The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

MmArt! Members’ Monday Art Lectures


September 16 – December 16, 2019

UAMA members are invited to attend MmArt! – an exclusive lecture series held Mondays from 10:00-11:30 a.m. on the dates below.

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September 16 | Homes of Tomorrow: The Bauhaus and the Model Houses of Chicago’s 1933-34 Century of Progress International Exposition
Presented by Dr. Lisa Schrenk, Associate Professor of Architectural History

In connection with the A New Unity: The Life and Afterlife of Bauhaus exhibition, this talk will explore the design and reception of the House of Tomorrow and the other futuristic model homes exhibited at the 1933-34 Chicago World’s Fair and how they helped to market modern residential design ideas to millions of Americans.

October 14 | Making something out of next to nothing; the realities of 18th Century classical restoration practices
Presented by Dr. Sandra Barr, Lecturer in the Department of Art History

The Roman marble copy, most commonly known as the “Discobolus” (or Discus Thrower) was restored multiple times in the 18th Century. Many of these copies of the original Greek bronze statue are in fact incorrect. Learn more about one of the most popular classical sculptures in art history and other foibles and misconceptions of classical sculpture reconstruction during this talk.

November 18 | African American History of Arizona as Art
Presented by Dr. Michael Engs and Andre Newman

Illustrated through works of art, this talk examines the history of the African diaspora from Mexico to Arizona from 1519-1917. In particular, it highlights sketches made by Frederick Remington during his visits to Tucson in 1886 and 1888. The speakers will be dressed in historic attire, and will represent several of the events and characters described.

December 16 | Nature and Naturalism in Renaissance Art
Presented by Dr. Pia F. Cuneo, Professor in the Department of Art History

One of the defining characteristics of Renaissance art is its display of naturalism. This talk takes a critical look at this stylistic trend by considering its qualities and functions, as well as thinking about it within the context of Renaissance concepts of nature.