Jonathan Harris, Research Professor in Global Art & Design Studies, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, will present a lecture on Monday, February 14, 2011 at 4:15 pm in Lebus Court 113 on ‘Globalization & Contemporary Art: A Convergence of People and Ideas’. Drawing from his upcoming publication Globalization and Contemporary Art (Blackwell USA), Harris will outline the necessary elements for a theory of globalization and its relation to the development of recent and contemporary art.
For more information contact Beverly Lopez at 909-607-2221
A public lecture by artist Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds will take place Wednesday, February 9 at 3:00 pm at Pitzer College’s Broad Performance Space. Edgar Heap of Birds has exhibited his innovative artworks internationally for over three decades. His artworks advocate for indigenous rights and explore issues of place, public memory, and the environment. He is Professor of Native American Studies at the University of Oklahoma, and a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma.
This event is sponsored by the Art History class “Topics in Native American Art” (ARHI 133 PZ) and has been generously supported by the Agnes Moreland Jackson Diversity Program Fund, PItzer College; the Department of Art and Art History, Pomona College; and the Pomona College Museum of Art.
*For more information contact Professor Bill Anthes: email@example.com
Eleven art history seniors will present the results of their preliminary research on their senior theses on December 8, 2010 at 6:30 pm in Lebus Court 110. The students and their topics include:
1. Paulette Barros (PO) “Invisibility in Black Portraiture: The Emergence of Contemporary Race Theory”
2. Elizabeth Woolf-Willis (SC) “Edwin Lutyens and the Building of New Delhi”
3. Kathryn Hunt (SC) “The Avant-Garde and the End of Days”
4. Zee Wilson (PZ) “The Staging of Power: Understanding the Basilica of San Isidoro and Royal Pantheon”
5. Karen Isaac (PZ) “Susan King’s Women and Cars, and the Influence of the Woman’s Building on Women’s Artist Books”
6. Claire Vinson (SC) “The Ferus Gallery and LA Art in the 1960s”
7. Ana Iwataki (PZ) “Materializing the Dematerialized: The Documentation of Ephemeral Art”
8. Talor Tulchin (PZ) “Photography and Impressionism”
9. Reny Partain (SC) “Complicated Culture: Issues of Identity, Property, and Representation of American Indians in Contemporary Art”
10. Dana Rome (SC) “Uemara Shoen’s Bijinga: Representations of Beauty Spanning the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa Periods”
11. Rebecca Potts-Dupre (SC) “The Staffordshire Hoard”
Like strange balloon shapes? Abstract and figure painting? Delicious nibbles and live music? Come see some of this semester’s work at the Smith Campus Center Gallery and schmooze and dine with the Topics in Contemporary Painting class. Featuring work by: Natalie Chung PO ’11; Sophia Forman SC ’13; Seana McNamara PO ’11; Tulsi Mehta PO ’12; Kenyatta Oaties PO ’11; Pooja Paul PZ ’11; Leah Steuer PO ’11; and Megan Turner PO ’11. Showing November 11 through November 14, 2010.
Dr. Frances Pohl, Dr. Mary Ann Vanderzyl Reynolds ’56 Professor of Humanities and Professor of Art History, will be lecturing on her current research project on a workers’ education program established at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in 1942. Dr. Pohl has a BA and MA from the University of British Columbia and a PhD from UCLA. She has written two books on the American artist Ben Shahn and a textbook on American art entitled “Framing America: A Social History of American Art.” She is currently working on the 3rd edition of this textbook.
Paulette Barros (’11), an art history major, and Seana McNamara (’11), a studio art major, were the recipients of the 2010 Rembrandt Junior Art Prize, a cash award of $1,500 that allows art history and studio majors to pursue a research or creative art project in the summer between their junior and senior years. Ms. Barros and Ms. McNamara will discuss their projects–an examination of Italian Baroque images of Africans for the former and an exploration of the art of the Prado in Madrid, in particular Bosch’s “Garden of Earthly Delights” for the latter–at the annual meeting of the Rembrandt Club on October 7, at 1:30 pm in Lyman Auditorium. The public is welcome.
This lecture explores the intersection of film, Senegalese indepedence and the vestiges of French colonialism in the 1965 movie, “Black Girl,” showing how the late Senegalese director Ousmane Sembene uses the city of Dakar to explore the tenuous nature of the Senegalese state and intercultural relationships in the 1960s. The talk also examines how Dakar stirs up a complex set of memories for both the colonizer and the colonized in the aftermath of Senegalese independence.
Dr. Nelson is Associate Professor of Art History in the Department of Art History at UCLA and the author of “From Cameroon to Paris: Mousgoum Architecture In and Out of Africa” (University of Chicago Press, 2007). He is working on a new book, “Dakar: The Making of an African Metropolis.” He is a former reviews editor for Art Journal and former contributing editor for African Arts.
Dr. Nelson received a bachelor of arts in studio art from Yale University and master’s and doctorate degrees in art and architectural history from Harvard University.
The lecture is free and open to the public. For further information contact Frances Pohl at 909-607-2253
The art history seniors invite you to attend their senior thesis presentations on Wednesday, May 5, from 6:30 to 9:00 pm in Lebus Court 113.
This year’s studio art seniors invite you to attend their opening reception for their senior show on Wednesday, May 5, from 5 to 7 pm at the Pomona College Museum of Art.