Indiana University Bloomington

Department of Art History

Archive | Burke Lecture Series

2007-2008 Burke Lecture Series

Fall 2007

Thursday, September 20th @ 5PM, SW119
Dr. Wayne Franits, Professor of the History of Art, Syracuse University "Honor and Shame: a Historical-Anthropological Binary and Its Significance for Seventeenth-Century Dutch Genre Painting"

Wayne Franits is a specialist in seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish art. He is the co-author (with Leonard J. Slatkes) of "The Paintings of Hendrick ter Brugghen (1588-1629)" (forthcoming, John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2007). His other books include "Pieter de Hooch: A Woman Preparing Bread and Butter for a Boy" (Getty Museum Studies of Art: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2006), and "Seventeenth-Century Dutch Genre Painting; Its Stylistic and Thematic Evolution" (Yale University Press, 2004). Franits served as editor for "The Cambridge Companion to Vermeer" (Cambridge University Press, 2001) and "Looking at Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art; Realism Reconsidered" (Cambridge University Press, 1997). From 1998 to 2005, he was the series editor for Cambridge University Press's former book series, "Cambridge Studies in Netherlandish Visual Culture."

Reception @ 6:30PM, Location: Woodburn House

Thursday, October 25th @ 6PM, Woodburn Hall 120
Dr. Steven A. Mansbach, Professor of the History of Twentieth-Century Art, University of Maryland "Another History of Modern Art"

Professor Mansbach focuses his research and teaching on the genesis and reception of "classical" modern art from the last quarter of the nineteenth century through the middle of the twentieth. His geographical area of specialization is the modern art of Central and Eastern Europe from the Baltic north to the Balkan south. In addition to publishing numerous books, articles, and essays, he was the associate dean at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at Washington's National Gallery of Art and the founder and dean of the American Academy in Berlin.

Reception @ 7PM, Location: SoFA Gallery, School of Fine Arts

Thursday, November 29th @ 6:30PM, Woodburn Hall 120
Tacey Rosolowski, independent scholar "Jewelry as a Cultural Lens"

In cooperation with the Indiana University Art Museum Tacey Rosolowski received her Ph.D. in comparative literature from SUNY-Buffalo in 1991. She began to focus her research on jewelry aesthetics in 1997, and by 2001 was writing and lecturing regularly in the field. In 2003 she was the James Renwick Fellow in American Craft at the Smithsonian Institution's Renwick Gallery. From 1991 to 1996, she was an assistant professor in the department of Comparative Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since 1997 she has worked as a freelance writer, lecturer, and curator, with a specialization in contemporary studio and art jewelry. Her research focuses on the cultural status of jewelry and the application of contemporary theoretical methods to jewelry aesthetics.

Reception @ 7:30PM, Location: Indiana University Art Museum

Spring 2008

Friday, January 18th
4:30 p.m., Radio & TV 251
Professor Monica Blackmun Visonà, University of Kentucky
"Constructing African Art Histories for the Lagoons of Côte d'Ivoire"

Friday, January 25th
4:30 p.m., Radio & TV 251
Professor Emeritus James Marrow, Princeton University
"The Diagrammatic Tradition in Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts: The
Structure of Meaning and the Architecture of Thought"

Saturday, January 26th
5:00 p.m., Fine Arts 015
Professor Emeritus James Marrow, Princeton University
"Re-Inventing the Book in the Late Middle Ages: Flamboyant Design in
Netherlandish Illuminated Manuscripts of the 15th and 16th Centuries"

Friday, February 29th
4:30 p.m., Radio & TV 251
Dr. Graham Larkin, Curator of European and American Art, National
Gallery of Canada

Thursday, March 6th
Dr. Larry Silver, Professor of Art History, University of Pennsylvania
"New Jerusalem: Rembrandt, Christians, and Jews"

Tuesday, March 18th
5:30 p.m., IU Art Museum Special Exhibition Gallery
Leo G. Mazow, Curator of American Art, Palmer Museum of Art, The
Pennsylvania State University
"Thomas Hart Benton and American Waterways"

Tuesday, April 8th
Dr. Daniel Unger, Ben-Gurion University

Coordinator: Whitney Moeller
Chair: Professor Giles Knox