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Friends, Students, Alumni and Faculty Celebrate Professor Patricia Hills

April 30th, 2014 in Pat_Hills, Uncategorized

Pat Symposium Overview

More than one hundred friends, students, alumni, and faculty gathered to honor Professor Patricia Hills at a symposium held at the George Sherman Union on April 26, 2014. Entitled “American Visual Culture in Context: A Symposium in Honor of Professor Patricia Hills,” this event featured academic papers by prominent scholars from across the country who were Hills’ former students.  Sponsored by the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, alumni and current students, the Boston University Center for the Humanities, the Department of the History of Art & Architecture, the American & New England Studies Program, and the African American Studies Program, the symposium celebrated the career of Professor Hills, a specialist in American art who has taught at Boston University since 1978. Dr. Hills is retiring at the end of this academic year.

 

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April 23, Panel Discussion at the MFA

April 7th, 2014 in General News, Graduate Student News, Uncategorized

Image: Darío Escobar, Untitled, 2000-2012, cardboard, plastic, gold leaf and pigments, 15 x 17cm

Image: Darío Escobar, Untitled, 2000-2012, cardboard, plastic, gold leaf and pigments,
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The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Harvard University’s Department of History of Art and Architecture present a panel discussion on the MFA’s first exhibition of contemporary art from Latin America, followed by the book launching of Guatemalan artist Darío Escobar’s first monograph. Together, these conversations address the local concerns, international circulation, and future of “Latin American art” in both broad and specific terms.

5:30-7:00pm  Panel discussion on MFA’s Permission To Be Global/Prácticas Globales: Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection

Panelists:

José Luis Falconi, Post doctoral fellow, Harvard University

Robin Greely, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Connecticut

Ana María Reyes, Assistant Professor, Latin American Art History, Boston University

Jen Mergel, Beal Family Senior Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Liz Munsell, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art & MFA Programs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
7:15-8:15pm  Book presentation on A Singular Plurality: The Works of Darío Escobar, edited by José Luis Falconi (Cambridge: HAA/Harvard, 2013)

Panelists:

Tom Cummins,  Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian and Colonial Art, Harvard University

Darío Escobar, Artist

José Luis Falconi, Post doctoral fellow, Harvard University

Liz Munsell, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art & MFA Programs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Octavio Zaya, Writer, curator, editor. Director of ATLANTICA, Journal of Art & Thought

 

 

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Alfond Auditorium, G36
ADMISSION

Free with Admission – No Ticket RequiredThis event is free with cost of admission.

GSHAAA Book Sale, April 18

April 1st, 2014 in Uncategorized

Mark your calendars! The spring GSHAAA book sale will be held on Friday, April 18 on the first floor of CAS from approx 10-2.  In addition to the book sale, we’ll also sell baked goods to raise funds for GSHAAA.   Please contact Bridget Hanson behanson@bu.edu or David Silvernail dsilvern@bu.edu, co-fundraising coordinators to donate books for the sale, or with general questions.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Just Announced! HAA Professor Awarded Ruth Emery Book Prize for 2014

March 28th, 2014 in Uncategorized

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The Victorian Society of America has awarded the 2014 Ruth Emery Book Prize to “Community by Design: The Olmsted Office and the Development of Brookline, Massachusetts” (University of Massachusetts Press, 2013).

In this book Keith Morgan and his research associates Elizabeth Hope Cushing and Roger Reed explore the key role played by America’s leading landscape architecture firm in the development and manipulation of the landscape of suburban Brookline.  The Ruth Emery Prize recognizes publications that make a significant contribution to our understanding of regional culture.

Acropolis Lecture- April 1st

March 21st, 2014 in General News, Graduate Student News, Uncategorized, Undergraduate Student News

This dynamic joint lecture will be delivered by YSMA Director Vassiliki Eleftheriou & IESL-FORTH scientist Dimitrio Agglo,  presenting the restoration project of the Acropolis and the emergence of an innovative laser cleaning technique, which has been applied over the last 12 years to the Acropolis & it’s sculptures.

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Vasiliki Eleftheriou is an MSc graduate from the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens. She works at the Ministry of Culture and Sports. From 1988 to 2005 she was in charge of the restoration works of the Lindos Acropolis, and from 2006 to 2011 she has been working in the Acropolis Restoration Service on the Restoration project of the Parthenon. Since December 2011, she has been Director of the Acropolis Restoration Service.

Demetrios Anglos is Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry, University of Crete and Associated Researcher at IESL-FORTH, where he leads the Applied Spectroscopy Laboratory. His research activities concentrate on the photophysics of molecules and nanoparticles and on the applications of laser spectroscopic techniques in the analysis of materials in works of art and archaeological objects with emphasis on the development of novel methodology and instrumentation.

When:
Tues, April 1, 2014
5:00pm
Reception to follow, free and open to the public.

Where:
Boston University
College of Arts & Sciences Room 552
705 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA

 

Sponsored by the Onassis Foundation (USA) with co-sponsorship by Boston University Department of History of Art &Architecture, Department of Archaeology and Core Curriculum, and the Archaeological Institute of America.

American Visual Culture in Context: A Symposium in Honor of Professor Patricia Hills

March 21st, 2014 in Uncategorized

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In honor of the remarkable career of Professor Patricia Hills , “American Visual Culture in Context“, will be a wonderful opportunity to honor a beloved teacher and remarkable scholar, to hear nationally recognized art historians and American Studies scholars who also happen to have been her students, and to meet and network with Boston University alumni who are professionals in the humanities!   Composed of Professor Hills’  former students presenting their current research. It will both demonstrate Professor Hills’ profound influence upon the field of American Visual Culture and will provide a snapshot of the current state of the field.

The symposium, which will be followed by a reception, is free and open to the public.

 

When:
April 26, 2014 from 12:30 to 6 pm
Where:
Metcalf Ballroom on the 2nd floor of the George Sherman Union
775 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA  02215

Click Here for a complete program.

 

Sponsored by the Dean of the College of Arts & Scientists, Alumni & Current Students, the Boston University Humanities Center,  the Department of the History of Art & Architecture, the American & New England Studies Program, and the African American Studies Program.

 

New, interdisciplinary course announced for Fall 2014

March 19th, 2014 in General News, Graduate Student News, Uncategorized

Reading Boston: Conversations About the Real & Imagined City

Professor Keith N. Morgan, History of Art & Architecture and Professor William Huntting Howell, English  offer a new, exciting course this Fall.   

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A multidisciplinary examination of Boston from the Wampanoag settlement to the present, this course will explore how specific neighborhoods have developed and how they have been presented in literature.  Including frequent site visits around Boston, this offering is limited in space, and expected to fill up quickly.   AM501   Tue  2:00-5:00    4cr.

**Students majoring in English, Architectural Studies, or Art History should petition their respective departments to receive credit towards their specific program requirements.

Contact either Professor for more information, and to determine its possible fulfillment of specific program requirements.

Professor Keith N. Morgan,
History of Art & Architecture, CAS
knmorgan@bu.edu

Professor William Huntting Howell,
Department of English, CAS

Guest Lecture Series – April 17

February 20th, 2014 in General News, Graduate Student News, Uncategorized

Please join us for our seventh and final GSHAAA Guest Scholar Lecture of the academic year on Thursday, April 17th, 2014, 5:30PM.

We look forward to welcoming our speakers and guests to some excellent lectures this Spring, and hope that you will add our upcoming events to your busy schedules!

Fred S. Kleiner, Boston University
Teaching the History of Art & Architecture with Google Earth

Location: 725 Commonwealth Ave., Room 303A

Lecture Time: 5:30pm, all are welcome!

For further information on the entire Lecture Series, please check our website at:

http://www.bu.edu/ah/students/graduate-student-history-of-art-architecture-association/guest-lecture-series/

Guest Lecture Series – April 10

February 20th, 2014 in General News, Graduate Student News, Uncategorized

Please join us for our sixth GSHAAA Guest Scholar Lecture of the academic year on Thursday, April 10th, 2014, 5:30PM.

We look forward to welcoming our speakers and guests to some excellent lectures this Spring, and hope that you will add our upcoming events to your busy schedules!

Carol Payne, Carleton University

Views from the North: Photographs, Generations and Cultural Memory Among the Inuit”

Location: 725 Commonwealth Ave., Room 303A

Lecture Time: 5:30pm, all are welcome!

For further information on the entire Lecture Series, please check our website at:

http://www.bu.edu/ah/students/graduate-student-history-of-art-architecture-association/guest-lecture-series/

Feb 27- “Asia and the City”: The Changing Meanings of Beijing FORUM

January 29th, 2014 in General News, Graduate Student News, Uncategorized, Undergraduate Student News


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In this forum, part of the “Asia and the City” BUCSA yearly series, two short presentations will highlight the changing nature of the Chinese capital between the late imperial and contemporary periods, followed by a conversation with Boston University faculty.

BU Hosts: Professors Alice Tseng, Paolo Scrivano, Eugenio Menegon, Cathy Yeh, Enrique Silva

Speakers:

Professor Ya-chen Ma
Institute of History, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Visiting Scholar, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University

“Capital Reimagined: Beijing as the Center of Time and Space and Its Imagined Other”

Embedded in the intensive visual interactions between the court and local societies in the eighteenth century, Beijing could not be projected as a political center without marginalizing the provinces. Measuring more than 8 feet in width and almost 8 feet in height, Xu Yang’s (c. 1712-a. 1779) the painting “Springtime in the Capital” was commissioned by the Qianlong emperor to redefine the capital as the center of time and space in the Qing empire. This presentation examines how Beijing was constructed pictorially as a magnificent imperial capital through reference to its imagined Other, the southern city of Suzhou, and the provinces.

Professor Shuishan Yu
School of Architecture – College of Arts, Media and Design
Northeastern University
Author of Chang’an Avenue and the Modernization of Chinese Architecture, University of Washington Press, 2013.

“Cutting the Dragon Vein: Modern Transformation of Imperial Beijing”

 

Dominated by a north-south axis,  Ming-Qing Beijing featured a concentric plan with layer after layer of walls and gates, screening the invisible center of power away from public view. Lining up all symbolic structures legitimizing the Mandate of Heaven, this axis was known as the “Dragon Vein.” The modern transformation of Beijing had been posed as an antithesis to such an imperial urban model, tearing down the walls and gates and cutting the dragon vein with big avenues. Yet like the imperial model, the modern urban space strengthened the centralization of power rather than weakening it. Analyzing the metamorphosis of Beijing in the mid-twentieth century focusing on its old and new axes, this presentation demonstrates how the imperial framework affected the modern transformations of Beijing and its political implications in the current development.

Location: Eilts room, Department of International Relations, Boston University, 154 Bay State Road (2nd floor)

Date:  February 27, 2014

Co-sponsored by the BU Center for the Study of Asia & City Planning and Urban Affairs Program, BU Metropolitan College