Projects & Presentations

The Elm City, Seicheprey and Stubby: The Centennial of WWI in New Haven

The Elm City, Seicheprey and Stubby: The Centennial of WWI in New Haven

Knights of Columbus Museum, West Haven, Connecticut · April 2018 ·

The Politics of Public Art in Jefferson Country

The Politics of Public Art in Jefferson Country

Central Virginia is sometimes called “Jefferson Country.” It is here, at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, that Thomas Jefferson was born, built his houses, developed 10,000 acres of active plantation labored on by hundreds of men, women and children, and, fathered black children and white children… View

Troubling Histories, Public Art and Prejudice, University of Johannesburg · November 2017 ·

Breaking (Bad) Glass: Yale University, the City of New Haven and the Painting of Public Memory of Enslavement

Breaking (Bad) Glass: Yale University, the City of New Haven and the Painting of Public Memory of Enslavement

The sound of breaking glass in what was then called Calhoun College at Yale University on June 13, 2016 signaled the death knell for that college’s name and highlighted the university’s reticence in addressing school history and its problematic relationship to the city in which it resides, which is New Haven, Connecticut… View

Universities, Slavery, Public Memory & the Built Landscape, University of Virginia · October 2017 ·

State of Connecticut Percent-for-Art Installation at CAES

State of Connecticut Percent-for-Art Installation at CAES

Project Description The Connecticut Agriculture Experiment Station is seeking a work of art that honors the rich history of CAES and taps into the extensive photo and archival collection… View

Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station New Haven, Connecticut · 2016-2017 ·

The Spirit of 1776/1917: Town and Gown Go to War

The Spirit of 1776/1917: Town and Gown Go to War

In the summer of 1917 Americans began preparing to enter the European War. Cantonments and camps sprang up around the country, making doughboys out of farm hands, clerks, factory workers—and college students… View

Te Papa Tongarewa / Museum of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand · April 28, 2017 ·

Monuments to the Vultures: Benedict Arnold and John Andre in British Visual and Material Culture

Monuments to the Vultures: Benedict Arnold and John Andre in British Visual and Material Culture

The British Scholar Society · 2016 ·

An Artist at War: Deane Keller, New Haven’s Monuments Man

An Artist at War: Deane Keller, New Haven’s Monuments Man

In 1943, Nazi Germany controlled most of Western Europe and the Allies were preparing for the invasion of Italy and France. Urged by American scholars to spearhead an international effort to save and preserve Europe’s cultural treasures, President Franklin D… View

New Haven Museum New Haven, Connecticut · December 7, 2014 – December 30, 2016 ·

That Which Contributes Largely To Our Civic Pride: 150 Years of Public Art in New Haven

That Which Contributes Largely To Our Civic Pride: 150 Years of Public Art in New Haven

Outside the Gallery: Public Sculpture in New England, Wellesley-Deerfield Symposium, Historic Deerfield · 2015 ·

Deane Keller: Connecticut’s Monuments Man

Deane Keller: Connecticut’s Monuments Man

Florence Griswold Museum · October 2015 ·

Changing Images of Columbus in the Elm City, 1892-2008

Changing Images of Columbus in the Elm City, 1892-2008

The purpose of this brief presentation is to share with you some information and thoughts I have regarding the different images, which scholars call “visual culture” of Christopher Columbus, right here in the Elm City… View

Amity Club, New Haven · 2015 ·