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

2019 Fall Museum Lecture Series


September 12 – December 12, 2019

The 2019 Fall Museum Lecture Series is generously supported by the Sam and Belle S. Deutsch Endowment.

Creating An Art Exhibition Through Shared Experiences Of Grief: Adults With Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities And University Students | September 12, 4:00 p.m.

Presented by ArtWorks Director Yumi Shirai and Carissa DiCindio, Assistant Professor of Art and Visual Culture Education, this talk focuses on how museums have been used as spaces for public healing for people with various backgrounds. As an example, the presenters will share the process of developing the art exhibition Crafting My Story: Experiences of Loss, Grief and Spiritual Lifefeaturing works by adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Between Rebellion And Crisis: 1920s Berlin And The Modern Woman | October 17, 4:00 p.m.

This talk by Head of German Studies Barbara Kosta explores the emergence of the modern woman in a time of political and social upheaval, of dramatic urban development, technological advancements and cultural innovation that turned Berlin into a laboratory of modernity and one of the most interesting cities in Europe. It is presented in conjunction with the exhibition A New Unity: The Life and Afterlife of Bauhaus.

Spiritual Modernism And The Bauhaus | November 14, 4:00 p.m.

While secular modernism has become an overdetermined framework for understanding modern art and architecture, the spiritual strivings of many in the Bauhaus – including Walter Gropius, Lyonel Feininger, Johannes Itten, Paul Klee, Joseph Albers and Wassily Kandinsky – produced utopian frameworks that projected an ideal and often spiritual component into the visual and built environments. In this talk, Professor of Art History Paul Ivey will explore some hitherto marginalized religious dimensions of these Bauhaus thinkers. It is presented in conjunction with the exhibition A New Unity: The Life and Afterlife of Bauhaus.

Speaking Of Others, Speaking For Others: An Art (Of) Class In Contemporary South Asia | December 12, 4:00 p.m.

Manisha Sharma, Associate Professor Art and Visual Culture Education, shares the work of two contemporary Indian artists who engage with narratives of class in India. Discussing how they highlight objects and places in their work, Sharma draws attention to how society practices exclusion in everyday life, through the making and use of objects. In doing so, she engages with ideas and practices of social and cultural inclusion and exclusion in a discourse of colonization and decolonization. This talk is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Shades of Subalternity, which closes on December 8.