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  • Jacqueline Salloum

    Documenting a Generation of Palestinian Hip Hop

    March 5, 2014
    Visiting artist Jacqueline Salloum presents a screening of her feature length documentary Slingshot Hip Hop (2008 Sundance) followed by a Q&A session. Salloum is a New York based filmmaker and artist. During her MFA studies at New York University she created pop infused art (toys, gumball machines, etc) documenting histories of people, including her family, that have been altered or erased and challenging the stereotypes of Arabs. Salloum’s love for filmmaking began after creating her short video piece, Planet of the Arabs (2005 Sundance), she continues to write/direct films, music videos and teach workshops at universities and institutions in the US and internationally.
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  • Todd Reisz

    It Smells Like Dubai

    February 17, 2014
    Todd Reisz will speak about contemporary urban developments in Dubai. Reisz is an architect, researcher, and writer currently focusing on the cities of the Gulf region, from both historical and contemporary perspectives. He is currently appointed the Daniel Rose Visiting Assistant Professor in Urbanism at Yale University School of Architecture. He is also the academic writing editor for Portal 9, a Beirut-based journal focused on cities in Arab countries.
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  • German Influences in the First Turkish National Movement

    March 31, 2014
    Peter H. Christensen will speak about the role of German influences in the First National Movement of art, architecture and urban planning in Turkey after the fall of the Ottoman Empire. Christensen is a Ph.D. Candidate in Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at Harvard University and currently Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at the Technische Universität Munich.
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  • Catherine & Peter McGovern

    A Day in the Life of a Museum

    February 27, 2014
    Join Dr. Catherine Bigley McGovern and Dr. Peter J. McGovern for an engaging lecture and discussion of the many ways the law impacts contemporary museums. As legal academics and practicing lawyers, their expertise ranges from protection of folklore to Nazi-era claims for restitution and from copyright law to the international trade in antiquities.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts 5pm More »
  • Nicholas Mirzoeff

    How Change Changed: Technologies of Direct Democracy/Militant Research and Countervisuality

    April 3, 2014
    Nicholas Mirzoeff is professor of media, culture and communication in the Steinhardt School at NYU. His lecture will include discussions about Occupy 2012 as militant research and will include discussion on other forms of activism and knowledge production, the roots of this social movement in Africa, and the gendered implications of, and lessons learned from Occupy.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts 5:00pm More »
  • 2014 Heuser Lecture featuring Jacqueline Jung, Ph.D

    Charismatic Bodies and the Performance of Feeling in German Gothic Sculpture—6th Annual Mary L. Heuser Lecture featuring Jacqueline Jung

    March 17, 2014
    Jung is associate professor of medieval art and architecture at Yale University. She specializes in the art and architecture of the medieval West, with an emphasis on the figural sculpture of Gothic Germany and France.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts 6:00pm More »
  • Artist Talk by Andi Sutton

    November 5, 2013
    Boston-based artist Andi Sutton, whose interactive installation is on view in the Beard and Weil Galleries through December 13, will present a slide lecture about her multidisciplinary work. Sutton is an artist whose practice explores the ways that performance art methodology can create new models for community development and social engagement. Working in a solo and collective context, her projects incorporate food, agriculture, television and street intervention, video, performance, and installation.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts 6:30pm More »
  • Kristen Gresh

    Kristen Gresh presents She Who Tells a Story: Woman Photographers from Iran and the Arab World

    April 29, 2013
    Gresh is the Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Assistant Curator of Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts 5:30pm More »
  • The Arts in Providence: Creating Community

    The Arts in Providence: Creating Community

    April 16, 2013
    Join us for a lively conversation—with Providence artists, city leaders, and nonprofit organizers—about how art sustains and strengthens communities. Hear about the ideas, strategies, and policies behind successful community initiatives, from some of the people making them happen: Lynne McCormack, Director, Department of Art, Culture and Tourism, City of Providence; Daniel Schleifer, Development Director, New Urban Arts, Providence; Lynne Harlow, Providence-based Artist/Curator of Green Space.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts 5:30pm More »
  • Gina Borromeo

    Gina Borromeo presents Made for Eternity: Egyptian Art at RISD

    April 10, 2013
    Gina Borromeo, Wheaton Class of 1984, and Curator of Ancient Art at the RISD Museum in Providence, will discuss her most recent curatorial project: a test gallery in preparation for the re-installation of the museum's Egyptian collection. Borromeo's talk will be both an insider's look into how curators conceive, research, and design exhibitions, and a sneak peek at the RISD installation "Made for Eternity," which opened on March 15, 2013.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts 5:30pm More »