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Patricia Leighten

Professor Emerita of Art, Art History & Visual Studies
Art, Art History & Visual Studies
Box 90766, Durham, NC 27708-0766
114 S. Buchanan Blvd., Duke University, Box 90766, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Presentations & Appearances


Anarchism and the Avant-Gardes - Symposium: Art and Anarchism · December 15, 2022 Invited Talk Musée nationale d’art modern/Centre Pompidou, Paris
“Kandinsky’s Radical Ecology,” co-authored with Mark Antliff - The trouble with “primitivism”. Uses of the past in iberian and transatlantic modernisms, International Conference · May 26, 2022 - May 27, 2022 Keynote/Named Lecture Art History Institute, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon
Photography and Anti-Authoritarianism: The Inter- and Postwar Career of Henri Cartier-Bresson - Fascism and the International Workshop · May 24, 2018 - May 26, 2018 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne,
Cosmopolitan Cubism, Provincial Paris - Seminar: Other Criteria. Cubism(s) in Modern Art · April 5, 2018 Keynote/Named Lecture Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid,
Picasso and Rivera: A Conversation Across Time - Fascism and the International: Yesterday and Tomorrow · June 17, 2017 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City,
Anarchism and the Avant-Gardes - Symposium: Art and Anarchism · December 15, 2022 Invited Talk Musée nationale d’art modern/Centre Pompidou, Paris
“Kandinsky’s Radical Ecology,” co-authored with Mark Antliff - The trouble with “primitivism”. Uses of the past in iberian and transatlantic modernisms, International Conference · May 26, 2022 - May 27, 2022 Keynote/Named Lecture Art History Institute, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon
Photography and Anti-Authoritarianism: The Inter- and Postwar Career of Henri Cartier-Bresson - Fascism and the International Workshop · May 24, 2018 - May 26, 2018 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne,
Cosmopolitan Cubism, Provincial Paris - Seminar: Other Criteria. Cubism(s) in Modern Art · April 5, 2018 Keynote/Named Lecture Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid,
Picasso and Rivera: A Conversation Across Time - Fascism and the International: Yesterday and Tomorrow · June 17, 2017 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City,
A Politics of Technique: Fauvism and Anarchist Individualism - International Workshop: Anarchism in Culture. Re-assessing the Influence of a Manifold Libertarian Concept on European Modernity (1820s-1930s) · September 2016 Invited Talk German Historical Institute, Rome,
Embattled Cubism: Picasso, Rivera and World War I · April 10, 2016 Lecture Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia
Ethics and the ‘Decisive Moment’: The Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson's Anarchist Individualism - Annual meeting · November 2015 Lecture Modernist Studies Association, Boston,
The Secret Life of Henri Cartier-Bresson - Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture in Art History · November 6, 2014 Invited Talk Vanderbilt University,
Picasso and His Times · March 29, 2014 Invited Talk Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art,

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Modernism, Antimilitarism and World War I - Conference series: 'Under the Sign of Amadeo' · July 12, 2013 Lecture Art History Institute, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal),

Invited Lectures

A Politics of Technique: Fauvism and Anarchist Individualism - Symposium: 'Ideas that Bind: Approaches to Modernist Groups and Networks' · July 12, 2013 Invited Talk History of Art Department, York University (UK),

Invited Lectures

Picasso and His Times · April 30, 2012 Invited Talk Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto,

Invited Lectures

“From Mutual Aid to Radical Individualism: Neoimpressionism and Fauvism in Light of Anarchist Aesthetic Theory" - Symposium: Pissarro's Politics in Context: Anarchism and the Arts in France, 1849-1900 · September 10, 2011 Invited Talk Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA,

Invited Lectures ; Symposium: Pissarro's Politics in Context: Anarchism and the Arts in France, 1849-1900

Resistance Begins at Home: Anticolonialism andVisual Culture - Annual meeting · February 2011 Other College Art Association, New York

Session co-organizer.

Modernism, Antimilitarism and War (and podcast) - Keynote · November 11, 2010 Lecture Modernist Studies Association, Victoria, BC

Invited Lectures

A 'Rationale of Ugliness': Primitivism, Cubism and Its Audience, 1908-13 - Norma U. Lifton Memorial Lecture in Art History · October 1, 2010 Invited Talk School of the Art Institute of Chicago,

Invited Lectures

May Ray, Cubism and Primitivism · April 6, 2010 Invited Talk University of New Mexico Art Museum,

Invited Lectures

Symposium: Modernism and Antimodernism: Theories, Visions, Ideologies, Politics, National Museum of Romanian Literature and the Amfiteatru Foundation · December 6, 2008 Lecture Bucharest, Romania
Expatriates and Exiles · December 6, 2008 Other UAAC Annual Conference, Toronto

Invited Lectures

A ‘Rationale of Ugliness’: Primitivism, Cubism and Its Audience · February 8, 2008 Invited Talk University of Iowa,

Invited Lectures

Service to the Profession


Juror : National Humanities Center · 2013 Other
Art Bulletin · 2012 Consulting
Reader's Report · December 17, 2011 Editorial Activities Ashgate Press
Reviewer for Promotion and Tenure · December 17, 2011 Other University of North Carolina
Session co-chair, with Marco Deyasi : College Art Association Annual Meeting · February 10, 2011 Event/Organization Administration New York
Juror : National Humanities Center · 2013 Other
Art Bulletin · 2012 Consulting
Reader's Report · December 17, 2011 Editorial Activities Ashgate Press
Reviewer for Promotion and Tenure · December 17, 2011 Other University of North Carolina
Session co-chair, with Marco Deyasi : College Art Association Annual Meeting · February 10, 2011 Event/Organization Administration New York
University of California Press, referee · December 16, 2010 Other
Outside Evaluator : Hobart and William Smith Colleges, promotion · 2009 Other
Juror : ACLS · 2009 Other
UAAC Annual conference, Toronto, Session Co-organizer with Mark Cheetham and Mark Antliff : 'Modernist Expatriates' · 2008 Other