Graduate Student Symposium : “Seeing Multiple”

Graduate students from BU’s Department of History of Art & Architecture organize one of the longest running Graduate Student Symposiums in the country. From a call for papers, presentations are juried and selected graduate students come together to share their recent research one weekend in March.

Seeing MultipleThe 28th Annual Boston University Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art & Architecture

Symposium Dates: March 2 – 3, 2012

The “Seeing Multiple” symposium explores the role of multiples, copies, reproduction, repetition, and related concepts in artistic production.

Both the Friday and Saturday events are free and open to the public.


Friday, March 2, 2012, 5:30 pm

Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery
855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

Dr. Howard Singerman, Professor of Contemporary Art and Theory and Chair, McIntire Department of Art, University of Virginia

Professor Singerman will present a keynote lecture related to his newly-released book Art History, After Sherrie Levine (University of California Press, 2012).  Currently Professor of Contemporary Art and Theory and Chair of the McIntire Department of Art at the University of Virginia, he holds a PhD from the University of Rochester and is the current book reviews editor of CAA’s Art Journal.  Extensively published, Dr. Singerman also holds an MFA and is the author of Artist Subjects: Making Artists in the American University (1999).



Saturday, March 3, 2012, 10am – 3pm

Riley Seminar Room, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

10:00am – COFFEE


Moderator: Beth Pugliano, Boston University, PhD candidate

Rainbow Porthé, University of Chicago, PhD candidate
“The King’s Many Bodies: The Tomb of René d’Anjou”

Carrie Anderson, Boston University, PhD candidate, “From Painting to Tapestry: Reproducing Dutch Brazil in the Collections of Frederik Wilhelm I and Louis XIV”

Shannon Connelly, Rutgers University, PhD candidate
“’Hilde Four Times’: Multiple Vision in Karl Hubbuch’s Viermal Hilde (1929)”


12:00pm – LUNCH

1:00pm – COFFEE


Moderator: Naomi H. Slipp, Boston University, Jan and Warren Adelson Post-MA Fellow in American Art and PhD student

Marie Gasper-Hulvat, Bryn Mawr College, PhD candidate
“Copying One’s Former Self: Malevich’s Late Career Reproductions of His Own Early Work”

Frances Jacobus-Parker, Princeton University, PhD candidate
“The Lithologies of Vija Celmins”

Zach Rottman, University of Rochester, PhD student
“Partial Photography: Barbara Probst and the Rounding of the Index”


For more information or should you have any questions, please contact Leslie K. Brown, 2011/2012 Symposium Coordinator, Department of History of Art & Architecture, Boston University at or visit the symposium’s website for continually updated information.

This event is generously sponsored by The Boston University Center for the Humanities; the Boston University Department of History of Art & Architecture; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Boston University Graduate Student History of Art & Architecture Association; and the Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery.  Additional appreciation is extended to the Hotel Commonwealth, the Bertram and Samuel Sewall Inns, and the Visual Culture Consortium, Boston.

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