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Friday, February 24, 10am – 4:30pm


Jerome Myers. Street Shrine (detail), 1915. BF526. Public Domain.

About the Event

This symposium, now in its 27th year, 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.

Register to join us on-site in the Comcast NBCUniversal Auditorium or online via livestream.

The keynote lecture, “Blind Voice, Migratory Gesture” by Jennifer A. González, takes place Thursday, February 23, at 6:30pm.


Session One

10 – 11:40am

Moderated by Martha Lucy, Deputy Director for Research, Interpretation and Education, Barnes Foundation

Agentive Alterity: The Subversive Role of the Non-Human Other in Sargon II's (721–705 BCE) Royal Palace at Khorsabad
Bianca Hand, Johns Hopkins University

Walking Through the Past: An Analysis of the Urban Design of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct in Johannesburg, South Africa
Stephanie Gibson, University of Pennsylvania

The Architectural Exhibition of 1852: Architectural Display and Discourse in Mid-19th-Century Britain
Louis Loftus, Princeton University

Session Two 

1:10 – 2:40pm

Moderated by Jennifer A. González, professor of History of Art and Visual Culture at the University of California, Santa Cruz

Seeing Is Believing: Early 20th-Century Visualizations of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality
Ashley Lynn Cope, University of Maryland

The Aesthetics of Avant-Garde and Socialist Realist Photomontage in the Early Soviet Union
Maria Garth, Rutgers University

Guercino’s Ink-Splattered Drawings and Collaborations with Chance
Erin Hein, University of Delaware

Session Three

3:10 – 4:30pm

Moderated by Corrinne Chong, Assistant Curator, Barnes Foundation

The Fashioning of Parsi Identity: Chinese Export Embroidery in 19th-Century Western India
Katy Rosenthal, Bryn Mawr College

Chinoiserie and Porcelain: Fashioning Wilhelmine von Bayreuth’s Portraits in Palace Architecture
Marlise Brown, Temple University