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Alicia Caticha

Alicia Caticha (Ph.D., University of Virginia) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History at Northwestern University. She specializes in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European sculpture and decorative arts with a particular focus on issues of materiality, colonialism, and popular culture. Her current research concerns the eighteenth-century French sculptor Étienne-Maurice Falconet and the replications and reverberations of his work in porcelain and sugar sculpture. She has published on the history of fashion from the eighteenth-century to the present day in Journal18, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, and American Quarterly. Caticha’s research has been supported by the Center for the Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, the Decorative Arts Trust, and the Newberry Library.
Register for her lecture on Lascivious Statues: Galatea’s Animation in Eighteenth-Century France

David Pullins

David Pullins (BA, Columbia University; MA, The Courtauld Institute of Art; PhD, Harvard University) is Associate Curator in the Department of European Paintings, where he is responsible for seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French, Italian and Spanish works of art. Previously an Assistant Curator at The Frick Collection, he has published in The Burlington Magazine, Journal of Art Historiography, Master Drawings, Oxford Art Journal, Print Quarterly, Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte, as well as exhibition catalogs and edited volumes, including Renoir: Between Bohemia and Bourgeoisie: The Early Years (Kunstmuseum, Basel: 2011), Histories of Ornament. From Global to Local, eds. Gülru Necipoğlu and Alina Payne (Princeton University Press: 2016) and La Chine rêvée de François Boucher (RMN: 2019). His research has been supported by Sir John Soane’s Museum, Dumbarton Oaks, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art and the Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome.
Register for his lecture on The Sofa: Furnishing Moral Tales in Eighteenth-Century French Painting

Emerson Bowyer

Emerson Bowyer is Searle Curator, Painting and Sculpture of Europe, at the Art Institute of Chicago. A specialist in 18th- and 19th-century French and British art, he has previously worked at the Frick Collection, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Register for his lecture on Camille Claudel: Art, Love, and the Battle for Independence

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