New Narratives for Contemporary Art

This one-day conference will address the need to produce new narratives for contemporary art history that engage in current post-colonial/decolonial debates. Contributors will include artists, art historians, and curators who organize their research and practice around non-hegemonic art and cultural processes, pointing to different historiographical perspectives.

Logan Center Gallery Talk: Claudia Brittenham

Claudia Brittenham, Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Chicago, leads a gallery talk that focuses on the use of ancient Mesoamerican codices in the exhibition Mariana Castillo Deball: Petlacoatl (November 16, 2018 - January 13, 2019). 

2018-19 UChicago AIC COSI Fellows

As part of the Chicago Objects Study Initiative (COSI) supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, we are pleased to announce that PhD candidates Hanne Graversen, Nancy Thebaut, and Christine Zappella will serve as 2018-19 COSI Fellows. Working closely with curatorial mentors at the Art Institute of Chicago, COSI Fellows engage deeply in AIC collection research and participate in related art historical and professional training. 

Visit each student’s profile to learn more about their areas of research:

Speaking of Art: A Roundtable on Artist Interviews with Ina Blom, Rachel Cohen, and Solveig Nelson

A lunchtime conversation with Ina Blom, Rachel Cohen, and Solveig Nelson on the topic of artist interviews. Lunch will be provided and all are welcome. Please contact Zsofi Valyi-Nagy (zsvn@uchicago.edu) with any questions.

Speaking of Art: Artist Interviews in Scholarship and Practice

Citizenship, Migration, and Urban Space

Thu, Nov 1–Fri, Nov 2

Day 1: Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center

Day 2: Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society

Free and open to the public

Robin Schuldenfrei & T'ai Smith on Bauhaus100

American art historians Robin Schuldenfrei (The Courtlauld Institute) and T'ai Smith (University of British Columbia) will give lectures to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus:

T’ai Smith, "Bauhaus Trends"

Amanda Williams in Conversation with Christine Mehring

408 | Art, Chicago-Style Artist 

RAVE: George Adams

The Research in Art and Visual Evidence (RAVE) Workshop provides a forum for University of Chicago graduate students––and the occasional faculty or outside speaker––to present their works-in-progress whose research centers on art or any type of visual and material culture. RAVE provides visually-minded scholars from across the university with the opportunity to receive feedback from art historians, while also ensuring that art historians think broadly and experimentally about their projects.

RAVE: Nancy Thebaut

The Research in Art and Visual Evidence (RAVE) Workshop provides a forum for University of Chicago graduate students––and the occasional faculty or outside speaker––to present their works-in-progress whose research centers on art or any type of visual and material culture. RAVE provides visually-minded scholars from across the university with the opportunity to receive feedback from art historians, while also ensuring that art historians think broadly and experimentally about their projects.

RAVE Special Event | Speaking of Art: Peer Feedback on Interview Projects in Progress

The Research in Art and Visual Evidence (RAVE) Workshop provides a forum for University of Chicago graduate students––and the occasional faculty or outside speaker––to present their works-in-progress whose research centers on art or any type of visual and material culture. RAVE provides visually-minded scholars from across the university with the opportunity to receive feedback from art historians, while also ensuring that art historians think broadly and experimentally about their projects.