Programs: Calendar March 2017

Graduate Symposium keynote lecture

"Reality Mechanically Registered": Sound Recording and Racial Violence in Contemporary Art History

Keynote lecture for the 22nd Annual Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art

Jane Blocker, Professor of Art History, University of Minnesota

In 1993, the Whitney Biennial infamously included an amateur video showing five white police officers beating Rodney King. Looking back to that event, this paper considers the ways in which recorded sound serves as historical document. It draws together critical reactions to the tape, the performance practice of Anna Deavere Smith, and the myth of Echo to think about the effect of racial violence on historical temporalities. 

Thursday, March 23
6:30–8 pm Barnes Foundation, Comcast Auditorium Free; registration required.

Co-organized by Bryn Mawr College in collaboration with Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Reserve free general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Martha Lucy speaks to an auditorium of guests from behind a podium

The 22nd Annual Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art

This symposium brings together graduate students from nine mid-Atlantic colleges and universities to present current research in the field of art history. Each session includes presentations followed by a moderated discussion.

Friday, March 24
10 am–4:30 pm
Barnes Foundation, Comcast Auditorium

Co-organized by Bryn Mawr College in collaboration with Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania.

 

10–11:30am: Session 1

Nicole Brown, Princeton University
Living Trees on Stone Bases: The Urbanization of Nature in Roman Art

Amanda K. Chen, University of Maryland
The Fortune of a Freedwoman: Iconography and Identity in Context at the Tomb of Naevoleia Tyche

Michelle DiMarzo, Temple University
Titian and the Culture of Mid-Century Rome

11:30 am–1 pm: Lunch break

1–2:30 pm: Session 2

Laura Almeida, Penn State University
Forgetting the Best of LIFE: Vik Muniz's Memory Renderings

Emily Warner, University of Pennsylvania
Abstraction Unframed: Abstract Expressionism, Public Space, and the Postwar City

Spencer Wigmore, University of Delaware
‘A Spunky and Skittish Creature': Examining the Animal Body in Thomas Eakins' Equestrian Sculptures

2:30–3 pm: Coffee break

3–4:30 pm: Session 3

Kira Maye Albinsky, Rutgers University
Conspicuous Devotion: The Arciconfraternita del SS. Crocifisso di San Marcello a Roma

Michelle Al-Ferzly, Bryn Mawr College
Enviable Possessions: The Thirteenth-Century Gemellions of Limoges

Orsolya Mednyánszky, John Hopkins University
To Guide the Wandering Mind: A Therapeutic Triptych in Esztergom

 

 

 

Friday, March 24
10 am–4:30 pm Barnes Foundation, Comcast Auditorium Free; registration required.

Co-organized by Bryn Mawr College in collaboration with Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Reserve free general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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Premier tour: A Closer Look

Intimate 90-minute tours with a docent when the collection is closed to the public; includes private access to the Barnes Shop from 1-4 pm.

Gain insight into masterpieces in the collection, spend time analyzing the Barnes's ensemble arrangements, and learn about the educational beginnings of the Foundation.

Tuesday, March 28
4–5:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $60; members $30

To book, go to the ticketing calendar and choose a Tuesday.

Renoir's On the Grass - 2 young women in large petticoats sit in the grass
members only

Meet Your Masterpiece tour, Renoir: The Person behind the Paintings

You know the Barnes is famous for its 181 Renoirs, but how much do you know about the man behind the masterpieces? Learn about Renoir’s life, his relationships, and his opinions about women and modernity. Explore how his personal experiences and ideas manifest in his work.

Thursday, March 30
2–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Sold out.

Pauline Kim Harris playing the violin

Solo Series Concert: The Modern Violin

Electrifying violinist Pauline Kim Harris presents the next installment of the cutting-edge Solo Series at the Barnes Foundation that redefines the modern violin. The performances includes Spencer Topel’s contemporary masterpiece “Violine,” Bach’s “Chaconne in D minor,” Heinrich Biber’s “Passacaglia,” and Salvatore Sciarrino’s “Six Caprices.”

This concert experience begins at 7:15 pm with an exciting, interactive pre-concert lecture with Dartmouth professor and composer Spencer Topel, during which audiences can learn more about his work and thoughts on “Sound / Art / Space.”

 

Friday, March 31
7:15 pm, pre-concert lecture with Spencer Topel; 8–9:30 pm, concert with Pauline Kim Harris and Spencer Topel $30; members $20; students $15

Reserve general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.