Art Events

Current Events

Roger Stalley
"The Book of Kells: Art and Mystery in Early Medieval Europe
Roger Stalley from Trinity College, Dublin will present a lecture on "The Book of Kells: art and mystery in early medieval Europe" on Monday, September 28 at 5 p.m. in Gamble Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College. The Book of Kells is one of the most astounding achievements of medieval book painting--and also one of the most enigmatic. The lecture will consider what makes the work so remarkable – looking in turn at the micro-ornament (and how it was done), the range of color (and new discoveries about pigments), its wit, humor, and the bizarre range of ornamentation.  Stalley will then turn to the circumstances in which the Book of Kells was made, why it was made, and the fact that it was unfinished – along with the possibility that the Vikings killed the sole illuminator.

Roger Stalley is Professor emeritus of the History of Art at Trinity College, Dublin. He has written widely on the art and architecture of medieval Ireland and continental Europe. His books include Architecture and Sculpture in Ireland 1150-1350; The Cistercian Monasteries of Ireland; Irish High Crosses; Ireland and Europe in the Middle Ages; and Early Medieval Architecture.
Saturday, September 28th, 5:00 PM in Gamble Autitorium - 106 B
Free and open to the public

Molly Emma Aitken and Allison Busch
"Conversation between Image and Text in Indian Courtly Culture
Molly Aitken and Allison Bush, Associate Professors from City College of New York and Columbia University will give a lecture on Indian courtly culture.
Thursday, November 12th, 4:30 PM in Gamble Autitorium
Free and open to the public


Past Events

Malcolm Bell
"Sicily in the Age of
Malcolm Bell, Professor Emeritus from the University of Virginia will give a lecture, illustrated by works of art and architecture from Syracuse and the outlying cities.
Thursday, April 9th, 5:30 PM in Gamble Autitorium
Free and open to the public

Liz Dalby
Lecture on Hanging Asian Scrolls
Monday, April 13th, 4:30-6:00PM in Art 220
Dalby is a disdinguished anthropologist, writer, and artist.
Her lectures will bring together Five-College faculty and students
who are interested in the history of the hanging scroll as a uniquely Asian
artistic medium that presents and preserves works of art.

Maureen Millmore
Open Class Lecture on New Media Art
Monday, March 30th, 3:00 PM in Art 219

Art History Tea
Thursday, March 5th, 2nd floor lounge of Art Bldg.

Architectural Studies Tea
Monday, March 9th, 2nd floor lounge of Art Bldg.

Art History & Architectural Studies Tea
Monday, November 3rd 2014 12:15PM Art Lounge

New York City Art Bus
November 8th 2014, sign up in 201 Art Office 

Classical Vocal Music of India
Friday, April 18th, 2014
Pandits Rajan & Sajan Mishra with Pandit Ashis Sengupta on the Tabla and Shri Vyasamurti Katti on the Harmonium

Interested in pursuing graduate work in Art History or Museum Studies at a master's program?
Marc Gotlieb, 
Williams College Director of the M.A. Program will join us for a Reception and Q&A.

Archaeological Institute of America Lecture with John Younger
Professor of Classics and Academic Director of Jewish Studies at the University of Kansas
"The Temple of Zeus at Olympia: an Archaeological Biography"