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Reading of On Kawara’s One Million Years at Dia Beacon

DIA: Beacon  is  recruiting volunteers for the reading of On Kawara’s One Million Years.  As a part of the 10th Anniversary Celebration May 18 – 19, 2013, there will be a live reading of On Kawara‘s One Million Years on both days. This presentation, which speaks to the passage and marking of time, will commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Dia:Beacon. Kawara‘s One Million Years consist of a male and female reader alternating the reading of Past and Future dates in numerical order. At Dia:Beacon, all readings will be done in hour-long sessions from 11 am to 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

DIA would like to extend the opportunity at this time to students, patrons, staff and friends of Dia to participate in this unique work of art. To reserve a timeslot, please contact Kathleen Anderson at or 845.440.0100.  Please feel free to share with friends and colleagues – and urge them to sign up for those Sundays slots!  The only requirement is that the readings must be done in English.

Megan Holly Witko
Curatorial Department Assistant
Dia Art Foundation
535 West 22nd Street 4th Floor 
New York New York 10011

Notes from the Chair, Uncategorized

Medievalist Candidate

Candidate for the tenure-track Medieval Position in Art History

Beatrice Kitzinger
Stanford University

will give a talk:
“Manuscript Space and the Material Cross in the Late Eighteenth Century”

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Reem Kayden Science Bldg. 102
6:00 pm

Sponsored by the Office of the Dean and the Art History Program


Vitrine Exhibition: Album Covers by David Stone Martin for Mary Lou Williams

Illustrator David Stone created album covers
for Pianist and Composer Mary Lou Williams

Although their brief love affair ended, they maintained
a life long connection. She helped him get his start as
an illustrator of record albums– the field in which
he made his fame and fortune and he in turn created
some of his most memorable record covers for her.

View the online catalogue:

Vitrine Exhibition in Charles P. Stevenson Library
Opening Reception, February 13th, 5:00-6:30 pm


Art History Majors’ Event

The Art History Faculty invites majors and prospective majors
to an Information Session:


Meet the art history professors, fellow majors and students, and hear about next semester’s courses!

Wednesday, October 26th,
6:00 pm
Faculty Dining Room

Refreshments served.
Please rsvp to Jeanette at x7158 or

Gal About Town, Uncategorized

China Institute

Along the Yangzi River:
Regional Culture of the Bronze Age from Hunan
China Institute in America

25 East 65th St, between Lexington and Park Avenues

Review by Patricia Karetzky
January 27, 2011 – June 12, 2011

Bronze Elephant

The China Institute is once again hosting a marvelous exhibition of the most precious objects lent from China. These ancient bronzes from the Hunan Provincial Museum are over three thousand years old. Beautiful and skillfully crafted, the bronze vessels, which represent a regional culture of the south, are a unique interpretation of local beliefs and decorative preferences. The rare elephant-shaped container, nearly 9 inches tall, is encrusted with a design comprising dozens of animals, making it especially fit for ritual use–it is a sort of gravy boat fashioned to hold liquids in its wide body with a lid and its trunk is the spout. A square bronze vessel nearly 16 inches tall has on each of its long sides, the image of a human face that menacingly looks out at the viewer. In addition there are dozens of finely crafted articles for the heating, mixing and drinking of wine as well as an assortment of tripods and large bowls for the preparation and serving of food. Several large size bells are also on view.  In the darkly lit gallery, these ritual articles provide a real insight into the nature of sacred rituals in ancient China.


Art History Program Field Trip to the MET

Dated: Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Art History Program will have its deparmental field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art this Saturday, February 26th.  We have two school buses leaving Kline parking lot at 9:00 am to go to the MET and leaving the MET to return to Bard at 5:00 pm.  We are opening the trip up to the Bard community as there are available seats on the bus.  If you wish to take advantage of this opportunity, please come to the Art History Department main office, Fisher Annex 112, today or tomorrow, with $15.00 and secure a seat.  It is a very affordable and convenient way to visit the MET and NYC.

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