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March 15, 2011

The Institute for the Creative and Performing Arts at Colgate University presents the 2010/11 Forum on the Arts

Colgate University

The Institute for the Creative and Performing Arts at Colgate University presents the 2010/11 Forum on the Arts: Form and Content: A Symposium on Cultural Property

Friday, April 1, 8:30–6:00 p.m., Golden Auditorium, Little Hall, Colgate University

Keynote Address: Derek Gillman, Executive Director and President, Barnes Foundation; President, International Cultural Property Society Friday, April 1, 4:00 p.m., Golden Auditorium, Little Hall

The history of the idea of “cultural property” as we understand it today has its roots in antiquity; early modern European art historiography furthered the notion, as writers issued caveats equating the destruction of cultural property with the dismantling and burial of culture itself. These roots are finally being examined more fully by art historians, but the analysis of the issues surrounding the use and abuse of cultural property across time and place has not been adequately interdisciplinary.

This symposium creates an opportunity for scholars active and interested in the intersection of history, politics, international relations, the arts, architecture, and human rights to consider the ways in which the conjunction of form and content of cultural property can be analyzed and understood. Focusing on the built environment, place, the idea of heritage, and the ownership of the past, our symposium will bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines to consider the ways in which cultural property is inextricably linked to the politics of cultural history and to human rights. It seeks to consider how cultural property both reflects and shapes traditions, ideologies, and loyalties, often playing a direct role in the very nature of peace and conflict. The papers in this symposium seek precisely to explore the interdependence and centrality of these staple art historical terms to the experience, perception, position, and interpretation of cultural property.

This event is free and open to the public, for more information and to register please visit www.artsinstitute.colgate.edu/registration.

Speakers

Anthony Aveni, Russell Colgate Distinguished University Professor of Astronomy and Anthropology and Native American Studies, Colgate University; Peter Balakian, Donald M. and Constance H. Rebar Professor in Humanities; Professor of English; Director of Creative Writing; Derek Gillman, President and Executive Director, Barnes Foundation; President, International Cultural Property Society; Samuel Gruber, President, International Survey of Jewish Monuments; cultural consultant, Syracuse, NY; Carolyn Guile, Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Art History, Colgate University; Eric Hemenway, Tribal Repatriation Specialist, Cultural Preservation Department, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Northern Michigan; Andrew Herscher, Assistant Professor of Architecture, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan; Christina Maranci, Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel Associate Professor of Armenian Art and Architecture, Department of Art and Art History, Tufts University; Elizabeth Marlowe, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Art History, Colgate University; Anne Pyburn, Professor of Anthropology,
 Adjunct Professor, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies,
 Director, Center for Archaeology in the Public Interest; Andrew Shanken, Associate Professor of Architecture, College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley

Related Events: Film Screening: “The Rape of Europa,” Thursday, March 31, 7:00 p.m., Golden Auditorium, Little Hall “The Rape of Europa” tells the epic story of the systematic theft, deliberate destruction and miraculous survival of Europe’s art treasures during the Third Reich and the Second World War. (2006, Produced by Lynn Nicholas and Robert Edsel) 117 min. www.rapeofeuropa.com

ICPA The Institute for the Creative and Performing Arts at Colgate University

The mission of the Institute for the Creative and Performing Arts at Colgate University is to support and promote excellence in the creative and performing arts, and to stimulate critical dialogue on the arts in the liberal arts context. The Institute encourages and supports projects that embody the broad vision and centrality of the arts, and that underscore the interdisciplinary, international and cross-cultural dimensions of creative and performing arts practice.

For further information on The Institute for the Creative and Performing Arts, please contact: DeWitt Godfrey, [email protected]

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