Dr. William Keyse Rudolph is the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Chief Curator and the Marie and Hugh Halff Curator of American Art at the San Antonio Museum of Art. Exhibitions he has organized include “Thomas Sully: Painted Performance” (2013–2014), “In Search of Julien Hudson: Free Artist of Color in Pre-Civil War New Orleans,” (2011–2012), “Bluebonnets and Beyond: Julian Onderdonk, American Impressionist” (2008–2009), and "Charles Sheeler’s Power Series" (2006). Publications include Masterpieces of English and American Painting and Decorative Arts from the Julian Wood Glass Jr.
George Scheer is the co-founder and Director of Elsewhere, a living museum and artist residency set in a former thrift store in Greensboro, NC. George is a writer, scholar, and artist who fosters creative communities at the intersection of aesthetics and social change. Other projects include Kulturpark, a public investigation of an abandoned amusement park in East Berlin, and South Elm Projects, a curated series of place-based public art commissions for downtown Greensboro.
MFA candidate in printmaking and book arts, Ry McCullough will discuss his curated exhibition Slagfields, a two person exhibition that features word by McCullough and Findlay, Ohio-bases artist Ian Breidenbach.
Farrah Karapetian is a Los Angeles based artist who works in sculpture, installation and photography. Much of her work is photo based which she achieves without the use of the camera in a process known as photograms. Karapetian explores reality and representation through the constructed image and the use of different mediums.
Born in Copenhagen, Henrik Drescher and his family immigrated to the United States in 1967. After only a semester, he broke from his studies at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston to begin a career in illustration. He also traveled throughout the United States, Mexico, and Europe, keeping journals of notes and drawings that he later used as portfolios.
Catherine Robson is a professor in the English Department at New York University, where she teaches nineteenth-century British cultural and literary studies; she is also a long-time faculty member of the Santa Cruz-based Dickens Project. She is the author of Men in Wonderland: The Lost Girlhood of the Victorian Gentleman (2001) and Heart Beats: Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem (2012), and co-editor of The Victorian Age for the Norton Anthology of English Literature. She is now at work on a new book about the recordin
This installment of the History Department’s undergraduate lecture series is presented by Reinaldo Román. Professor Román teaches courses in the history of the Caribbean, Latin America, and religion; he is currently working on a new book about spiritualism and utopian politics in Cuba in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
This installment of the History Department’s undergraduate lecture series is presented by Husseina Dinani. Professor Dinani teaches courses in the history of Africa after 1800, and on women in sub-Saharan Africa. She is currently working on a book about women, citizenship, and development in Tanzania.
Students of all majors are welcome. Free pizza. This is an FYO event.
This installment of the History Department’s undergraduate lecture series is presented by Akela Reason. Professor Reason teaches courses in U.S. intellectual and cultural history in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, including the history of American cities and material culture.
This installment of the History Department’s undergraduate lecture series is presented by Kevin Jones. Professor Jones teaches courses in the history of the Middle East, and he is currently writing a book on the political functions of poetry in Iraq between the first and second world wars.
Students of all majors welcome. Free pizza. This is an FYO event.