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Reflections on the Collection: The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professors at the National Gallery of Art

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts presents the video and audio podcast series Reflections on the Collection: The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professors at the National Gallery of Art. In this series, Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professors share their unique insights on works of art, selected by each professor, from the National Gallery of Art collection. The presentations that follow are a special opportunity to take a closer look at important works inside gallery spaces with these distinguished professors.

The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professorship was created in 2002 to bring to the National Gallery of Art and CASVA for a period of months a colleague of international reputation whose presence inspires collaboration in research efforts across the Gallery, forging new relationships. Each of these distinguished visitors contributes to the passing on of knowledge and experience to an emerging generation of scholars, curators, and conservation scientists through meetings, both formal and informal, designed by the Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professor and CASVA in collaboration with Gallery staff. For more information on the Safra professorship, see the CASVA publication on its first 12 years (PDF 7.2MB).

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Kathleen A. Foster on Winslow Homer, Boys Wading (1873)
Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professor, 2015

Watch / Listen (Recorded on July 22, 2016)

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Anna Ottani Cavina on John Robert Cozens, Cetara on the Gulf of Salerno (1790)
Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professor, 2014

Watch / Listen (Recorded on November 5, 2015)

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Jacqueline Lichtenstein on Edgar Degas, Little Dancer Aged Fourteen (1878–1881)
Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professor, 2011–2012

Watch / Listen (Recorded on November 3, 2015)

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Carl Brandon Strehlke on Domenico Veneziano, Saint John in the Desert (c. 1445/1450)
Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professor, 2005

Watch / Listen (Recorded on April 5, 2016)