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Harn Eminent Scholar Chair in Art History (HESCAH) Lectures

Organized by the Harn Eminent Scholar Chair in Art History committee of the School of Art + Art History in cooperation with the Harn Museum of Art. The lectures are presented by UF College of the Arts and can be viewed on their YouTube Channel located here.

Art’s Inclusive Histories: In Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage
For Fall 2020, HESCAH continues to commemorate the centennial by featuring gender and/or women-centered research with an eye to its intersectional, transnational and intergenerational complexity in the arts. The following lectures are part of this series: 

Metabolizing Memory: Cyclical History in the Work of Kara Walker and Carrie Mae Weems 
Tuesday, December 1, 6 pm

Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, Class of 1940 Bicentennial Associate Professor, Department of the History of Art, University of Pennsylvania

image: Kara Walker, Resurrection Story without Patrons, etching with aquatint, sugar-life, spit-bite and dry-point, printed on Hahnemuhle Copperplate Bright White 400gsm paper, 39 3/4 × 49 in., 2017. Photo: Harn Museum of Art.


Art and Death in the Colonial Andes 
Thursday, January 28, 6 pm

Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt, Independent Scholar

image: Unidentified Artist, Death, oil on canvas, 137 inches high.  Bolivia, Church of Caquiaviri. Photo: Antonio Suarez Wiese.


Drawing for World Revolution
Tuesday, February 18, 6 pm

Maria Gough, Joseph Pulitzer, Jr. Professor of Modern Art. Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University

image: Gustavs Klucis (Klutsis), Workers of the World Unite (Design for an agitational stand). Pencil, ink, and watercolor on paper, ca. 1922-24. State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki.


Lecture from Recent Work 
Thursday, March 18, 6 pm

Suzanne Preston Blier, Allen Whitehill Clowes Professor of Fine Arts and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University.  

image: Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, 1907. Oil on canvas. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.


Louise Nevelson’s Palace
Thursday, April 1, 6 pm

Julia Bryan-Wilson, Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of California, Berkeley

Caption: Louise Nevelson, Mrs. N's Palace, 1964-77. Painted wood, mirror. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.