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 […]

Wednesday, September 25: SCAHRG Boston: Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction, and Feminist Struggle

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 scahgrad@gmail.com

SCAH Graduate Advocacy Committee Position Statement

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 […]