Out of Time and Out of Place: Comparative Approaches in Art History CAA 2016 Session (Feb. 3-6, 2016, in Washington DC) This College Art Association Conference session, sponsored by the International Center of Medieval Art, was conceptualized by the Material Collective as a way to encourage dialogue across the sub-fields of art history. We are […]
Once upon a time (or, rather, sometime two years ago), a nineteenth-century Americanist (Melissa Gniadek) and an Anglo-Saxonist (Donna Beth Ellard) decided to propose a session for BABEL’s October 2014 meeting in Santa Barbara, CA. But what do an Americanist and Anglo-Saxonist have to say to one another? This was precisely the question that first […]
A midwestern contingent of the Material Collective just returned from the First Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, a new conference begun this year at St. Louis University.
Although I find all of the food images in the Régime du corps to be extremely charming, there is something about this depiction of fromages that continues to delight and intrigue me.
I’ve had an obsession with the work of Kiki Smith for some time. I think it was always there, nascent since my first introductory art history course decades ago, but really flourished after I saw a retrospective of her work at SFMOMA in 2005.