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Event Mary A. Valverde-Works on view Mar 28, 2014
Event Gabriele Evertz-Sensory Impact, American Abstract Artists (AAA) Morgan Stanley & Co., Purchase, NY, May 1 2014 - May 1 2015,
May 01, 2014
Event Robert Hickman-Fluid Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island NY,
May 03, 2014
Event Paul Ramirez Jonas-Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum,
Jun 13, 2014
Event Paul Ramirez Jonas-We Make the Treasure Exploratorium, Pier 15, San Francisco, CA,
Jun 19, 2014
Event Gabriele Evertz-American Abstract Artists 75th Anniversary Print Portfolio Martin Gallery, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA,
Aug 27, 2014
Event Marthe Keller-American Abstract Artists 75th Anniversary Portfolio The Martin Art Gallery at Muhlenberg College,
Aug 27, 2014
Sep 02, 2014
Event Kerry Downey-Sex Without Bodies Temporary Agency Chashama 855 Wyckoff Ave. Queens, NY 11385,
Sep 05, 2014
Event Becky Brown-"No, said the Fruit Bowl" Governor's Island, in the kitchen of Building 407-A on Colonel's Row,
Sep 06, 2014
Event David J Wilson-Socrates Sculpture Park Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01 Vernon Boulevard Blvd @ Broadway,
Sep 07, 2014
Event Hugh Walton-Wash Your Mouth Out Romano Gallery Armstrong-Hipkins Center fo rthe Arts Blair Academy, Blairstown, NJ 07825,
Sep 08, 2014
Event Reiner Leist-Cityscapes and Memories: Measuring Absence Deutsches Haus at NYU,
Sep 09, 2014
Event Brian Wood-Spin Zero NOVELLA GALLERY 164 Orchard Street New York, NY 10002,
Sep 11, 2014
Event Peter Dudek- North Adams & Pierogi XX North Adams & 177 North 9 Street, Brooklyn,
Sep 12, 2014
Event Katerina Lanfranco-All Worked Up Sep 12, 2014
Event Peter Dudek-Susan Hartung, Following the Line The Teaching Gallery at Hudson Valley Community College, Troy NY,
Sep 18, 2014
Event Michael Berube-#occupycommonground Church of St. Paul The Apostle, corner of Columbus Ave. and W. 60th St.,
Sep 18, 2014
Event Jenny Jaskey-E/I: Saturday Discussions Tanya Bonakdar Gallery ,
Sep 20, 2014
Event Gabriele Evertz-Doppler Shift 68 Elm Street Summit, NJ 07901,
Sep 28, 2014
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Tara Zanardi

Professor of Art History

Tara Zanardi Goya

Tara Zanardi teaches courses on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European art that consider a wide range of topics, such as art and politics, the development of museums, national identities and cultural representations, fashion, gender, and global exchange. Her expertise and research interests cover the visual and material culture of Spain. She has published articles in The Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Dieciocho, Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte, and Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture, and has written book reviews for CAA-online. She has a forthcoming essay, “Majas and Marcialidad: The Mantilla as ‘Agent’ of Identity” in the anthology, The Gendered Object in the Long Eighteenth Century, eds. Jennifer Germann and Heidi Strobel (Ashgate). Her first book-length manuscript, Majismo and the Pictorial Construction of Elite Identity in Eighteenth-Century Spain, is forthcoming from Pennsylvania State University Press (2015).


She is currently working on a second book-length project, Global Exchange and Tropical Play: Chinería in Spanish Visual and Material Culture for which she received a PSC-CUNY grant to conduct preliminary archival research in Spain in 2013-2014. In this book, she will explore the highly fashionable and ‘exotic’ eighteenth-century decorative mode of chinoiserie in primarily two major sites, the royal palaces of Madrid and Aranjuez. It will be the first in-depth analysis of chinoiserie in Spanish interior design, textiles, and decorative arts.

Zanardi received her MA and PhD from the University of Virginia. She has held previous teaching posts at Roger Williams University, Appalachian State University, and the University of Virginia. She has given lectures at conferences for the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and CAA, and recently participated in the symposium, “Fashion Studies Today,” jointly sponsored by the Graduate Center, CUNY and New York University (2012). She has also chaired sessions for the Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture. Zanardi has received grants from the Fulbright Program, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain and United States, Hunter College’s Presidential Fellowship, PSC-CUNY, and the American Association of University Women.


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