Curator Talk and Dance Performance

Sunday, September 24, 3 p.m.
Join Kerry Oliver-Smith, Curator of Contemporary Art, in discussing Poetic and Political. The talk will highlight works by contemporary artists who address African American history through the visual language of today. Following the talk at 4 p.m., Choreographer Alexandria Davis will perform "Drauma: Exploring Trauma through Dance," focused on the traumas of resilience. This program includes strong language and themes. 


Girl Talk: A Conversation about Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment

Sunday, October 8, 3 p.m.
Join Melissa Hyde, Curator of Becoming a Woman and UF Professor of Art History, and Maura Gleeson, ABD in Art History at UF, for a conversational tour of the exhibition.



Thinking Women: Art and Representation in the Eighteenth Century
A Symposium in Honor of Mary D. Sherif

Friday, October 20 – Sunday, October 22
All lectures are open to the public.


Friday, October 20, 6 p.m. 
Keynote Lecture: “The Woman Artist and the Uncovering of the Social World”
Lynn Hunt, University of California, Los Angeles
Reception to follow.  


Saturday, October 21
9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

“Fashion in Time:  Visualizing Costume in the Eighteenth Century”
Susan Siegfried, University of Michigan

“Beauty is a letter of credit”
Nina Dubin, University of Illinois, Chicago

“Chardin: Gender and Interiority”
Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, Harvard University


2:00 - 5:15 p.m. 

“The Global Allure of the Porcelain Room”
Meredith Martin, New York University

“Pictured Together? Questions of Gender, Race, and Social Rank in The Portrait of Dido Elizabeth Belle and Lady Elizabeth Murray”
Jennifer Germann, Ithaca College

“Becoming an Animal in the Age of Enlightenment”
Amy Freund, Southern Methodist University


Sunday, October 22
9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. 

“Marguerite Lecomte's Smile: Portrait of a Woman Engraver”
Mechthild Fend, University College London

“Exceptional, but not Exceptions: Women Artists in the Age of Revolution”
Paris Spies-Gans, Princeton University