SCAH Grads meet at MFA Boston May 6, 2015

For the last meeting of the semester, Emily Zilber, the Ronald C. and Anita L. Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts,  will take us through the exhibition “Nature, Sculpture, Abstraction and Clay: 100 Years of American Ceramics.” Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 4:00-5:00pm (admission charge is voluntary at this time) Museum of Fine Arts, Bernard and Barbara Stern Shapiro […]

Boston SCAH Meetings Focus on Huey Copeland

The next discussion in Boston will revolve around Huey Copeland’s pioneering book Bound to Appear: Art, Slavery, and the Site of Blackness in Multicultural America (Chicago, 2013). First we will attend a lecture by Copeland: When: Thursday, March 26 at 5:30p Where: Carpenter Center, Level 0, Room B04, 24 Quincy St, Cambridge 02138 Almost two weeks later we will […]

Grant Kester in Conversation at MFA Boston, Dec 10th, 7:30p

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Harvard University’s Cultural Agents Initiative host a conversation with Grant Kester, Professor of Art History, and Director of the University Art Gallery at the University of California, San Diego. Kester is a leading figure in the development of critical frameworks to address “relational” or “dialogical” art practices. Details at http://www.mfa.org/programs/special-event/colloquium-grant-kester

Boston Reading Group – Fall 2014 Schedule

November 19, 7:00pm – First Meeting, 240 Heath St #102, Boston Discussion of pre-circulated texts on the contemporary and contemporaneity.   December 4, 7:00pm – Gallery Visit: The Rose Art Museum (free admission) “Mark Bradford: Sea Monsters” Discussion with Christopher Bedford, Henry and Lois Foster Director Readings will be pre-circulated   December 11, 7:00pm – Gallery Visit: The Institute […]

October 30: SCAHRG Boston, Philadelphia, DC

On October 30, three SCAH reading group meetings: Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC! The Boston group discusses Lord & Meyer’s “Art & Queer Culture” with special guest Catherine Lord. The Philadelphia group discusses the next selection of Meyer’s “What Was Contemporary Art?”; and the DC group holds a kickoff meeting to discuss plans for the […]

On November 10 in NYC a Symposium “Framing American Art

FRAMING AMERICAN ART Six leading scholars in the field of American Art History present their current research, discuss their methodologies, and interrogate the state of the field. November 10, 20102 Taylor 203 Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY Program 10:00  Welcome & Introductory Remarks 10:20  ERIKA DOSS, Professor of American Studies, University of Notre Dame Memorial Mania: […]

On October 31 in Boston Aaron Belkin: Bring Me Men: Military Masculinity and the Benign Façade of American Empire, 1898-2001

Reflecting on some of the unintended consequences of the successful campaign to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Belkin notes that the strategies he pursued required him to glorify both the military and American foreign policy more broadly, thus adding to the ever-increasing militarization of American culture and politics. Bring Me Men is his effort to […]