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Student News: Patryk Tomaszewski Co-Organizes “The Female Gaze: Women Surrealists in the Americas and Europe”

On view through July 31 at Heather James Fine Art, The Female Gaze features a diverse selection of works by American, British, Latin American, and East Central European modern and contemporary female artists associated with Surrealism. “Though often critically marginalized, these uncompromising visionaries rebelled against the prevailing cultural norms and expressed the workings of their own inner psyches and desires,” the exhibition press release notes.  Continue reading “Student News: Patryk Tomaszewski Co-Organizes “The Female Gaze: Women Surrealists in the Americas and Europe””

Shift: Blood and Earth and Soil Symposium

This Thursday, March 28, join the editors of Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture and the Ph.D. Program in Art History, The Graduate Center, CUNY for the launch symposium of Issue 11, “BLOOD AND EARTH AND SOIL.” Organized Art History PhD candidates Dana Liljegren and Chris Green, the publication and symposium explore how shifting conceptualizations of and claims to land, heritage, and state have been expressed in visual and material culture across time. Participants include Alison Boyd, Alyssa Bralower, Banu Cennetoglu, David Joselit, Seung-Min Lee, Jackson Polys, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Teresa Retzer, and Siona Wilson.

The event is open to the public, and seating is first-come, first-served. A live stream of the event will be available online at  videostreaming.gc.cuny.edu.

See below for the full conference schedule!

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Faculty Publication: Katherine Manthorne’s “Film and Modern American Art: The Dialogue between Cinema and Painting”

Congratulations to Professor Katherine Manthorne, whose book, Film and Modern American Art: The Dialogue between Cinema and Painting, is now out from Routledge! Dr. Manthorne is Professor of Art History at the Graduate Center, where she focuses on the art of the United States, Latin America, and their Cross-Currents from 1750 to 1950. Continue reading “Faculty Publication: Katherine Manthorne’s “Film and Modern American Art: The Dialogue between Cinema and Painting””

Spring 2019 Rewald Seminars

Open to students and faculty in the Ph.D. Program in Art History at The Graduate Center, CUNY, Rewald Seminars offer an opportunity to hear cutting-edge research in progress by scholars from inside and outside CUNY. View the Spring 2019 Rewald Seminar schedule! here!

Welcoming Professor Michael Gillespie

We are pleased to announce the election of Michael B. Gillespie, currently Associate Professor of Film at the City College, CUNY, to the Doctoral Faculty in Art History at The Graduate Center, CUNY, effective immediately. Dr. Michael B. Gillespie is a film theorist and historian who specializes in black visual studies, film theory, global cinema, and contemporary art, among other disciplines. Continue reading “Welcoming Professor Michael Gillespie”

Student News: Gillian Sneed Co-Organizes Panel, “Latin American Women Artists and the Auto-archive c.1970-1985” in Lisbon

On November 8th and 9th, the Graduate Center Art History Ph.D. candidate Gillian Sneed and Madeline Murphy Turner (Ph.D. Candidate, The Institute of Fine Arts, NYU) co-organized the panel “Latin American Women Artists and the Auto-archive c.1970-1985” at the International art and Architecture conference, Rethinking the Past: Memory/Archive/Document held at the Museu Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon!

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