Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence Material and Visual Worlds speaker series for spring 2014 announced

Spring 2014 Speaker Series

All lectures will be held at 6 p.m. in Lecture Hall 6.

Thursday, Feb. 27

Michael Shanks (Professor of classics, Stanford University)

Thursday, March 6

Daphne A. Brooks (Professor of English and African American Studies, Princeton University)

Thursday, March 27

Timothy Ingold (Professor of Anthropology, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK)

Thursday, April 24

Walid Raad (Associate Professor of Art, The Cooper Union)

Thursday, May 8

W. J. T. Mitchell (Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor of English, Art History and Visual Arts, University of Chicago)

Opening reception this Thursday at University Art Museum

Félix Buhot's "After the Rain (Àpres la pluie)" is an 1872 etching that is included in the University Art Museum's "50 Works on Print" exhibit. "After the Rain" is one of non-sponsored works in the exhibit.

Félix Buhot’s “After the Rain (Àpres la pluie)” is an 1872 etching that is included in the University Art Museum’s “50 Works on Print” exhibit. “After the Rain” is one of non-sponsored works in the exhibit.

An opening reception celebrating the reinstallation of the permanent collection and a new exhibition will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, in the University Art Museum. The exhibition, 50 Works on Paper: Highlights from the Permanent Collection, will be on view from Jan. 30 to April 5. The opening will also feature a performance of original musical compositions at 6 p.m., written by students of Professor Daniel Thomas Davis and inspired by several works on view.

Admission to the museum is free. For directions and museum hours, visit To read more about the exhibition, click here.

Faculty Activities: “Heritage and the Arab Spring,” an international symposium and roundtable organized by Nancy Um and Michele Lamprakos

Detail: Minaret at Mocha, Yemen, 1996 Lynn Davis (American, 1944–) Selenium-toned gelatin silver print United States

Detail: Minaret at Mocha, Yemen, 1996, Lynn Davis (American, 1944–), selenium-toned gelatin silver print.
Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution.

Save the Date!
Heritage and the Arab Spring, an international symposium and roundtable organized by Associate Professor Nancy Um and Michele Lamprakos
Freer Gallery of Art
February 28, 2014
9:30 am – 5:30 pm

For more information and a list of speakers see:

Check the website often. The conference program will be posted soon.

Art Museum reception to highlight undergraduate exhibitions

Join us on February 6 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. for a special reception at the University Art Museum to highlight two small exhibitions curated by undergraduate students. Handing Down the Past: Contemporary Pueblo and Mata Ortiz Pottery features artwork recently donated to the Art Museum by Terry Peet and Peter Bridge. Students of Siobhan Hart, assistant professor of anthropology, curated the exhibition. A second exhibition, The Emerging Modern Woman: Ideals, Struggles, and Opportunities, was curated by students from the Undergraduate Art History Association. Both student-curated exhibitions will be on view from Feb. 6 to May 24.

Admission to the museum is free. For directions and museum hours, click here.

Graduate Activities: Josh Franco and Angelique Szymanek receive Graduate Excellence Awards

Congratulations to doctoral students Josh Franco and Angelique Szymanek, both recipients of Binghamton’s Graduate Excellence Awards for 2013-2014. Angelique Szymanek received the Award for Excellence in Teaching, which honors graduate teaching assistants and instructors of record who have demonstrated exceptional service to Binghamton University’s undergraduates. Josh Franco received the Award for Excellence in Research, which honors the important contributions graduate students make to research at the University and the wide variety of approaches they take to the advancement of knowledge.

“Writing the Global City: A Tribute to Professor Anthony D. King” featured in Harpur Perspective


This month’s Harpur Perspective features a look at “Writing the Global City: A Tribute to Professor Anthony D. King,” hosted this past October by the department of Art History:

Distinguished professors, artists, scholars and researchers gathered from around the globe to participate in an interdisciplinary art history conference held at Binghamton University in October.

“Writing the Global City” was a tribute conference to Professor Emeritus Anthony D. King, who taught for two decades in the art history and sociology departments (from 1987 through 2006). The conference, organized by the Binghamton University Art History Department, celebrated King’s legacy of scholarship, research, publications and mentorship of architectural and urban scholars.

“I prefer to see today’s conference not as a tribute to my own achievements,” said King, “but rather to the faculty, facilities and friendships I’ve made here (at Binghamton University) which have provided the opportunity for me to do what I’ve been able to do.”

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