Re-Vision: Myth, Memory, and the Gendered Self

The Art History Graduate Student Association (AHGSA) will host its eighth annual academic conference Saturday, May 25th, 2019 at UCR ARTS Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts in Riverside. The conference is open to all graduate students, as well as the public; there is no registration fee. This event is entirely student-generated and organized by UCR’s Department of the History of Art graduate students. This is an all-day event, and the goal of this year’s conference is to promote an interdisciplinary dialogue through visual and material culture by questioning imposed gendered hierarchies and identities, in order to facilitate inclusive understandings of gendered roles through history. This year’s theme concerns re-vision — revising, re-conceptualizing, and seeing differently — as the act of “looking back” to forge new critical directions and critique androcentric world views and traditions.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Charlene Villaseñor Black, UCLA Department of Art History

Speakers and conference goers will also have the opportunity to view two opening exhibitions at the museum that evening: the Senior Art Show, and the art exhibition entitled Exile: The Land of Non-Belonging — curated by graduate student and Curatorial Fellow, Camilla Querin — at the California Museum of Photography, May 25th – September 8, 2019.

May 25

9:00 am – 5:00 pm
UCR ARTS Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts
3824 Main St
Riverside, CA United States

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Work In Progress Series: Professor of Art History, Jason Weems, Ph.D.

Static Image, Moving Past: Photography and Space-Time in Latin American Archaeology, Circa 1900

Jason Weems, Ph.D. Professor of Art History

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 5:15pm in ARTS 333, Free

The introduction of photography into archaeology around the turn of the century both enhanced and disrupted the latter, particularly concerning concepts of space and time. Space-time relations were crucial to both practices, as each seeks the transformation of organic spatial experience into abstract chronological fixity (the photographic plate, the archaeological timeline). In light of overarching debates about time and space in the context of archaeology in the Americas, this paper considers the paradoxical implications of photography in archaeology.

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Visiting Assistant Professor Dr. Mariachiara Gasparini Lecture at UCI

Elahe Omidyar Mir-Djalali Lecture
“Reorienting Sasanian Textiles: From Wool to Silk Beyond Taq-e Bostan”
A Talk by Dr. Mariachiara Gasparini (UC Riverside/San Jose State University)

Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 6-8 pm

UC Irvine’s Humanities Gateway (HG) 1010

Event Info:


Brink Carrott Lecture Series 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019
5:15-6:45pm, ARTS 333

Featured Speakers:

Camilla Querin, 2018 Richard G. Carrott Travel Award
Where are the Blacks? On the Importance of Afro-Brazilian Culture and Its Marginalization in Mainstream Art

Angela Lessing, 2018 Barbara B. Brink Travel Award
Responsibilities of the Imagination: Ruminations and Relationships in Graciela Iturbide’s Juchitán de las Mujeres

Shannon Dailey, 2018 Richard G. Carrott Travel Award
Framing Guinevere: Scottish Nationalism, Feminism, and Figuration in Jessie M. King’s Illustrations of The Defence of Guenevere and other Poems

Timothy Lithgow, 2017 Richard G. Carrott Travel Award
George Dureau: A Louisiana Artist


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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:

Inka Rocks & Roads: A Visual Culture of Connectivity

Carolyn Dean
Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture
University of California, Santa Cruz

Drawing on her research of Inka material and performance culture both before and after the Spanish Invasion of the Andes. Dean’s work focuses on Inka stonework and its significance given the Andean understanding of rock as sentient and potentially animate.

Sponsored by the UCR Center for Ideas & Society and the Departments of Anthropology and Art History.

Wednesday, February 27 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

College Building South, 114


The Art History Association’s

Graduate School Talk

February 6  at 5pm

Graduate Student Lounge ARTS 328

Come learn about graduate school requirements, work, and tips with Cynthia Neri.