The Graduate Student Symposium



The 33rd Annual Boston University Graduate Symposium in the History of Art and Architecture 

Symposium Dates: March 24 – 25, 2017


TrashedTrashed:
Rejection and Recovery in the History of Art and Architecture

What happens to the ideas and materials that end up in the scrap bin of history? While some projects are laid to waste, others are repurposed or reimagined. The 33rd Annual Boston University Graduate Symposium in the History of Art and Architecture invites submissions that explore themes of dispensability and resourcefulness.

The Symposium will be held Friday, March 24 – Saturday, March 25, 2017, with a keynote lecture by Dr. Joanna Grabski, John and Christine Warner Professor and Chair of Art History and Visual Culture at Denison University, on Friday evening at the Boston University Art Gallery and graduate presentations on Saturday in the Riley Seminar Room of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.



***keynote speaker Dr. Joanna Grabski  ***

Dr. Joanna Grabski is the John and Christine Warner Professor and Chair of Art History and Visual Culture at Denison University and her upcoming book, Art World City: The Creative Economy of Artists and Urban Life in Dakar, will be published by Indiana University Press in August 2017. We are excited to have her come and speak to us about her current research on contemporary artists in Dakar and their inventive solutions in harnessing the city’s resources and presenting their work on a global market.

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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.