Mark your calendars! Fall 2014 at the IFA

Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 6:30 PM
Artists at the Institute
Charles Simonds
Open to the public. More info and RSVP here.
(Don’t miss Simonds on Bomb!)

Monday, October 27, 2014, 6:30 PM
Artists at the Institute
Simon Fujiwara
Open to the public. More info and RSVP here.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 6:00 PM
Latin American Forum featuring The Great Hall Exhibitions Artist Marta Chilindrón
A Conversation with Marta Chilindrón and Edward J. Sullivan
Open to the public. Please check back for RSVP details.

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:30 PM
Director’s Extracurricular
Conversation with Sheena Wagstaff, Chairman of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Event details to follow, here.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 6:00 PM
The Daniel H. Silberberg Lectures
Photorealism: A History of Surfaces
Joshua Shannon, Associate Professor, Contemporary Art History and Theory, University of ​Maryland
Open to the public. RSVP here.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 6:00 PM
Latin American Forum
Conceptualism in Latin America: A Conversation with Luis Camnitzer, Alexander Alberro, and Robert Slifkin
Luis Camnitzer, Artist
Alexander Alberro, Virginia Bloedel Wright Associate Professor of Art History, Barnard College
Robert Slifkin, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Moderated by Edward J. Sullivan, Helen Gould Sheppard Professor in the History of Art, Institute of Fine Arts and College of Arts and Sciences, NYU
Please check back for RSVP information.

We have Instagram!


The IFA gets Instagram! As part of the IFA’s contemporary art blog, formerly the Contemporary Art Consortium, we are posting your contemporary art-related pics with the handle “ifastagram” — check it out!

Though ifacontemporary’s re-launch date is September 15, we’re accepting your Instagrams now — and anytime during the semester! Think a trip to Dia Beacon, art seen on your summer travels, a thought-provoking gallery visit, or even a Stieglitzian cloudscape — and include a one-sentence caption that ties it back to the blog, art history, or the IFA. (This account is meant to act as a counterpart to the blog, so posts should retain an appropriateness in line with the scholarly-yet-friendly atmosphere of our site.)

We are posting almost daily, so check back to see when yours is up!

Elizabeth Buhe and Caroline Barnett, editors


Gary Tinterow on Picasso

Saturday, March 5, 11:00 am
The Park Avenue Armory

After the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum has the most extensive collection of original works by Picasso in the country. Mr. Tinterow, curator of the recent Picasso exhibition at the Metropolitan, will explain how the Museum came to acquire such rich holdings.

Click here for more information and to RSVP.