SCAH Boston will meet on Thursday, February 25th at 7pm, to screen a selection of talks recorded at a recent Smithsonian conference on “Transnational American Art History.” You can find the program here. Location is near Harvard Square (for the first eight folks to respond). RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for exact address. On a different note, if you […]
SCAH Boston will meet Wed, December 16 at 7pm near Porter Sq to discuss installation strategies examined in: Claire Bishop, Radical Museology (2013) and Richard Meyer on the Met’s new modern galleries (Artforum Nov 2015). If joining, please RSVP to email@example.com for details and readings.
SCAH Boston chapter will meet this Thursday, September 24th, at 5pm for the opening of a new mural by Lawrence Weiner on the Greenway near South Station. All are welcome. Discussion of architecture-as-readymade and site specificity to follow. If you would like a copy of the short pre-circulated reading, email Samuel Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org
Laylah Ali discusses John Brown Song! (2013), an online project commissioned by the Dia Art Foundation on Wednesday, May 6, 5pm at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Room B-04
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 […]
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 […]
On 5 February 2015 at 2:30 the Boston chapter will meet at the newly re-opened Harvard Art Museums to view and discuss the installation with curator of modern and contemporary collections, Sarah Kianovsky. If you are interested in attending, email Samuel Adams at email@example.com for readings and details.
On December 18 at 7:00p the Boston chapter meets at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston to discuss “Fiber: Sculpture 1960-Present” and “Adriana Varejão” joined by assistant curator Ruth Erickson and others. If you would like to attend, email Sam Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org for readings and details.
On December 9 at 12:30p the Boston chapter will meet at the Rose Art Museum to view and discuss an exhibition of new work by Mark Bradford with museum director and art historian Chris Bedford. If you are interested in attending, email Sam Adams at email@example.com for readings and details.
Linda Nochlin, NYU, speaks on “Gericault, Goya, and the Representation of Misery after the Industrial Revolution.” Room 133, Barker Center. Details at http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/content/gericault-goya-and-representation-misery-after-industrial-revolution
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
On November 19 in Boston, the SCAHGrad reading group will convene to discuss questions of the contemporary and contemporaneity with readings by Terry Smith, Giorgio Agamben, and others. For details and PDFs of the readings, email Sam Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org> by November 12th.
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 […]
On April 23 in Boston, the SCAHGrad Boston reading group meets to discuss Living Labor. To receive details via e-mail, contact email@example.com
The Spring 2014 program for our Boston Reading Group is now available.
On January 31 in Boston, the Spring 2014 WiAA (Women in the Academy & Arts) Syllabi and Pedagogy Working Group held its inaugural meeting.
On November 20 in Boston, the SCAHGrad Boston reading group meets to discuss Pamela M. Lee’s “Forgetting the Art World.” E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more info, or to be added to our mailing list.
On September 25, the SCAH Boston reading group, together with participants in the SCAH WiAA (Women in the Academy & Arts) initiative, met to discuss Silvia Federici’s “Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction, and Feminist Struggle” (PM Press, 2013). For more info about the SCAHGrad Boston reading group, contact email@example.com
As part of our Women, Gender, & Academia initiative, SCAHGrad has begun to form working groups in the Boston area around specific areas of inquiry on which to conduct research and take action. Descriptions of the first six working groups are now available.
In Spring 2013, Boston-area members of the Graduate Student Advocacy Committee kicked off a project to research, discuss, and take action on issues of gender in our profession.
As of Spring 2013, we have active reading groups in Boston and Washington, DC.
TONIGHT, Wednesday, May 8 @ 8pm, the SCAH Boston reading group meets for an experimental workshop on the object(s) of pedagogy. We ask that each participant give a short presentation of an object (or objects) related to his/her current research that was designed or used for teaching. Together, we’ll consider how these objects (understood broadly) […]
On Wednesday, April 17 @ 8pm, the SCAH Boston reading group meets to discuss Richard Meyer’s What Was Contemporary Art? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for meeting location, details.
Tuesday, March 12 @ 8pm: the SCAH Boston Reading Group meets to discuss David Joselit’s After Art. E-mail email@example.com for meeting location, details.
The Graduate Student Advocacy Committee is distributing a survey to assess the range of graduate support structures available in Art History PhD programs
The Spring 2013 program for our Boston Reading Group is now available.
Materials from our Spring 2013 Workshop on Women & Gender in Art History, Criticism, and Practice are now available to download.
Materials from our Fall 2012 Small-Group Conversation: Women in Academic Careers are now available to download.
GRADUATE STUDENT ADVOCACY COMMITTEE SOCIETY OF CONTEMPORARY ART HISTORIANS (SCAH) Position Statement, Summer/Fall 2012 In the contemporary climate of escalating professional and market demands combined with the increasing instability of universities, museums, and the economy, what is the role of a Graduate Student Advocacy Committee? As universities seek to make the PhD more efficient […]