Daemen College Art Lecture Offers Talk on Bauhaus March 8

Daemen College Art Lecture Offers Talk on Bauhaus March 8

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Presented Through the Sister Jeanne File Art History Lecture Series

 

February 22, 2012

 

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Contacts:   Mike Andrei

                  Director-College Relations

                  716.839.8472

                  mandrei@daemen.edu 

           

                 Dr. Laura Watts Sommer

                 Director-Visual and Performing Arts

                 Daemen College

                 716.839.8359

                 lsommer@daemen.edu 

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Information: Daemen Conferences &

                 Events Office

                 716.839.8253 

 

Elizabeth Otto, associate professor in the Department of Visual Studies at the University at Buffalo, will speak 7 p.m. March 8, 2012, in Dedecker Lounge in Rosary Hall on the Daemen College campus, 4380 Main Street, in Amherst.

 

This is the fourth event for 2011/2012 in the Sister Jeanne File Art History Lecture Series at Daemen.  

 

The title of Otto’s presentation will be "Image as Investigation: Sciences of the Otherworldly at the Bauhaus." This event is free and open to the public.  It is made possible, in part, with support from the New York Council for the Humanities and the Town of Amherst.   

 

Elizabeth Otto is an art historian who focuses on issues of gender, visuality, and media culture in the later nineteenth and twentieth centuries, especially in Germany and France. In addition to co-editing The New Woman International, Otto is the author of Tempo, Tempo! The Bauhaus Photomontages of Marianne Brandt and essays on such topics as gender at the Bauhaus; the represented male body in film and photomontage in the Weimar Republic; and Siegfried Kracauer’s art historical writings. She has been a Fellow of the Alexander Humboldt Foundation; the American Association of University Women; the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); and the Humanities Center at the University of Pittsburgh.

 

Otto received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, and is an associate professor in the Department of Visual Studies at the University at Buffalo. 

 

The Sister Jeanne File Art History Memorial Lecture Series is named after Jeanne File, OSF, an art historian and internationally known calligrapher, who was one of seven Sisters of St. Francis who founded the former Rosary Hill College in 1947.

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