• Allison Katz, Sweety, 2018

Public Program | Graduate Student Talk History out of Time: Louis Lafitte's Republican Calendar

May 24, 2018, 6:00PM

MIT List Visual Arts Center, 20 Ames Street Cambridge, MA

Take a look at the List Center’s exhibitions from a new perspective. Join Elizabeth Saari Browne of the History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture and Art department at MIT to discover more about Allison Katz: Diary w/o Dates. The talk will focus on the French Republican Calendar that was used from 1793-1806, considering how, in addition to restructuring time, it was conceived to reimagine history.

 About the Speaker

Elizabeth Saari Browne is a PhD student in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture and Art program at MIT. Her dissertation explores the traces of eighteenth-century embodied aesthetics in the objects, practices, and discourse of French nineteenth-century clay sculpture. Prior to beginning her graduate studies at MIT, Browne held positions at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

About the Series

 Graduate Student Gallery Talks at the List Center present focused explorations of our current exhibitions and are led by an MIT graduate student. These interdisciplinary talks examine art through the lens of students’ research, backgrounds, and interests.

All programs are free and open to the general public. RSVPs are required. RSVP here

For more information, contact:

Emily A. Garner

  • Allison Katz, Sweety, 2018
    Oil on canvas
    69 in. x 49 in.
    Courtesy the artist; The approach, London; and Gió Marconi, Milan

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