Hammer Art History Lectures

An internationally recognized scholar in art history is invited to deliver the Hammer Lecture, funded by the Armand Hammer Endowment for the UCLA CMRS Center for Early Global Studies

Suzanne Blier (Professor of Fine Arts, Harvard University)
“Patterns of Anomaly in African Ivories”
April 2, 2024

Nancy Um (Associate Director, Research and Knowledge Creation, Getty Research Institute)
“Silver: Mutability and Materiality across Seventeenth-Century Networks of Trade and Plunder in the Indian and Atlantic Oceans”
May 8, 2023

Elizabeth Hill Boone (Professor of Art History, Tulane University)
“Spatial Grammars: The Union of Art and Writing in the Painted Books of Aztec Mexico”
April 15, 2021

Antony Eastmond (A.G. Leventis Professor of Art History and Dean & Deputy Director at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London)
“Art and Cultural Resistance Between Islam and Christianity”
February 7, 2019

Jeremy Johns (Director, Khalili Research Centre for the Art and Material Culture of the Middle East)
“Painters, Patrons, and Programme: The Ceilings of the Capella Palatina in Palermo”
February 8, 2018

Caroline Bruzelius (Anne Murnick Cogan Professor of Art and Art History)
“Mapping, Modeling, and Apps. Experiments in Scholarship and Teaching in the Humanities”
February 28, 2017

Dale Kinney (Eugenia Chase Guild Professor Emeritus in the Humanities and Research Professor, Bryn Mawr College)
“Art and Papal Politics in Twelfth-Century Rome”
January 28, 2016

Michael Davis (Art, Mount Holyoke College)
“Lost Buildings, Virtual Objects: Reimaging Medieval Paris”
May 20, 2015

Paul Binski (Professor of the History of Medieval Art, University of Cambridge)
“Invention on the Page: Marginalia in Medieval Art”
February 12, 2013

Patricia Fortini Brown (Professor Emerita of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University)
“Empire of Fragments: Toward a Cultural Geography of the Venetian Empire”
January 12, 2012

Stephen Murray (Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University)
“Mapping Gothic France”
April 11, 2011

Alexander Nagel (Institute of Fine Arts, New York University)
“Some Events of 1492”
January 11, 2010

Timothy C. Verdon (Art Historian, Florence, Italy)
“Pagans for Christ: Catholic Historiography in Raphael’s Frescoes in the Vatican”
February 19, 2009

Jean-Claude Schmitt (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales)
“Images and Rhythms in the Middle Ages”
February 7, 2008

Ingrid Rowland (School of Architecture, University of Notre Dame)
“Giordano Bruno’s Heroic Madness”
Thursday, December 7, 2006

Brian P. Copenhaver (Udvar-Hazy Professor of Philosophy and History, UCLA)
“From Magic to Science: Picturing a Way Out”
December 2, 2005

George L. Gorse (Viola Horton Professor of Art History, Pomona College)
“Genoa ‘La Superba’: Art, Family, and Civic Life in the Mediterranean World”
December 1, 2004

Paul Barolsky (Art History, University of Virginia)
“Botticelli’s Primavera and the Poetic Imagination of Italian Renaissance Art”
June 1, 2000

Loren Partridge (University  Californai, Berkeley)
“The Restored Last Judgment of Michelangelo”
May 27, 1999