Join us for a new season of A Tour of the World in 6 Artworks!
October 13, 2022: Horacio Ramos will discuss the only known portrait of a named indigenous woman, Manuela Tupac Amaru, in Colonial Peru. This talk analyzes various objects worn by Indigenous elites to demonstrate the role of the arts in affirming social and political currency in the Andes.
November 10, 2022: Dr. Midori Yamamura of Kingsborough CC will introduce us to an interactive work by Yoko Ono, "Painting to Hammer a Nail In". This talk examines the transformations of Ono’s Painting to Hammer a Nail In (1961/66/67) in relation to her gender in Tokyo, New York, and London. It discusses how Ono envisioned forming society using art.
December 13, 2022: Dr. Lauren Jimmerson examines a Ukrainian print within the context of artist Maria Prymachenko's oeuvre as we learn about her fusion of folk and avant-garde techniques. We will learn about the heroic attempt to save Prymachenko's work when a museum was burned by Russian forces in March 2022 as well as the international endeavor to save the art and culture of Ukraine.
February 9, 2023: Dana Liljegren returns to speak about récupération in Senegal—crafting sculpture and assemblage installations out of repurposed materials from the local environment.
March 9, 2023: Mughal Architecture
April 27, 2023: Dr. Maia Nuka, curator of Oceanic Art at the Met, introduces us to a major work of Oceanic art.