I teach and talk about ancient Mediterranean art and its afterlives, the history of aesthetics, and curatorial practice; caregiving, and brain injury.

Recent

“Color and Chora” for the Program in Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Johns Hopkins.

Peopling the Past with Carolyn Laferriere and Chelsea Gardner: Living in a Material World: Jennifer Stager and Technicolor Statues



"Dragon's Blood and the Blood of Dragons" as the opening session of the Gardner Center for Asian Art's fall series Color in Asian Art: Material and Meaning.



In Spring 2020 I launched the iterative, research-driven Antioch Recovery Project (ARP) which investigates mosaics from the ancient city of Antioch (modern Antakya, Turkey, near the border with Syria) now in the collection of the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Hopkins Arts & Sciences magazine included a profile on this project and highlighted student work in this research-driven course.



Form Beyond the Aesthetic (a workshop)
06 March 2020 JHU & The Baltimore Museum of Art



"Marks for Words: on making from ancient Greek ekphrasis" in Languages of Art History at CAA (14 February 2020)

"Color and the Built Environment" Yale (04 Feb 2020)

“When Matter Becomes Form” New Materialism, Old Material MLA Seattle (January 2020)

"Seeing Color in Ancient Mediterranean Art: In conversation with Sarah Derbew and Susanne Ebbinghaus" Harvard Art Museums (December 2019)

“Color & Contempt” Siren Echoes: Sound, Image, and the Media of Antiquity Cornell (Nov 2019)

“Seeing Color in Ancient Mediterranean Art” Pepperdine College (October 2019)

“Color, Vision, and Variegation” University of Washington, Seattle (May 2019)

“Curatorial Practice and the Machine” Simpson Center, University of Washington, Seattle (May 2019)

“Color, keramos, and cosmos” Theoretical Archaeology Group, Syracuse (May 2019)

Sappho's Colors (Nov 11 at PAMLA)









The Power of Color in Art: Polychromy and Pigments in Ancient Mediterranean and Latin American Art
February 2nd 2018 at UC Davis; 4-7pm

Color in Classical Art
05 October 17 at the de Young Museum

Rethinking Color in Ancient Mediterranean Art
20 May 17 at the Legion of Honor Museum

Materiality in Art
08 December 16 at California College of the Arts

Picasso's Classicism
20 January 17 at Los Angeles County Museum

Living w/ Traumatic Brain Injury
03 November 16 with Peter Radavich and Dr. Phiroz Tarapore at UCSF