Entries by Jaime McLeod

Lunder Institute Talks: Daisy Desrosiers with Naeem Mohaiemen

Recorded on via Zoom on Thursday, September 24, 2020, at 6 p.m., this is the first installment of the Lunder Institute Talks, a series of live, hour-long Zoom conversations with scholars and artists who are shaping the field of American art. Together, Lunder Institute area directors (Daisy Desrosiers, Theaster Gates, and Tanya Sheehan) and invited […]

Lunder Institute Launches New Virtual Talk Series for Fall 2020

The Lunder Institute for American Art is pleased to announce the Lunder Institute Talks, a series of live, hour-long Zoom conversations with scholars and artists who are shaping the field of American art. Together, Lunder Institute area directors (Daisy Desrosiers, Theaster Gates, and Tanya Sheehan) and invited guests will explore contemporary questions through artistic practice. […]

Lunder Institute Appoints Maya Lin to 2020–21 Senior Fellowship

In acknowledgement of her achievements as an artist who has re-envisioned monuments and whose practice actively contributes to a deeper understanding of human impacts on the environment, the Lunder Institute for American Art has appointed renowned artist Maya Lin as a senior fellow for the 2020–21 academic year. Throughout the year, Lin will participate in […]

Colby Faculty Lead Teaching with Primary Sources Workshops

The now virtual Teaching with Primary Sources workshop series, co-organized by the Lunder Institute, the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art, and the Cleveland Museum of Art, continued its programming throughout the summer. In May and June, Rachel Beane (Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Bowdoin College) led a two-part, interactive discussion on Zoom with the ten […]

Naeem Mohaiemen Named a 2020–21 Senior Fellow

Naeem Mohaiemen has been selected to be a Senior Fellow for the 2020–21 academic year. As the inaugural recipient of an Alfonso Ossorio Creative Production Grant, an endowed program overseen by the Lunder Institute, he will develop a new film based on collaborative research with Colby faculty and students, and with additional research at sites […]

The New Social Environment: Daisy Desrosiers and Joan Jonas

Our own Daisy Desrosiers, director of artist programs, recently joined with video performance pioneer Joan Jonas for a conversation for the 104th installment of The Brooklyn Rail’s New Social Environment series. Their vibrant conversation covers Joan’s interest in mythology, the importance of collaboration, new technology, and culminates with a robust Q&A (including cameos from Theaster Gates […]

Teaching with Primary Sources Goes Virtual

As institutions around the world abruptly turned to remote teaching this spring, the Teaching with Primary Sources Workshop series—a unique collaboration among the Lunder Institute, the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art, and the Cleveland Museum of Art that offers professional training to early career academics—also moved its activities to the virtual realm.

Statement of Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

The brutal and seemingly nonchalant killing of George Floyd by a police officer while other officers stood by is an excruciating but far too common occurrence in this country’s long and persistent history of devaluing the lives of black Americans….Racialized violence lays bare the remarkable inequities in our society. We have seen the manifestation of […]

Student Research Assistant Roundtable

Colby students who served as research assistants for the Lunder Institute for American Art in 2019–20 share their experiences working for the Institute’s inaugural cohort of Research Fellows. Jessamine Batario, Lunder Institute Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow for Artistic and Scholarly Engagement and Programs, moderates the discussion with Carter Wynne ’20, Katie Herzig ’20, Jane MacKerron ’20, […]

Lunder Institute Announces 2020–21 Scholarly Senior Fellows

The Lunder Institute supports scholarly and creative research by scholars, curators, and artists. We are pleased to announce the senior fellowships of scholars Romi Crawford and David Park Curry. Romi Crawford (Ph.D.) is a 2020–21 Lunder Institute senior fellow and is working on a monographic publication on Lunder Institute Distinguished Visiting Artist and Director of […]

Interview: Emmanuel Sogunle ’21 Reflects on His Work with the Maine Makers’ Map

Emmanuel Sogunle ’21 was one of two Colby students to assist Lunder Institute Director of Artist Programs Daisy Desrosiers in the creation of the Maine Makers’ Map, an interactive tool to facilitate networking between visiting artists and highly skilled craftspeople in Maine. In this interview, he reflects on his experience. Q: How would you describe the Makers’ […]

Lunder Institute Staff Members Contribute to The Brooklyn Rail

The River Rail, a joint project between Colby College and The Brooklyn Rail, was published last fall but our collaborations with the arts journal have continued. Phong Bui, the Rail’s founder and artistic director, as well as the 2019–20 Lunder Institute senior fellow, invited two members of the LIAA staff to serve as guest critics […]

Recapping Our Inaugural Research Symposium and Mellon Faculty Grants

The Lunder Institute’s inaugural research symposium—focused on the 2019–20 scholarly theme of art by African Americans—took place on March 13, 2020. Due to the public health crisis, we moved this day of research talks from the Colby campus to the virtual world of Zoom. The event included presentations by the Institute’s six 2019–20 research fellows, […]

Research Symposium: Art by African Americans

On Friday, March 13, 2020, the Lunder Institute for American Art hosted a research symposium on art by African Americans. This live-streamed, daylong event featured work-in-progress presentations by the six 2019-2020 Lunder Institute Research Fellows, discussions moderated by Distinguished Scholar Tanya Sheehan, and a roundtable with leading scholars focused on questions about the state of […]