McGinn Lecture

PATRICIA MCCARRON MCGINN LECTURES

The annual Patricia McCarron McGinn Lecture was inaugurated in 1992 to showcase the scholarship of a faculty member in the Department.  It was established in honor of Patricia McCarron McGinn (1927 – 1991), who was an outstanding student in the UCLA Department of Art History. Her enthusiasm, depth of commitment, and dedication to the challenges of graduate study as a returning student enlivened and expanded the scholarly perspective of the program. To honor her memory, her family, with the generous support of many friends, established the Patricia McCarron McGinn Fund to aid students engaged in the study of art history at UCLA and to sponsor the McGinn Lectures.

Recent Honorees

2023
Miwon Kwon
“Through the Remains of Future Dreaming: Gerard & Kelly’s Art of Allegorical Constellations”

2022
Glenn Wharton
“Why Conserve Cultural Heritage? Reframing a Discipline”

2021
Zirwat Chowdhury
“The Horror of Conversation”

2020
Dell Upton
“Seeing a New South: Race and Aspiration in the Post-Emancipation Landscape”

2019
Kristopher Kersey
“Imaging the Mind in Medieval Japanese Buddhism”

2018
Lamia Balafrej
“The Art of Concealing Labor: Sugar and Architecture in 16th-century Morocco”

2017
David Scott
“Surrogates and Copies: From Veronese to Duchamp”

2016
Bronwen Wilson
“Blindness, Uncertainty, and Sensation”

2015
Sharon Gerstel
“Of Bodies and Spirits: Soundscapes of Byzantium”

2014
Stella Nair
“Alcohol, Sex, and Inca Architecture”

2013
Donald F. McCallum
“Where has everybody gone? People in the Painting of Matsumo Shunsuke”

2012
Meredith Cohen
“When Gothic Became French”

2011
Saloni Mathur
“Charles and Ray Eames in India”

2010
Steven D. Nelson
“Karmen Geï: Sex, the State, and Censorship in Dakar”

Past Honorees

Dell Upton, 2009
Charlene Villasenor Black, 2008
Z.S. Strother, 2007
George Baker, 2006
Burglind Jungmann, 2005
Irene Bierman, 2004
Miwon Kwon, 2003
Lothar von Falkenhausen, 2002
Albert Boime, 2001
Cecelia F. Klein, 2000
Cecile Whiting, 1999
Robert L. Brown, 1998
Donald McCallum, 1997
Susan B. Downey, 1996
David Kunzle, 1995
Anthony Vidler, 1994
Joanna Woods-Marsden, 1993
Albert Boime, 1992