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Lecture/presentation

Japanese Painting Circa 1500: A Time of Upheaval and Innovation

Please join the Department of Art History for a symposium on Japanese Art History, "Japanese Painting Circa 1500: A Time of Upheaval and Innovation," which will take place on Friday, April 12th, 2024.

Participants will include: Shimao Arata (Gakushūin University), Steffani Bennett (UW–Madison), Yukio Lippit (Harvard University), Melissa McCormick (Harvard University), Gene Phillips (UW–Madison), and Aaron Rio (The Metropolitan Museum of Art). L140 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building. Midnight Information: 263-2340, arthistory@ls.wisc.edu

‘Art of Enterprise’ Exhibition Celebration

5–6 p.m. Chazen Auditorium
Lecture, Walter S. Melion, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Art History, Emory University

6–7 p.m. Mead Witter Lobby
Light refreshments and continued conversation with Walter Melion and Art of Enterprise curator James Wehn Chazen Museum of Art. 5-7 p.m. Cost: free. Information: jprey@chazen.wisc.edu

Curator Conversation: Art of Enterprise with James Wehn

James Wehn, Van Vleck Curator of Works on Paper, hosts an in-gallery conversation about Art of Enterprise: Israhel van Meckenem’s 15th-Century Print Workshop. As the exhibition's curator, Wehn will take a close look at selected works and a discuss van Meckenem's role in developing printmaking as a fine art.

Registration is required to attend. Chazen Museum of Art. 10-11 a.m. Information: jprey@chazen.wisc.edu

Curator Conversation: Art of Enterprise with James Wehn

James Wehn, Van Vleck Curator of Works on Paper, hosts an in-gallery conversation about Art of Enterprise: Israhel van Meckenem’s 15th-Century Print Workshop. As the exhibition's curator, Wehn will take a close look at selected works and a discuss van Meckenem's role in developing printmaking as a fine art.

Registration is required to attend. Chazen Museum of Art. 10-11 a.m. Information: jprey@chazen.wisc.edu

Lifting the Veil: a Conversation on Race and the Museum Now

Bridget R. Cooks, Ph.D. (Professor of Art History and African American Studies at UC Irvine and author of Exhibiting Blackness: African Americans and the American Art Museum (University of Massachusetts Press, 2011) joins Janine Yorimoto Boldt, Ph.D. (Associate Curator of American Art at the Chazen Museum) and UW students to facilitate a vital dialogue around Sanford Biggers’s sculpture Lifting the Veil on our reckoning with the institution and its objects.

Registration required. Chazen Museum of Art. 9:30-11 a.m. Information: jprey@chazen.wisc.edu

Celebrating Indigenous Perspectives: Honoring Truman Lowe

Join contemporary artist, musician and professor, John Hitchcock, in conversation with art scholar and first full-time curator of Native American Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dr. Patricia Marroquin Norby. They will discuss the legacy of artist, Truman Lowe, and his sense of advocacy and support of indigenous artists.
Auditorium, Chazen Museum of Art. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Information: jprey@chazen.wisc.edu

Photography, An Art of Relation: Histories from Senegal

A lecture by Dr. Giulia Paoletti, assistant professor of art history at the University of Virginia.

5 - 6 PM Chazen Auditorium | Photography, An Art of Relation: Histories from Senegal Lecture
6-7 PM Chazen Lobby | Light Refreshments & continued conversation with Giulia Paoletti & Insistent Presence curator, Margaret Nagawa

This talk explores photography as an art of relation through the work of contemporary artists such as Ibrahima Thiam, Serigne Ndiaye, and Malick Welli. Auditorium, Chazen Museum of Art (Also offered online). 5-7 p.m. Cost: free. Information: jprey@chazen.wisc.edu

The Family Album on Display

In conjunction with the current exhibition Insistent Presence: Contemporary African Art from the Chazen Collection, the Chazen welcomes independent curator and writer, Serubiri Moses Auditorium, Chazen Museum of Art. 5:30 p.m. Cost: free. Information: jprey@chazen.wisc.edu

Artists’ Lecture

Lectures by XU Bing and Kabir Mohanty, moderated by Jennifer D. Lee, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)

Stop by the Chazen Study room between 3:30 & 5:00 pm to view artwork by XU Bing prior to the lecture. The lecture will occur in the Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140.

This event is free and open to the public. L140, Chazen Museum of Art, Conrad A. Elvehjem Building. 5-7 p.m. Information: jprey@chazen.wisc.edu

Unfolding ‘Premonitions’: A Discussion on War, Peace, and Art

The Veteran Art Movement is a decentralized network of veterans and service members committed to making art to transform themselves and a society grappling with endless war, militarism, and dehumanization.
Through the lens of the Veteran Art Movement, artists Monty Little and Aaron Hughes, both veterans, will unfold the ways in which Little’s work challenges the dominant histories of the US long wars and prompts all to consider their relationship to war and settler colonialism. Chazen Museum of Art. 5-6 p.m. Cost: Free; registration recommended. Information: 265-3073, jprey@chazen.wisc.edu