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June 2012 Communicating the Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

Panel Chair: “Art & Luxury Brands: Creative Partnerships”

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Read the full post here. “It’s a show that, on the surface at least, is about things I’m happily distanced from – organized sports, parental rules, teen angst, and curfews – and I was going to write about something completely different this month (ie. something germane to Art 21 and Open Enrollment, something to do… Continue reading Untitled

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February 2012 Art and the Mind: Neuroaesthetics, Phenomenology, and the Experience of Vision, University of Southern California (USC), LA Paper: Ferocious Fighting Men: A Phenomenological Reading of the Berserker Chessmen.

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One of my favorite courses I’ve ever taught–not least because of the amazing students I got to know during the semester. See an archive of all of our conversations on the art market here, from 2012.

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I wrote on the Lewis chessmen, part of a longer research paper into the medieval beserker and hallucinogenic sight. “Armed to the Teeth: The Lewis Chessmen,” Metropolitan Museum of Art Exhibition Blog, December 20, 2011. [PDF]

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Beginning in the 1970s and exploding in use recently, curators and artists have claimed the terms “discursive turn” and “pedagogy” to describe elements of their practice within museums.  My interest lies in neither curators, nor contemporary artists per se, but artist-educators. This paper, “Museum Education and the Pedagogic Turn,” for the journal ARTWRIT concerns a… Continue reading Untitled

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I responded to the symposium “Art Speech” held at MoMA in 2011: “What is “art speech” and how does it function and change across contexts, as art practice, interpretive gesture, vehicle of critique or connoisseurial, canonical voice? Is the spoken word just a lesser afterimage of text or is art speech always more compelling in person? Part… Continue reading Untitled

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BOOK REVIEW “Second Suburb: Levittown, Pennsylvania by Dianne Suzette Harris,” Book Review, West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture, Vol. 18, No. 1 (Spring-Summer 2011), pp. 119-121. Published by: The University of Chicago Press on behalf of the Bard Graduate Center. [JSTOR] [PDF]

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April 2011 Reconsidering Historiography 1900-1960, Art History Graduate Student Symposium, The CUNY Graduate Center, NY My great colleague and fellow architectural historian Sam Sadow and I organized this graduate student conference. Collected papers were later included in the Journal of Art Historiography Number 5, December 2011.

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March 2011 The Now Museum Symposium, The New Museum, NY Paper: When is an artist not an artist? Artists, Museum Education, and Hierarchies of Contemporaneity. I also wrote about this conference/summed up my paper there for Art21.

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“Song Dong,” Slashstroke Magazine, 2010.

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