Our goal is to notify the Graduate Center community of events that are of particular interest to its members. This includes, for example, exhibitions and conferences which students and professors have organized or will participate in. We welcome submissions for future issues.

Conferences & Symposia* Panel Discussions* Museum Talks* Artist Talks
Exhibitions* Call for Papers* Entertainment

Conferences & Symposia

October 18 -- “Feminist Art and Art History Conference“ from 9:30-4:30 at Barnard College. This conference hopes to “share work in procurrent critical and artistic engagement with issues and activities relevant to feminism broadly defined from community actions, artistic practice, theory, history, terminology, gossip, anecdote, pedagogy, photography, beauty, visual culture, and other topics in an inclusive spirit.” This conference is divided into two The first half is Individual Presentations from 10:00- 12:00. Four students from the graduate Center are presenting. They are Loretta Lorance, John Angeline, Cynthia Lee Henthorne, and Caterina Pierre. The second half divides the audience and participants into working groups where issues like “Feminists Pedagogy“ and “Essentialism in 1970s Art“ will be topics. Entry fee on sliding scale $1-15.
Located at 3009 Broadway.

November 1 -- “The Future of the Social History of Art,” a symposium sponsored by Mount Holyoke College Art Department. Speakers will include Anna Chave, Tim Clark, Thomas Crow, Romy Golan and Richard Schiff with Paul Tucker moderating. For more information: Gail Glanville, Department of Art. Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA 01075; 413/538-2200;

February 13, 1998 -- “Anxious Pleasures: A Symposium on the Erotics of Pedagogy“ Panel with Jane Gallop, University of Wisconsin, author of Feminist Accused of Sexual Harassment, Graduate School and University Center, CUNY, 33 West 42nd Street, Third Floor Studio, 2:00 -5:00 PM

Panel Discussions

October 9 --“Between Art and Architecture“ Coordinated by architect Ulrich Desert, this discussion relates to the recent Smithsonian show “Exhibiting Cultures: The Poetics and Politics of Museum Display.“ The City College of New York at 135th Street and Convent Avenue, N.A.C. building, 212-650-8951

October 20 -- “Lighting and the City: Sensation and Sustainabilty“ Researchers, practitioners, and planners look at urban lighting projects. Cooper Union, Great Hall, 7 East 7th Street, 6:00 PM.

Museum Talks

The Brooklyn Museum of Art has talks on Saturdays at 6, literary programs at 5, followed by films at 7. The cafe court is open from 6-9 PM. With the exception of the films all events are free with museum admission. The following lecturers are associated with the Grad Center.
January 17 -- Stacey Epstein -- American Painting and Sculpture collection at 6:00
January 31 -- Mary Donahue -- Ancient Egyptian collection on at 6:00 PM.

Artist Talks

International Center of Photography,
1133 Sixth Avenue at 43rd Street,
212.860.1776 ext. 156
Oct. 8 Lauren Greenfield,
Oct. 15 James Fee,
Oct. 22 Max Aguilera-Hellweg,
Oct. 29 Lillian Bassman,
Nov. 5 Gregory Crewdson,
Nov. 12 Larry Sultan,
Nov. 19 Susan Meiselas,
Dec. 3 Merry Alpern,
Dec. 10 Michael Kenna,
Dec. 17. Thomas Roma.

October 14 -- “The Breast,“ with sculptor Nancy Fried, a slide presentation, as part of the Fall Speaker's Series for Women's Studies at the Graduate School and University Center, CUNY, 33 West 42nd Street 5:30 - 7:30 PM. Room 1800

Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd St., 212.708.9781. Studies in Modern Art Lecture Series. The theme is “Modern Stories.“ It is held in Titus Theater at 6:30pm. Students $5.
Oct. 14 W.J. T. Mitchell,
Oct. 28 Richard Wollheim,
Nov. 11. Susan Stewart and
Nov. 18 Homi Bahba.
Conversations with Contemporary Artists is held in the Education center at 6:30 pm. Free for students.
Oct. 24, Peter Halley,
Oct. 31 Vik Munoz,
Nov. 7 John Currin,
Nov. 14 Ayse Birsel,
Nov. 21 Beth B.,
Dec. 5 Sue Williams.

November 4 -- “Fragile Dwelling“ a slide lecture on homes created by “homeless.“
Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street, 6:30 PM.

Local Exhibitions

“Against the Tide?“ at The Bronx Museum of the Arts. Five women from China currently living either in China or New York. Their work engages with gender issues or aspects of daily life.
At, 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY; 718/681-6181. Curated by Lydia Yee.

“Robert Rauschenberg: A Retrospective” presented by the Guggenheim Museum opens September 18, 1997 at three New York sites; Fifth Avenue museum, the Soho locations and Ace Gallery. Sept. 19 - Jan. 11.

“Robert Rauschenberg: Arcadian Retreats” PaceWildenstein Gallery will also be showing new fresco work mixed with photographic images from the late 1940s to 1990s; Sept. 19 - Oct. 18.
32 E. 57 St.

“Celluloid Cave,” a film exhibition already shown in New York’s Thread Waxing Space will be traveling.
Locations and dates Tba. Catalogue by Lisa Jaye Young.

“Eye of the Beholder; Photographs from the Avon Collection,“ at the International Center of Photography, 1133 Avenues of the Americas at 43rd Street, opens September 12 - November 13, 1997. This young collection holds key works by women photographers.

“Despo Magoni“ curated by Thalia Vrochopoulos, September 16- October 8, 1997.
Andre Zarre Gallery.

“The Private Collection of Edgar Degas“ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
opens October 1 - January 11, 1998.

“Richard Diebenkorn“ at the Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street,
opens October 9 - January 11, 1998.

“Monet and the Mediterranean“ presented by the Brooklyn Museum of Art opens October 10 and runs through January 4. It is the first exhibition of Monet in New York in Twenty years.
For tickets call 1.800.228.MONET

“Richard Serra's Torqued Ellipses“ at Dia Center for the Arts, 542 West 22nd Street,
opens September 25 - June 14 1998.

“Dan Flavin,(1962/63, 1970, 1996)“ at Dia Center for the Arts, 548 West 22nd Street,
opens September 11 - June 14, 1998.

“The Warhol Look/Glamour Style Fashion“ at the Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street,
opens November 8 - January 18, 1998.

“Brett Weston in New York“ at the International Center of Photography, 1130 Fifth Avenue at 94th Street,
opens September 19 - November 30, 1997.

“Translocation“ Multimedia work by black British artists. Utilizing media/technology this exhibit examines "the margin" as a place of innovation and experiment. October 1 - November 14, 1997. The City College of New York, 135th Street at Convent Avenue. Y building, room 307, 212- 650-8961, for additional information

“Installation“ site-specific work by Al Loving. November 19, 1997 - December 28, 1997. The City College of New York, 135th Street at Convent Avenue. Y building, room 307 212- 650-8961.

“The Circle Comes Round: Recent Art from the Dominican Republic“ February 15, 1998 - April The City College of New York 212- 650-8961.

“Between There and Here“ An exhibition of artists who explore the dichotomous relationships between their birthplaces and the cultural surroundings in which they work. April 27, 1998 - June 1, 1998. The City College of New York 212- 650-8961.

Call for Papers:

The 5th Annual CUNY Graduate Center Art History Student Symposium invites papers from all disciplines to be submitted for CRITICAL SPEED. Submission deadline JANUARY 15, 1998


Free to students on the day of performance (if space is available) are operatic performances: City Opera New Visions as the Guggenheim. Just show up for music and conversations with the artists, or for tickets call 212-870-5643. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue.
October 26 and October 27 -- “Marco Polo“
March 29 and March 30 -- “Emmeline and Paul Bunyan“