Lecture Series 2013-2014

Every year a committee comprised of graduate students and one faculty member organizes a yearlong series of lectures by prominent scholars, curators, and visual artists on various topics in art history.

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Assembly Required

Each lecture begins at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evening unless otherwise noted. All lectures are located in Gore Hall, Room 116 unless otherwise noted.

September 11, 2013

Lauren Petersen
Associate Professor of Art History, University of Delaware

Slaves in the Streets of Pompeii: Through the Thicks and Thins of Urban Movement

September 25, 2013

Janis Tomlinson
Director, University Museums, University of Delaware

From Capricho to Fatal Consequences: Goya's Imagery of War

Exhibition reception to follow at Old College Gallery for Goya's War: Los Desastres de la Guerra

October 2, 2013


Sarah Meister
Curator, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

"This power of seeing the world as fresh and strange": The Photography of Bill Brandt

November 6, 2013

Tim Barringer
Paul Mellon Professor of the History of Art, Yale University
2013-2014 Senior Fellow, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Gothic Revivals in British Art and Music: Pugin to Punk Rock

February 19, 2014

Annemarie Weyl Carr
University Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita, Southern Methodist University

A Byzantine Icon in the Age of Enlightenment: St. Luke and the Kykkotissa

March 5, 2014


Department of Philosophy in partnership with the Department of Art History

Alexander Nehamas
Edmund N. Carpenter II Class of 1943 Professor in the Humanities, Princeton University

Why Can't We Love People for Their Money? Some Thoughts on Friendship

Memorial Hall Room 111

March 12, 2014
4:00 p.m.

Graduate Student Research Presentations

Moderated by Camara Holloway
Assistant Professor, University of Delaware

April 16, 2014

Christiane Gruber
Associate Professor of Art History, University of Michigan

Prophetic Products: The Prophet Muhammad in Contemporary Iranian Visual Culture

May 7, 2014


S. Hollis Clayson
Bergen Evans Professor in the Humanities, Northwestern University
2013-2014 Samuel H. Kress Professor, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts

Episodes from the Visual Culture of Electric Paris

All programs are free and open to the public.

Please register at www.UDconnection.com/Events. For more information and locations, please contact the Department of Art History, University of Delaware, 318 Old College, Newark, DE 19716-2516, phone (302) 831-8415, or our website, www.udel.edu/ArtHistory. To request disability accommodations, please call (302) 831-8415 at least 10 business days in advance of event.

Funding for the 2013–2014 lecture series is generously provided by the Center for Material Culture Studies, Committee on Cultural Activities and Public Events, Department of Art Conservation, Department of Art History, Islamic Studies Program, The Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, on loan to the University of Delaware Library, and Professional & Continuing Studies on behalf of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Special thanks to Carol A. Nigro (Ph.D. 2009) and Charles Isaacs for their sponsorship of the William I. Homer Lecture and to Mr. William C. Allen for his sponsorship of the Wayne Craven Lecture. The Norton Lecture is supported by the David Norton Memorial Fund honoring the late UD Philosophy professor, the Class of 1955 Ethics Endowment Fund, the Department of Philosophy, and the Makaguchi Foundation.

The lecture series is organized by the 2013-2014 graduate student lecture series committee: Liz Simmons and Karli Wurzelbacher (co-chairs), Sarah Leonard, Vanessa Reubendale, Jeff Richmond-Moll, Hannah Segrave, and Rachel Zimmerman. The faculty advisor for the lecture series is Camara Holloway.

All events are part of the Department of Art History, University of Delaware.

Tejo Remy. ‘You Can’t Lay Down Your Memory’ Chest of Drawers, 1991. Maple, used furniture drawers made of wood, plastic, metal, cardboard; jute and metal furniture mover’s strap, 55 1/8 x 47 1/4 x 23 5/8 inches. Image courtesy of the artist. Photo: Hans van der Mars.

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