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Friday, March 29, 10am – 4:30pm

Egyptian. 19 Carved Figures, 1550 BCE–7th century AD

Free; reservations required

About the Event

This symposium, now in its 24th 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.


Session One 10 – 11:45am

Moderated by Gauvin Alexander Bailey, Professor and Bader Chair in Southern Baroque Art, Queen’s University

Extending Cultural Capital: Gregory XIII’s Project for the Apostolic Stairs
Tiffany Lynn Hunt, Temple University

Rig Herenn and Christus Rex: The High Cross as Expression of Christian and Irish Kingship
Caitlin Hutchison, University of Delaware

“My eye glances at nothing unless it gives my heart delight”: Physiological Poetics in a Late Medieval Coffret
Lauren Maceross, Johns Hopkins University

Form as Function in Roman Retrospective Statuary
Daniel Healey, Princeton University

Lunch Break 11:45am – 1:15pm

Session Two 1:15 – 2:20pm

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

On Duels and Designs: French and German Modernism at the Deutscher Werkbund Exhibition, Paris 1930
Alisa Chiles, University of Pennsylvania

Reflections for Sale: Making Sense of Eugène Atget’s Bon Marché Photographs, 1926–27
Keri Mongelluzzo, Penn State University

Coffee Break 2:20 – 3pm

Session Three 3 – 4:30pm

Moderated by William Perthes, Bernard C. Watson Director of Adult Education, Barnes Foundation

The Stranded Spectator of Douglas Gordon’s 5 Year Drive-By
Taylor Hobson, Bryn Mawr College      

Alfredo Jaar’s The Geometry of Conscience (2010) in the Context of the Chilean “Memory Boom”
Florencia San Martín, Rutgers University     

Earth/Body: Corporeal Connection to the Natural World in Ana Mendieta’s Tree of Life (1976)
Melanie Nguyen, University of Maryland