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Past Events
Non-Human Aesthetics
A Trans-Species Perspective
Frédéric Joulian
Research / Academic
May 9, 2017
Journey into a French Material…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Frédéric Joulian
Research / Academic
May 8, 2017

From Maiolica to Majolica: The…
The Majolica International Society Lecture
Julius Bryant
Research / Academic
May 3, 2017

Enlightened Princesses
Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the…
Joanna Marschner
Research / Academic
April 27, 2017

From Design Studio to Marketplace:…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Lesley Miller
Research / Academic
April 25, 2017
Mapping Mat ~ Con
Philipp Schorch
Research / Academic
April 20, 2017

Behind the Seams
Women, Fashion, and Work in Nineteenth-Century France
Susan Hiner
Research / Academic
April 19, 2017
Making Faces
New York Type Ephemera and…
Stephanie Sadre-Orafai
Research / Academic
April 13, 2017

Blue Chip Artists, Glassy Thinkers,…
The Paul and Irene Hollister…
Susie J. Silbert
Research / Academic
April 13, 2017
Texts and Textiles
The Iris Foundation Awards Lecture
Marie-Louise Nosch
Research / Academic
April 4, 2017

Earwitness Thomas Kuhn
The Interview in Historical Research
Anke te Heesen
Research / Academic
March 29, 2017

Hanbok in Modern and Postmodern Times
Fashion, Counter-Fashion, and Anti-Fashion
Minjee Kim
Research / Academic
March 28, 2017
Getting Art and Science Together…
An Exhibition History
Anke te Heesen
Research / Academic
March 28, 2017

Teaching Game Design for Museums
Matt Parker, Barry Joseph, Marco Castro Cosio
Research / Academic
March 27, 2017
Symposia—New York on Display
1853 New York Crystal Palace
Research / Academic
March 24, 2017

Where Books and Fabrics Merge
The Endbands of the Eastern Mediterranean Bookbindings
Georgios Boudalis
Research / Academic
March 23, 2017
Thinking About Cultural Heritage Now
The Work of the Penn Cultural Heritage Center
Brian I. Daniels
Research / Academic
March 21, 2017

Alumni Spotlight Lecture—Keep the Research on Your Right
Teaching, Writing, and Curating as Tributaries
Ezra Shales
Research / Academic
March 21, 2017

The Archaeology and History of Colonial Peru
The Case of Magdalena de Cao Viejo
Jeffrey Quilter
Research / Academic
February 23, 2017

Keys to the H Blocks
The Materiality of Conflict and…
Louise Purbrick
Research / Academic
February 22, 2017
In Enemy Hands
Captive Bodies in Ancient Mesoamerican Art
Caitlin Earley
Research / Academic
February 21, 2017

From the Antipodes to the Met
Transformative Processes in Yolngu Art
Howard Morphy
Research / Academic
February 21, 2017

Cultures of Conversation “Keyword” Panel
Conserving 9/11
Zainab Bahrani, Jan Seidler Ramirez, Mark Wagner, Steven Weintraub, Ittai Weinryb
Research / Academic
February 1, 2017

Insect Artifice
The Making of Joris Hoefnagel’s Four Elements
Marisa Bass
Research / Academic
January 31, 2017
And One King to Rule Them All?
Investigating Religious and Political Landscapes…
Uthara Suvrathan
Research / Academic
January 30, 2017

Book Launch — In Space We Read Time
On the History of Civilization and Geopolitics
Karl Schlögel, Mark Mazower, Peter N. Miller
Research / Academic
January 24, 2017

‘The Great Kosmos of All Armenia’
On the Sarcophagus of Isaac
Benjamin Anderson
Research / Academic
January 18, 2017
Foreign Phobia & the American…
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Jack Tchen
Research / Academic
December 13, 2016

Diamonds, Sugar, and Art
Flemish Merchants in the Early Modern World
Christina Anderson
Research / Academic
December 7, 2016
Charles and Ray Eames
The Hollywood Connections
Pat Kirkham
Research / Academic
December 7, 2016

Textiles in the Historic Interior
A Look at Curatorial, Conservation, and Interpretive Issues
Deborah Lee Trupin
Research / Academic
November 30, 2016
Walking with Whitman
Mobile Learning in Brooklyn Heights
Jesse Merandy
Research / Academic
November 29, 2016

Symposia—Percier
Antiquity and Empire
Research / Academic
November 18, 2016

Between Construction and Invention: Theories…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Jean-François Bédard
Research / Academic
November 15, 2016

Beyond the Renaissance Palace
The Material World of Sixteenth-Century Artisans and Shopkeepers
Paula Hohti
Research / Academic
November 10, 2016

Out of Whole Cloth
Exploring Balinese Textiles in the Mead-Bateson Collection
Urmila Mohan
Research / Academic
November 9, 2016
A Parisian Residence of the…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Ulrich Leben
Research / Academic
November 9, 2016

Redefining Color at Hôtel Beauharnais
The Restoration of the Furniture…
Ulrich Leben
Research / Academic
November 3, 2016

The Protection of Cultural Heritage in Italy
A Short History and Some Current Issues
Salvatore Settis
Research / Academic
November 2, 2016

Cultures of Conservation “Keyword” Panel
Digging into Central Park’s Layered Past
Hilary Ballon, Richard W. Hunter, Christopher J. Nolan, Nan A. Rothschild, Jessica Walthew
Research / Academic
November 1, 2016
Mind in the Making
Reflection and the Artisanal in the Material World
Maggie Jackson
Research / Academic
October 27, 2016

Whitney Stories
Humanizing the Museum through Digital Storytelling
Elyse Mallouk
Research / Academic
October 26, 2016

Netherlands Institute for Conservation Art and Science
An Integrated Approach Towards Understanding…
Robert van Langh
Research / Academic
October 19, 2016

Real and Metaphoric Spaces
Perspectives and Positions in the…
Viola König
Research / Academic
October 19, 2016


Luxury Object Artisans in the Ancient Andes
Coca and Metal Producers in…
Alicia Boswell
Research / Academic
October 5, 2016
Jamestown and Beyond
Using Digital Technologies to Visualize…
Lisa Fischer
Research / Academic
September 28, 2016

Multiple Authors
Ceramics, Celebrity, and Shaping Notions…
Malcolm Baker
Research / Academic
September 15, 2016

Toward an American Indian Abstract
The Art and Politics of Mary Sully
Philip Deloria
Research / Academic
September 14, 2016
Weaving Modernism
Postwar Tapestry between Paris and New York
Kay Wells
Research / Academic
August 24, 2016

Rococo for the Spanish Court
The Interiors of Mattia Gasparini…
Tobias Locker
Research / Academic
May 4, 2016

‘Bold design and bolder ornaments’:…
The Majolica International Society Lecture
Miranda Goodby
Research / Academic
May 4, 2016
Wine, Women, and the Glory of Venice
Masterpieces of Renaissance Glass
Dora Thornton
Research / Academic
April 28, 2016

Diasporas of Art and ‘The Great Forgetting’
Violence and the Visual Unconscious…
Debora L. Silverman
Research / Academic
April 27, 2016

Frontier Shores
Collection, Entanglement, and the Manufacture…
Research / Academic
April 25, 2016
Mistake or Transgression? A History of Scandalous Clothing
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Denis Bruna
Research / Academic
April 19, 2016

Bringing Back The Sheaves
Agrarian Life and Material Culture…
Brent D. Shaw
Research / Academic
April 13, 2016
Dangerous Relic
“The Bloody Shirt”; A Material…
Matthew Dennis
Research / Academic
April 12, 2016

Scotch Myths
The Furniture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh Re-appraised
David Jones
Research / Academic
April 7, 2016
Global Things: Trade and Material…
The Iris Foundation Awards Lecture
Giorgio Riello
Research / Academic
April 5, 2016

‘The best Rubarbe is that…
Rhubarb and the Imagination of…
Anne T. Gerritsen
Research / Academic
March 29, 2016

The Meaning of Glass: What…
The Paul and Irene Hollister Lectures on Glass
Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk
Research / Academic
March 22, 2016

Climate and Commodities
Material Exchanges between West Africa and Europe, 1000–1300
Sarah M. Guérin
Research / Academic
March 21, 2016

Conservation Conversation—A Multiplicity of Voices
The Structure of Preservation at…
Gabrielle A. Berlinger, David Favaloro
Research / Academic
March 15, 2016

Paper is Part of the Picture
Margaret Holben Ellis
Research / Academic
March 2, 2016
The Art, Praxis, and Power of Oral History
Mary Marshall Clark, Amy Starecheski
Research / Academic
February 24, 2016

Wolf King of Glorious Memory
Culture and Ideology in Twelfth-Century…
Abigail Krasner Balbale
Research / Academic
February 23, 2016
Cultures of Conservation “Keyword” Panel
Minimalist, Post-Minimalist, and Conceptual Art
Francesca Esmay, Sherri Irvin, Jeffrey Weiss, Glenn Wharton, Ivan Gaskell
Research / Academic
February 23, 2016

Drinking Horns
Nature and Myth
Susanne Ebbinghaus
Research / Academic
February 22, 2016
A Dictator’s Evil Decor
Reflections on Writing Hitler at Home
Despina Stratigakos
Research / Academic
February 17, 2016

Making Space: Museums and Craft…
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Namita Gupta Wiggers
Research / Academic
February 2, 2016
The Tradition of Marble
How it is Quarried and…
Charlie Kaplan
Research / Academic
January 29, 2016

Sun King to Moon King:…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Robert Wellington
Research / Academic
January 26, 2016

‘The Magnificent Seven’
The Great Fāṭimid Rock Crystal Ewers
Jeremy Johns
Research / Academic
March 5, 2015

A Dutch Mystic in the New World
Reverend Everardus Bogardus (1607-1647) and His Callings
Willem Frijhoff (Early Modern History, Free University, Amsterdam)
Research / Academic
January 1, 2014

Florence Knoll:
Textiles as Interior Architecture
Christine Gorby
Research / Academic
June 16, 2011

Symposium—Ex Voto:
Votive Images Across Cultures
Research / Academic
April 28, 2011

The “Pleasures of Surprise” in…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Susan Taylor-Leduc
Research / Academic
April 27, 2011
Heritage as Therapy:
The Materiality of Uplift in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Research / Academic
April 20, 2011

The Body in the Library:
Structure and the Collection of…
David Hancock
Research / Academic
April 13, 2011

The Mahogany Connection: From…
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Jennifer L. Anderson
Research / Academic
April 6, 2011

Symposium—Objects of Exchange:
Social and Material Transformation on…
Research / Academic
April 1, 2011
Forms of Distraction:
Towards a Decorative Imagination in Eighteenth-Century France
Mimi Hellman
Research / Academic
March 30, 2011

Eyes of the Flaneuse:
Women Photographers and New York City, 1890s-1940s
Mary Woods
Research / Academic
March 16–26, 2011

The Crystalline Body: Fragments of…
Paul and Irene Hollister Lectures on Glass
Jeffrey Schnapp
Research / Academic
March 2, 2011

Needling: Embroidery and Satire in…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Melissa Hyde
Research / Academic
February 16, 2011
The Artist in the Exchange:
Charles Edenshaw, Master Haida Carver
Margaret Blackman
Research / Academic
February 10, 2011

The Warp and Weft of History:
Raphael and Le Brun…
Tristan Weddigen
Research / Academic
February 8, 2011

Scholar Zhang Peeks at Yingying:
Pictorial Aspects of Cloisonné and…
Claudia Brown
Research / Academic
February 3, 2011

The Hand of God and…
Craft and Collaboration at Arnstein Abbey
Jeffrey F. Hamburger
Research / Academic
December 1, 2010
From Gilding to Whitewash:
Aesthetics and Ethics of Distraction…
Finbarr Barry Flood
Research / Academic
November 17, 2010

A Ducal Inventory in Sixteenth-Century Portugal:
From the Caribbean to China
Nuno Senos
Research / Academic
November 10, 2010
Art’s Struggle with Judaism:
Medieval and Early Modern
David Nirenberg
Research / Academic
November 3, 2010

Gian Vincenzo Pinelli (1535-1601) and His Library:
Book Collecting and the Republic…
Angela Nuovo
Research / Academic
October 27, 2010
Do Objects have Ethnicities?: Race and Material Culture
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Fath Davis Ruffins
Research / Academic
October 20, 2010

Symposium—The Cisneros Seminar in the…
Rethinking Material Culture from the…
Research / Academic
October 12–14, 2010

The Materiality of Style:
The Case of Ivories from…
Marian Feldman
Research / Academic
October 6, 2010

Discoveries:
Perspectives on the History of…
Richard Kagan
Research / Academic
May 17, 2010

Cosmopolitan Cosmetics:
Shiseido and Early 20th Century Japanese Advertising Design
Gennifer Weisenfeld
Research / Academic
April 21, 2010

Symposium—Secondhand Culture:
Waste, Value, and Materiality
Research / Academic
April 15–16, 2010

Thinking About Things:
Studying Material Culture and Reading Objects
Margaretta Lovell
Research / Academic
April 7, 2010

What Galileo Saw and How:
Glass and its Challenges for…
Sara J. Schechner
Research / Academic
March 25, 2010
Writing the History of Polish Jews:
the Case of Emanuel Ringelblum
Samuel D. Kassow
Research / Academic
March 17, 2010

Hydraulic Engineering, Emperorship, and Ecology…
Evidence from the Visual Arts
Heping Liu
Research / Academic
March 10, 2010
Aby Warburg’s ‘Mnemosyne Atlas’:
The Story of an Unfinished Project
Claudia Wedepohl
Research / Academic
February 24, 2010


Medieval Reliquaries:
‘Minor Arts’ of Major Importance
Cynthia Hahn
Research / Academic
January 27, 2010
Citizenship and Style:
Interwar French and German Homes
Leora Auslander
Research / Academic
January 20, 2010

The Artisanal Guitar:
Craft and Community in a Neoliberal Age
Kathryn M. Dudley
Research / Academic
December 2, 2009

Germany in the World, 1600-2000:
Thinking About a New Project
David Blackbourn
Research / Academic
November 11, 2009

The Art of Illumination:
The Limbourg Brothers and…
Timothy Husband
Research / Academic
November 4, 2009

Changing Attitudes Towards Power and Palaces:
Architecture Between Umayyad ‘Desert…
Thomas Leisten
Research / Academic
October 28, 2009
Symposium—Dutch New York Between East and West:
The World of Margrieta van Varick
Research / Academic
October 19–20, 2009


The English Press and the…
Juliet Fleming (English, New York University)
Research / Academic
September 23, 2009
Illuminating Hoentschel
A French Tastemaker and His World
Ulrich Leben
Research / Academic
November 30, 1999