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Spring 2012

"Vincenzo Coronelli, the Lion of San Marco, and the Image of 'The Turk' in Early Modern Italy"
Thursday, February 9, 2012, 5:30-7:00pm
Tisch Library, Rm 316

A Tomasso Lecture by Palmira Brummett, Visiting Professor of History, Brown University. Professor Brummett is a historian of the Ottoman Empire and the Mediterranean world whose work focuses on the rhetoric's and genres of cross-cultural encounter. Current projects include completing a monograph on early modern mapping of the Ottoman Empire in text and image, and launching another on the flow of culture, information and people in the early modern Ottoman Adriatic.
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"Exhibiting Asco"
Monday, February 13, 2012, 5:30-7:00pm
Granoff Music Ctr., Rm 155
20 Talbot Avenue

A Barkan Lecture by Ondine Chavoya, Associate Professor of Art History and Latina/o Studies, Williams College. Professor Chavoya will discuss his curatorial contribution to the exhibition "Asco: Elite of the Obscure," the first retrospective to present the work of the Chicano performance and conceptual art group Asco (1972-1987). Comprised of a tight-knit group of artists from East Los Angeles (Harry Gamboa Jr., Gronk, Willie Herrón and Patssi Valdez). Taking their name from the forceful Spanish word for disgust, Asco used performance, public art and multimedia to respond to social and political turbulence in Los Angeles and beyond.
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Art and Exchange: Tufts University Art History Graduate Student Research Conference
Saturday, March 10, 2012, 9:30am-3:45pm
Crane Room at Paige Hall
12 Upper Campus Road
Tufts University, Medford MA
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Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Keynote Address:

Dennis Carr
Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Art and Sculpture, Art of the Americas, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Graduate Presenters:

Erika Nelson, Brooklyn College, MA graduate
"Mickey in Mexico: The Infiltration of the Disney Dynasty in the Codex Espangliensis"

Elizabeth Frasco, Institute of Fine Arts, PhD candidate
"Mermaids and Roses: Artistic Agency in the Murals of Iglesia San Jose"

Victoria Addona, University of British Columbia, MA candidate
"Reality and its (Dis) contents: Bambocciate and the Collection of the Quotidian"

Alyssa Greenberg, University of Illinois, PhD candidate
"The Mail Art and Artist Stamps of Michael Hernandez de Luna: Mail Art, Collaboration and Institutional Critique"

Lindsay O'Conner, Tulane University, MA candidate
"The Picture of Civility: The Interplay between the Construction of Whiteness and Visual Culture in Kara Walker's A Warm Summer Evening in 1863"

Marian Smith, Harvard University, MA candidate
"The Evolving Pictorial and Literary Language of Late Timurid Herat: A Case Study Using a 15th Century Illustrated Manuscript of the Mantiq al-tayr"

This event is generously sponsored by the Tufts University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Art and Art History

For more information, contact Andrea Rosen at Andrea.Rosen@tufts.edu or Meredith Ferguson at Meredith.Ferguson@tufts.edu.

Media/Aesthetics: A Collaborative Lecture Series @ Tufts University
This series is funded by a Seed Grant from the Office of the Provost, in collaboration with the Departments of Art and Art History; Drama; German, Russian, Asian Languages and Literature; and Music

Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 5:30pm
CHAT, Professors Row
David Morgan
, Professor of Religion and Visual Culture at Duke University and Director of the Graduate Program in Religion
"Reloading Jesus Media Aesthetics and the Study of Religious Visual Culture"
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Monday, March 5, 2012, 6:00pm
11 Talbot Avenue, Seminar Room
Lucia Allais
, Assistant Professor in History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University
"The Salvage of Abu Simbel, or, Heritage as Technology"
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 6:00pm
11 Talbot Avenue, Seminar Room
Jeremy Stolow
, Associate Professor in the Department of Communications Studies at Concordia University, Montreal
"The Spiritual Nervous System Religion and Media in the 19th Century"
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Monday, March 26, 2012, 6:00pm
CHAT, Professors Row
Jonathan Sterne
, Associate Professor, Department of Art History and Communications Studies, McGill University
"MP3: A Hundred-Year History of a 19 Year-Old Format in Under an Hour"
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Student Presentations: MA Research Presentation Forum
Friday, April 6, 2012
Time TBA

Talbot Seminar Room
11 Talbot Avenue

Senior Honors Theses Presentations
Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Sophia Gordon Hall
15 Talbot Avenue

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