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2014

See the Light:

The 30th Annual Boston University Graduate Symposium on the History of Art and Architecture
February 28th – March 1st, 2014

Symposium Coordinator: Caitlin Dalton

The “See the Light” symposium considers the employment and reception of light in the history of art and visual culture.

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Friday, February 28, 2014, 5:30 pm
Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery
855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

PROFESSOR S. HOLLIS CLAYSON
Episodes From the Visual Culture of the Electrified City of Light

S. Hollis Clayson is the Samuel H. Kress Professor at the National Gallery of Art’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, 2013-2014. She is Bergen Evans Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Art History and History at Northwestern University. She has published widely on nineteenth-century French art and culture including two monographs, Painted Love and Paris in Despair. Her forthcoming book is entitled Electric Paris: The Visual Cultures of the City of Light in the Era of Thomas Edison.

 

GRADUATE SYMPOSIUM

Saturday, March 1, 2014
Riley Seminar Room, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

MORNING SESSION 

Elisabeth Berry Drago, PhD Candidate, University of Delaware
Shadowed Spectatorship in the Photographic Nocturne, 1895-1910

Sarah Rovang, PhD Candidate, Brown University
“A Light in Every Heart”: Electric Lighting and the Modernization of the American Farmstead

Tina Rivers, PhD Candidate, Columbia University
Tripping the Light Fantastic: Thomas Tadlock’s Archetron


AFTERNOON SESSION

Jung E. Choi, PhD Candidate, Duke University
Temporalizing the Space of Light: Your Atmospheric Colour Atlas

Brendan McMahon, PhD Candidate, University of Southern California
Tricks of the Light: Representing Iridescence in the Seventeenth-Century Spanish World

Betsy Stepina Zinn, PhD Student, Rice University
Waiting for Ganzfeld: James Turrell’s End Around and the New Landscape

 

This event was 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.

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2013

In/Accessible:

The 29th Annual Boston University Graduate Symposium on the History of Art & Architecture
March 1 – 2, 2013

 

Symposium Coordinator: Margaret Shortle

The In/Accessible symposium seeks to examine those works of art, design, and architecture that make accessibility part of their interpretive structure.

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Friday, March 1, 2013, 5:30 pm
Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery

Dr. Maria Loh, Willis F. Doney Member, The Institute for Advanced Study
“Still Lives: The Dead Man, the Blind Man, and the Ghost in the Portrait.”
GRADUATE SYMPOSIUM

Saturday, March 2, 2013
Riley Seminar Room, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

MORNING SESSION
Discussant: Caitlin Dalton, Boston University

Erin McKellar, Boston University
‘Well-Designed Yet Moderate in Price’: MoMA’s International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design
Evangelos Kotsioris, Princeton University
Communicating collectiveness: the omnipresent ‘Kunst am Bau’ (and its other) in the former GDR
Amy A. DaPonte, Stanford University
Inaccessible Public Space: Candida Höfer’s interior photographs 2000-present

AFTERNOON SESSION
Discussant: Ariel Green, Boston University

Daniel Borengasser, University of Oregon
Ryūhonji’s Jeweled Pagoda Mandala: Visualizing the Lotus Sutra in 13th Century Japan
Lindsay Alberts,
Boston University
Shifting the Self: Subjectivity and the Studiolo of Francesco I de’ Medici
John Hawley, University of Virginia
An Inaccessible Image: Reinterpreting Meaning in Thomas de Keyser’s ‘Portrait of Constantijn Huygens and His Clerk (1627)’

 

This event was 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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2012

Seeing Multiple:

The 28th Annual Boston University Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art & Architecture
March 2 – 3, 2012

 

Symposium Coordinator: Leslie K. Brown

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Friday, March 2, 2012, 5:30 pm
Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery

Dr. Howard Singerman, Professor of Contemporary Art and Theory and Chair, McIntire Department of Art, University of Virginia
“Sherry Levine: One, Two, Many”

GRADUATE SYMPOSIUM
Saturday, March 3, 2012, 10am – 3pm
Riley Seminar Room, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

MORNING SESSION

 

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)”

AFTERNOON SESSION

 

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”

This event was 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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2011

Gold!:

The 27th Annual Boston University Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art and Architecture
March 4 – 5, 2011

Symposium Coordinator: Lana Sloutsky

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Friday, March 4, 2011, 5:30 pm
Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery

Dr. Rico Franses, Chair, Department of Fine Arts and Art History, American University of Beirut
“The Blinding Light: Gold in Roman Egyptian, Byzantine and Islamic Art”

GRADUATE SYMPOSIUM
Saturday, March 5, 2011, 10am – 3pm
Riley Seminar Room, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

MORNING SESSION

 

Moderator: Kenneth Hartvigsen, Boston University

Roland Betancourt, Yale University
“The Hermeneutics of Gold-Ground Technology in Middle Byzantine Art”

Ilaria Patania, Boston University
“Bronze is the New Gold!”

Esther van Duijn, University of Amsterdam
“Gold Brocaded Fabrics and the Use of Gold in Northern Netherlandish Paintings From the Early Sixteenth Century”

AFTERNOON SESSION

 

Moderator: Martina Tanga, Boston University

Lynley Anne Herbert, University of Delaware
“All That Glitters is Not Necessarily Gold…Electrum As Visual Exegesis in an 8th Century Gospel Book”

Michael Sanchez, Columbia University
“Marcel Broodthaers, 1971: Esthetics and Political Economy”

Beth Pugliano, Boston University
“What of Frankincense and Myrrh? Gilding the Magi’s Gifts”

This event was generously sponsored by The Humanities Foundation at Boston University; the Art and Architecture History Department, Boston University; the Graduate Student History of Art and Architecture Association, Boston University; the Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies and Civilizations, Boston University; the Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

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2010

Place:

The 26th Annual Boston University Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art
March 19 – 20, 2010

Symposium Coordinator: Carrie Anderson

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Friday, March 19, 2010, 5:30pm
Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery

Anne Whiston Spirn, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“The Language of Landscape”

GRADUATE SYMPOSIUM
Saturday, March 20, 2010, 10am – 3pm
Riley Seminar Room, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

MORNING SESSION

Moderator: Lana Sloutsky, Boston University

Elisa Foster, Brown University
“Remembered Places and Lost Spaces: Retrieving the Medieval Sites of Le Puy-en-Velay”

 

Jessica Roscio, Boston University, AMNESP
“The New Woman at Home: Alice Austen, Gendered Identities, and Domestic Spaces”

Sally H. King, Columbia University/The Metropolitan Museum of Art
“Establishing the Modern Gateway: the Ornament and Architecture of Grand Central Terminal, 1913”

 

AFTERNOON SESSION

Moderator: Austin Porter, Boston University

Elizabeth Bennett Hupp, University of California, Berkeley
“On China Cabinets in a Mennonite Living Room”

Erica North Morawski, University of Illinois at Chicago
“Savior of Stop-Gap Housing: The Role of the Quonset Hut in Post-World War II University Housing”

 

Leslie K. Brown, Boston University
“Nostalgia with a View: Meditations on the Tower Optical Coin-Operated Binocular Viewer”

This event was sponsored by The Humanities Foundation at Boston University; the Art History Department, Boston University; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery.

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2009

Chance:

The 25th Annual Boston University Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art
March 27 – 28, 2009

Symposium Coordinator: Keely Orgeman

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Friday, March 27, 2009, 5:30pm
Boston University Art Gallery

Robin Kelsey, Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University
“Vital Accidents in the Photography of Julia Margaret Cameron”

GRADUATE SYMPOSIUM
Saturday, March 29, 2008, 10am – 3pm
Riley Seminar Room, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
(Order of talks was determined by a roll of dice at the keynote event)

MORNING SESSION

Moderator: Dalia Habib Linssen, Boston University

 

Brianne Cohen, University of Pittsburgh
“Farocki’s Deep Play: Gambling on Spectatorship”

Adam Greenhalgh, University of Maryland
“Counting George Bellows’s Forty-two Kids

Susan M. Wager, Columbia University
“‘Chance and Anti-Chance’: Toward a New Definition of the Dada Diagram”

AFTERNOON SESSION

 

Moderator: Christina An, Boston University

Ginger Elliott Smith, Boston University
“Spontaneous Destruction: Jean Tinguely’s Study for an End of the World, No. 2

Andrea Ferber, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
“Andy Goldsworthy: Between Permanence and Ephemerality”

Amanda Hellman, Emory University
“Tree Sculpture and the Uncontrollable Force of Nature”

 

This event was sponsored by The Humanities Foundation at Boston University; the Art History Department, Boston University; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery.

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2008

Damage:

The 24th Annual Boston University Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art
March 28 – 29, 2008

Symposium Coordinator: Melissa Renn

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Friday, March 28, 2008, 5:30pm
Boston University Art Gallery

Jen Mergel, Assistant Curator, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
”In Light of Blindness: Seeing Damage as a Generative Force”

GRADUATE SYMPOSIUM
Saturday, March 29, 2008, 10am – 3pm
Riley Seminar Room, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

MORNING SESSION
Moderator: Beth Pugliano, Boston University

Kimberley Muir, The Art Institute of Chicago/Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
“Restoring Works of Art When Damage Carries Meaning”

 

Rosario Inés Granados Salinas, Harvard University
“Memory Ablaze: The Destruction of a Mission Church”

 

Nathan James Peterson, University of Iowa
“Restoring the Summer Palace from Ruins to an Amusement Park”

 

AFTERNOON SESSION

Moderator: Catherine Walsh, Boston University

Catherine Roach, Columbia University
“Taking Pictures: Dean Keller’s Photographs of Looted Artworks During World War II”

 

Michael Alvar de Baca, Harvard University
“Broken Bodies in the Landscape of Memory: Anne Truitt’s Hardcastle (1962)”

 

Shira Brisman, Yale University
“Shifting Perspective: Desecration and Re-dedication in R.B. Kitaj”
This event was sponsored by The Humanities Foundation at Boston University; the Art History Department, Boston University; the Graduate Student Organization, Boston University; and the Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery.

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2007

Heist:

The 23rd Annual Boston University Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art
March 23 – 27, 2007

Symposium Coordinator: Tara Ward

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Friday, March 23, 2007, 5:30pm
Boston University Art Gallery

Simon Houpt, Author of Museum of the Missing & New York-based arts and culture columnist for The Globe and Mail

 

GRADUATE SYMPOSIUM
Saturday, March 29, 2008, 10am – 3pm
Riley Seminar Room, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

MORNING SESSION

Luis Castaneda, New York University
“Out of the Burial Chambers:  Tomb Looting as a Cultural System“

Molly Scheu, Boston University
“The Completion Complex:  Appropriation and Transformation of Italian Medieval Paintings and Classical Sculpture Fragments in the Renaissance“

Martha Clawson, Boston University
“Beyond the Euphronios Krater:  American Museum Policies in Antiquities’ Future“

AFTERNOON SESSION

Michelle Wijegoonaratna, New York University
“Oskar Kokoschka and Max Oppenheimer: Purloined, Pilfered, and Plagiarized-Viennese Portraiture and the Psychology of Influence”

Jenny Lin, University of California, Los Angeles
“Stealing and Spectacle:  Picturing Theft Tactics in the (Neo) Avant-Garde“

Patrick Haughey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Archive as Gift, Trust as Law: Judging Nixon’s Boxes

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2006

Punch Line – Humor, Irony, and Satire in Art and Visual Culture:

The 22nd Annual Boston University Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art
March 24 – 25, 2006

Symposium Coordinator: Amber Ludwig

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Friday, March 24, 2006, 5:30pm
Boston University Art Gallery

Judith Wechsler, National Endowment for the Humanities Professor of Art History, Tufts University
“The Wit of Daumier and Grandville: Puns and Permutations”

GRADUATE SYMPOSIUM
Saturday, March 25, 2006, 10am – 3:30pm
Riley Seminar Room, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

MORNING SESSION

Nathan Elkins, University of Missouri
“References to Trajanic Coin Types in Juvenal’s First Satire”

Sandra Cheng, University of Delaware
“The Carracci at Work and Play: Pranks, Caricature, and Art Theory”

Quintana Heathman, Boston University
“Catfish and Bureaucrats: Japanese Political Cartoons from the Early Meiji Period”

AFTERNOON SESSION

 

Yomi Ola, University of Iowa
“Woman, Power, and Parody in Twentieth-Century Yoruba Wood Sculpture”

Kelli Olgren-Leblond, University of Southern California
“Shut Your Trap: George Grosz’s Hintergrund and the Limits of Political Satire in Weimar Germany”

John Stuart Gordon, Boston University
“Dove Tales: History and Humor in American Studio Furniture’

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2005

Visualizing the Invisible:

The 21st Annual Boston University Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art
March 18 – 19, 2005

Symposium Coordinator: Stephanie Mayer

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Friday, March 18, 2005, 5:30pm
Boston University Art Gallery

Alan Wallach, Professor of Art History and American Studies, College of William and Mary
“Old and New (Old) Art History: In Search of the Historical Subject”

GRADUATE SYMPOSIUM
Saturday, March 19, 2005, 10am – 3:30pm
Riley Seminar Room, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

MORNING SESSION

Karia Marie Cabanas, PhD Candidate, Art History Department, Princeton University
“Yves Klein’s Immaterial Material”

Stassa Edwards, PhD Candidate, Art History Department, Florida State University
“Missing Mothers: Hogarth’s Marriage á la Mode and the Exchange of the Visible and Invisible”

Josh Martin Ellenbogen, PhD Candidate, Art History Department, University of Chicago
“Francis Galton, Typicality, and the ‘Portrait of the Invisible’”

AFTERNOON SESSION

Catherine Reed, PhD Candidate, Art History Department, Rutgers University
“‘True Musick of the Eye’: The Role of Nature’s Music in the Construction of Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Painting”

Irene Sunwoo, MA Candidate, Architectural Association, London, UK
“Collecting Architecture”

Bobbye Tigerman, MA Candidate, Winterthur Program in Early American Culture
“Envisioning London Underground: Representations and Perceptions of London’s Underground Railway, 1860 – 1900”