Dear class,

I am missing far more artist lecture papers than I think is possible.  If you did not tag your artist lecture under “Lecture Review 1” or “Lecture Review 2”, I did not grade it.

Also, make certain that all of your extra credit is tagged as “Extra Credit”.  This includes any extra artist lecture papers that you did.

PLEASE check all of your submitted work to ensure that it is tagged correctly. If you change anything, please email me immediately because grading is technically done.  This is your last chance. Kira and I will not accept any emails after Friday on this issue.

Thank you!


Final Exam Reminders


I know that Kira has mentioned this but I want to remind everyone that notes are allowed tomorrow (typed notes are fine) but no readings and no computers.

I’ll see you all tomorrow from 4:30 – 7:00.

Good luck!



ultimate deadlines

for anything you want to post is Sunday, May 6, midnight: for missing papers, extra-credits, and comments on papers.

To clarify: four comments on four exhibition reviews are required. Comments on lecture reviews are not required anymore.

If you missed the deadline, post the papers anyway. You will receive at least some credit.


Final Exam Required Readings

This is a selection of the readings that were assigned as required readings throughout the semester; you should not be overwhelmed in preparing for the exam when you did the readings and took notes. I will ask for the essential arguments in the readings.

Erika Doss, Abstract Expressionism

Anna Dezeuze, The 1960s

Eleanor Heartney, Postmodernism

Nicholas Serota, Experience and Interpretation

Andrea Fraser, Institutional Critique

Thomas McEvilley, Introduction to Brian O’Doherty’s Inside the White Cube

Li- Between Scylla and Charybdis

Moore, Minding the Gap:
pages 1-8 of the PDF, corresponding to the printed page numbers in the book 26-33, including the paragraph on Mona Hatoum, excluding then paragraphs on Zineb Sedira

Ybarra-Frausto, Latin American Culture



Several of you have sent me emails asking about your current grade in the class. If anyone else would like their updated grade, please send me an email with your test grade (I don’t have them with me in my office) and I’ll get back to you.

Once again, my email is nicoledialkay@gmail.com







More art history lectures

Three lectures on Clyfford Still’s Western roots are coming up at the Clyfford Still Museum. You can review one of them for class requirements.

March 29, April 19 and May 17, 2012

More information here.

More visiting artist lecture opportunities

The Department of Art and Art History at CU offers more opportunities of Visiting Artist Lectures. See more information here.

Marylyn Dintenfass: Tuesday, March 13 – 6:30 in VAC 1B20
Bari Ziperstein: Tuesday, March 20 – 5:00 in VAC 1B55
Claire Zitzow: Tuesday, March 20 – 7:00 in VAC 1B20

Mid-term exam

will take place on Tuesday, March 20, during class.

I am sorry to have given the wrong date in class today. We stick with the date announced in the syllabus.

The exam will consist of questions on the three readings assigned for the exam.

Reading for Tuesday

I apologize for difficulties in accessing the reading for tomorrow. I uploaded the document again, and I am certain it should work now.

Please still try to read it for tomorrow. It is an easy and interesting text.


I just wanted to remind everyone of my email address:


Please email me if you have any questions or concerns about the grades that you received today.



New readings: Lawrence Weiner and Postmodernism

If you did the Sam Gathercole reading for Week 4, do yourself a favor and earn extra-credit for it by posting a response.

As an optional reading, I have uploaded an essay I wrote on a recent installation by Lawrence Weiner in Rome, Quid pro Quo (it’s on the bottom of the post, entitled The Stones of Rome).

The readings for Week 5 are up. It is quite a load; please allow enough time. We will talk about them on Thursday.

There are a number of optional readings available on the 1970s: I recommend Irving Sandler, The Art World in the 1970s, and Kim Levin, The State of the Art.


Technical difficulties and due dates


I have a few details that I hope to clarify here for class.

1)  If you are still having technical difficulties, message me TODAY.  I will be at my computer and ready to help you. After today, technical difficulties will not be an accepted excuse.  I am waiting to help you.  It is your responsibility to contact me. (There are a couple of you who are having legitimate issues with IT and have contacted me.  Of course, you won’t be punished for this.)

2)  I will stop grading for the Terry Smith article tonight at midnight.  Anyone who has emailed this assignment (or any) to Kira or I must repost it on the blog and categorize it to receive a grade.

3) I will stop accepting Intellectual Profiles at 10:59 on Tuesday.  Do not publish it in the middle of class or after.

4)  You must use categories!  I am still seeing some of you post without categories.  Once again, if you don’t categorize I don’t see it when I’m grading and you don’t receive a grade.  Categorize! Categorize!  Categorize!

Again, my email address is nicoledialkay@gmail.com.  Don’t hesitate to email me if you are having problems.

Have a great weekend!


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Technical Difficulties


As you all probably know, we’ve been experiencing some technical difficulties.  I’ve emailed you an upgrade to your authorization from “follower” and “author” at your colorado.edu address.  You have to accept the invitation to post on this blog.  Anyone who has not received an email should immediately contact me at nicoledialkay@gmail.com.  I will be up late to help.  If you have accepted the invitation and become an author, you need to follow the blog tutorial I previously posted about to learn how to post. PLEASE, use categories!

I’m unaware of any conflicts with the SOPA and PIPA protests and the WordPress site but please keep me updated if you have any issues resulting directly from the protests.

IMPORTANT:  All students must have a name that is easily identifiable for grading.  For example, ilovecats2999 is not acceptable.


Blog Tutorial

I have uploaded a blog tutorial for all of you that are having difficulty posting

Click here or click on the tab that says “Blog” above.

Logan Lecture TONIGHT

January 18, 2012

Logan Lecture: Martha Daniels

Martha Daniels, Three Gold and Green Towers, 1997. Fired, glazed, lacquered and varnished ceramic. Funds from Polly and Mark Addison and the Alliance for Contemporary Art. Photo by Jeff Wells; courtesy Denver Art Museum. © the artist.


Martha Daniels approaches her ceramic work as both a painter and a sculptor. She is known for covering the surfaces of small as well as monumental forms with opulent, textured layers of glaze, varnish, gilt, paint, metal, and even nail polish. Her unconventional techniques, combined with Mediterranean and Asian influences, place her work in both ancient and contemporary contexts. Be sure to check out Daniels’ work in the DAM’s exhibition Focus: Earth and Fire, located on the fourth floor, Hamilton Building.


Time and Location:

All lectures begin at 7:00pm in the Sharp Auditorium of the Denver Art Museum’s Frederic C. Hamilton Building. Doors open at 6:15pm. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 720-913-0130 or visit:

Tickets will also be available at the door.

Individual Lectures:

$8 students and DAM volunteers, $12 DAMC members and artists, $15 DAM members, $18 non-members

Sponsors: This series is made possible with the generous support of Vicki and Kent Logan and DAM Contemporaries.