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Graduate Symposium keynote lecture

"Reality Mechanically Registered": Sound Recording and Racial Violence in Contemporary Art History

Keynote lecture for the 22nd Annual Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art

Jane Blocker, Professor of Art History, University of Minnesota

In 1993, the Whitney Biennial infamously included an amateur video showing five white police officers beating Rodney King. Looking back to that event, this paper considers the ways in which recorded sound serves as historical document. It draws together critical reactions to the tape, the performance practice of Anna Deavere Smith, and the myth of Echo to think about the effect of racial violence on historical

Thursday, March 23
6:30–8 pm Barnes Foundation, Comcast Auditorium Free tickets required for keynote lecture and symposium.

Co-organized by Bryn Mawr College in collaboration with Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Reserve online or call 215-278-7200.

Martha Lucy speaks to an auditorium of guests from behind a podium

The 22nd Annual Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art

This symposium brings together graduate students from nine mid-Atlantic colleges and universities to present current research in the field of art history. Each session includes presentations followed by a moderated discussion.

Friday, March 24
10 am–4:30 pm
Barnes Foundation, Comcast Auditorium

Co-organized by Bryn Mawr College in collaboration with Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania.

 

10–11:30am: Session 1

Nicole Brown, Princeton University
Living Trees on Stone Bases: The Urbanization of Nature in Roman Art

Amanda K. Chen, University of Maryland
The Fortune of a Freedwoman: Iconography and Identity in Context at the Tomb of Naevoleia Tyche

Michelle DiMarzo, Temple University
Titian and the Culture of Mid-Century Rome

11:30 am–1 pm: Lunch break

1–2:30 pm: Session 2

Laura Almeida, Penn State University
Forgetting the Best of LIFE: Vik Muniz's Memory Renderings

Emily Warner, University of Pennsylvania
Abstraction Unframed: Abstract Expressionism, Public Space, and the Postwar City

Spencer Wigmore, University of Delaware
‘A Spunky and Skittish Creature': Examining the Animal Body in Thomas Eakins' Equestrian Sculptures

2:30–3 pm: Coffee break

3–4:30 pm: Session 3

Kira Maye Albinsky, Rutgers University
Conspicuous Devotion: The Arciconfraternita del SS. Crocifisso di San Marcello a Roma

Michelle Al-Ferzly, Bryn Mawr College
Enviable Possessions: The Thirteenth-Century Gemellions of Limoges

Orsolya Mednyánszky, John Hopkins University
To Guide the Wandering Mind: A Therapeutic Triptych in Esztergom

 

 

 

Friday, March 24
10 am–4:30 pm Barnes Foundation, Comcast Auditorium Free tickets required for keynote lecture and symposium.

Co-organized by Bryn Mawr College in collaboration with Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Reserve online or call 215-278-7200.