Friday, February 26, 2021 - 10:00am to 4:30pm

Graduate Student Symposium in the History of Art

This symposium, now in its 25th year, brings together graduate students from nine mid-Atlantic colleges and universities to present current research in the field of art history. Each session includes presentations followed by a moderated discussion.

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Session One, 10–11:30 am
Moderated by Cindy Kang, Associate Curator, Barnes Foundation 
Mystery, Lourdes, and La Salette: Maurice Denis' Catholic Mystery and Miraculous Apparitions
Claire Heidenreich, Penn State University
Vallotton’s Police States: Countering Authority in Print
Jordan Hillman, University of Delaware
Cover Story: Japanese Photograph Albums from the Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Naoko Adachi, University of Pennsylvania
Session Two, 12:30–2 pm
Moderated by Jonathan D. Katz, Associate Professor of Practice, History of Art, University of Pennsylvania’s Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies program
The Ecologies of Art in 1970s Argentina
William Schwaller, Temple University
Environment and Environmentalism in Maria Nordman’s Saddleback Mountain
Emily Leifer, Bryn Mawr College
Modernism in Recline: De Stijl and the Furnishing of the Future Interior
Devon Zimmerman, University of Maryland
Session Three, 3–4:30pm
Moderated by Martha Lucy, Deputy Director for Research, Interpretation and Education, Barnes Foundation
Dynamic Reality Turned Upside-Down: Suspension in Claude Monet’s Waterlilies
Miriam Stanton, University of Pennsylvania
After the Celebration: Antoine Imbert and the Rise of Transatlantic Landscape Lithography
Thomas Busciglio, University of Delaware
How Neuilly was Won: Rosa Bonheur, Buffalo Bill, and the Visioning of Transnational Masculinities
Brittney J. Bailey, Rutgers