Archive for March, 2012

Visiting Aritst: Diana Cooper Apr 3rd 12:30pm

March 30, 2012

The Brooklyn College Visiting Artist Program /Graduate Art Students Union


Next tuesday, Apr 3rd, 12:30pm,
ROOM 5207 ( NO 5313)



Emily Leatherman in Focus and Motivation Lecture

March 30, 2012

I’m participating in the Focus and Motivation Lecture Series-MFA Artists Presenting their Art on Tuesday April 3rd from 6-8pm at Hunter College at 68th St & Lexington Ave, North Building 11th fl Central Crit Room. I’ll be presenting the the work I’ve been making during the last 2 years. Would love to have you all there!

Emily Leatherman



Summer Institute at VSW!

March 28, 2012

photograph by Irina Rozovsky

photograph by Christian Patterson
For Immediate Release: March 28, 2012
The 2012 Summer Institute at Visual Studies Workshop

VSW’s Summer Institute <> June 4-July 6,
2012 Visual Studies Workshop 31 Prince Street Rochester, NY 14607 (585)
442-8676 ext 22
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Visual Studies Workshop’s annual Summer Institute
<> registration is now open for
workshops and events from June 4-July 6, 2012. The Summer Institute’s
intensive two to five day workshops address a wide variety of concerns in
photography, visual books, film, video and related media. Many Summer
Institute courses may be taken for college credit through the College at
Brockport, SUNY.

A feature event is the Photo-Bookworks Symposium
<> . VSW’s Photo-Bookworks Symposium is two and
a half days of presentations by national and international artists, critics,
curators, and publishers discussing some of the most challenging and
innovative photobooks being created in the world today. Those who register
for the symposium will receive 10% off all workshop registrations.

In addition to the workshops and talks, there will be an ARTBOOK@VSW pop-up
bookstore June 4-June 30. ARTBOOK <> is one of the
premier distributors of books on art and culture in the world today. The
ARTBOOK@VSW bookstore will be open to area bibliophiles and collectors by
appointment. For more information about the workshops and events visit <> .

Special thanks to our sponsors for the Photo-Bookworks Symposium: The
Lundback Family Foundation, Lois Irwin, Staffan Lundback, and Lindsay Olson

Visual Studies Workshop is an independent, internationally recognized
nonprofit learning and resource committed to supporting artists and
interpreters of the world of images. VSW programs include community
workshops, gallery exhibitions, lectures and screenings, artist residencies,
artist publications, and a Research Center with extensive book and print
collections. VSW hosts a full-time Master of Fine Arts degree program in
association with The College at Brockport, SUNY. With many of its alumni
prominent as artists, curators and educators, the Workshop has globally and
historically expanded the fields of photography, artists’ books, film and

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Fromchuck Lecture on ancient seafaring – this Thursday!

March 28, 2012

This might be of interest, especially to art historians with a side interest in archaeology and/or the Classical world:

This year’s Fromchuck Lecture (in memory of Arlene Fromchuck, long-time member of the Classics Department) will be given this Thursday by Prof. Kris Trego of Bucknell University, a specialist in underwater archaeology.

Thursday, March 29


Bedford Lounge, SUBO

Lecturer: Prof. Kris Trego, Bucknell University

Lecture title: "Life on Board: Ancient Ships and Sailors"

The lecture is meant for a general audience, and Core Curriculum students in particular – it looks to be interesting and informative. I hope you will be able to come, and send some of your students too!

Best wishes,

Prof. Craig Williams
Acting Chair (2011-2012)
Department of Classics
Brooklyn College, City University of New York
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210 USA

Wow Brooklyn College MFA! U.S.News & World Report – Best Graduate Schools 2013

March 26, 2012

Hello Art Department, looks like our MFA made it into the top 100! Congrats to all faculty, staff and students who helped to achieve that rating.

We received word this afternoon that U.S. News & World Report has included Brooklyn College on its annual list of the best graduate schools for 2013. The three areas in which we ranked are Audiology (#37), Speech-Language Pathology (#102), and Fine Arts (#93). The full list is available at

What’s Happening – April

March 26, 2012

What’s Happening
November 2011

_- [2]Youth and Beauty_

_- [3]Thursdays @ 7_

_- [4]Target First Saturdays_

_- [5]Also on view_

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_Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties_

_Through January 29, 2012_

Luigi Lucioni (American, 1900-1988). _Paul Cadmus_ (detail), 1928.
Oil on canvas, Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 2007.28

This major exhibition of 138 paintings, sculptures, and photographs is the
first wide-ranging exploration of American art from the decade between the
end of World War I and the onset of the Great Depression.
American life was dramatically transformed during the 1920s. American
artists responded to this dizzying modern world with works that embraced a
new brand of idealized realism to evoke a seemingly perfect modern world.
The twenties saw a vigorous renewal of figurative art that melded
uninhibited body-consciousness with classical ideals. While images of the
modern body proliferated, artists depicted American places and objects as
distilled and largely uninhabited arrangements of pristine forms.
Encompassing the work of sixty-seven artists, _Youth and Beauty_ celebrates
this striking and original modern art and questions its relation to the
riotous decade from which it emerged.
The exhibition begins with an array of figurative art, including realist
portraits, naturally erotic figure subjects, and heroic types. Throughout
the decade motion pictures, advertising, an interest in the healthy body,
and the theories of Sigmund Freud contributed to an era of physical
liberation, sensuality, and a near obsession with bodily perfection. Many
artists celebrated the modern physical ideal in nude subjects that pictured
the newly exposed body. Some responded to the rising influence of urban
black culture with representations of the idealized black body. Included are
works by George Wesley Bellows, Thomas Hart Benton, Alfred Stieglitz, John
Steuart Curry, Luigi Lucioni, Imogen Cunningham, and Romaine Brooks.
Subsequent galleries showcase subjects as diverse as still life and
industrial and natural landscapes while highlighting their shared qualities
of compositional refinement and muted expression. Included here are works by
Charles Demuth, Charles Sheeler, George Ault, Edward Hopper, Ansel Adams,
and Georgia O’Keeffe.

The exhibition has been organized by the Brooklyn Museum and will travel to
the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, and to the Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio.

Sponsored by DLA Piper

_Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties_ is also made possible by
the Henry Luce Foundation. Additional support has been provided by the
Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Exhibition Fund, The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J.
Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the
Wyeth Foundation for American Art, the Steven A. and Alexandra M. Cohen
Foundation, Inc., Sotheby’s, the Norman M. Feinberg Exhibition Fund, and an
anonymous donor.

This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the
Arts and the Humanities.

The accompanying catalogue is supported by the Henry Luce Foundation, the
National Endowment for the Arts, The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz
Foundation for the Arts, Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, and
by a Brooklyn Museum publications endowment established by the Iris and B.
Gerald Cantor Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


_Thursdays @ 7 _

[6]BrooklyNites Jazz
November 17
Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks play jazz from the Roaring Twenties and
early thirties. Wear your dancing shoes!

_Target First Saturdays

November 5: Sanford Biggers
November’s Target First Saturday celebrates the exhibition Sanford Biggers:
Sweet Funk-An Introspective. Taking cues from Biggers’ work, the programs
combine diverse influences into a night of sweet funk.

Also on View

[8]Raw/Cooked: Lan Tuazon
_November 4__-January 15, 2012_
[9]Raw/Cooked: Kristof Wickman
_Through November 27_[10]
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders: The Latino List
_Through December 11_
[11]Eva Hesse Spectres 1960
_Through January 8, 2012_

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BFA Exhibition this Tuesday – Sarah D’Ambrosio

March 25, 2012

You are invited to Sarah D’Ambrosio’s BFA exhibition *The Tangible Past*,
opening this Tuesday from 5 – 8pm in 5410 Boylan.
Hope to see you there!


Jennifer Ball speaks April 20: Inter-University Doctoral Consortium in Medieval Studies

March 25, 2012


2012 Colloquium of the Inter-University Doctoral Consortium in Medieval Studies

Hosted by the Program in Medieval Studies, Princeton University

April 20, 2012

Princeton Club

15 West 43rd St. (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)

8:30am – 5:00pm

8:30-9:15 Coffee/Breakfast

9:20 Opening Remarks – Sara S. Poor (German) Princeton University

9:30-10:30 "Reading Romance"

Moderator: Alison Adair Alberts, (English) Fordham University

1. "Longing for a Past that Never Was: Nostalgia in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia regum Britanniae"

Katherine Foret (English), SUNY Stonybrook

2. "’Theory of Mind’ in Les Lais of Marie de France"

Aubrey Korneta, (French), New York University

10:30-10:50 Break

10:50-12:30 Faculty Panel: New Research on the Early Middle Ages

Moderator, Michael Heil, (History), Columbia University

1. "Strategies of Distinction and Identification: New perspectives on Ethnicity in the Early Middle Ages"

Helmut Reimitz, (History), Princeton University

2. "Breaking the Habit: Uniformity in Byzantine Monastic Dress"

Jennifer Ball, (Art History), CUNY

3. "Writing Byzantine Social History, One Letter at a Time"

Emmanuel C. Bourbouhakis, (Classics), Princeton University

4. "Trans-lingual Transmission: The Vita Aegidii and Its Old English Translation"

Carmela Vircillo Franklin, (Classics), Columbia University

12:30- 2:00 Lunch (provided)

2:00 – 3:00 "Women and Religious Identity"

Moderator, Alana King, (German), Princeton University

1. "Blood, Fire, and Water: ‘Types’ of Baptism in the Passion of St. Margaret"

Marie Schilling Grogan, (English), CUNY

2. "Religious Identity, Order Affiliation, and the Female Franciscan Communities of Ulm"

Heidi L. Febert, (History), Fordham University

3:00-3:20 Break

3:20-5:00 "Wrestling with Tradition"

Moderator, Julie Gaffney, (English), CUNY

1. "Dante and the Poetics of Instrumentalism"

Jason Dickson, (French and Italian), Princeton University

2. "Becoming English in the Man of Law’s Tale"

Mary Kate Hurley, (English and Comp Lit), Columbia University

3. "’The emprentyng of hire consolacioun:’ Cuckoldry’s Threat, Proleptic Desire, and Narrative Tradition in The Franklin’s Tale"

April M. Graham, (English), Rutgers University

Travel awards for Graduate Students from ARTstor

March 23, 2012

View all announcements at
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Travel Awards <#blog> Collection news <#collections> Annual Survey <#survey>
Events <#events>
Travel Awards <#top>


Travel Awards 2012
The ARTstor Travel Awards are back! Five winners will receive $1,500 each in
support of educational and scholarly activities, such as flying to a
conference. The contest is open to graduate students, scholars, curators,
educators, and librarians in any field.

To apply, submit one or more ARTstor image groups and a single essay that
creatively and compellingly demonstrates how the image group(s) is useful
for teaching, research, or scholarship. The five winning submissions will be
determined by ARTstor staff and will be featured in the Digital Library.
More details and the entry form can be found at
Need some inspiration? Check out last year’s winners
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Collection news <#top>

Quick participation in online study – important research on student online behavior

March 22, 2012

Dear Art Department students – Undergrad and Grad,

Brooklyn College has been selected to participate in an international
research study involving three other colleges (University of New Brunswick
in Canada, Technische Universitaet Ilmenau in Germany, and Göteborgs
Universitet in Sweden). It has nothing to do with the art department, but it is nice if you have 10 minutes to kill to help out this faculty member with his research – it can be so hard to get people to participate in a study.

This is the largest and most comprehensive international study of student¹s
use of the Internet for sexual information and sexuality. The study is
anonymous and takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Your contribution
is valuable.

To participate, students are asked to visit

Study protocol was reviewed by the Brooklyn College Human Research
Protections Program, # 305855-1.

Brooklyn College Students¹ Online Sex Lives

Romance Cybersex Pornography
Social Networking Chatting Satisfaction
Love Hooking up Dating Friends w/
Benefits Web Camera Intimacy Arousal

Be Part of an International Study of College Student¹s Online Sex Lives.

Tell Your Story. Visit

Students in 4 countries are taking part
United States, Canada, Germany, and Sweden

Anonymous Online Survey – 10 Minutes

Open to Brooklyn College Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Study protocol was reviewed by the Brooklyn College Human Research
Protections Program, # 305855-1. Dr. Christian Grov