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2023 Patricia McCarron McGinn Lecture With Featured Speaker Miwon Kwon

UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center 425 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

UCLA Department of Art History proudly presents the 2023 Patricia McCarron McGinn Lecture with featured speaker Professor Miwon Kwon. Professor Kwon will present her talk entitled Through the Remains of Future Dreaming: Gerard & Kelly’s Art of Allegorical Constellations on Monday, March 6 at the Luskin Center’s Optimist Room. The lecture will begin at 4 pm followed by a reception.

Lecture by the Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow Claudia Zapata

UCLA Dodd Hall, Room 275 390 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

The UCLA Department of Art History presents a lecture by the Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow Claudia Zapata on Tuesday, May 2 at 4 PM in Dodd 275. All are welcome! Their talk is entitled “Latine/x and Chicanx Artists in Web3.” Description Web3 is an aspirational and present technological shift and social movement to create a new internet architecture that emphasizes...

2023 Gretchen Taylor Millson Lecture

UCLA Faculty Center 480 Charles E Young Dr S, Los Angeles, CA

The UCLA Department of Art History is pleased to announce Hollis Clayson’s “The Dark Side of the Eiffel Tower” as the 2023 Gretchen Taylor Millson Lecture. The lecture will examine aspects of the famous Parisian Tower’s past that have been forgotten or erased including a stint as the prime focus of French industry anxiety, service...

Ephemeral Architecture Symposium

UCLA Dodd Hall, Room 247 315 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

Please join us in Dodd Hall 247, Thursday May 18, from 4-6, for three talks, followed by a discussion with light refreshments. It’s an opportunity to hear about Paul Niell’s research (Stella Nair’s collaborator in “The Forgotten Canopy”) as well as the that of two early career architectural historians who have participated in the Center’s Core...

Professor Stephen Whiteman talk: “Beyond the ‘Global Renaissance’: Imperial Gardens and Early Modern Cosmopolitan Rule in Qing-era Eurasia,” on May 24, 2023


Jean Denis Attiret (Wang Zhicheng王致誠, 1702-1768), Giuseppe Castiglione (Lang Shining 郎世寧, 1688-1766) and others, Imperial Banquet in the Garden of Ten Thousand Trees (Wanshuyuan ciyan tu 萬樹園賜宴圖), 1755. Affixed wall painting mounted as a scroll, ink and colors on silk, 221.2 x 419.6 cm. Palace Museum, Beijing. Professor Stephen Whiteman of the Courtauld Institute of Art...

McGinn Lectures

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...