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Burke Lectures - Series Archive

Scholar and Institutional Affiliation Year Lecture
Susan Gagliardi
Emory University
2017 "Art and Power Launched into the World: Patrick McNaughton's Legacy"
Kassim Kone
SUNY Cortland
2017 "An Exclusive Mande Blacksmith Musical Genre: The Jamara"
Stanley Abe
Duke University
2017 "Duplication in Chinese Sculpture"
Sheila Dillon
Duke University
2017 "Portrait Statuary in Athens in the Roman Period: The Material from the Athenian Agora"
Bruce Cole
Ethics and Public Policy Center
2017 "Boondoggle! The Struggle to Build the Eisenhower Memorial"
Marsha Morton
Pratt Institute
2016 "'Impressions of Strangeness:' Dream and Reality in the Art of Max Klinger"
Michael Cole
Columbia University
2016 "What Was Beauty: Sofonisba Anguissola's Beauty"
JoAnne Mancini
Maynooth University, Ireland
2016 "Art and War in the Pacific World"
Stephennie Mulder
University of Texas at Austin
2016 “Making ISIS Medieval: Contemporary Responses to the Crisis of Heritage Destruction in Syria and Iraq"
Richard Neer
University of Chicago
2016 "Fire, Amber, Smoke, Oil: Greek Art Beyond Materiality"
Christine Mehring
University of Chicago
2016 "Olympian Land Art, Munich '72"
Hui-shu Lee
University of California, Los Angeles
2016 “West Lake and the Representation of an Iconic Place"
Alexander Marr
University of Cambridge
2015 "Dürer’s Instrument Aesthetics"
Caroline Arscott
The Courtauld Institute of Art
2015 "Whistler and Whitness"
Mark Abbe
University of Georgia
  "Color and Material Presence: Recovering the Aesthetics of Roman Marble Sculpture"
David J. Roxburgh
Harvard University
2015 "Al-Sufi's 'Book of Stars': The Conception, Making and Transmission of Medieval Arabic Books"
Amy Papalexandrou
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
2015 "'Live Space' Architecture, Chant, and the Soundscape of Byzantium"

Elizabeth Langsford Sears
University of Michigan

2014

“Aby Warburg in Rome, 1929: Seminal Demonstrations of a Method Called ‘Iconological’”

Maria Gough
Harvard University

2014

“Drawing for World Revolution: The Para-Architectural Imagination of Gustav Klutsis”

H. Perry Chapman
University of Delaware

2014

“Rubens, Rembrandt and the Spousal Model-Muse”

Barbara E. Frank
Stony Brook University

2014

“Mapping West African Cultural Landscapes: Potters, Blacksmiths, Bronzecasters, Leatherworkers, Weavers and Indigo Dyers”

Reindert Falkenburg
New York University, Abu Dhabi

2014

“Hieronymus Bosch, Diableries, and ‘Speculative’ Vision”

William H. Robinson
The Cleveland Museum of Art

2013

“Van Gogh and Madness: The Artist Versus the Legend”

Candace M. Keller
Michigan State University

2013

“Picturing Identity: Understanding Portraiture by Malick Sidibé”

Christina Lodder
University of Edinburgh

2012

“Defying Gravity: Space and the Russian Avant-Garde”

Kymberly N. Pinder
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2012

“Graffiti, Identity and Space: Culture Jamming Inside and Outside the Gallery”

Caroline A. Jones
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2012

“Artist/System: Hans Haacke in the ‘60s”

Carol Magee
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2012

“There is a There There: Place in Contemporary African Photography”

Celeste Brusati
University of Michigan

2011

“Seeing in Pictures: Looking at Dutch Art in Real Time”

Rick Worland
University of California, Los Angeles

2011

“The War, The West, and 9/11: Frontier Framings of Americans at War in ‘Cold Mountain’ (2003) and ‘The Las Samurai’ (2003)”

Walter Melion
Emory University

2010

In sensus candentem imaginem: Varieties of the Spiritual Image in Cornelis Galle’s Life of Blessed Father Ignatius of Loyola (1610)”

Robert Ousterhout
University of Pennsylvania

2010

“Is Nothing Sacred? A Modernist Encounter at the Holy Sepulchre”

Kristine Stiles
Duke University

2010

“Ever So Far At Close Shooting Range: Warhol’s Polaroid Photographs”

Christopher Hallett
University of California, Berkeley

2009

“Breathing Bronze, Living Face: The Making of Portraits at Aphrodisias and Rome”

Henry Drewal
University of Wisconsin, Madison

2009

“Dynasty and Divinity: IfeArt of Ancient Nigeria”

Gloria Groom
The Art Institute of Chicago

2009

“Eva Gonzalés and Berthe Morisot: Manet’s Muses and Models”

Renata Holod
University of Pennsylvania

2009

“Event and Memory: The Portrayal of a (Minor) Victory in 13th Century Iran”

Charles Colbert
Portland State University

2009

“Whistler’s Haunted Nocturnes:Spiritualism and Art in the Nineteenth Century”

Samuel Y. Edgerton
Williams College

2009

“Sacred Violence: When Even Artists Encouraged the Death Penalty”

Heather E. Grossman
University of Illinois, Chicago

2009

“Like Frogs ‘Round the Pond’?: Architectural Transmission, Style and the Churches of the Thirteenth-Century Morea”

Elizabeth Cameron
University of California, Santa Cruz

2009

“Art that Dies: Iconoclasm and the Perduring Object in African Art”

Patricia Mainardi
City University of New York

2009

“Paths Forgotten, Calls Unheard: Illustration in the 19th Century”

Mark Meadow
University of California, Santa Barbara

2008

“The Aztecs at Ambras: Social Networks and the Dissemination of Knowledge About the New World”

Ellen Johnston Laing
University of Michigan

2008

“Art and Politics on the Eve of the Chinese Revolution”

Anna Brzyski
University of Kentucky

2008

“Who is Contemporary and Who is Not: Historiography and Modernism in East Central Europe”

Davor Dzalto
Niŝ University, Serbia

2008

“Vanishing Acts: Corporeal Absence in Twentieth Century Art”

David Peters Corbett
University of York

2008

“The Moral Result: Martin Johnson Heade, Frederic Edwin Church, Theodore Winthrop and the Painter’s Responsibility”

Leo G. Mazow
Pennsylvania State University

2008

“Thomas Hart Benton and American Waterways”

Larry Silver
University of Pennsylvania

2008

“New Jerusalem: Rembrandt, Christians, and Jews”

James Marrow
Princeton University

2008

“Re-Inventing the Block in the Late Middle Ages: Flamboyant Design in Netherlandish Illuminated Manuscripts of the 15th and 16th Centuries”

James Marrow
Princeton University

2008

“The Diagrammatic Tradition in Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts: The Structure of Meaning and the Architecture of Thought”

Monica Blackmun Visonà
University of Kentucky

2008

“Constructing African Art Histories for the Lagoons of Côte d’Ivoire”

Tacey Rosolowski
Independent Scholar

2007

“Jewelry as a Cultural Lens”

Steven A. Mansback
University of Maryland

2007

“Another History of Modern Art”

Wayne Franits
Syracuse University

2007

“Honor and Shame: a Historical-Anthropological Binary and Its Significance for Seventeenth-Century Dutch Genre Painting”

Eve D’Ambra
Vassar College

2006

“Child’s Play: Beauty for Roman Girls”

Adam Herring
Southern Methodist University

2006

“Journeys of Sapa Inka”

Sander Gilman
Emory University

2006

“Human Beauty and the Nature of Art: From the Art Galleries to the Operating Theaters”

Marni Kessler
University of Kansas

2006

“Ocular Anxiety and the Pink Tea Cup: Edgar Degas’ Woman with a Bandage”

W. Eugene Kleinbauer
Indiana University

2006

“Modern Perspectives in Western Art History: A Memoir on its Genesis and Afterlife”

Edmund Barry Gaither
Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists

2006

“Still Life Revisited and Other Adventures in Iconography: The Art of Eldzier Cortor”

Jeryldene Wood
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2006

“Sad Queens and Merry Widows in the Kingdom of Naples”

Julien Chapuis
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2006

“Handle with Care: A Curator’s Work”

Ellen Todd
George Mason University

2005

“Labor’s Useable Past: The 1911 Triangle Fire in 1930’s Murals and Photojournalism”

Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw
University of Pennsylvania

2005

“’On Deathless Glories Fix Thine Ardent View’: Phillis Wheatley and the Mythic Origins of Anglo-African Portraiture in New England”

Robert A. Maxwell
University of Pennsylvania

2005

“Romanesque Art and Urbanism: New Orientations”

Jonathan Hay
New York University

2005

“Sensuous Surfaces: Objects and Architectural Interiors in 17th-18th Century China”

Zoe Strother
University of California, Los Angeles

2005

“Dancing a Topic to Death: After 100 Years of Research, What Do We Really Know About Masquerade in Africa?”

Lisa Freiman
Indianapolis Museum of Art

2004

“Claes Oldenburg and the Return of Surrealism”

Nina Gourianova
Northwestern University

2004

“Avant-Garde and World War I: Natalia Goncharova’s ‘Mystical Images of War’”

Sue Taylor
Portland State University

2004

“Figure/Body, Mind and Memory”

Mary Miller
Yale University

2004

“When the Music Stopped: Representation, Frontality, and Aurality in the Murals of Bonampak, Mexico”

Burke Lectures also have been presented by Neil Cox, Joseph Koerner, Alexander Nagel, Gillian Naylor, Robert Ousterhout, Donald Posner, Donald Preziosi, Sally Stein, Jan Stuart, Michael Zimmermann, and others.

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