UW Art History GradForum lecture by Hunter College Professor Emily Braun
Art History GradForum, a graduate student group in the Art History Department at the University of Wisconsin, is pleased to announce the visit of Professor Emily Braun, one of the leading scholars of European Modernism in the field of art history in the United States. Professor Braun's interests are interdisciplinary and focus on the interaction between political ideologies and visual representation.
Distinguished Professor of art history at Hunter College and the CUNY Institute in New York and long an active curator, Professor Braun will be speak on her contribution to the recent exhibition, Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Her talk entitled "Fantomas: Juan Gris's Cubist Capers" discusses a series of Gris's Cubist collages influenced by the mysterious pulp fiction villain, Fantomas. Gris's developed works delighted in skillful visual deception; his references to the master criminal Fantomas were deeply embedded in details of composition and subject matter.
We invite you to join us for Professor Braun's lecture at the Chazen Museum of Art Auditorium at 800 University Avenue in Madison, on Thursday, April 30, at 6:30pm.