Lectures, Films, & Symposium

Lectures, Films, & Symposium

Lectures  • Symposium 


Baskets & Data: Making Weather Tactile in the Digital Age
Nathalie Miebach, Artist
Thursday, April 10 / 4pm

Miebach discusses her translations of scientific data from the realms of astronomy, ecology, and meteorology into sculpture, installation, and musical scores, while exploring the intersection of art and science. Links to Miebach’s 2011 Ted Talk and the January 2014 issue of American Craft Magazine, featuring a cover article about the artist, are available on her website. This lecture is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Diane Burko: Glacial Perspectives

Part of the interdisciplinary seminar series Polar Perspectives on Art and Science. The museum’s partners include the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy; Department of Geography; Rutgers Climate Institute; the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences; and the Institute for Women and Art. These partnerships are co-sponsored by the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers) as part of the 2013-2015 Biennial Theme: “Global Health!”

Supported in part by income from the Andrew W. Mellon Endowment Fund

From Lucidity to Freedom: On Color and Light in the Intrepid Art of Modernist Odessa
Myroslava Mudrak, Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University
Wednesday, April 30 / 6pm (exhibition reception: 4:30pm)

The program begins with an opening reception for Odessa's Second Avant-Garde: City and Myth begining at 4:30pm. Olena Martynyuk leads a tour through the exhibition for which she selected more than 50 works—many on view for the first time in the United States—from the Zimmerli’s Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union. At 6pm, Myroslava Mudrak presents a lecture on the art of Odessa titled From Lucidity to Freedom: On Color and Light in the Intrepid Art of Modernist Odessa. A renowned specialist in Russian and Ukrainian avant-garde art, Mudrak’s studies of unofficial art began during the final years of the Soviet era, which allowed her to witness significant late 20th-century cultural events in Odessa. She is author of The New Generation and Artistic Modernism in the Ukraine and Contemporary Art from the Ukraine: An Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture, among others. Visitors to the events also have an opportunity to meet several of the artists featured in the exhibition.



Striking Resemblance: The Changing Art of Portraiture
Friday, March 7 and 
Saturday, March 8 

Scholars from a variety of perspectives and disciplines explore the changing definitions and fortunes of the portrait from the nineteenth century to the present, and the ways that we present and see ourselves.

For full details, visit the Symposium link on the Striking Resemblance webpage.  

Supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Photos McKay Imaging Photography