Society of Fellows


SOF EVENTS October 2013

Patricia Cronin, "Peplophoros and Queen of Naples Ghost," 2013
Photo courtesy of the artist
Christopher Wool, Untitled, 2010
Photo courtesy of the artist
Laurie Rush, archaeological playing cards for US soldiers
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Patricia Cronin at Centrale Montemartini in Rome, Christopher Wool at the Guggenheim, Laurie Rush lectures in Chicago, and more

10 October to 20 November

Patricia Cronin, FAAR'07 
Le Macchine, gli Dei e i Fantasmi
Musei Capitolini, Centrale Montemartini 

Panel discussion of the work with curator Ludovico Pratesi and Peter Benson Miller, Andrew Heiskell Arts Director,  Monday, October 7, 6:30pm at the Academy

Opening reception Wednesday, 9 October, 6pm to ???

Six monumental works printed on translucent silk were created expressly to be installed in the museum's industrial rooms. They are inspired by Cronin's recent series dedicated to the rediscovery of the American neoclassic artist Harriet Hosmer (1830-1908) author of the Judith Falconer (1857-1858) tomb in Sant’Andrea delle Fratte church in Rome and many other scupltures.

Curator Ludovico Pratesi writes "Cronin’s works are ghosts.They have an immaterial presence…images floating within the space, creating and suggesting a new dialogue between time, memory and desire. The exhibition is a mix of time, a mix of meaning, a renewal of space. The placement of the works throughout the museum will create a strong dialogue between past and present, archaeology and industry, and of course contemporary art.”

Via Ostiense 106 - 00154

16 October to 31 December, by appointment
Elliot Green, FAAR'12 and Robert Moskowitz, RAAR'02
Le ciel est par-dessus le toit
143 Reade Street

Opening reception 16 October 6pm to 8pm
143 Reade Street
917 517-4929

Christopher Wool
Guggenheim Museum
25 October to 22 January, 2014

This fall the Guggenheim Museum will present a comprehensive survey of the work of Christopher Wool, FAAR'90.  

1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street
212 423-3618 

22 October, 6 pm
"Protecting the Past for a More Secure Future"
Lecture by Laurie Rush, FAAR'11

There will be a free public lecture by recent Fellow, Laurie Rush, an archaeologist and anthropologist who has worked for the U.S. Department of Defense as a Cultural Resources Manager since 1998. She has extensive field experience in safeguarding important and ancient cultural sites within the U.S. concerning indigenous native peoples, and in the current areas of conflict in the Middle East. Her projects in Rome primarily included engagement with the Italian Carabinieri in their archeological protection program and  research in the the recovery and protection of art and architecture in the aftermath of WW II. 

The lecture will introduce the U.S. Department of Defense Archaeology and Historic Preservation Program in its dual role: domestically, in respect to Native American culture, and in foreign interventions. The importance of identifying and respecting the cultural property of other nations during military operations will be presented, with emphasis on recent and current conflicts in Afganistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria.

Sponsored by The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago.

Ballroom of the MacLean Center, 112 South Michigan Avenue
A photo ID is required for entry.