James F. Haley '50 Memorial Lecture

The Haley Lecture Series was endowed in 1989 by William R. Haley, Class of 1945, in honor and memory of his late brother, James F. Haley, Class of 1950.

Will Haley was a philosophy major at Princeton, his brother a history major. Both brothers earned law degrees from Harvard. Will served for many years as legislative counsel to the late Senator John S. Cooper (Kentucky) and was a member of the National Transportation Safety Board.

Neither brother majored in art history, but both took several courses in the department. Will Haley credits these courses with giving him “in later years of travel a layman's interest in art and architecture which (he) would never have had without the exposure of McCormick Hall.”


December 4, 2019
Mary MillerGetty Research Institute

Were They Enslaved? A New Look at Maya Figurines

5:00 pm ∙ 101 McCormick Hall

April 15, 2019
Deborah SwallowThe Courtauld Institute of Art

Art and its Institutions: A View from London's Somerset House

5:00 pm ∙ 101 McCormick Hall

April 11, 2017
Salvatore SettisScuola Normale Superiore, Pisa

Pathos, Symptom, Expression: Laocoon in Europe, 16th to 20th Centuries

April 27, 2016
Barry BergdollColumbia University

Reading Mile High: Frank Lloyd Wright Takes on Chicago 1956

101 McCormick Hall, 5:00 pm

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November 20, 2013
Salah HassanCornell UniversityThe James F. Haley '50 Memorial Lecture

Contemporary Islamic Art after September 11

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December 14, 2011
Richard BrilliantColumbia University, emeritus

At Death's Door

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April 27, 2010
Glenn LowryMuseum of Modern Art

Making History: Walid Raad, Modern Art, and the Middle East

April 29, 2008
Elisabeth KievenBibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institute, Rome

Concepts of Space: The Role of Architectural Drawings in the Roman Baroque

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December 7, 2005
Anthony SnodgrassLaurence Professor Emeritus of Classical Archaeology, University of Cambridge

The Parthenon Marbles: Sculpture or Architecture?

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November 14, 2003
Gülru Necipoğlu-KafadarHarvard University

Centralized Domed Spaces in Mediterranean Religious Architecture: Thoughts on Ottoman and Italian Renaissance Parallels

Dome of Selimiye Mosque
November 6, 2001
Pierre RosenbergPast director, Musée du Louvre

Georges de La Tour: An Exemplary Case of a Painter Whose Reputation Was Revived Thanks to Art Historians

The Cheat with the Ace of Diamonds
November 16, 1999
James CahillUniversity of California, Berkeley, emeritus

Thoughts on the History and Posthistory of Chinese Painting

November 10, 1997
Thomas KrensDirector, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Frank Gehry's Masterpiece: The New Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain

November 8, 1995
Marcia PointonUniversity of Manchester

Brilliant Effects: Jewels, Portraiture, and Power in Eighteenth-Century England

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April 21, 1994
Kathleen Wiel-Garris BrandtInstitute of Fine Arts, New York University

Michaelangelo: Not Yet the Last Judgment

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November 8, 1991
James S. AckermanHarvard University

The Origins of Classicism

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