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Inaugural Hagop and Artemis Nazerian Humanities Lecture

March 02, 2016
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library

nazerianIn 2015, University of Rochester Trustee Ani Gabrellian ’84 and Mark Gabrellian ’79 established the Hagop and Artemis Nazerian Humanities Lectures in honor of Ani’s parents’ belief in the benefits of a humanistic education. For the inaugural lecture, A. Joan Saab, Associate Professor of Art History and Visual and Cultural Studies, will present “Making Sense of What We See: Hoaxes and the American Visual Imagination.”

Saab’s lecture will examine a series visual hoaxes and their relationship to new forms of technology in the 19th century, which was a time of enormous change. Through fanciful accounts of life on the moon, fossilized giants, and strange and exotic creatures such as mermaids, she will demonstrate how people’s ideas of what they could see called into question what was real and what was not.

Reception to follow. Faculty and students are encouraged to attend. 

For more information on this lecture, read the Rochester Review article.

Category: Nazerian Humanities Lectures