2009 - History of Art

Art's Histories at Yale
April 3 - 5, 2009

Welcome Yale Alumni in History of Art.  You are warmly invited to a special weekend in New Haven for alumni of the graduate and undergraduate programs in History of Art

  • see old friends, colleagues and mentors
  • attend a major conference on the history of the discipline featuring department alumni as panelists
  • discuss selected works of art in small-group break-out sessions
  • visit the department's new building, the Jeffrey Loria Center for the History of Art, designed by Gwathmey Siegel Architects as an addition to Rudolph Hall (the former Art and Architecture Building)
  • tour Rudolph Hall (newly restored by Gwathmey Siegel) with architecture students as guides
  • enjoy festive meals and receptions with fellow alumni in History of Art from all eras

 

 

 CONFERENCE PROGRAM


Friday, April 3


REGISTRATION

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
   
The Jeffrey Loria Center for the History of Art
190 York Street
(between Chapel and Elm Streets)

5:30 - PM – 6:30 PM
   
Yale University Art Gallery
111 Chapel Street

 

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS

1:30 – 3:30 PM

Open House in the Loria Center (History of Art)
190 York Street
 

2:00 – 3:15 PM

Tour of  Rudolph Hall (Architecture)
190 York Street

Current architecture students will lead special tours of Paul Rudolph’s newly-restored landmark on campus.  The tour takes one hour and 15 minutes; each group will be limited to approximately 10 participants.

 

CONFERENCE

4:00 – 4:30 PM
   
Welcoming Remarks
McNeil Lecture Hall, Yale University Art Gallery
1111 Chapel Street (entry available from High Street)

Jon Butler
Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

David Joselit
Chair, Department of History of Art
 

4:30 – 5:30 PM
   
Keynote Lecture:  “An Irreverent Memoir of Teaching Art History”

Robert L. Herbert ’57 PhD
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Humanities, Emeritus
Mt. Holyoke College
 

5:30 – 6:45 PM

Reception
Yale University Art Gallery
 

7:00 PM            
   
Dinner
University Commons, Woolsey Hall
Corner of College and Grove Streets

 


Saturday, April 4


9 – 10:15 AM
   
Henri Focillon and the Transmission of European Art in the U.S.
Jeffrey Loria Center for the History of Art
190 York Street
   
MODERATOR
Chris Wood
    Yale University 

PANELISTS
Jeffrey Hamburger ’79 BA, ’87 PhD
    Harvard University
Anne Higonnet ’88 PhD
    Barnard College
Walter Cahn
    Yale University, Emeritus
Molly Nesbit ’83 PhD
    Vassar College
 

10:15 - 10:45 AM
   
Coffee Break
 

11:00 – 11:45 AM
   
Breakout Sessions
Discussion of an Art Object in a Museum Setting or Study Room
(objects and locations to be announced)
    
SESSION LEADERS
Susan Greenberg Fisher '01 PhD
    Yale University Art Gallery
Jonathan Hay '89 PhD
    Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Jock Reynolds
    Yale University Art Gallery
Robert Farris Thompson ‘55 BA, ‘65 PhD
    Yale University
Scott Wilcox '84 PhD
    Yale Center for British Art
 

Noon – 1:15 PM
   
Lunch
Pierson College Dining Hall
(enter through York Street gate, between Chapel and Elm Streets) 
 

1:30 – 2:45 PM
  
From The Shape of Time to the Social History of Art

MODERATOR
Mary Miller ’81 PhD
    Yale University

PANELISTS
Anna Chave ’82 PhD
    CUNY Graduate Center
Pamela M. Lee ’88 BA
    Stanford University
Jules Prown
    Yale University, Emeritus
Ken Silver ’81 PhD
    New York University
Nancy Troy ’79 PhD
    University of Southern California

 3:00 – 3:45 PM   
   
Breakout Sessions
Discussion of an Art Object in a Museum Setting or Study Room
(objects and locations to be announced)
    
SESSION LEADERS
Edward S. Cooke ‘77 BA (History)
    Yale University
Kellie Jones ’99 PhD
    Columbia University
Frederick Lamp ‘82 PhD
    Yale University Art Gallery
Amy Meyers '85 PhD (American Studies)
    Yale Center for British Art
Ann Temkin ’91 PhD
    Museum of Modern Art, New York
 

6:30 - 7:30 PM
   
Cocktails
Yale Center for British Art
1080 Chapel Street
 

7:45 PM
   
Dinner
Union League Café
1032 Chapel Street

 


Sunday, April 5


9:30 – 10:45 AM 
   
Art History in a Global Era
Jeffrey Loria Center for the History of Art
190 York Street

MODERATOR
Mimi Yiengpruksawan
    Yale University

PANELISTS
Mimi Gardner Gates ’81 PhD
    Seattle Art Museum
Shih-shan Susan Huang ’02 PhD
    Rice University
Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz ’04 PhD
    Stanford University
Steven Nelson ’85 BA
    University of California, Los Angeles

11:00 AM
   
Farewell Brunch
Hall of Graduate Studies Dining Hall
320 York Street (between Elm and Grove Streets)

 

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