The Graduate Student Symposium


The 34th Annual Boston University Graduate Symposium in the History of Art & Architecture 

Symposium Dates: March 2-3, 2018


Excess

Excess conjures the idea of the extractable, left over, too much, or “extra.” Looking closely at perceptions of the extraneous reveals excess to be a historically constructed category that marks shifting notions of cultural values. Deemed peripheral, abject, deviant, and tertiary due to factors such as geographic relationships or conceptions of power at a particular moment, excess is the focal point of the 34th Annual Boston University Graduate Symposium in the History of Art & Architecture.

The Symposium will be held Friday, March 2 – Saturday, March 3, 2018, with a keynote lecture by Dr. Cary Levine, Associate Professor of Contemporary Art and Director of Undergraduate Studies at UNC Chapel Hill on Friday evening at the Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery and graduate presentations on Saturday at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.