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Spring Semester 2014

Events and Speakers’ Schedule, Department of Art History and Art

January 2-5
Archaeological Institute of America conference

January 13
Classes begin

January 20
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

February 12-15
CAA conference

March 10-14
Midterm grades due March 10; Spring Break

March 21
Richard K. Emmerson, Manhattan College,
“Apocalyptic Visuality in Medieval Illustrated Manuscripts,”
CMA Recital Hall 5:00 PM

March 28
Foreign Language Reading Exam, 12:30-1:30, Mather House 100

March 27-29
Renaissance Society conference

March 27-30
Association for Asian Studies conference

April 3-5
Midwest Art History Society conference—St. Louis

April 7
Registration for spring semester begins

April 7 and 8
MA Exam

April 23
Alice Y. Tseng, Boston University,
The 25th Annual Harvey Buchanan Lecture in Art History and the Humanities,
CMA Recital Hall 5:30PM

“Creating National Art, Constructing National Art Museums in Modern Japan”

Japan’s systematic approach to designating, protecting, researching, and disseminating its national art has been in place since the end of the nineteenth century. The creation of a category of works representative of Japanese history and culture was a deliberate and contingent process that directly responded to the political, religious, and economic demands of the time, no less than the artistic. The construction of a network of museums to house and showcase the collection similarly engaged broader discussions of national identity and values at a time when Japan was actively shaping its international profile as a modern nation-state with a defined cultural legacy.

This lecture examines the evolving collecting policy, exhibition strategy, and architectural expression at the national museums from the foundational period in the 1870s to the present. Serving as barometers of Japan’s history of changing relationship with the rest of Asia and with Euro-America, the museums’ art and architecture have harkened to a combination of regional, national, and international developments in cultural management and exhibitionism. Defining Japan by its art, therefore, has implicated practices, perceptions, and even properties beyond its national borders.

Sponsored by The Department of Art History and Art

April 28
Last day of class

May 1-8
Final Exams

May 8-11
International Congress on Medieval Studies

May 10
Final grades due by 11:00 a.m.

May 17
Honors Assembly for graduating seniors

May 18
University Commencement

 

Fall Semester 2013

Events and Speakers’ Schedule, Department of Art History and Art

August 26
First day of classes

August 28
Fall Convocation, Severance Hall, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

August 29
Friends of Art New Faculty Reception 4:30-5:45 CIA Gund Building

September 13
CMA Director’s Reception to welcome new graduate students, 4:30-6:30

September 20
Art Talk
1:30 p.m., Cleveland Museum of Art Recital Hall
Dr. Henry Adams
“The Land, Still and Regionalism”

September 25
The Julius Fund Lecture in Renaissance Art
5pm-6pm, Cleveland Museum of Art Recital Hall
Dr. Gail Feigenbaum, Associate Director, The Getty Research Institute
“Painting Incarnate: The Carracci Butcher Shop”
Reception to follow in Key Bank Lobby

September 26
Prof. Noelle Giuffrida, “An Inner History of Collecting Chinese Painting for Cleveland: Sherman E. Lee and Walter Höchstädter,” Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities Faculty Work-in Progress, 4:30 PM in Clark Hall Room 206.

September 27
Art Talk
1:30 p.m., Cleveland Museum of Art Lecture Hall
Dr. Holly Witchey
“The Wades of Wade Circle”

October 4
The Julius Fund Lecture in Ancient Art
5 p.m., Cleveland Museum of Art Recital Hall
Prof. Malcolm Bell, University of Virginia and Director of Excavations at Morgantina, Sicily
“Treasure Island: Sicily in the Third Century BC”

Mr. Bell serves as director of the University’s archaeological excavations in the classical and Hellenistic city of Morgantina in Sicily, and co-director (with Carla Antonaccio of Duke University) of the overall U.S. project at Morgantina. His publications have concerned Greek art and culture in Sicily, and his research interests include the history of city planning. He is preparing a book on the civic architecture of Morgantina, a monograph on the classical sources of Thomas Jefferson’s architecture at the University of Virginia, and a study of the origin of the city plan of Savannah.

Mr. Bell has served as an advisor to the Italian government on issues regarding the illegal antiquities market and the repatriation of Italian works in U.S. collections. He has served as Andrew W. Mellon Professor at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, and as Professor-in-charge of the School of Classical Studies at the American Academy in Rome.

October 9
Special film presentation: Yang Fudong’s Seven Intellectuals of the Bamboo Forest, parts 1 and 4, 6:30 p.m., CMA

October 11
Cleveland Symposium, CMA; all day
The 39th Annual Cleveland Symposium
SPLENDOR: EXPLORING VALUE IN THE HISTORY OF ART
October 11, 2013 | Recital Hall, Cleveland Museum of Art
10:30 a.m.-6:15 p.m.

How and why does a work of art become prized or venerated? The complex issues surrounding the question of value will be explored at the 2013 Cleveland Symposium. Organized by students in the joint art history and museum studies graduate program of Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Museum of Art, the event will feature new research presented by MA and PhD students from distinguished art history programs across the United States and abroad. Discussions will span a variety of fields within the discipline, including Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern, Contemporary, and Non-Western art.

The symposium, generously sponsored by the CWRU College of Arts and Sciences, Office of Student Affairs, and Friends of Art, is free and open to the public. Stay for one presentation, a session, or the entire day!

Session I: Collecting and the Creation of Value
Session II: Materiality and Inherent Value
Session III: The Transformation of Value

Full program details are available at http://www.clevelandsymposium.com

October 21-22
Fall Break

October 25
Foreign Language Reading Exam, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Mather House 100

November 8
Art Talk
1:30 p.m., Mather House 100
Dr. Andrea Rager
“Photography of Frederick H. Evans”

November 11
Registration begins for spring semester

November 15
First Draft of MA Qualifying Paper due to 1st reader

November 22
Art Talk
1:30 p.m., Cleveland Museum of Art Recital Hall
James When, PhD Candidate
“Hans Burgkmair’s Etching Mercury, Venus and Cupid

November 27
Revised Draft of MA QP due to 1st and 2nd readers

November 28-29
Thanksgiving Break

December 6
Last day of classes

December 10
Final Draft of MA QP due to 1st and 2nd readers

December 17
Polished MA QP due to both readers to sign; both signatures needed on hard copy placed in the student’s file in the Art History office

December 10-18
Final Exams

Spring Semester 2013

Events and Speakers’ Schedule, Department of Art History and Art

January 16
“Collecting Prints for the Cleveland Museum of Art.” Distinguished Alumna Lecture given by Jane Glaubinger, Curator of Prints at the CMA, 5:30pm in the Recital Hall at the CMA.

March 6
“Luxury, Commerce, and Death in the Villas Buried by Vesuvius at Oplontis.” Julius Fund Lecture in Ancient Art, 5:30pm in the Recital Hall at the CMA. The speaker is John R. Clarke, Annie Laurie Howard Regents Professor, Director of the Oplontis Project, University of Texas at Austin.

March 29
Undergraduate Art History Symposium Space and the Aesthetic Environment, 12:00pm-6:00pm in the Recital Hall at the CMA.

April 8 and 9
MA Exam

April 24
“Naked at Prayer: Religious Art and Scandal in Fifteenth-century France,” Harvey Buchanan Lecture in Art History and the Humanities, 5:30pm in the CMA Recital Hall. The speaker is Thom Kren, Associate Director of Collections at The Getty Museum.

Fall Semester 2012

Past Events and Speakers’ Schedule

August 24
Department orientation for new art history graduate students, 12:30 -1:30 Mather House; lunch provided

August 27
First day of classes

August 29
Fall Convocation, Severance Hall, 4:30-6:30

September 7
CAS New Faculty Reception, KSL, 4-6pm

September 20
Baker Nord Center for the Humanities Faculty Work In-Progress
“Dexter Davis: Artist on an Urban Battlefield,” Henry Adams, 4:30-5:30, Clark Hall Room 206, 11130 Bellflower Road.
Reception begins at 4:15. Free and open to the public, registration recommended.

September 21
Friends of Art welcome reception for Erin Benay and Elina Gertsman 11:30-1:30 Mather 100; lunch provided

September 28
CMA Director’s Reception to welcome new graduate students, 4:30-6:30

October 22-23
Fall Break

October 25
Foreign Language Reading Exam, 12:30-1:30, Mather House 100

November 7
Thomas Dale, Professor of Medieval Art at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, will deliver a Julius Fund lecture entitled “Experiencing Romanesque Sculpture: The Body, the Senses, and Affect” on Wednesday, November 7. The lecture will take place at 5:30, in Clark Hall 206 (Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities); it will be followed by a reception.

November 16
Art Talk by Amanda Castleberry, “Universal Culture in the ‘Childhood of Mankind': Paul Gauguin’s The Call,” Recital Hall, CMA @ 2:30PM

November 16
First Draft of MA Qualifying Paper due to 1st reader

November 22-23
Thanksgiving Break

November 30
Revised Draft of MA QP due to 1st and 2nd readers

December 7
Last day of classes

December 10
Final Draft of MA QP due to 1st and 2nd readers

December 18
Polished MA QP due to both readers to sign

December 11-19
Final Exams

December 21
Final grades due by 11:00 a.m.

View information from the 2012 Art History Doctoral Program Review