Lavine Lecture Surface Tension, Screen Space: A Talk by Giuliana Bruno

December 3, 2015, 6:30PM

Bartos Theater
20 Ames Street, Bldg. E15-070, Cambridge MA 02139

Join us for this special talk by Giuliana Bruno, Emmet Blakeney Gleason Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University. Professor Bruno’s talk “Surface Tension, Screen Space” is presented in conjunction with the List’s current exhibition, Rosa Barba: The Color Out of Space. The gallery will be open before the presentation.  

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About the Speaker

Giuliana Bruno is internationally known for her research on the intersections of the visual arts, architecture, film, and media. Her latest book is Surface: Matters of Aesthetics, Materiality, and Media, published by the University of Chicago Press in 2014. Her seminal work Atlas of Emotion: Journeys in Art, Architecture, and Film (Verso, 2002) won the 2004 Kraszna-Krausz Book Award in Culture and History – a prize awarded to “the world’s best book on the moving image” – and has provided new directions for visual studies. Atlas was also honored as Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association, and named a Book of the Year in 2003 by the Guardian. Her recent book Public Intimacy: Architecture and the Visual Arts (MIT Press, 2007) has been translated in Europe and Asia. For Streetwalking on a Ruined Map (Princeton University Press, 1993), a journey through modernity and cultural memory, she won the Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual award for best book in film studies. Off Screen (Routledge, 1988) was devoted to women and film, and Immagini allo schermo (Rosenberg & Sellier, 1991) was named one of the 50 Best Books of the First 100 Years of Film History.

About the Lavine Lecture Series

The Leroy and Dorothy Lavine Lecture Series was established to honor the Lavines, two prominent Boston art patrons and long time supporters of the MIT List Visual Arts Center. The Leroy and Dorothy Lavine Lectures bring to the Boston community distinguished art world figures for talks on modern and contemporary art. The 2015 Lecture received additional support from the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation.

For more information, contact:

Mark Linga
[617] 253-4680



  • Leroy and Dorothy Lavine
  • Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation