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October 2016

Work In Progress Series – Patricia A. Morton, PhD

October 25, 2016 @ 5:10 pm - 6:30 pm
ARTS 333,

Place or Nonplace: The City as Domain or as Field Patricia A. Morton, Ph.D. Professor of Art History In the early 1960s, faculty members at UC Berkeley developed rival theories of urban and architectural design and their relationship to place. Charles Moore and three other Berkeley architecture faculty wrote a manifesto, “Toward Making Places,” that was published in J.B. Jackson’s journal Landscape (1962). Moore and his co-authors valorized a geographic notion of place and called on architects to recover the…

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In Conversation with Susan Laxton

October 27, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Graduate Student Lounge, ARTS 328,

Susan Lawton specializes in the history and theory of photography, 20th century art, and critical theory. She also works as a CMP liaison to the art history department.

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November 2016

The Second Annual Wong Forum on Art and the Immigrant Experience

November 4, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Culver Center of the Arts,

The Second Annual Wong Forum on Art and the Immigrant Experience THE ART OF HOMELAND AND THE UNITED STATES This symposium examines the idea of homeland in the art and visual culture from the region now called the United States. As a concept, homeland plays a vital role in the shaping of individual and collective identity. Most directly, homeland can be understood to signify a person or people’s place of origin. The concept is in this way deeply embedded in…

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January 2017

Working Art History Lecture Series – Dr. Faya Causey, Head, Academic Programs, National Gallery of Art

January 19 @ 5:10 pm - 7:10 pm
INTS 1111, CHASS Interdisciplinary North + Google Map

Faya Causey’s lecture title, Not Set in Amber, might suggest something about the subjects she will speak about on January 19, 2017. Her most important publications have been centered on ancient art, a few contemporary artists, Paul Cézanne, and the fossil resin, amber — its nature, importance to humans over history as a high-value substance used for ornament, as amulet, as medicine and for incense especially in the ancient world. Although her first jobs as a professor seemed to indicate a life in academe, Causey took a different path in 1994 when she left a tenured position as an art history professor to work at the National Gallery of Art in the Education Division as the Head of the Academic Programs Department. Her career was not fossilized! In addition to an overview of her fascinating work at the ArtCenter Pasadena, California State University Long Beach, at the National Gallery of Art, Causey will speak about alternative career paths for students interested in art, art history, archaeology, and the humanities.

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February 2017

Work In Progress Series – Aleca LeBlanc, Ph.D

February 22 @ 5:10 pm - 6:30 pm
ARTS 333,

The Material of Form: Concrete Art during the Second Industrial Revolution Aleca LeBlanc, PH.D. PROFESSOR OF ART HISTORY Some thoughts about how the "second industrial revolution" changed the shape and texture of art in Brazil and Argentina In 1956, Tomás Maldonado, the Argentine-born artist and pedagogue, referred to his current era as the “second industrial revolution.” This was a particularly apt description of Latin America at the time, as several nations were rapidly industrializing.  In this paper, I consider the swift…

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April 2017

Brink Carrot Lecture Series

April 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
ARTS 333,

Brink Carrot Lecture Series presents: Karlyn Olvido 2016 Richard G. Carrott Travel Award “The History of American Surgery as Told through 19th-century Photographs” and Carlotta Falzone Robinson 2016 Barbara B. Brink Travel Award “Archibald Knox: British Modernity and Celtic Identity”   Each year, the UCR Art History department calls for applications for two graduate student awards. Students with plans to conduct archival research, museum visits, or other research related travels are strongly encouraged to apply: www.arthistory.ucr.edu/graduate/brink-carrott-graduate-awards/

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