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December 3, 2006
The Society of Friends and Students of Professor Albert Boime

sponsored an event at City Art in Van Nuys, California to celebrate and honor Albert Boime, as one of the greatest art historians of our time. Over 800 guests attended this event.

The program of this event included tributes by Professor Boime's colleagues and friends, premiere screening of a documentary film about Albert Boime's life, and presentation of letters of gratitude and proclamations from the governor of California, the Mayor of Los Angeles and the Mayor of Beverly Hills to Professor Boime.

The event's invitation card 6"x24"
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The 25 images on the front of this invitation card represent the books, and the 118 images
on the backside represent the approximately 3000 pages of articles written and published
by Professor Albert Boime.

The Blue Room, City Art
View of the reception and gathering area before the guests arrived.

Checkers Room, City Art
Guests are viewing the presentation of the proclamations and the documentary film titled
A Toast to Al - Saluting a Peace Warrior
Directed by Shapour Daneshmand

This documentary will be available for viewing on this site shortly.

The ceremony ended by a collective Champagne toast to Al.


Professor Paul Von Blum
Senior lecturer in African American Studies, UCLA

Professor David Kunzle
UCLA Department of Art History

Simon Kenrick
Art History graduate student, UCLA

The following are proclamations that were presented to Professor Boime at this event:

Personal letter from the honorable Governor of California,
Arnold Schwarzenegger

"As one of the World's great art historians, your work has enlightened the minds of generations of students, scholars and art lovers."

"California is proud to call you one of its own."

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Proclamation from the honorable Mayor of the city of Los Angeles,
Antonio R. Villaraigosa

"Your passion has and will continue to enrich the lives of many students and will ensure a vibrant community for generations to come."

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Proclamation from the honorable Mayor of the city of Beverly Hills,
Stephen P.Webb

"Albert Boime has inspired hundreds of students in 28 years of teaching at UCLA and fought for social justice through his work."

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March 4, 2006

A symposium in honor of Professor Al Boime
Presented by the UCLA Department of Art History


Ms. Irene Bierman-McKinney
Chair, Department Art History, UCLA

Professor Michael Orwicz
Department of Art and Art History, University of Connecticut
"Reconsidering the 'Social': Art History, Marxism and the New Left"

Professor & Dean Anthony Vidler
School of Architecture, Cooper Union, New York
"Seating the Republic: Jacques-Louis David and the Invention of Revolutionary Architecture"

Professor Susanne Anderson-Riedel
Department of Art and Art History, University of New Mexico
"The French Academy and Engraving in the Nineteenth Century"

Professor Nicos Hadjinicolaou
Institute of Mediterranean Studies, Crete
"GĂ©ricault in the Hands of the New Conservatives"

Dr. Michel Melot
Ministry of Culture, France
"Gambetta & the Arts: an Aesthetic of Opportuism"

George McKee
Library Services, SUNY Binghamton
"Authorized and Unauthorized: The Systematic Record of the Image in France before 1900"

Professor Frances Pohl
Department of Art and Art History
"Culture, Class and Gender: Fannia Cohn, Roberta Fansler and The Metropolitan Museum's Worker's Education Program"

Professor David Kunzle
UCLA Department of Art History
"From iPod to Iraq"

Professor Charles Garrett
Department of Musicology, University of Michigan
"Sounds of Paradise: Hawaii and the American Musical Imagination"

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