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Visiting Scholar Lecture Series: David S. Areford

Published December 19, 2012

Each year the Department of Art History hosts distinguished national and international scholars as part of the Vincent and Mary Agnes Thursby Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series. This spring the department is pleased to host FSU Art History alumnus David S. Areford, Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Areford will present “Close to Tears: the Cummer Mother of Sorrows in Detail,” on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 7 pm, location to be announced.

Dr. Areford is curating the exhibition “The Art of Empathy: The Cummer Mother of Sorrows in Context” at the Cummer Museum of Art in Jacksonville, Florida (November 20, 2013-February 16, 2014). The lecture and exhibition center on a small panel painting of the Mother of Sorrows (c. 1470) produced by the Master of the Stoetteritz Altar.

 

Past Lecturers

FSU College of Visual Arts, Theatre & Dance Presents:
The Vincent and Mary Agnes Thursby 
Distinguished Scholars Lecture Series

Maria Gough
Professor of Modern Art, Harvard University: ” The Para-Architectural Imagination of Gustav Klutsis,” 30th Annual Graduate Student Symposium, Keynote Speaker October 5, 2012

Hugh Belsey
Senior Research Fellow at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London: “‘A Productive Retirement’: Thomas Gainsborough after the Royal Academy,” February 29, 2012

Elizabeth Pastan
Associate Professor of Art History, Emory University: “Picturing the Norman Conquest: Patronage and Politics of the Bayeux Embroidery,” March 15, 2012

John T. Paoletti
Kenan Professor of the Humanities, Emeritus and Professor of Art History, Emeritus, Wesleyan University:
 “Naked Men in Piazza,”
 29th Annual Graduate Student Symposium, Keynote Speaker 
 November 4, 2011

Rob Nelson
Robert Lehman Professor in the History of Art, Yale University:
 “The Light of Icons,”
 November 17, 2011

Darby English
Associate Professor of Art History, The University of Chicago
: “Emmett Till Ever After,”
 March 24, 2011

Richard Shiff
Professor, Department of Art and Art History, University of Texas at Austin:  “Loss of Subject,” 
28th Annual Graduate Student Symposium, Keynote Speaker 
October 22, 2010

Virginia Fields
Curator of Pre-Columbian Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art: 
”From Aztlan to Olman: A Curatorial Perspective on Ancient Objects and Enduring Traditions,”
 October 14, 2010

Michael Schreffler
Associate Professor, Department of Art History, Virginia Commonwealth University: 
”Patrons and Pictures in Colonial Cuzco,”
 April 6, 2010

Elizabeth Hill Boone
Professor, Pre-Columbian & Colonial Art of Latin America,
Tulane University: 
”The Afterlife of Aztec Pictography: The European Genres,”
 March 23, 2010

Alexander Nemerov
Professor in the History of Art, Yale University: 
”Art and Daily Life: A Case from 1863,”
 Keynote Lecture, 27th Annual Art History Graduate Student Symposium, 
October 23, 2009

Pamela Sheingorn
Professor Emerita, History and of Theatre Emerita, The Graduate Center at the City University of New York
 “Encountering the Dying Saint Joseph: Representation, Presentation, and Cognition in the Study of an Image,”
 Keynote Lecture, 26th Annual Art History Graduate Student Symposium 
October 17, 2008

James M. Saslow
Professor of Renaissance Art and Theater, The Graduate Center at the City University of New York 
”Queen of Arts: Memoirs of a Scholar of Pleasure,”
 April 10, 2008

Geoffrey Batchen
Professor of the History of Photography and Contemporary Art, The Graduate Center at the City University of New York 
”Snapshots: Art History and the Ethnographic Turn,”
 January 24, 2008

Frederick Bohrer
Associate Professor of Art at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland
 “Photography, Worldliness, and the Middle East: Then and Now,” 
November 13, 2007

Helen Evans
Mary and Michael Jaharis Curator for Byzantine Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art 
”The Holy Monastery of St. Catherine at Sinai: Responses to a Sacred Space,” 
November 1, 2007

Michael Leja
Professor of American Art, University of Pennsylvania 
”Winslow Homer and the Composite Image,” 
Keynote Lecture, 25th Annual Art History Graduate Student Symposium
 February 23, 2007

Terence Riley
Director, Miami Art Museum
 “Modern in a Post-Modern World,”
 February 1, 2007

William E. Wallace
Barbara Murphy Bryant Distinguished Professor of Art History Washington University 
”Michelangelo: Artist and Aristocrat,”
 November 28, 2006

Lucille Roussin
“Art Stolen, Art Reclaimed, Art Returned?”
 October 19, 2006

Christina Kiaer
Associate Professor of Art History, Northwestern University 
”Modern Soviet Art Meets America, 1935,”
 April 13, 2006

Eugene Y. Wang
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art at Harvard University 
”Thinking Outside the Nesting Boxes: Buddhist Reliquaries 
from a Ninth-Century Chinese Crypt,”
 March 2, 2006

W. J. T. Mitchell
Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor, Departments of Art History and English Language and Literature, University of Chicago 
”Sacred Images and the Holy War on Terror:
Meyer Schapiro’s ‘Theme of State’ Today,” 
Keynote lecture, 24th Annual Art History Graduate Student Symposium, February 10, 2006

Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann
Professor of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University, “Arcimboldo’s Serious Jokes and the Origins of Still Life Painting”
 October 13, 2005

Thomas Cummins
Dumbarton Oaks Professor, History of Pre-Columbian & Colonial Art, Harvard University 
”Neither one nor the other but a third’: The Importance of Genre
as Difference in Latin American Colonial Art,” 
Keynote lecture, 24th Annual Art History Graduate Student Symposium, Feb.25, 2005

Jeffrey Chipps Smith
Kay Fortson Chair in European Art, University of Texas at Austin
 “The Queen of Heaven and Her Bishop: Piety in Late Fifteenth Century Germany,” 
January 27, 2005

Thomas Sokolowski
Director, The Andy Warhol Museum 
”Andy Warhol: The Art of Camouflage,”
 January 14, 2005

Kristine Stiles
Associate Professor of Art History, Duke University
 “Crazy Horse and the Pottery Barn: Mapping the Enduring Nature and Changing States of Art Through Equine Imagery,”
 November 18, 2004

Thursby Scholar lectures