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Lectures

THE NORMAN L. A ND ROSELEA J. GOLDBERG LECTURES IN ART HISTORY

GOLDBERG LECTURERS

Support for our annual art history speakers comes from the estate of Dr. and Mrs. Norman Goldberg. Dr. Goldberg had a lifelong interest in British landscape painting and was author of John Crome the Elder. A number of prominent art historians have participated in the Goldberg Lectures since their inception in 2001.

Upcoming Goldberg Lectures this semester:

Jordana Moore Saggese
"On the Ropes: Boxing and Black Sexuality in American Art"
Thursday, October 17, 4:10pm Cohen Hall, room 203
Reception to follow lecture in Cohen Hall Atrium
Saggese is a History of Art alumna (BA’01), an associate professor of American Art at the University of Maryland-College Park and the current editor-in-chief of Art Journal and the author of Reading Basquiat: Exploring Ambivalence in American Art. 

Michael Yonan
"Stories in Porcelain: Matter, Narrative, and the Figural Ideal"
Thursday, November 14, 4:10pm Cohen Hall, room 203
Reception to follow lecture in Cohen Hall Atrium
Michael Yonan is a Professor of Art History at the School of Visual Studies of University of Missouri.

Past Speaker include the following:

2019
Renée Ater , "Death, Remembrance, and the Slave Past"
Kathryn M. Rudy , "Rubbing, touching, and kissing medieval manuscripts in the late middle ages"
Bernard Frischer "Adventures in Digital Heritage"

2018
Lisa Reilly , "The Multilingual Mediterranean: The Cappella Palatina in Palermo and the Court of Roger II"
Bettina Bergmann, "Across the Universe: the Bird’s Eye View in Roman Art"
David M. Lubin , "Behind the Mask: WWI, Plastic Surgery, and the Modern Beauty Revolution"

2017
Jeffrey Collins , "Ship Shape: Incense Boats across the Early Modern Globe"
Stanley Abe , "Duplication in Chinese Sculpture"

2016
John Ott , "Hale Woodruff's Antiprimitivist History of Global Art"
D. Fairchild Ruggles , "Beyond Vision: Embodied Senses in Islamic Gardens"
Margaret M. Miles, " Transferred Temples and Augustan Renewal in Athens"

2015
Brian Daniels, "Protecting Cultural Heritage in Syria and Iraq:  Lessons Learned in the Present Crisis"
William E. Wallace, "Drawing a Life of Michelangelo"

2014
S. Hollis Clayson, "Confinement and Absorption: Pierre-Auguste Renoir's and Edvard Munch's Paris Threshold Pictures"
Robert G. Ousterhout, "The Life and Afterlife of Constantine's Column"
Patricia Leighten,   "The Secret Life of Henri Cartier-Bresson"
Michael Leja,   "Cubism in Bondage: Morgan Russells' Synchronism"

2013
Amy McNair, “Heroic Abandon: The 1300-Year Life of Yan Zhenqing’s Imperial Commissioner Liu Letter"
Andrew Graciano, "Joseph Wright’s Academy by Lamplight (1769) in Context"
Huey Copeland , "Relative Fictions, or, Incidents in the Life of Modernism"
Peter Parshall , "The Concept of Aesthetic Disinterest: G.B. Piranesi and the Lisbon Earthquake of 1755"

2012
Julia K. Murray , "The Cult of Confucius and the Shrine of His Robe and Cap"
Robert Storr , "The Work of Carrie Mae Weems"
Giles Knox , "Paragone and the Hand of the Artist: Velázquez, Rembrandt, Vermeer"
Dorothy Johnson , "Elective Affinities: Romantic Art and the Natural Sciences from Girodet to David d'Angers”

2011
Padma Kaimal , "Many Paths to the Divine: The Dynamics of Vision in a Hindu Temple"
Eugene Wang, "What Did It Mean to Be Moon-Struck in Early 20th Century China? Changes in Visual Media in
a Radical Age"

2010
Helen C. Evans, "Byzantium, an American Perspective (1874-Today)"
Barbara Barletta, "The Temple of Athena at Sounion: An Ionic Temple in Attica"
Michael Hatt , "Cowboy Republicanism: Frederic Remington, Sculpture, and Political Culture"

2009
Anne Dunlop , "Gold, Earth, and Stones: Pigments and the Imagined World in Early Italian Painting"
Mary D. Sheriff, "The Dislocations of Jean-Etienne Liotard, Called the Turkish Painter"

2008
Wendy Wassyng Roworth, "Collecting for Profit and Pleasure: Angelica Kauffman as an Artist-Collector in
Eighteenth-Century Rome"
Maurie McInnis, "Remembering and Remaking: Virginia's Washington Monument"

2007
Larry Silver , "Rembrandt’s Faith"
Marsha Haufler, "Sino-Tibetan Tangkas for the Ming Court"

2006
Richard T. Neer , "Wonder, Radiance & the Classical Style in Greek Sculpture"
Robert Bagley , "An Underground Palace in Ancient China: The Tomb of Marquis Yi of Zeng"

2005
Jonathan M. Reynolds, "From Pilgrimage Site to Architectural Monument: Photography and a Modernist
Reinterpretation of Ise Shrine"
Sarah Burns, "Virgins in the Wilderness: Winslow Homer’s Ambiguously New Women"

2004
Annemarie Weyl-Carr, "Crusader Cyprus: Forms of Convergence in a Complex Land"
John Beldon Scott , "The Shroud of Turin as Visual Culture"

2003
Barbara Stafford , "Artificial Intensity: Images, Instruments, and the Technology of Amplification"
Christopher Johns, "Women Artists and Ancien Régime Academies: The Curious Case of Rosalba Carriera"

2002
Timothy Barringer , "Languages of Labour in Victorian Art and Criticism"
Susan Huntington , "The Early Buddhist Art of India and the Emperor’s New Clothes"

2001
John Clarke , "Visual Representations: Sexual Cultures and Viewers in Ancient Rome"
Alan Wallach , "Thomas Cole and the Railroad"