The Gertrude Stein Paradox
School of Visual Arts Theatre, speaker and panel organizer, April 2, 2012.
La Maison Francaise, November 6, 2008.
The Voyeurism of Courbet
The National Arts Club, September 18, 2008.
Memorializing vs. Documenting a Traumatic Event: The French Exodus of 1940
Carleton University School of Journalism and Communication, March 13 and 14, 2008.
School of Visual Arts, April 12, 2007.
The Cone Sisters and The Art of Their Time
The National Arts Club, May 16, 2006.
The American Enemy by Philippe Roger
discussed, The National Arts Club, September 19, 2005.
The Dani Karavan Memorial in PortBou
or "Walter Benjamin's Last Passage"
Bryn Mawr College, Fall 2003; also College Art Association meeting February 2001.
The Destruction of 19th Century French Bronze Statuary during World War II
School of Visual Arts panel, March 21, 2002.
Hitler equals de Gaulle in a May '68 poster
Royal Academy, London, symposium on Paris Capital of the World, 1900-1968, March 16, 2002; also NYU, luncheon seminar October 19, 2001;also New School Symposium on May '68, 10/1/98.
Pierre Restany and friends
Columbia University, Maison Francaise, February 21, 2002.
20 decorators of the 40s
Bard Center for Graduate Studies in The Decorative Arts,April 19, 2001.
20 Decorators of the 40s: The Writing of History and The Physiognomy of dates
the XXXth International Congress of the History of Art in London, September 2000.
Soutine in Vichy France
The Jewish Museum, 5/5/98.
Decadence and Renewal of The Decorative Arts during Vichy
Bard Graduate Center for the Study of Decorative Arts, 10/28/97.
Painting with the Enemy
the Channel Four (London) broadcast with Cone as consultant and participant, presented at Maison Française of Columbia University, 4/7/97.
Lefebvre, the situationists, and the New Realists
Yale University Conference on the French Fifties, 9/13/97; also round table, Maison Française of New York University on the Quotidian in Postwar French Culture, 3/27/97.
The Freud/Breton missed rendez-vous
Henry Peyre Symposium, 11/12/93 at the Graduate Center of City University.
On the Use of Bataille's Theory of Potlach vis-a-vis Art against Excess
College Art Association, Seattle, 2/6/93.
Bleu-Blanc-Rouge Painting in Vichy France
French Institute Alliance Française, New York, 3/1/1993.
A Modernist Canon against Decadence. Painting in France under The Vichy Regime
College Art Association, New York, 1990.
Abstraction as a Veil: The Case of Tricolor Painting in Vichy France
SUNY Stony Brook, 11/28/90.
Artistic Reception during Vichy
World Sociology Congress, Madrid, 1990; also French Studies Colloquium , University of Iowa, 1990.
The Vichy regime, the German Occupation and Art Criticism
XVIIe Congres International d'Histoire de l'Art (Strasbourg), 1989; also Northwestern University, Department of Art History, 1989.
Art and Politics in France from the Revolution of 1789 to Vichy
Institute of French Studies, NYU, summer course, 1989.
Picasso, Desnos et Girodias, trois comparses de fortune
Paris, Sorbonne-Jussieu symposium on Robert Desnos, 1987.