Convergent Cultures / Convergent Image
January 29, 2016
Convergent Cultures / Convergent Image examines communication through the visual arts from a global perspective. Bridging the arts of Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, the three colloquium speakers will address the cross-cultural and cross-regional nature of visual heritage and consider how contemporary responses to visual culture and identity are centered in their historical roots.
Professor Glaire Anderson, Art Department, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “The Medieval Mediterranean Reframed: Early Islamic Cordoba at the Center”
Professor Gauvin Bailey, Bader Chair in Southern Baroque Art, Department of Art History and Art Conservation, Queen’s University, “Architecture and Urbanism in the French Atlantic World, 1604-1830: Ideology and Reality in the Other Latin America”
Associate professor Nuha N. N. Khoury, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, UC Santa Barbara, “Gardens of Desire and Shooting Stars: Contextualizing Love in Isfahan”