Film Screening by David Schalliol

Urban Art and the Block: Film Screening of Selections from The Area by David Schalliol in conversation with Jacqueline Stewart

Evening film-screening of selections from David Schalliol’s The Area followed by David in conversation with Jackie Stewart. The Area is a documentary film about the recent displacement of a South Side Chicago neighborhood demolished to make way for an intermodal freight yard.


Popularized Landscapes: Pictures of Landscape in Tombs in Yuan China (1271—1368)

Professor DENG Fei, Associate Researcher in Chinese Art History, National Institute of Advanced Humanistic Studies, Fudan University | Visiting Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute

VMPEA: Noriko Murai

Current Encounters: Water Imagery in John La Farge and Okakura Kakuzō

Professor Noriko Murai, Associate Professor of Art History, Sophia University

VMPEA: Jiayi Zhu

Architecture and/or Miniature? – The Informative Ambiguity of the Zhakou White Pagoda

Jiayi Zhu, Ph.D. Student, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

VMPEA: Zhiyan Yang

Modern Architecture 近代建筑 in China and its Contemporary Legacy: Learning from a Historical Survey 普查(1987-1991)

Zhiyan Yang, Ph.D. Candidate, Art History

VMPEA: Paola Iovene

Landscape of Words: Stone Inscriptions in Romance on Mt. Lushan (1980)

Professor Paola Iovene, Associate Professor in Chinese Literature, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

VMPEA: Xi Zhang

Riverscape Wrapped Around Porcelain: A Historical Study of 18th-Century Chinese Export Porcelains in the AIC Collection

Xi Zhang, Ph.D. Candidate, Art History

The Role of Public Art, Tour & Symposium

Meet at 30 W Monroe Street at 11:30am for a public walking tour with Marin Sullivan. Symposium begins at 2:00pm at the Neubauer Collegium (5701 S Woodlawn Avenue); speakers at this symposium include Lisa Corrin (Ellen Philips Katz Director of the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University), Richard Neer (William B.

Photography Workshop with Genevra Kornbluth

On 30-31 May, art historian and art photographer Dr. Genevra Kornbluth will host a two-day photography workshop in collaboration with the Department of Art History, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Smart Museum. Taking good pictures of objects often poses a challenge, especially so in museums and galleries: who does not frequently struggle with the reflective glass of vitrines, high-powered spot lights, or the physical properties (surface, size, shape) of the artifacts themselves?

RAVE: Andrei Pop

Andrei Pop, Associate Professor, Department of Art History

"The Doubling Problem: or, How Photography Upended Perspective in Painting"