The Resonant Object: A Symposium to Honor Charles W. Haxthausen

The Resonant Object: A Symposium to Honor Charles W. Haxthausen

Saturday

May 19, 2018

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Auditorium

225 South St
Williamstown, MA 01267

The Resonant Object: A Symposium to Honor Charles W. Haxthausen, May 18-19, 2018 

Nearly twenty years after the landmark Clark Conference “The Two Art Histories,” graduates from the Williams-Clark program will gather to honor its former director, and to consider, with fresh eyes, the intellectual, vocational, and pedagogical challenges posed by the art object.


Friday, May 18

5:00 PM: RECEPTION

5:30 PM: INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
Olivier Meslay, Felda and Dena Hardymon Director of the Clark Art Institute
Robin Schuldenfrei

"The Cathedral of Cinema: Fritz Lang's Metropolis"
Charles W. Haxthausen, Robert Sterling Clark Professor of Art History, Emeritus

Saturday, May 19

9:15 AM: WELCOMING REMARKS
Lisa Saltzman, Starr Director, Research and Academic Program

INTRODUCTION: THE RESONANT OBJECT
Amy K. Hamlin ’00

9:30 AM: ART HISTORY'S SITES 
Robin Schuldenfrei ’00, “Moholy-Nagy and Architecture’s Material Abstraction”
Rebecca Uchill ’05, “What Matters”

Moderator: Amy K. Hamlin

10:30 AM: BREAK

11:00 AM: ART HISTORY'S TIMES
Joshua O’Driscoll ’07, “Inventing Abstraction: circa 950”
Graham Bader ’95, “Collage and Care”
Kristina Van Dyke ’99, “The Object of Art History in Oral Cultures”

Moderator: Erica DiBenedetto ’09

12:30 PM: BREAK

1:45 PM: ART HISTORY'S ANXIETIES 
Scott Allan ’99, “‘A Course of Discoveries’: Théodore Rousseau at the Getty”
Robert Slifkin ’02, “On Dennis Oppenheim’s Marionette Theater”

Moderator: Austen Barron Bailly ’99

2:45 PM: BREAK

3:15 PM: BEYOND THE BINARY - AFTERNOON ROUNDTABLE
Victoria Sancho Lobis ’02, “The Multiple Contexts for Colonial Latin American Art”
David Breslin ’04, “No Unconsciousness”
De-Nin Lee ’95, “Resonant Landscapes”
Ellery Foutch ’03, “The Resonance of ‘Non-Art’ Objects”
Andrea Gyorody ’09, “Reviving Hannah Wilke’s Homage to a Large Red Lipstick”

Moderator: Lisa Dorin ’00

4:30 PM: CLOSING REMARKS
Marc Gotlieb, Director of the Graduate Program in the History of Art and Class of 1955 Memorial Professor of Art

Sponsored by the Williams Graduate Program in the History of Art

Image: Joseph Beuys (German, 1921–1986), Felt Suit, 1970. Wool felt with ink stamp. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, The Willy and Charlotte Reber Collection, Patrons of the Busch-Reisinger Museum Fund, 1995.231.A-B. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn