Art History is the study of the visual arts in civilization. It examines changing values in all fields of visual culture, including painting, sculpture, graphics, photography, architecture, film, the mass media, and forms of popular expression. Its interdisciplinary reach encompasses literature, history, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, gender studies, critical theory, and cultural studies. Art History emphasizes visual as well as verbal and written literacy, providing more than the standard advantages to a liberal arts education.
In collaboration with the Campus Community Book Project, featuring Janet Mock’s Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, artist Juicy D. Light will present “Not So Tiny Dancer: Thoughts behind the Fat Flash Mob.” Preceding this talk will be a film screening of FatMob (2016, 15 min.) directed by Julie Wyman, Associate Professor, Cinema and Media Studies.
Christine Sun Kim uses sound in performance and drawing to investigate her relationship with spoken languages and the aural environment. She has been part of exhibitions and performances at White Space, Beijing; Carroll/Fletcher, London; De Appel, Amsterdam; nyMusikk, Oslo; Sound Live Tokyo, Tokyo; the Berlin Biennale; Shanghai Biennale; and the Museum of Modern Art/PS1.
WHEN: Thu., Feb. 1 @ 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Manetti Shrem Museum, Community Education Room
An understanding and appreciation of color is fundamental to art history, and yet our experience of color in the world around us is broadly subjective. Tracing the use and perception of color in past cultures can be even more elusive. However, recent research has taken diverse approaches – from investigating the manufacture of pigments to considering literary descriptions of the workings of the eye – illuminating ancient artworks with dramatic results. The Colloquium considers the power of color in both the ancient Mediterranean and early Latin America.
Stephen Westfall is a painter, critic and professor at Bard College. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Kemper Museum in Kansas City, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Westfall has received awards from the NEA, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Nancy Graves Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation and the American Academy in Rome.
Sarah Roberts is the Andrew W. Mellon Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art where she has directed research initiatives on the museum’s permanent collection since 2004. Roberts has held positions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design, and deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.