wake of the Global Turn: Propositions for an ”Exploded” Art History  – Free Online Video – Clark Round Table, Clark Art Institute, 2011
  • L’art et la Mesure : Histoire de l’Art et Approches Quantitatives, Sources, Outils, MéthodesFree Online Video – ’École Normale Supérieure, 2008 (French & English)
  • Rape of the Masters: How Political Correctness Sabotages Art – Free Online Video – Lecture by Roger Kimball, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts – C-Span, 2005
  • Digital Art History
  • American Art History and Digital Scholarship: New Avenues of Exploration Free Online Video – Symposium, Smithsonian – Archives of American Art, 2014
  • Workshop on Digital ToolsFree Online Video –  Institute of Fine Arts NYU, 2014
  • Digital Art HistoryFree Online Video – Symposium, Institute of Fine Arts NYU, 2013
  • Digital Art HistoryFree Online Video – Discussion, The Getty, 2013
  • Resuscitating Art HistoryFree Online Video– Discussion, The Getty, 2013
  • Getty Research PortalFree Online Video – Colloquium, Getty Research Institute, 201
  • VISUAL CULTURE
  • Iconic Turn
  • Iconic TurnFree Online Video – Lectures, Hubert Burda Stiftung – Ludwig Maximilian University , Summer 2013 (German & English)
  • Iconic TurnFree Online Video – Lectures, Hubert Burda Stiftung – Ludwig Maximilian University , Winter 2012 (German & English)
  • Iconic TurnFree Online Video – Lectures, Hubert Burda Stiftung –  Ludwig Maximilian University , Summer 2012 (German & English)
  • The Audience as Prisoner: Reflections on the Activity of the ObjectFree Online Video – Lecture by Horst Bredekamp, IAS, 2010
  • ART CRITICISM
  • My Job as an Art  Critic – Free Online Video – Lecture by David Plagel, Claremont Graduate University, 2012
  • The Goals of Art Criticism –  Free Online Video – Lecture by Linda Nochlin,  The New School, 2010
  • I am for an Art Criticism that is Independent 1Free Online Video Part I Part II – Part III  – Symposium,  Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, 2012
  • Daniel ARASSE
  • Colloque Daniel ArasseFree Online Video – Coloquium, ’École Normale Supérieure, 2006 (French & English)
  • Interpréter l’art : entre voir et savoirsFree Online Video – Lecture by Daniel Arasse, UTLS,  2001 (French )
  • Michael BAXANDALL
  • Visual Interests: The Intellectual Legacy of Michael Baxandall: “Visual Awareness and Artistic Expression” – Free Online Video – School of Advanced Study, University of London – Warburg Institute, 2012
  • Hubert DAMISCH
  • Hubert Damisch, l’art au travail  – Free Online Video – Colloquium, Centre de Recherche sur les Arts et le Langage, 2013 (French)
  • Thierry de DUVE
  • Kant’s ‘Free play…’ in Light of Minimal ArtFree Online Video –  Lecture by Thierry de Duve, NYU Institute of Fine Arts, 2013
  •  Joseph Beuys and the German Past, TentativelyFree Online Video –  Lecture by Thierry de Duve, NYU Institute of Fine Arts, 2013
  • “This is art”: Anatomy of a SentenceFree Online Video – Lecture by Thierry de Duve, NYU Institute of Fine Arts, 2013
  • Rosalind KRAUSS
  • Tacita Dean’s ‘Film 2011’ – Free Online Video – Lecture by Rosalind Krauss, Tate, 2012
  • W. J. T. MITCHELL
  • Cloning TerrorFree Online Video – Lecture by W. J. T. Mitchell, Case Western Reserve University, 2006
  • Seeing Madness: Insanity, Media, and Visual CultureFree Online Video – Lecture by W. J. T. Mitchell, Clark Art Institute, 2012
  • What do Pictures Want? – Free Online Video – Lecture by W. J. T. Mitchell, Museum of Contemporary Art,  Krakow, 2013
  • Aby WARBURG
  • Warburg, Benjamin and Kulturwissenschaft  – Free Online Video , School of Advanced Study, University of London – Warburg Institute, 2012
  • Warburg SymposiumFree Online Video Part I  – Part IIPart III – Part IV – Part V – Part VI – Helix Center, 2013

Museum Studies, Collecting and Conoisseurship

  • MUSEUM STUDIES
  • Museum and Art History –  Free Online Video – Tate, 2006
  • Future Forecasting: The Challenges Facing Museums and Cultural InstitutionsFree Online Video – Symposium, National Gallery of Ireland, 2011
  • Museum Fakes, Forgeries, and the Quest for AuthenticityFree Online Video –  Symposium, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, 2012
  • Canon: A Mini-Symposium at the de Young  – Free Online Video  – Symposium, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, 2013
  • (Re)Presenting America: Culturally Specific Museums – Free Online Video  – Symposium, The National Museum of the American Indian, 2012
  • 21st Century Museum Issues  – Free Online Video – Lectures, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, 2013
  • Art Conservation
  • Performing Documentation in the Conservation of Contemporary Art – Free Online Video – Tate, 2013
  • Conservation and Its ContextsFree Online Video – Institute of Fine Arts NYU, 2013
  • Anoxia and Microfading: The Impact on Collection CareFree Online Video Day 1 – Day 2 – Symposium, Tate, 2011
  • COLLECTING AND CONOISSEURSHIP
  • Nouvelle Recherches sur les Collections Italiennes al XVIe-XVII-e Siècle – Free Online Video – Round Table, INHA 2014 (French)
  • SmART Collecting SeriesFree Online Video – Lectures, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, 2013

Religion, Spirituality and Art

  • On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary ArtFree Online Video  – Symposium, Biola University
  • Sacred SpaceFree Online Video – Symposium, Biola University, 2012
  • Yoga and Visual Culture: An Interdisciplinary Symposium – Free Online Video – Freer / Sackler Gallery of Art, 2013

 

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