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Research and Academic Explore

Season 3

October 12, 2021: “What Sort of Problems Does an Artwork Pose?”: Joan Kee on Art History as an Infinite Game

October 19, 2021: “Becoming Belonged”: Roberto Tejada on the Political Project of Photography and Poetry

October 26, 2021: "How Do We Know What We Know?”: Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi on Fieldwork and Evidence

November 2, 2021: “What a Picture Can't Offer”: Michael Gaudio on the Imaginative Work of Sound in Art History 

November 9, 2021: “To See the Effects of Sound”: Niall Atkinson on Acoustic Topographies of the Early Modern

November 16, 2021: “To Approach the Object from Outside”: Joseph Koerner on History, Trauma, and Wonder  

November 23, 2021: “Grounded by a Set of Relations”: Nancy Um on Horizontal Cultures within Art History 

November 30, 2021: “The Ethics of Seeing”: Kaira M. Cabañas on Creative Care and Art’s Histories

December 7, 2021: “Between the Personal and the Historical”: Asma Naeem on Listening to Art and Visual Culture


In the Foreground is hosted by Caro Fowler and produced by Caitlin Woolsey and Caro Fowler, with music by lightchaser, editing by John Buteyn, and additional support provided by Jessie Sentivan.