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October 2021

The Courtauld | Forgetting and Remembering the Sea with Winslow Homer

October 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

When asked by his dealer to explain his most disquieting painting, The Gulf Stream of 1899, depicting a Black sailor adrift in shark-infested seas, Winslow Homer responded, “The subject of this picture is comprised in…

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The Courtauld | Considering Collecting: Collecting in the Digital Age

October 26 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

How can a digital space help artists, gallerists, and collectors overcome new challenges within the art market? With the Covid-19 lockdowns and an increasing awareness of the impact of global travel on the environment, artists,…

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Center for East Asian Studies | New Digital Research Methods for Chinese History

October 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ingraham Hall, Room 206, 1155 Observatory Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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How can recent advances in digital research offer scholars a macro view of data from across Chinese history? The "Books in China Database," a cutting-edge research tool, offers an answer to this question in the…

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Center for the Humanities | The Land of Open Graves: Understanding the Current Politics of Migrant Life

October 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L150, 800 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Jason De Leon "The Land of Open Graves: Understanding the Current Politics of Migrant Life" Since the mid-1990s’, the U.S. federal government has relied on a border enforcement strategy known as “Prevention Through Deterrence.” Using…

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Getty | In Conversation: Elliot Reed & Joshua Oduga

October 26 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join artist and director Elliot Reed for an intimate conversation with Art + Practice’s Public Programs and Exhibitions Manager Joshua Oduga. Through an exploration of Ellliot’s history as an artist, Reed and Oduga will discuss…

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The Courtauld | Trying to Listen to Medieval Architecture

October 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Trying to Listen to Medieval Architecture: Between Audiences and Settings and Book Launch for Towards An Art History Of The Parish Church, 1200–1399. In the humanities – and especially the so-called digital humanities – the…

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CHE Environmental Colloquium | Place Writing: Narrative as Meaning, Relations, and Ecology

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CHE Environmental Colloquium: James T. Spartz Wednesday, October 27th, 2021 | 12:00–1:00pm CT | Online via Zoom | Register here "Place Writing: Narrative as Meaning, Relations, and Ecology" Writer and editor at the University of…

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UW-Madison Art Dept. | Fall 2021 Visiting Artist Colloquium: Cat Balco

October 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Once an observational painter of cityscapes, Cat Balco makes singular, boldly brushed abstraction paintings with push or hand brooms of varying sizes, never smaller than 12” across. The brooms are significant because they are laborers’…

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The Courtauld | Open Courtauld Hour: Restaged!

October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Courtauld Gallery will open its doors this November, following the most significant modernisation project in its history. This Open Courtauld Hour will therefore provide a rare back of house tour, a sneak preview to…

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Walters Art Museum | Día de los Muertos Community Conversation: Variations on Traditions

October 28 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us for a special talk exploring the variety of traditions practiced as part of Día de los Muertos celebrations. Local artists Jessy Desantis, Alondra Flores, and Edgar Reyes will discuss their personal traditions and…

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