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Past Events

February 23, 2021

Black and white image of a seated woman, wearing a white collared shirt and black blazer, with hand to her collar

Lunchtime Lecture: As They Were, Berenice Abbott’s Queer Parisian Portraiture

February 23, 2021 at 12:15pm1:00pm EST

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Join Department of Art and Music Histories graduate student Mary Bedell G’21, curator of the virtual exhibition As They Were: Berenice Abbott’s Queer Parisian Portraiture, 1921- 1929, for a…

January 21, 2021

Orange Experiences

Orange Experience: Tastes, Traditions and Trends of Tea

January 21, 2021 at 6:00pm7:00pm EST

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January can bring gray, bitter cold days and long, chilly nights, so it’s no surprise that it’s National Hot Tea Month! Learn about the history of tea and explore its variety of leaves, health…

December 4, 2020

Flier for Florence Symposium 2020

34th Annual Symposium – Florence Graduate Program in Italian Renaissance Art

December 4, 2020 at 1:00pm4:00pm EST

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You are cordially invited to the 34th Annual Syracuse University Florence Graduate Symposium. Register for the virtual event. Program: Introductions Session I: The Sacred and the Secular in…

November 7, 2020

drawing of a woman slaying the virus

COVID and the Future of Mithila Art

November 7, 2020 at 9:30am11:00am EST

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Join four Indian artists representing various aspects of the artist community discuss the effects of COVID-19 on Mithila Art, both artistically and financially for the future of a community that…

October 7, 2020

Image of a boy with a striped shirt on and long hair

Lunchtime Lecture: Perceptions of Power

October 7, 2020 at 12:15pm1:00pm EDT

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Join Kate Hill G’21, collections assistant and co-curator of the exhibition Being Human: Portraits from the Permanent Collection, as she examines the combination of three works an highlights a…

September 25, 2020

building in Florence

Florence as it Was: Digital Art History in a COVID World

September 25, 2020 at 3:30pm5:00pm EDT

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George Bent, the Sidney Gause Childress Professor in the Arts at Washington & Lee University will deliver a Zoom lecture on “Florence as it Was: Digital Art History in a COVID World.”…

August 27, 2020

Still Life of Oranges and Lemons with Blue Groves by Vincent Van Gogh, dated 1889. From the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon at the National Gallery of Art

Orange Night In: Virtual National Gallery of Art Tour

August 27, 2020 at 7:00pm8:00pm EDT

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Emily Francisco (M.A. ’17), an alumna of the Department of Art & Music Histories in the College of Arts and Sciences will lead a “virtual tour” of the National Gallery of Art in…

August 24, 2020

Romita Ray, Rina Banerjee, Rakhi Sarkar

Artist Webinar

August 24, 2020 at 9:30am11:30am EDT

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Romita Ray, associate professor of art history in the Department of Art & Music Histories joins internationally-acclaimed artist Rina Banerjee  and Rakhi Sarkar, Director, Centre for…

March 12, 2020

Art and Music Histories Colloquium: Decolonizing the History of American Modernism

March 12, 2020 at 10:00am11:00am EDT

Bowne Hall, 308

The Department of Art and Music Histories presents a lecture with professor Sascha Scott. This talk explores the ways in which Georgia O’Keeffe’s seemingly apolitical paintings of Hawai‘i…

March 11, 2020

CANCELED: Why Dutch Art Matters Now

March 11, 2020 at 5:30pm6:30pm EDT

Shaffer Art Building, 121

The Syracuse University Humanities Center and the Department of Art and Music Histories presents a lecture by Stephanie S. Dickey, Bader Chair in Northern Baroque Art at Queen’s University…

March 5, 2020

Harriet Ritvo lecture poster

Hybridity, Breed, and Wildness

March 5, 2020 at 5:30pm6:30pm EST

Bird Library, 114

A lecture by Harriet Ritvo, Arthur J. Conner Professor of History, MIT. Abstract: While maintaining pedigrees to guarantee purity, nineteenth-century animal breeders also occasionally attempted to…

March 2, 2020

Vincent Stephens

Visibly Hidden: Exploring Queer Masculinities in 1950s Popular Music

March 2, 2020 at 3:45pm5:00pm EST

Bird Library, 114

The Humanities Center presents a lecture with Vincent Stephens (Dickinson College). American audiences of the 1950s regularly consumed gender transgressions in popular media well before they were…

January 29, 2020

Lunchtime Lecture: Masterpieces of Seventeenth-Century Dutch Painting

January 29, 2020 at 12:15pm1:00pm EST

Shaffer Art Building, SUArt Galleries

Join exhibition curator Wayne Franits, Distinguished Professor of Art History, for a gallery talk.

January 16, 2020

portrait of a woman

Masterpieces of Seventeenth-Century Dutch Painting from Regional Collections

January 16, 2020 EST

Shaffer Art Building, SUArt Galleries

It has been estimated that in The Netherlands over the course of the seventeenth–century approximately two million paintings were created. This astonishing number reflects the prosperity of the…

Seated Native American

Making History, Justifying Conquest: Depictions of Native Americans in American Book Company Textbooks

January 16, 2020March 13, 2020 EST

Shaffer Art Building, SUArt Galleries

As the USA rose in world power in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a government-led emphasis emerged in promoting a national history in which the conquest of Native peoples was…

December 5, 2019

33rd Annual Graduate Symposium in Renaissance Art

December 5, 2019 at 10:00am1:00pm EST

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Syracuse University Florence cordially invites you to join us at the Villa Rossa on Thursday, December 5 at 4:00pm for the 33rd annual Graduate Symposium in Renaissance Art. Can’t attend?…

November 20, 2019


November 20, 2019 at 6:00pm6:30pm EST

Bowne Hall, 309

This class will be spent in the city of Siracusa (the original Syracuse!), walking, talking, and looking at art, churches and urban topography, in order to experience directly the rich and…

October 24, 2019

Diwali 2019 flyer


October 24, 2019 at 10:00am10:00pm EDT

Bowne Hall, various locations (see flyer)

Celebrate Diwali!  Light Up The Orange Grove Thursday October 24, 2019 10 a.m. onwards 308 Bowne Hall Join us to make Luminaries 5 – 6:30 p.m Light Up The Orange Grove 6:30 – 8 p.m. Shaffer Art…