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Spring 2008

Endgame: Sherrie Levine in 1987
Monday, March 10, 6:00-7:00pm
Music Lecture room 155

Barkan Lecture with Howard Singerman
Howard Singerman is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Art Subjects: Making Artists in the American University (1999) and Art History, After Sherrie Levine forthcoming from the University of California Press. He is also the author of numerous articles in the journals, October, Oxford Art Journal, articles and reviews for ArtForum, More and Less, Parkett, and Art in America as well as catalogue essays for exhibitions for artists such as Joe Havel, Sharon Lockhart, Mike Kelley, and Sherrie Levine.

Buildings as Bodies: Incidents of Architectural Violence
Thursday, April 3, 6:00-7:00pm
Sophia Gordon Hall

Margaret Henderson Floyd Lecture with Annabel Wharton
Annabel Wharton is the William B. Hamilton Professor of Art History at Duke University. Her work has focused on Late Antique and Byzantine art and culture, but she has also investigated the effect of modernity on the medieval past and its landscapes, first in her study of the first generation of Hilton International Hotels Building the Cold War: Hilton International Hotels and Modern Architecture, University of Chicago Press, (2001) and most recently in a book titled Selling Jerusalem: Relics, Replics, Themeparks, University of Chicago Press, (2006).
Artists and Institutions in Modern Italy: The Florino Award and Collection at the Pitti Palace, Florence (1950-1977)
Co-sponsor Museum Studies Program
Wednesday, April 16, 7:00-8:30pm
Tisch 316
Tomasso Lecture with Sylvia Bottinelli
Sylvia Bottinelli, PhD candidate, University of Pisa. In December 2007 Bottinelli's book on the Florentine Florino Award (1950-1978) was published by Edifer, in a series of museum studies directed by Cristina De Benedictis. This book is the result of research undertaken during a fellowship at the Pitti Palace; it takes advantage of the opening of the previously closed archive of the Unions Fiorentina. Bottinelli analyzes the role of this prize in the Italian art system after the second world war and through the Sixties and Seventies, raising questions about the dynamics of power between artists and institutions, and the reception of modern art in Italy, and in Florence in particular, at that time.
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