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  • Assistant Professor of Art History, recently presented a paper titled "Dropping Out: Rethinking Design Labor in the 1960s and 1970s," at the conference Aquarius Redux: Rethinking Architecture's Counterculture at the University of Sydney in Australia. His paper sought to recast the act of "dropping out" from the Hippie era as an active disavowal of alienated labor practices while also considering designed objects that would support newly activated (and collectivized) forms of work.

  • Ross Elfline, Assistant Professor of Art History, presented a paper titled "Haus-Rucker's Eatable Architecture and Gastronomic Detournement" at the annual meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians. As part of a panel devoted to the topic of "Architecture and Food," Ross considered Haus-Rucker's various projects that invited visitors to gather informally and eat (or, in one case, devour a scale model of Central Park made out of cake and buttercream).

  • Walker Art Center's exhibition "Hippie Modernism"

    Ross Elfline, Assistant Professor of Art History, was lead consultant for the exhibition Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia, which opened at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis on Saturday, October 23. The exhibition will be on view until February 28, 2016 before traveling to the Cranbrook Art Center in Michigan, and then to the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in California. Ross also led the opening weekend panel discussion with the exhibition's curator and three contributors to the exhibition catalog. In addition, his essay "Radical Bodies," which focuses on how avant-garde architectural works posit the human body, is featured in the catalog, which is now in bookstores.

  • Alison Kettering, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Art History, Emerita, gave the keynote lecture at the annual Midwest Art History Conference which took place this year in the Twin Cities, March 26 through 28.  Her talk was titled: “From analog to digital: What's happened to Art History since 1980–Reflections on the last 30 years.”

  • Jessica Keating, Assistant Professor of Art History, presented a lecture at the Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History at the University of Texas at Dallas.  Her talk, "A Figure of the Speech: The Verkehrte Welt Automaton", was part of the Institute's Ad Astra Lecture Series, which addresses the relationship between art, science, and technology.

  • Baird Jarman, Associate Professor of Art History, presented "Tammany Hall and the Spectacle of Reconstruction Politics" at the annual meeting of the Midwest Art History Society in Minneapolis on March 28.

  • Ross Elfline, Assistant Professor of Art History, presented a paper titled "Superstudio and the 'Refusal to Work'" at the Design Studies Forum devoted to "Rethinking Labor" at the 104th College Art Association Meeting in New York on February 13.

  • Alison M. Kettering, William R. Kenan Jr., Professor of Art History, presented a paper and led a workshop at the quadrennial conference of Historians of Netherlandish Art in Boston, June 5-7, 2014.  The paper was titled “Confronting Rembrandt’s Slaughtered Ox in the Louvre,” and the workshop focused on the meanings and associations of objects in 17th-century Dutch genre paintings.

  • Alison Kettering made a presentation on the "new" Rembrandt portrait in May at the Joslyn Museum, Omaha. The talk was presented in conjunction with the museum's newly-restored Rembrandt portrait which has, because of the treatment, become firmly re-attributed to Rembrandt.

  • Visceral Manipulation

    Britta Johnson, '97, will speak about her work at 5 pm followed by a reception to open her exhibit.

    Boliou 104 and Gallery

  • David Lefkowitz, Associate Professor of Art, will present two lectures about his work.

  • Baird presented "The Melodramatic Mode of Reportage: Thomas Nast as a Civil War Illustrator" in the "Seeing the Civil War" panel of the Midwest Art History Society annual conference in Columbus, Ohio on March 21st.

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