Lectures & Panels

Lectures
  • "The Feast of St. Nicholas", Harley School, Brighton, NY, December 11, 2012
  • "Opening It Up: Picasso’s Sheet-Metal Guitar", Rochester Museum & Science Center Preschool, November 17th, 2011
  • "Thoughts on Francis, and on the History of Art", for Viva l’Italia! Celebrating Italian Culture, Rochester Institute of Technology, April 2011
  • "Henri Matisse: Being Naughty", Rochester Museum & Science Center Preschool, January 28th, 2011
  • "Making Sense of Chaos", (on the state of contemporary figurative painting), Visual Arts Department, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, November 12, 2009

  • "Quirky: Contemporary Abstract Painting and Sculpture", Westport Arts Center, Westport, Connecticut, November 29th, 2007 
  • "Michelangelo’s Drawings for Apostle Statues for the Cathedral of Florence", Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Imaging Arts & Sciences, NY, October 11th, 2006 
  • "Art and Politics in Florence and Siena: 1260-1560", at Imaging in Tuscany, organized by the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, at Radda, Chianti, Italy, October 2003 
  • "On the Primacy of the Object," Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Imaging Arts & Sciences, NY, January 2003 
  • "Jasper Johns: 'Things the Mind Already Knows'", University of Northern Iowa, Department of Art, April 2000, and Western Illinois University, Department of Art, May 1999 
  • "Caravaggio: The Contarelli Chapel", University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Department of Visual Arts, April 2000, and Colgate University, Department of Art and Art History, NY, April 2000 
  • "A Courtly Art: Brass Sculpture from Benin", Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Imaging Arts & Sciences, NY, March 2000 
  • "Thoughts on Baroque Art and Architecture", Oberlin College, Department of Hispanic Studies, OH, October 1999 
  • "Lorenzo Ghiberti: The North Door of the Baptistery of Florence", Oberlin College, Department of Art, OH, June 1999 
  • "Michelangelo’s Commission for Apostle Statues for the Cathedral of Florence", Hofstra University, Department of Fine Arts / Art History / Graduate Humanities, NY, April 1999, and the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Florence, Italy, November 1994 
  • "Renaissance Patronage", at Vassar College Alumni Meeting, Florence, Italy, October 1994 
  • "Jasper Johns’ neutraliteit: 1955-58", Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, April 1987 
Panels

  • "Art 21, Excerpts from Seasons 4 and 6: Jenny Holzer, Alfredo Jaar, An-My Lê, Glenn Ligon, and Nancy Spero", Rochester Institute of Technology, October 15, 2013 (with Nadia Adams, Roberley Bell, Angela Kelly, Jessica Lieberman, and Danielle Smith)
  • Thoughts on Robert Sagerman’s exhibition of paintings: "On and On: Inquiries into Indeterminacy", Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, May 15th, 2009 (with Mary Birminghman and Robert Sagerman) 
  • "From Dissertation to Article or Book", Wallace Library, Rochester Institute of Technology, April 16th, 2009 
  • "Contemporary Abstract Painting: Thoughts on the 'tondo'", Wooster Arts Space, New York City, February 17th, 2006 (with Richard Kalina, Benjamin La Rocco and Marjorie Welish) 
  • "Art, Money and Politics", La Jolla Chamber Music Society: SummerFest La Jolla, CA, August 2000