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All talks start at 12:15 pm and take place in the Seminar Room at 38 West 86th Street. These talks are open to the BGC community and invited guests.


Wednesday, February 12

Zeynep Çelik Alexander
Columbia University
Herbarium, Garden, Plantation

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Friday, February 21

Preston McLane
Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts
“Let’s Mechanize the Donbass”: Images of Industry from a Contested Heartland

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Thursday, February 27

Tucker Viemeister
Viemeister Industries; The New School
Birth Place of Industrial Design: Pratt History

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Monday, March 2

Dirk Syndram
Dresden State Art Collections
The Dresden Residence-Castle: Sixteen Years of Growth of a New Museum

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Wednesday, March 4

Enrique Rodríguez-Alegría
University of Texas at Austin
(BGC Fellow)
Making a New Spain: The Material Worlds of Colonizers

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Monday, March 16

Kristin Otto
Indiana University
Repairing the Sowei: Layers of Material Interpretation in Global Assemblages

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Thursday, March 19

Caitlin Dover (BGC ’12)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Clara Boesch (BGC ’16)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
A Different Kind of Guide for the Guggenheim

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Monday, March 30

Hazel Clark
Parsons School of Design, The New School
(BGC Fellow)
Exploring Fashion and Everyday Life: New York

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Wednesday, April 8

Mario Wimmer
University of Basel
Ranke in the Waxworks

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Wednesday, April 22

Mónica Domínguez Torres
University of Delaware
(BGC Fellow)
Contested Stories of Wealth: Depictions of the New World Pearl Trade in Early Modern Europe

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Wednesday, May 6

Lynda Nead
Birkbeck, University of London
(BGC Fellow)
Modern, Excessive, and Pleasurable: The Female Body and Media Technologies in 1950s Britain

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Past Spring 2020 BBLs

Thursday, January 30
Ira Jacknis
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, UC Berkeley
Art or Anthropology: Collecting Navajo Textiles in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, 1900–45

Thursday, February 6
Marvin Bolt
Corning Museum of Glass
Glass: Mediator Mundi