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Apr 13, 2017. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

The Art of the Dealers

Who doesn’t like a good story about art, international espionage, and global commerce? Consider this one. In 1765, the French government of Louis XV dispatched two emissaries to China with six large tapestries intended for the Qianlong emperor. In theory, this was a gesture of Enlightenment universalism by France’s minister of state, Henri-Leonard Bertin.

Apr 04, 2017. Posted by Anne Deveau

HTC PhD Candidate Nisa Ari, whose research explores the relationships between cultural politics and the development of art and art institutions in the Middle East, won the 2017 Rhonda A. Saad Prize for Best Paper in Modern and Contemporary Arab Art from the Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran and Turkey.

Mar 30, 2017. Posted by Anne Deveau

On Thursday, April 6th, Caroline A Jones, MIT Professor of Art History, and Rebecca Uchill, MIT Center for Art Science & Technology Postdoctoral Fellow, along with Harvard University Professor Peter Galison, will be the opening keynote panel for the graduate student conference “Technical Landscapes: Aesthetics and the Environment in the History of

Mar 28, 2017. Posted by Anne Deveau

Kristel Smentek's presentation entitled “Bouchardon, P.-J. Mariette, and the ‘Pure Taste’ of the Antique” is part of The Getty Center's symposium "Bouchardon and His Contemporaries" and examines mid-eighteenth-century conceptions of ancient Greek art and the role of antique engraved gems in constructions of a "pure" Greek style.

Mar 13, 2017. Posted by Anne Deveau

Announcing a Call for Papers for the MIT History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture + Art Graduate Student Conference to held on October 14, 2017 

polemic… Polemic?  POLEMIC!

Jan 23, 2017. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

Research shows how rebuilding Britain’s Houses of Parliament in the 1800s helped create clean-air laws.

Britain’s dazzling Houses of Parliament building, constructed from 1840 until 1870, is an international icon. But the building’s greatest legacy may be something politicians and tourists don’t think about much: the clean air around it.

Jan 06, 2017. Posted by Anne Deveau

Faculty members Timothy Hyde and Lauren Jacobi and Alumni Lucia Allais (PhD 2008) and Martin Bressani (SMArchS 1985) will be speaking at St. Catherine’s College in Oxford England on January 14, 2017.