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Sept 26: Radical Presence: Black Study and Black Performance

Radical Presence: Black Study and Black Performance

a roundtable discussion with Daphne Brooks, Thomas DeFrantz, Malik Gaines, & Tavia Nyong’o

Thursday, September 26 7 to 9 pm

Daphne Brooks, English and African-American Studies, Princeton

Thomas DeFrantz, Dance and African & African American Studies, Duke University

Malik Gaines, Art, Hunter College

moderated by: Tavia Nyong’o, […]

Camp Aesthetics & Desi Visual Culture: Brown Bag Lunch Talk


A Brown Bag Lunch Talk with Alpesh Patel

November 22, Monday 12:30 to 1:45 pm

Alpesh Patel, CSGS Visiting Scholar and Independent Art Historian/Cultural Arts Producer

In the Western art world, a curious alliance has formed between those that are sympathetic to identity politics and those that have […]

REVIEW: “Where is Ana Mendieta?”: A Revisitation of the Artist’s Life and Work

“Where is Ana Mendieta?”: A Revisitation of the Artist’s Life and Work New York University, 7 October 2010

A capacity crowd, their bodies packed against each other in the Studio at the Department of Performance Studies, came out on October 7th for a symposium on the work and legacy of the Cuban-American artist Ana Mendieta […]

Barbara Hammer – MoMA Retrospective

Barbara Hammer MoMA Retrospective



Exhibition Includes the World Premiere of Hammer’s Newest Film, Generations, as well as Her Groundbreaking Experimental Short Films and Documentaries

Barbara Hammer from September […]

How Obscene is This! The Decency Clause Turns 20

How Obscene is This! The Decency Clause Turns 20: Panel I

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Tishman Auditorium 66 West 12th Street


On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Congressional decision to require the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to consider “general standards of decency and respect” in […]

A Feminine Palette: Women Artists of the 19th and Early 20th Centuries

Presented by the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden

Friday, March 5th at 6:30 PM

Panelists Dr. Katherine Manthorne of City University of New York’s Graduate Center; Catherine Coleman Brawer, M.A. Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; and Ph.D student Whitney Thompson, also of City University of New York’s Graduate Center, discuss the work […]

Dorothea Lange: The Gendered Story of a Visual Intellectual

Linda Gordon

21 October, Wednesday 7 PM

Presented by the Leon Levy Center for Biography @ CUNY

Join us for the launch event for the highly anticipated biography of a complex figure in the American cultural and political landscape. Widely regarded as the most influential American female photographer of the twentieth century, Dorothea Lange […]

Laura Auricchio discusses her new book, Adelaide Labille-Guiard: Artist in the Age of Revolution

Adelaide Labille-Guiard (1749-1803), a remarkable portraitist, was among the small number of women ever granted membership in the French Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture. Her work was sought out by such diverse figures as the aunts of Louis XVI and the future American president Thomas Jefferson. She remained in France during the Revolution […]

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