“Remembrance and Remember:" Henry Ries’s Photographs of Berlin, 1933-1980

Thursday, 15 October, 7:30 p.m. L140 Elvehjem Building




Vivien Green Fryd, who received her Ph.D. in Art History at UW-Madison in 1984, is currently Professor of Art History at Vanderbilt University, where she teaches American art from the colonial period to the present, as well as courses in nineteenth-century European art, methods in art history, American Studies, and gender studies.  In addition to numerous articles, she has published Art and Empire: The Politics of Ethnicity in the United States Capitol, 1815-1865 (Ohio University Press, 2001; reprint Yale University Press, 1992) and Art and the Crisis of Marriage: Georgia O'Keeffe and Edward Hopper (University of Chicago Press, 2003), and she is writing "Performing Sexual Trauma in Second-Wave Feminist Art."   On Thursday evening and on Friday afternoon (in L170 at 1:20) she will discuss the work and life of her uncle, the famed photographer of the Berlin Airlift, Henry Ries, and her family’s experience in World War II Berlin.  Lecture co-sponsored by Center for German and European Studies and the Departments of Art History and German.

Simona and Jerome Chazen Distinguished Chair in Art History

We are delighted to announce the establishment of the Simona and Jerome Chazen Distinguished Chair in Art History, named after its donors.  We are deeply grateful for this transformative gift to the department.  Simona and Jerry met in an art history class when they were students at UW and have a life-long love of and commitment to the arts both as collectors and as benefactors.  Their wonderful generosity made possible the expansion of the campus art museum that now bears their name, and they have enriched its holdings with valuable works from their own collection.  They are also great benefactors of the arts in New York City, where they reside. The first holder of the Simona and Jerome Chazen Distinguished Chair in Art History will be Professor Nicholas Cahill, a specialist in ancient art history and director of the Sardis Expedition since 2008.

Donors Jerome and Simona Chazen study "Monument," a sculpture by Spanish artist Joan Miro, on display in a third-floor gallery at the Chazen Museum of Art during a 2011 open house for the campus community for the museum’s expansion.