Dates: 20 Feb – 17 Mar, 2013
From February 20 till March 17, the exhibition Nordic Design Illustrated will showcase some of the most innovative and acclaimed Danish and Scandinavian designers. The exhibition is part of Nordic Cool 2013, The Kennedy Center’smonth-long Nordic culture festival. Among the exhibited are Cecilie Manz for Fritz Hansen, Komplot for HAY, Ole Jensen for Normann Copenhagen and fashion designer Henrik Vibskov. A forum discussion will explore impact of design in our everyday lives, and children and their grown-ups are invited to play with the iconic Danish LEGO toy bricks. On occasion, The Kennedy Center Gift Shop will transform into a Nordic Boutique, selling Danish design items for a limited period.
Dates: 20 Feb – 15 Mar, 2013
Since the Carter Manny Award’s establishment in 1996, over $600,000 has been awarded in recognition of outstanding doctoral students whose work represents some of the most innovative and advanced scholarship on architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. The Carter Manny Award supports dissertation research and writing by promising scholars whose projects have architecture as their primary concern and focus and have the potential to shape contemporary discourse about architecture and impact the field. Projects may be drawn from the various fields of inquiry supported by the Graham Foundation: architectural history, theory, and criticism; design; engineering; landscape architecture; urban planning; urban studies; the visual arts; and other related fields. (See the Overview of our grant programs). The award assists students enrolled in graduate programs in architecture, art history, the fine arts, humanities, and the social sciences working on architecture topics.
The Graham Foundation offers two Carter Manny Awards: a research award for a student at the research stage of the doctoral dissertation and a writing award for a student at the writing stage of the doctoral dissertation. The research award is acknowledged with up to $15,000 and the writing award is acknowledged with up to $20,000.
The Carter Manny Award applications are reviewed by a diverse panel of recognized scholars in the fields of inquiry represented by the award. Past panelists have included Christy Anderson, Phil Ashton, Susan Bielstein, Dana Cuff, Jesús Escobar, Chandra Goldsmith Gray, John Harwood, Hannah Higgins, Pamela Karimi, Sean Keller, Nana Last, Christopher Long, Paula Lupkin, Harry Mallgrave, Jonathan Massey, Joanna Merwood-Salisbury, Patricia Morton, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Annie Pedret, Felicity Scott, Dana Simmons, and Elizabeth Smith.
Dates: 19 Feb – 01 Apr, 2013
The Newberry Seminar in American Art and Visual Culture is open to
those working in the art history and visual culture of the United
States, from the colonial era to the present. The seminar provides a
forum for presenting current research, as well as a venue that brings
together a diverse community of local and regional Americanists for
intellectual exchange, collegial conversation, and debate. We
construe art history and visual culture in broad terms, embracing
painting, sculpture, graphic art, architecture, material culture, as
well as commercial and mass-mediated art including illustration,
reportage, advertising, caricature, comic art, photography, video,
film, and other visual forms. We invite papers that cross and
challenge borders both within and outside the discipline that engage
questions of methodology and ideology, probe the categories of race,
ethnicity, class, and gender, and reflect critically on the state and
outlook of the field.
To propose a paper, please send a one-page proposal, a statement
explaining the relationship of the paper to your other work, and a
brief c.v. to Carmen Jaramillo, Program Assistant, Dr. William M.
Scholl Center for American History and Culture, The Newberry. Please
send all materials as a single PDF attachment via email to:
Proposals are due on April 1, 2013.
Dates: 15 – 28 Feb, 2013
Worcester College, Oxford is pleased to be able to offer a two year residential Fellowship in the study of Renaissance or Baroque architectural history through the generosity of the Scott Opler Foundation.
Applications must be received by Thursday 28th February.
Dates: 15 Feb – 03 Jun, 2013
A conference for emerging scholars co-sponsored by the Museum of Fine
Arts, Boston; the Massachusetts Historical Society; and the Colonial
Society of Massachusetts
October 4, 2013
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Over the last fifty years, the study of furniture and domestic interiors
has extended into a broad range of disciplines and embraced a wide
variety of theoretical and methodological approaches. The Four Centuries
of Massachusetts Furniture Initiative-a collaborative of eleven
institutions celebrating furniture and furniture-making in Massachusetts
through an extensive series of exhibitions and programs, as well as an
educational website (www.fourcenturies.org)-will feature advances in the
field, while encouraging new perspectives and ideas. This conference
will bring together staff and patrons from Massachusetts institutions
and emerging scholars, affording a unique opportunity to highlight
dynamic new scholarship on the history of furnishings and interiors in
the Northeast region of North America. The geographic and chronological
scope of the symposium is intentionally broad-the Northeast region of
North America from approximately 1600-2000-in order to attract as wide a
variety of subjects and approaches as possible.
The conference organizers seek proposals for 30-minute papers that
address any aspect of the design, production, and circulation of
furnishings; the creation and modification of domestic interiors; the
social and cultural meaning imposed on or embodied in these objects and
the spaces they occupied, or the role of furniture and interiors in the
creation and maintenance of family, community, or political identities.
Papers can be historical, critical, or theoretical in nature.
Please submit a 250-word proposal and a C.V. via electronic mail to
Nonie Gadsden at firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals should include the title
of the paper and the presenter's name. You may also attach 2-3 relevant
images. Priority will be given to emerging scholars.
Final papers should be approximately 30 minutes long. The symposium
offers a travel stipend.
For further information, please contact Nonie Gadsden at
The deadline for submissions is June 3, 2013.
Dates: 21 Feb, 2013
Keith Eggener received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1995, and is a full Professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Missouri (Columbia). His principal work has focused on modernist architecture, urban planning, and landscape design in the United States and Latin America. He is the author of many articles and books, including Luis Barragán's Gardens of El Pedregal (Princeton 2001) and Cemeteries (Norton 2010), and he is the editor of American Architectural History: A Contemporary Reader (Routledge 2004).
Dates: 13 Feb – 01 Apr, 2013
Design Research Journal is published by SVID, the Swedish Industrial Design Foundation, twice a year and is the first Swedish scientifically oriented journal within the field of Design Research. The purpose of the journal is to communicate research for the benefit of the academic community as well as practice.
We especially welcome contributions that develop our understanding of and theories for:
*Embedding design capacity in public organisations *Public and community spaces *Reconfiguration of structures that promote resourcefulness *Design in public procurement *Design for health and care
Contributions in other aspects of design in and for public sector are of course welcome.
Dates: 13 Feb, 2013
Tuesday, March 5, 12:00 PM
Columbia University, Morningside Campus
Faculty House, Presidential Rooms 2 & 3
How can scholarly societies in the humanities create sustainable organizational models in an era of networked communications? What services will attract and retain members when scholars have an increasing list of options available for disseminating their work and connecting with peers? Join us for “Scholarly Societies in the Humanities: New Models and Innovation,” a panel discussion of these questions and more on Tuesday, March 5, at noon in Columbia’s Faculty House. This event is free and open to the public.
Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Scholarly Communication, Modern Language Association
Robert Townsend, Deputy Director, American Historical Association
Dianne Harris, former President, Society of Architectural Historians
This event is the third event this academic year in the speaker series Research Without Borders: The Changing World of Scholarly Communication. Follow the discussion live on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ScholarlyCommor by using the hashtag #rwob.
Dates: 20 Feb, 2013
IIT Architecture Lecture
"The Century of Cities"
February 20, 2013
Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP
All lectures are free and open to the public.
Call 312.567.3312 for information.
Dates: 28 Jan – 15 May, 2013
Savannah, GA, February 28 - March 1, 2014
Deadline: May 15, 2013
The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) invites participation in the Fifth Biennial Art History Symposium, “Palimpsest: The Layered Object.”
Feb. 28–March 1, 2014.
The media, techniques and materials of art-making comprise layers of knowledge and bear traces of the physical and intellectual act of creation. The art object changes as successive layers build-up over time or strip away material and evidence. Both tangible and virtual paint covers canvas, earth subsumes artifacts, weather and environmental effects leave traces, and new layers of thought replace older conventions. A process of creation similarly yields destruction as new covers old, possibly masking or revealing the underlying trace. “Palimpsest: The Layered Object” will explore the relations between aesthetic inscriptions, erasures and the historical conditions of their media, whether drawing, film, incunabula, painting, print, sculpture, textiles, architecture or urban space. This symposium considers the “layered object,” or “palimpsest” as a model for artistic production. We seek to mine history, excavate knowledge and find meaning in the residue between layers of creation.
In the late 20th century, philosophy provided tools to investigate media and technology as conceptually constituting our present condition. Today, where do we stand within our rapidly accelerating post-media condition? Technologies and their application in art history provide us with tools to generate a profound understanding of the monumental and the ephemeral, the real and the imagined, the single object and the archive. We, therefore, invite interdisciplinary contributions that merge art history with other fields and seek topics that explore the beginning of inscription as well as the remains of its erasure. “Palimpsest: The Layered Object” is unbounded temporally, geographically and culturally.
Potential topics may include:
- Interstices between signs within media
- Philosophical traces underpinning conceptual, analytical or methodological strategies
- Encapsulated knowledge in different forms of narration
- Fluidity of processes underlying media
- Cultural mappings and archival strategies
- Pentimenti and layered surfaces in painting
- Indexicality and "the trace" in photography
- The layered city landscape
- The media of the scientific examination of art
Please submit an abstract (300 words maximum) and a résumé, including complete contact information, to email@example.com
Deadline for abstract submission: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Notification of acceptance: Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 via email
Symposium language is English.
New York |
Dates: 06 Feb, 2013
The Museum of Modern Art Archives is pleased to announce the opening of the MoMA PS1 Archives to the public. Stretching over 300 linear feet in more than 11,000 folders, the archives is the comprehensive institutional record of the groundbreaking nonprofit art space from its independent beginnings in 1971 through its merger with MoMA in 1999 and into the 21st century. Nearly half of the collection comprises exhibition and press records—direct documentation of nearly 900 exhibitions and events—while seven other series contain records of the founder and director Alanna Heiss and other programs and administrative activities. The collection is an exceptional record not only of an individual organization but also of successive eras of the New York art world.
The MoMA PS1 Archives can be consulted by appointment at the MoMA Archives reading room at MoMA QNS; open Mondays, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Appointments can be made through the Archives contact form.
Dates: 12 Feb, 2013
This event will provide independent, freelance and early career art historians with invaluable information about international postdoctoral opportunities, and will allow them to liaise in an informal context with funding body professionals and advisors. The workshop will include presentations from three visiting speakers, each followed by a Q&A and discussion relating to eligibility and application procedures. Following presentations, refreshments will be provided and participants will have a chance to ask further questions and discuss individual proposals within smaller specialised groups. A printed handout from each presentation will also be made available on the day.
New York |
Dates: 11 Feb, 2013
Part of the Cities in Crisis: Ecological Transformations series of free lectures.
On the one hand, cities can be the epitome of sustainability, reaping the benefits of proximity, efficiency, and innovation. On the other hand, they can be graveyards of dreams and sources of contamination. In Cities In Crisis: Ecological Transformations, six lectures at The Cooper Union, Dr. Steward Pickett, past President of the Ecological Society of America and a plant ecologist with the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, will present an integrated view of cities from an ecological perspective and explore the frontiers of promoting the transformation of a more sustainable urban trajectory.
The topic of this week's lecture is "Globalization and the Changing City." What is urbanism? What is urban from an ecological perspective? How is the urban reality evolving in a global era? What is the nature of contemporary urban crisis? How can that crisis be met as an opportunity?
New York |
Dates: 28 Feb, 2013
The Cooper Union is pleased to have Sarah Wigglesworth as part of the Eleanore Pettersen Lecture series speaking about her current work.
FREE for current students/faculty/staff of The Cooper Union and League members; $15 for non-members.
North Dartmouth |
Dates: 06 Feb – 11 Mar, 2013
Showcased at the 1959 American national exhibition in Moscow, the work of American designers Buckminster Fuller, Charles&Ray Eames, and George Nelson, among others, epitomized the power and prestige of the USA at the height of the Cold War. Meanwhile, the art of Jackson Pollock and other Abstract Expressionists were being utilized as ideological weapons through the traveling exhibitions of the Marshall plan.
It is also in this context that Brutalism was born. Utilizing raw concrete and linear and blockish forms, this architectural style can be found in structures such as the J. Edgar Hoover Building in Washington D.C (designed by Charles F. Murphy and Associates, 1965), the Yale School of Architecture (designed by Paul Rudolph, 1963), the Boston City Hall (designed by Kallmann McKinnell & Knowles, 1968), and here on the main campus of the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth (designed by Paul Rudolph, 1968). Although fashionable at the height of the Cold War(1950s-1970s), Brutalism was later characterized as unpleasant and cold and became the subject of intense scrutiny. In recent years, the controversy has grown so prevalent that many of these buildings are threatened with demolition.
This narrative is representative of a larger trajectory whereby the material culture of the Cold War lingers on in our time in often controversial and paradoxical forms. The genre of the disaster film which was born during the Cold War has helped lay the groundwork for representations of contemporary disaster in cinema. The design elements of the Cold War continue to resurface in recent television shows such as Mad Men and the recent Cold War drama, The Americans, or the Futuristic settings of Planet of the Apes.
The Art History Department of the College of Visual and Performing Arts
(CVPA) at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth seeks proposals on the topic of Cold War architecture, design, art, and visual culture.
We invite papers from undergraduates as well as graduate students—in all categories of Art/Architectural History and related fields, including BFA/MFA and BArch/MArch programs—which will comprise a broad range of methodologies and media (painting, installation, performance, film, video, digital media, comic books, and so on). We also welcome proposals on the presentation of one’s creative design or artwork.
Possible topics include but are not limited to the following themes:
- What were the utopian ideals of major designers of the Cold War era?
- What social, economic, and political factors contributed to the rise and fall of postwar/Cold War design in America?
- How did artists (e.g., Donald Judd) criticize the military-oriented mindset of the Cold War?
- How did Cold War design in the U.S. help set the stage for similar movements across the globe?
- Is protecting the design legacy of the Cold War era worthwhile?
- How does popular media contribute to the "return" of the Cold War material culture and why?
- How do the design elements of the Cold War resurface in recent television shows and popular films?
- How has American visual culture engaged with the anxieties of the Atomic Age?
- Are the widespread criticisms of the prevalent architectural style of the Cold War (Brutalism) legitimate?
Please submit a 200-word abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, March 11, 2013.
Time and Place of the Conference:
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 314; University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. 285 Old Westport Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747.
Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Lodging will be arranged at no cost to participants who travel from far away.
Light refreshments will be provided during the conference at no charge.
Conference Type: Undergraduate/Graduate
Dates: 06 Feb – 31 Mar, 2013
The Society for the History of Technology will hold its annual meeting in Portland, Maine, 10–13 October. The Program Committee invites paper and session proposals on any topic in the history of technology, broadly defined.
Deadline for submissions: 31 March 2013
New York |
Dates: 18 – 22 Mar, 2013
Professor Emerita Sue Ferguson Gussow will teach the first ever benefit Master Class offered by Cooper Union to the first ten to fifteen registrants that provide a donation of $2,500 or more. Prof. Gussow has taught drawing at The Cooper Union to artists and architects for over 40 years. This special Master Class will include four intense, continuous evenings of drawing with Sue Gussow followed by a pin-up, conversation and reception on a fifth evening to celebrate the work of the class. Participants are invited to bring a guest to this final evening.
Classes will be held at The Cooper Union Foundation Building
Monday – Friday
March 18-22, 2013
6:30 to 9:30 pm
New York |
Dates: 29 Jan – 16 Mar, 2013
Two and half years in the making and created almost entirely by the Institute for Sustainable Design and The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture faculty, staff, alumni and students, the striking new exhibition Lessons from Modernism: Environmental Design Considerations in 20th Century Architecture (1925 to 1970) opens on January 29th in the Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery. Approachable enough for a novice interested in architecture yet holding new insights for professionals and scholars the exhibition seeks to upend entrenched notions of architecture's Modernist era as disconnected from contemporary values of sustainability and environmental consciousness.
Dates: 26 – 29 Nov, 2013
Dates: 26-29 November 2013
Location: University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 31 March 2013
New York |
Dates: 24 Jan – 27 Mar, 2013
The American Council of Learned Societies invites applications for the third competition of the Public Fellows program. The program will place 20 recent humanities Ph.D.s in two- year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. This career-launching initiative aims to demonstrate that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy.