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Tufts Arts Career Night
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 6:30-8:30pm
Alumnae Lounge at Aidekman Arts Center
40 Talbot Ave, Medford
Considering a career in the arts? Looking beyond the "starving
artist" namesake and contemplating museum media relations, art law,
creative entrepreneurship, curatorial studies, and art criticism? Please
join the Tufts Art History Society for our annual Arts Career Night on
Thursday, November 15, 6:30-8:30pm in the Alumnae Lounge, at the
Aidekman Arts Center.
Panelists will engage students in a discussion about the value of a
liberal arts education, share their professional experiences, and offer
advice for students seeking to launch their own art-inspired careers.
Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to network with industry
professionals and find out more about jobs and internships in the field!
Guest speakers include John Pyper (editor-in-chief,
Kyle Chayka (senior editor,
Hyperallergic.com), Liora Beer (executive director, Artmorpheus;
co-founder New Art Love), Megan Low (director of services, Arts &
Business Council of Greater Boston, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts), and
Michael Busack (media relations managers, Isabella Stewart Gardner
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November 13, 2012 @ 4:15-6:15pm
11 Talbot Avenue
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James G. Ennis, Associate Professor of Sociology, Tufts University
"Painting by numbers? The field of taste for art in the US and
Social patterns in taste for art interest not just sociologists, but
artists as well. Russian-American emigre artists Komar and Melamid
investigate and satirize such difference in their paintings, and via
scientific surveys of what audiences like. With their data on roughly
one thousand Americans, I use multiple correspondence analysis to
identify dimensions of difference, in the tradition of Pierre Bourdieu.
Media/Aesthetics Lecture Series
September 27, 2012 @ 6:00PM
11 Talbot Avenue
Professor Martin Schulz, Academy of Arts, Karlsruhe, Germany
"Animated and Animating Landscapes: Space Voyages and Time Travel in the
Art of Pieter Bruegel the Elder"
The lecture will explore the famous painting "Hunters in the Snow" by
Pieter Bruegel the Elder. I will focus on the spatial effect of the
landscape as an animation of the gaze and a translation of images
through and across different media: from illumination via drawing to
panel painting and finally, in a long leap ahead, to the immersive
possibilities of film, video, and many digital based images.
As I am going to argue Bruegel's landscape appears to have a
pre-cinematic quality. The immersion of the gaze lends itself to a
travel through time and space from the depictions of the months in the
medieval books of hours up to the cinematic adaptation and
transformation of the painting, as it was accomplished by Andrei
Tarkovsky in his film "Solaris" from 1972. This leads to a crystalline
compression of space and time, in which past and present, actual and
virtual space, material and mental images, painting and film and, not
least, technology and gaze permeate and determine each other.
Global Flows Exhibition
Public Opening Reception: September 11, 2012 @ 5:30-8:00PM
Curatorial Introduction to the exhibition: September 11 @ 6:30PM and
October 19 @ 11:00AM
Organized by the
Tufts University Art Gallery in conjunction with faculty in the
Department of Art History, this exhibition of historical and
contemporary art and artifacts examines "the global" as both a
historical phenomenon and a cross-cultural exchange of ideas, objects,
and aesthetics. Visitors become explorers by following suggested
itineraries through this focused exhibition of 24 works, representing a
diverse array of mediums from around the world.
Fall Trip to New York
The Department of Art and Art History hosts an annual student trip in
the fall to New York City. This trip offers Tufts students the
opportunity to see museums and historical sites around the City. Such
sites include: Museum of
Modern Art, the
Guggenheim Museum, and New York's
Tenement Museum which focuses on America's urban immigrant history.
More information about this event will be available soon.
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