From the Fine Arts Society

26 Apr

Our last events of the semester are coming up in a few weeks, so here is a rundown of everything we have planned:

Join us on Sunday, April 30th at 1pm for
We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women 1965-1985
at the Brooklyn Museum

Focusing on the work of black women artists, this exhibition examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color during the emergence of second-wave feminism.  It is the first exhibition to highlight the voices and experiences of women of color–distinct from the primarily white, middle-class mainstream feminist movement–in order to reorient conversations about race, feminism, political action, art production, and art history in this significant historical period.The Fine Arts Society & Department of Art History
are holding a two-part symposium on May 2nd and May 3rd from 6:30-8pm inSilver Room 300
Intersectionality and Social Responsibility: Approaching a Globalized Art World

The symposium was conceived as an opportunity for professors and students to discuss issues surrounding the state of the increasingly globalized art world and the many political and socio-cultural issues that come with it.  The goal is to discuss basic philosophical issues regarding defining art in a Western and non-Western context (including the curatorial and museological concerns surrounding these issues) in the first session. The second session will center around more political strategies for rising art-world leaders.
We feel that given the current political climate and the possibility of the elimination of the NEA and NEH, this symposium will serve as a constructive and community-building event for the Department of Art History.  We also encourage any questions, comments or concerns regarding the sensitive topics and nature of the event.Finally, tomorrow April 27th at 6:30pm in Silver Room 301
Nancy Turner, Conservator of Manuscripts,
from the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles
will be presenting a lecture
Mechanisms of Workshop Practice in Italian Trecento Illumination:
Communication, Emulation, Collaboration, Speed

She will be speaking about her career conserving the 14th-century Italian manuscripts in the Getty Museum’s collection.  If you are interested in conservation, technical art history, workshop practices, Late Medieval or Early Renaissance art, don’t miss this!



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