Art History Lectures
Every semester, the art program brings in distinguished scholars to present his or her own work to our community. We are also fortunate to be able to draw upon the expertise of our own faculty members as part of the Fine Arts Meet-the-Faculty program.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
2:30 PM / SC Regis North
Eileen Sullivan, art conservator
Art Conservation and the Paintings Conservation Treatment of Paolo Veronese's Annunciation
This lecture will cover what conservation is (and isn't) and give a brief history of the field while going through the steps of the Veronese Annunciation treatment as an example of a start-to-finish project.
Monday, October 29, 2012
12:00 / SC Regis
Tom Wolf, photography
Breaking Cliché-Travel Photography That Is Unique
In the world of social media, there are thousands of vacation images that are repeated over and over and thus have become cliché. This lecture will focus on creating images of your travel experiences that are both aesthetically pleasing and uniquely personal. From developing a concept that is rooted in one’s life experience to the interpretation of place using both in-camera and post-capture techniques, the audience will be guided through the process of making photographs that stand out from the rest.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
2:30 PM / SC Regis North
Holly Hughes-Bohner, Albright Knox, Curator for the Collection
Kelly Richardson: Exploring Truth, Fiction and the Sublime
This lecture will discuss the work of Canadian-born video artist Kelly Richardson in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition Kelly Richardson: Legion, a major mid-career survey of the artists’ work. Richardson, who has received numerous accolades for her unique part-real/part-imagined landscapes, explores simultaneity, affect, and the use of cinematic language to create wavering hybrids of fact and fiction that function as visual metaphors for modern “reality” and question our place in the natural world.
Monday, April 22, 2013
12 PM / SC-RR
Yvonne Widenor, adjunct professor
An Art Historian's Guide to Contemporary Fiction
This lecture will be an overview of recent fiction written about artists or particular artworks. While Dan Brown made a name for himself with reinterpretations of the works of Leonardo da Vinci and the symbols contained within early American architecture in Washington, D.C, there are a number of other authors who delve into the lives and works of artists throughout the ages. The writing of Tracy Chevalier, Susan Vreeland, Luanne Rice, and others will be discussed. Audience participation will be encouraged.