SERIES: Art History Colloquium for Visual & Material Histories

Photo of work of art by Joseph Cornel showing object inside a wooden box with a glass top.
Joseph Cornell; Eclipsing Binary, Algol, with Magnitude Changes; circa 1965; wood, glass, clay, rubber, steel, paper, paint; 7-15/16 x 17-1/8 x 3-7/8 inches overall; for more information visit
Event Date & Time
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Event Location
445 Heller Hall

271 19th Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

The Department of Art History is pleased to announce the start of an informal colloquium series for faculty and grad students across the university: anyone who is engaged in the enterprise of understanding history and human experience through visual and material records. Twice per semester, we invite colleagues to join us in informal coffee-hour conversations, which will center on big, simple key-terms or concepts that relate to a wide range of subjects and methodologies in the allied humanistic research into visual and material histories.

The goals of the colloquium include: to provide an opportunity for colleagues in primarily single-author disciplines to talk informally about their current thinking and research in a collaborative setting; to offer a challenge to colleagues to find common ground around “big-tent” topics; and to provide the chance for some very low-stakes ways to have coffee together, talk about ideas, and engage in non-instrumental forms of academic dialogue.


Wed, Sept 27 
TOPIC: Animals 
2:30-4:00 pm 
Heller #445

Wed, Oct 25 
TOPIC: What Aren’t You Working On? Dream Projects, Side Projects, Abandoned Projects
Noon-1:30 pm 
Heller #445

Wed, Jan 31 
TOPIC: Crushes 
3:30-5:00 pm 
Heller #445

Wed, April 3 
TOPIC: Color
3:30-5:00 pm 
Heller #445

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