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

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

A symposium exploring the role of multiples, copies, repetition, and related concepts in artistic production
Both events are free and open to the public.

KEYNOTE: Friday, March 2, 5:30pm

Dr. Howard Singerman, Associate Professor of Contemporary Art and Theory, University of Virginia
Location: Boston University Art Gallery, 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

Professor Singerman will present an adapted selection from his newly-released book Art History, After Sherrie Levine (University of California Press, November 2011).  Currently Associate Professor of Contemporary Art and Theory at the University of Virginia, he holds a PhD from the University of Rochester and is the current reviews editor of CAA’s Art Journal.  In addition, Dr. Singerman holds an MFA in sculpture and is the author of Artist Subjects: Making Artists in the American University (1999).


SYMPOSIUM: Saturday, March 3rd, 10am – 3pm

Location: Riley Seminar Room, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,

2012 Featured Graduate Presentations:
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 I and Louis XIV”
Shannon Connelly, Rutgers University, PhD candidate, “’Hilde Four Times’: Multiple Vision in Karl Hubbuch’s Viermal Hilde (1929)”
Marie Gasper-Hulvat, Byrn 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”
Questions? Please contact Leslie K. Brown, Symposium Coordinator at, or visit

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 sponsors include the Hotel Commonwealth and the Bertram and Samuel Sewall Inns.