Events

Mission

Our programs celebrate the profound role the humanities play in our understanding of human experience.

Gallery Tours

The Gallery offers school and group tours six days a week. Tours are free for all New York City public schools. 

Past Events
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

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

POSTPONED—Blue Chip Artists, Glassy Thinkers, and Boro Boys
Navigating Contemporary Glass
Susie J. Silbert
Research / Academic
March 14, 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


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 Republic
Spinning Loss and Fear in Campaign Election Cycles
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

Percier
Antiquity and Empire
Research / Academic
November 18, 2016

Between Construction and Invention
Theories of Ornament in Eighteenth-Century Architecture
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…
A Singular Manifestation of Early…
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
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’
Majolica and The Minton Archive
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
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 Culture in…
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 Do People Think When…
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…
Gabrielle A. Berlinger
Research / Academic
March 15, 2016

‘The Magnificent Seven’
The Great Fāṭimid Rock Crystal Ewers
Jeremy Johns
Research / Academic
March 5, 2016 – January 24, 2017

Paper is Part of the Picture
Margaret Holben Ellis
Research / Academic
March 2, 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
Convener: 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 in the Twenty-First Century
Namita Gupta Wiggers
Research / Academic
February 2, 2016
The Tradition of Marble: How…
A View from Carrara with Sculptor Charlie Kaplan
Charlie Kaplan
Research / Academic
January 29, 2016

Sun King to Moon King
Emulating the Grand Siècle in…
Robert Wellington
Research / Academic
January 26, 2016