As a collaborative of art historians and students of visual culture, Material Collective seeks to foster a safe space for alternative ways of thinking about objects. Read more about us.

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  • #Kzoo 2016

    How can we even begin to summarize all the glories of this year’s Kalamazoo? I know that kind of hyperbole always appears in these recap posts, but seriously, there was SO MUCH this year.

  • Write a guest blog post for the Material Collective!

    The Material Collective is looking for guest blog posts and welcomes contributions on all topics that relate to the themes and mission of our group, broadly conceived (you can revisit some of those in our manifesto or just look through our past posts). Do you want to share some thoughts on a work of art […]

  • Kalamazoo, people!

    Here are the main Material Collective events this year: Our sponsored session, Speculatio, Medieval and Modern, will be on Thursday morning at 10:00 in Schneider 1140. It looks to be a great panel: co-organized by Beate Fricke and Niklaus Largier of UC Berkeley. Speakers include Elizabeth Pastan (Emory U) with “A Rose by Any Other […]

From the Manifesto

May 10, 2012 Read More