Intellectual Profile- James Stahl

1. I am a senior Anthropology major and most of my Anthropology coursework has focused on Cultural Anthropology. Outside of that department I have taken a number of Art History classes, including those on Roman Art and Architecture, American art, Renaissance art and World art. I also enjoyed classes in Russian studies and Religious studies.

2. Over the break, I visited a particularly visually and intellectually challenging exhibition, called Dark Christmas, at the Leo Koenig, Inc. gallery in Chelsea, NYC. It featured, among others, Paul McCarthy, Gerhard Richter, and Andres Serrano. The subject matter and imagery was intense and mature in nature, naturally, as the artists had often engaged frankly and personally with themes of sexuality, violence, and the divine, sometimes simultaneously. Continue reading