Art History and the Present

2007–2008

What is the relationship between the writing of art history and the present of art? How does the current preoccupation with contemporary art shape writing and scholarship about the art of the past?

Participants included


Ian BalfourYork University and Getty Scholar
Susan Buck-MorssCornell University and Getty Scholar
Lynne CookeDia Art Foundation
Leonard FolgaraitVanderbilt University and Getty Scholar
Jonathan HarrisUniversity of Liverpool
Johanne LamoureuxUniversité de Montréal and Clark Fellow
Kobena MercerMiddlesex University and Clark Fellow
Erika NaginskiHarvard University and Clark Fellow
Tina T. TakemotoCalifornia College of the Arts
Michael R. TaylorPhiladelphia Museum of Art and Clark Fellow