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BARD COLLEGE'S CENTER FOR CURATORIAL STUDIES PRESENTS A TWO-DAY CONFERENCE ON THE HISTORY OF EXHIBITION Panels on May 11 and 12 will explore significant exhibitions of the past two centuries with scholars and museum curators and directors

Emily Darrow

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.-A two-day conference, "The History of Exhibition," presented by the Center for Curatorial Studies (CCS) at Bard College, will feature new studies of historically significant exhibitions of the past two centuries. All conference sessions will be held at the Bertelsmann Campus Center at Bard College on Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12. On Friday at 6:00 p.m., there will be a reception at the Center for Curatorial Studies. The conference is free and open to the public.

Scholars, curators, and museum directors will discuss exhibitions in 19th and 20th-century France, exhibitions in the United States and Europe in the 1960s and after, the international exhibitions Documenta and the São Paulo Bienal, constructivist exhibitions in Russia in the 1920s and 1930s, dissident exhibitions in China in the 1980s, and exhibitions of Central European art after 1989. "The History of Exhibition" concludes a program of research residencies and conferences that has been supported by a grant to the CCS from the Getty Grant Program.

Panelists include Konstantin Akinsha, independent art historian, Washington, D.C.; Carol Armstrong, professor of art history, Princeton University; Stephen Bann, professor of art history, University of Bristol; Benjamin Buchloh, professor of art history, Columbia University; Susan Cahan, senior curator and director of arts programs, Peter Norton Family Foundation; Catherine David, curator, French National Museums; T. J. Demos, assistant professor of art history, Maryland Institute, College of Art; Wu Hung, Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor of Chinese Art History, University of Chicago; Ivo Mesquita, director, Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo; Piotr Piotrowski, professor of art history, Institute of Art History, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznán, Poland; Abigail Solomon-Godeau, professor of art history, University of California, Santa Barbara; and Martha Ward, associate professor of art history, University of Chicago.

For further information, call the CCS at 845-758-7598 or e-mail

Conference Schedule:

"The History of Exhibition," Bertelsmann Campus Center, Bard College

Friday, May 11

Panel 1: 1:00-3:00 p.m., "Exhibitions in 19th-Century France: Delaroche and Manet"
Participants: Stephen Bann and Carol Armstrong

Panel 2: 3:30-5:30 p.m., "Paris and New York: Van Gogh and Duchamp"
Participants: Martha Ward and T. J. Demos

Reception: 6:00 p.m., Center for Curatorial Studies

Saturday, May 12

Panel 3: 10:00 a.m. -12:45 p.m., "Inside and Outside the Museum: Harlem on My Mind, Artists' Exhibitions as Institutional Critique, and The Family of Man"
Participants: Susan Cahan, Benjamin Buchloh, and Abigail Solomon-Godeau

Panel 4: 2:00-3:45 p.m., "International Exhibitions: Documenta and the São Paulo Bienal"
Participants: Catherine David and Ivo Mesquita

Panel 5: 4:00-6:45 p.m., "Exhibition Histories: Russia, China, and Central Europe
Participants: Konstantin Akinsha, Wu Hung, and Piotr Piotrowski

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