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APR 7, 2014
This conference seeks to sketch a typology of authorial roles in contemporary exhibition practice by assembling a range of perspectives-artists, curators, art historians, and emerging scholars-for a day-long conversation. Read more
FEB 21, 2014
Join us in welcoming Prof. Siona Wilson's latest exhibition at the James Gallery, "Sexing Sound: Music Cultures, Audio Practices, and Contemporary Art" with a full-day symposium, performance and reception. Read more
NOV 12, 2013
Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art is a traveling exhibition curated by Distinguished Professor Gail Levin with the assistance of her art history doctoral students Read more
APR 9, 2013
This panel invites media scholars, curators, and artists to discuss how this endless stream of degraded, pixelated images, videos, and films has significantly altered the way we experience and understand our contemporary politicized world. Read more
NOV 30, 2012
The Status of Sound: Writing Histories of Sonic Art was an interdisciplinary conference held at The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, on November 30th, 2012. Read more
MAR 9, 2012
A conference, Deadly Serious Art: Strategies of Humor as Critique, sponsored by the Ph.D. Program in Art History.
MAR 10, 2011
What do museums of contemporary art stand for today? This conference aimed to tackle key questions around the museum as an institutional entity and contemporary art as an art historical category. Read more