2014 Annual Conference

2014 Annual Conference

2014 Annual Conference

Apr 3, 12:00 am – 5, 2014

The Midwest Art History Society held its 41st annual Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, from April 3–5, 2014. The conference was hosted by the Saint Louis Art Museum, with additional support from the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, as well as the Mildred Lane Kemper Museum of Art, the Department of Art History and Archaeology, Washington University in St. Louis; the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; the Department of Arts and Communication at Saint Louis University; the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Missouri-St. Louis; and the Department of Art at Webster University. The decision to host the 2014 meeting in St. Louis was made based on the many new art facilities that have opened within recent years in St. Louis, particularly the Saint Louis Art Museum’s new east building designed by award-winning British architect Sir David Chipperfield. Sessions took place in the newly-renovated facilities for Education and Public Programming at the Saint Louis Art Museum. Sessions on specific topics and general sessions devoted to particular periods were featured, including one session devoted to concepts of time as expressed in art. In addition, a special session was conducted in the galleries devoted to a Renaissance sculpture that was made from an antique ruin.

The conference began on Thursday, April 3, with a breakfast and special viewing of the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. In the afternoon, the conference keynote speaker, Axel Rüger, Director of the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam, spoke on a newly discovered Van Gogh painting depicting a French landscape, Sunset at Montmajour (1888). The Saint Louis Art Museum hosted a reception on Thursday evening in the Taylor Family Foyer in the new east building. The annual business meeting took place on Friday morning over breakfast, followed by a special curator-led viewing of “Impressionist France”. The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum hosted a reception for conference participants on Friday evening.

Impressionist France: Visions of Nation from Le Gray to Monet

A special exhibition on view at the St. Louis Art Museum explored the significance of landscape imagery in the development of national identity in mid- to late-nineteenth-century France.

Impressionist France: Visions of Nation from Le Gray to Monet Details

A special exhibition on view at the St. Louis Art Museum at the time of the meeting, Impressionist France: Visions of Nation from Le Gray to Monet, explored the significance of landscape imagery in the development of national identity in mid- to late-nineteenth-century France. The show was arranged as an imaginary journey around the varied French landscape and included sections devoted to urban views, forests, rivers, mountains, and marines. A wide range of visual media were included, with works by Impressionist and Barbizon School painters (e.g., Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Jean-François Millet) and prominent figures from the golden age of early French photography (e.g., Gustave Le Gray, Edouard Baldus, Charles Marville).

St. Louis

During the last fifteen years, the city of St. Louis has seen a noteworthy expansion of arts organizations and the construction of notable new museum buildings.

St. Louis Details

During the last fifteen years, the city of St. Louis has seen a noteworthy expansion of arts organizations and the construction of notable new museum buildings. The Saint Louis Art Museum, one of the nation’s leading comprehensive art museums with collections that include works of art of exceptional quality from virtually every culture and time period, opened its newly-expanded facility, designed by British architect David Chipperfield in June 2013. The new building houses the museum’s fine collection of 20th and 21st century painting and sculpture. To emphasize the broad holdings within the museum’s collection, one gallery has been devoted to ancient art. The new space also contains a new restaurant called Panorama, and expanded visitor amenities.

In 2001, The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts opened in a building designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando situated in St. Louis' Grand Center district. The Pulitzer presents changing exhibitions and engages in a variety of programming initiatives involving the visual, literary, and performing arts. Described as a laboratory of ideas as much as a shrine for art, the Pulitzer expands the art experience of all St. Louisans through its unique exhibitions and community-based programs.

In 2003, Brad Cloepfil's (Allied Works Architecture) new building for the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, opened, ushering in a period of more ambitious and exciting programming for the institution. Located next to the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, the buildings share outdoor space. CAM, a noncollecting space, continues to offer a range of exhibitions featuring interesting and important artists from around the globe in a variety of media. In 2006, Washington University in St. Louis opened a new building, designed by Fumihiko Maki, also a recipient of the Pritzker prize, that could display its outstanding collection of modern and contemporary European and American art. Named the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, part of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University, the museum presents a strong program focused on contemporary art with exhibitions and publications that examine key issues of importance in today's global world.

In July, 2009, the Gateway Foundation together with the city of St. Louis opened Citygarden, a 2-square- block outdoor garden and sculpture park that has proved a great boon to downtown St. Louis. Suburban St. Louis already had one of the great sculpture parks in the country, Laumeier Sculpture Park, which maintains an active program of exhibitions and varied visitor experiences.

In June, 2013, The Saint Louis Art Museum, one of the nation's leading comprehensive art museums with collections that include works of art of exceptional quality from virtually every culture and time period, opened its newlyexpanded facility award-winning architect Sir David Chipperfield. The new building houses its fine collection of 20th and 21st-century painting and sculpture as well as an outstanding display of a broad selection of ancient art. The re-location of the modern and contemporary collection resulted in a nearly complete rethinking of the original Cass Gilbert Building and the display of its wide-ranging collections. Noteworthy strengths include ancient Chinese bronzes, extensive holdings of art from the ancient Americas, the Danforth Collection of Native American Plains Indian art, and the largest collection of Max Beckmann paintings in the world.

The city's three other major universities offer active arts programs. Saint Louis University has several museums. The Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA) features modern and contemporary art and the Collection of the Western Jesuit Missions that showcases religious art from the 13th to the 20th centuries. The John and Ann MacLennan Collection of Asian Decorative Art is one of the largest collections of its kind in the United States. The Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA) was the first interfaith museum of contemporary religious and spiritual art and is dedicated to the ongoing dialogue between artists and the world's faith traditions. Samuel Cupples House, one of the rare examples of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture in St. Louis, serves as a gallery for the University's collection of fine and decorative art dating before 1919, including the Eleanor Turshin Glass Collection, the largest collection of art nouveau and art deco glass west of the Mississippi River. Webster University, in nearby Webster Groves, Missouri, includes the Cecille R. Hunt Gallery that presents art by local, national, and international artists. In addition to exhibitions, the gallery hosts visiting artists and scholarly lectures and seminars relating to each exhibition.

The University of Missouri-St. Louis, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2013, is home to Gallery 210, exhibiting regional and national artists and designers, and the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center. In addition, the city hosts an active and vital gallery scene. New galleries in the Delmar Loop, Grand Center, downtown St. Louis, and the Central West End have expanded the city's arts offerings. The city is also known as an eating town, and great restaurants abound in all of its neighborhoods. Other attractions include the famous Magic House, the experiential and unique City Museum (described as a playground for adults), one of the country's great zoos, the internationally renowned Missouri Botanical Garden, and the court house where Dred Scott petitioned for his freedom.

Conference Program

Conference Program Details

Midwest Art History Society Program
Annual Conference, Saint Louis
April 3–5, 2014

 

Thursday, April 3

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Breakfast Reception
Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
Included with conference fee

Tour of Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
Following breakfast

Transportation from Chase Park Plaza to the Pulitzer & from the Pulitzer to the Saint Louis Museum will be provided. Those not attending the breakfast reception can enter SLAM via the main museum entrance starting at 9:30

All conference sessions will be held in the Saint Louis Art Museum

10:15 am – 11:45 am

Ancient Art
Chair: Nathaniel B. Jones., Assistant Professor, Washington University in St. Louis

  • Souvenirs of a City: The Glass Flasks of Ancient Pozzuoli.
    Maggie Popkin, Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University
  • Archaic and Early Classical Amazons: More than just 'Bad Girls' and 'Persian Proxies?'"
    Virginia Poston, Instructor, University of Southern Indiana; Ph.D. Candidate, Ohio State University
  • Envisioning the Unseen: Sisyphus in Cthonic Landscape
    Elizabeth Wolfson, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Missouri.

Native American Art I - Art and Iconography in Native North America
Chair: Jill Ahlberg Yohe, Assistant Curator, Native American Art, Saint Louis Art Museum

  • Sex and Gender in Mississippian Bird-Human Figures
    Katie McElfresh Buford, B.A., Independent Researcher, and Dr. Billie Follensbee, Professor of Art History, Missouri State University
  • A Strong Presence: Old Woman's Importance in Missouri Rock Art. A review of her singularity, persistence, and survival into the modern Osage Native American Church.
    James R. Duncan, Independent Scholar, and Carol Diaz-Granados, Ph.D., Research Associate, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Cultural Convergence and the Synthesis of New Ceremonial Forms at Pottery Mound Pueblo
    Cassy Smith, Graduate Student, University of Illinois at Chicago

Asian Art
Chair: Philip Hu, Associate Curator, Asian Art, Saint Louis Art Museum

  • A Western Zhou Food Vessel (gui) with Phoenix Motifs
    Liu Yang, Head of the Asian Art Department and Curator of Chinese Art, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
  • Offering the Universe: Divergent Representations of the Cosmos in Nepalese and Tibetan Rituals
    Eric Huntington, Korff Postdoctoral Fellow, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Exaltations of the Prosaic: Visualizing the Chinese Peasantry through Ink Painting in the Early People's Republic of China
    Wang Yang, Ph.D. Candidate, The Ohio State University

Undergraduate Research in Art History
Chair: Valerie Hedquist, University of Montana

  • The Colonel Davenport House: An Historic Midwestern Monument
    Jordan Kirkbride; Faculty Mentor: Catherine Carter Goebel, Paul A. Anderson Chair in the Arts, Augustana College
  • Hand to Hand: Combating the Effects of Damnatio Memoriae and Preserving the Image of the Empress Fausta on Early Romano-Byzantine Coins
    James Langston; Faculty Mentor: Mark Pohlad, Associate Dean and Associate Professor, DePaul University
  • Art Historiography of Francesco Salviati
    Laura McMillan; Faculty Mentor: Heidi J. Hornik, Professor of Art History, Baylor University

1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

The Politics of Meaning in Renaissance Art
Chair: Cynthia Stollhans, Associate Professor, Saint Louis University

  • Death and Rebirth: A New Reading of the Choir Frescoes in the Church of the Augustinian Hermits in Padua
    Katie Guida, Ph.D. Candidate, Pennsylvania State University
  • Sculpted Doorways and Devotion: Visual Reminders of San Bernardino of Siena's Visit to Fifteenth-Century Triora
    Madeline Rislow, Instructor, Kansas City Art Institute
  • Displaying Conversion: Religious Transformation, International Trade and Economic Welfare in Sixteenth-Century Antwerp
    Barbara Kaminska, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Santa Barbara

Native American Art II - Great Osage Artists: A Conversation with Anita Fields, Norman Akers, and C.R. Red Corn
Chair: Jill Ahlberg Yohe, Assistant Curator,Native American Art, Saint Louis Art Museum

  • Jill Ahlberg Yohe will facilitate a lively discussion about the state of Osage art, including time for questions and answers to these accomplished artists.

The Art of Africa
Chair: Olubukola A. Gbadegesin, Assistant Professor, Saint Louis University

  • Artistic Translations in a Postcolonial Art Industry: Jean Lucrat in Tunisia
    Jessica Gerschultz, Assistant Professor, University of Kansas
  • Frafra Craft Production: Its Development and Regional Impact
    Fred T. Smith, Professor, Kent State University
  • The Sanctified and the Secular in the Designed Garden: The Sacred Grove in Africa
    Amanda H. Hellman, Curator of African Art, Michael C. Carlos Museum of Art, Emory University

Modern Art I - Sculpture: The Meanings of Materials
Chair: James van Dyke, Associate Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia

  • 'As French as one could be': The Making of Emile-Antoine Bourdelle as Sculptor for France
    Gabrielle Rose-Curti, Assistant Professor, Simpson College
  • Mabel Gardner: Sculpting Spirit
    Valerie Mendelson, Independent Scholar, New York City
  • Sculpture/Object: Max Ernst's Stones from Maloja
    Hannah S. Fullgraf, Ph.D. Candidate, Rice University

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Nineteenth-Century Art
Chair: Bradley Fratello, Professor, St. Louis Community College, Meramec

  • Remembering Italy: The Therapeutic Function of the Female Figure in the Late Paintings of Camille Corot
    Brigid Boyle, Project Assistant, French Paintings Catalog, Nelson-Atkins Museum
  • L'Oiseau du mal The Raven of Poe, Mallarmé, and Manet as harbinger of destructive change in Haussmannian Paris
    Natalie Benson, Ph.D. Candidate, Interdisciplinary Studies Program, University of Iowa
  • French Modernism and Poster Hoardings in Working-Class Paris: Maximilien Luce's La Rue Mouffetard
    Karen L. Carter, Assistant Professor of Art History and Chair, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University

Recent Acquisitions in Midwestern Collections
Chair: Joan Stack, Art Curator, State Historical Society of Missouri

  • Congolese Sculpture for the Cleveland Museum of Art: The Delenne Acquisition
    Constantine Petridis, Curator of African Art, Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Joseph Claus's Bust of Caracalla: An 18th-Century Look at an Ancient Masterpiece
    Judith W. Mann, Curator, European Art to 1800, Saint Louis Art Museum
  • The Taft Museum of Art's Acquisition of Two Female Portraits, An Italian Woman by Frank Duveneck (ca. 1880) and Jane Ellison Sinton, by Raimundo de Madrazo Garreta (1903)
    Tamera Lenz Muente, Assistant Curator, Taft Museum of Art

Medieval Art
Chair: Sherry Lindquist, Assistant Professor, Western Illinois University, Chair

  • Gerald of Wales's Ekphrasis and the Book of Kells
    Dorothy Verkerk, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Reading Between the Lions: A Surviving Capital at Maillezais Abbey
    Laura Lee Brott, M.A. Candidate, University of North Texas
  • The Visual Traditions of the Education of the Virgin Mary in Late Medieval France
    Julia Finch, Visiting Instructor, Saint Vincent College

Kinetic Art: Then and Now
Chair: Meredith Malone, Associate Curator, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis

  • Practicing Agency: A Walk in GRAV's Labyrint
    Agnes Berecz, Visiting Assistant Professor, Pratt Institute
  • The Perceptual Gymnastics of Gruppo T
    Marina Isgro, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Pennsylvania
  • 'The Machine Remains Only a Machine': Soviet Kinetic Sculpture in the 1960s
    Maia Toteva, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College

Special Session in the Print Room: Prints in Series
Chair: Elizabeth Wyckoff, Curator, Prints, Drawings and Photographs, Saint Louis Art Museum Please note:This session is limited to 15. Advance registration is required. To register, contact Rachel Aubuchon at Rachel.aubuchon@slam.org. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • OLandO: Jack Kerouac, Sputnik & Disney World,
    Carmon Colangelo, Dean, Sam Fox School Design & Visual Arts,Washington University
  • Etching Recuperation: Whistler and his Venice Sets
    Justin McCann, Lunder Consortium for Whistler Studies Fellow, Colby College Museum of Art
  • Still Life/Precarious Life: Ecology and the Question of Perspective in Isabella Kirkland's TAXA
    Leah Chizek, Research Assistant, Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Saint Louis Art Museum

5:30 pm

Keynote Lecture
Axel Rüger,
Director of the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Van Gogh's Sunset at Montmajour

Saint Louis Art Museum, Farrell Auditorium

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Opening Reception
Saint Louis Art Museum
Taylor Family Foyer, East Building

Included with conference fee

 

Friday, April 4

8:00 am

Annual MAHS Business Meeting
& Breakfast reception

Included with conference fee
Saint Louis Art Museum, Education Space

9:30 am

Special Exhibition: Impressionist France: Visions of Nation from
Le Gray to Monet

Early entry and tour by curators Simon Kelly & April Watson

Saint Louis Art Museum
Members must attend the MAHS Business Meeting to join the early
tour

10:45 am – 12:15 pm

Native American Art III - What's Happening Now in Native Art In the St Louis Region: Curation, Scholarship, and Collaboration
Chair: Jill Ahlberg Yohe, Assistant Curator, Native American Art, Saint Louis Art Museum

  • Horse Medicine: Native American Art at The Saint Louis Art Museum
    Jill Ahlberg Yohe, Assistant Curator, Native American Art, Saint Louis Art Museum
  • The Aesthetics of Movement and Sound in Pow Wow Dance and Regalia
    Cory Wilmott, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Southern Illinois University Edwardsvilleo
  • Native American Art at the Missouri History Museum
    Adriana Greci Green, Visiting Curator, Missouri History Museum

International Currents and Global Impressionism I: Visual Conversations with France
Chair: Elizabeth C. Childs, Etta and Mark Steinberg Professor of Art History, Washington University in St. Louis

  • Breaking the Ice: Monet's Les Glaçons and the 1889 Monet-Rodin retrospective at the Galerie Georges Petit
    Tyler Ostergaard, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Iowa
  • Degas in New Orleans: Cotton and Global Capitalism
    Marilyn Brown, Professor, University of Colorado
  • (French) Impressionism and (Foreign) Sculpture: the Case of Medardo Rosso
    Sharon Hecker, Independent Scholar, Italy.

Contemporary Art and Global Politics
Chair: Sabine Eckmann, Director, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis, Chair

  • Protest, Politics and Aesthetics in Allora and Calzadiila's Vieques Interventions
    Ila Nicole Sheren, Assistant Professor, Washington University in St. Louis
  • The Art of Big Hope: Reviving Leftist Activism in the early 21st -Century Hungary
    Izabel Galliera, Visiting Lecturer, University of Pittsburgh
  • Transference of Language, Labor, and Art Criticism in the Era of Globalization: Hong-Sok Gim's Conceptual Art
    Eunyoung Park, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Kansas

American Women in Art
Chair: Michael J. Murphy, Assistant Professor of Women & Gender Studies, University of Illinois, Springfield

  • The American Painter Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones (1885-1968): Depicting Female Gender and the Social Interactions Between Working-class and Upper-class Women in Philadelphia, 1905-1913
    Anna Shaver, Assistant to the Director, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis
  • Struggle Against Negation: Carrie Mae Weems' Use of Symbolism to Establish Authority as Artist and Subject in Not Manet's Type (1997)
    Tracy Flagg, M.A.Candidate, University of Cincinnati
  • Ever Present, Never Presented: Quilting, Feminism, and Suzanne Lacy
    Jacqueline Witkowski, M.A. Candidate, University of British Columbia.

2:15 pm – 3:45 pm

African Diaspora
Chair: Olubukola A. Gbadegesin, Assistant Professor, Saint Louis University

  • Growing a Diaspora in Haiti: Transnational Artistic Exchanges between Haiti and the United States, 1940s-1950so
    Lindsay J. Twa, Associate Professor, Augustana College
  • The Operation and Representation of Light in Cisse's Yeelen (1987)
    Delinda Collier, Assistant Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Via Architecture: The Cuca Building in Luanda in the photographic work of Delio Jasse
    Marta Jecu, Postdoctoral Fellow/Researcher at Universidade Lusofona, Cicant Institute

International Currents and Global Impressionism II: Visual Conversations with France
Chair: Elizabeth C. Childs, Etta and Mark Steinberg Professor of Art History, Washington University in St. Louis

  • Caribbean Light: Francisco Oller's Global Impressionism
    Emily Sessions, Ph.D. Candidate, Yale University
  • Canadian Impressionism and National Identity: Impressions of the Dominion at Home and Abroad
    Julia Stimac, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Washington, Seattle
  • American and Australian Impressionism and Tropes of the 'New Nation'
    Emily Burns, Assistant Professor, Auburn University

Reimagining Femininity
Chair: Susan Waller, Associate Professor, University of Missouri-St. Louis

  • Lucian Freud's Big Nudes: Fat, Sex, and Death in the Sue Tilley Paintings
    Brittany Lockard, Visiting Assistant Professor, Wichita State University
  • Deconstruction and Reconstruction: Doris Salcedo's Furniture Sculptures and the Effects of Violence on Women in Colombia
    Nadiah Fellah, Ph.D. Candidate, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
  • Role Reversal, Power and Sexuality at Play: Imaging the Woman Artist by Paula Rego
    Soo Yun Kang, Professor of Art History, Chicago State University

Modern Art II - Painting and Politics
Chair: James van Dyke, Associate Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia

  • An Artist's Career through Four German Regimes: Horst Schlossar (1903-64) in Dresden
    Jonathan Osmond, Research Professor in Modern European History, Cardiff University
  • Politics, Gender, and the 'Visceral Image': Salvador Dali's Paintings of the 1930s
    Anna M. Schuer, MA candidate, Case Western Reserve University
  • Postcolonial Picasso: Les Femmes d'Alger and the Algerian Revolution
    Amanda Beresford, Ph.D. candidate, Washington University in St. Louis

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Time Keepers
Chair: Gretchen Wagner, Independent Curator

  • Ancient Representations of Time: The Athenian Calendar Frieze
    Karen A. Laurence, Visiting Lecturer, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
  • The Clash of Calendars in 16th Century Mexico"
    Anne Walke Cassidy, Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Art, and Director, Global Heritage Program, Carthage College
  • Now and Then: Enduring Time in the Work of Piotr Szyhalski, R. Luke DuBois, Marcus Young, and Pritika Chowdry
    Diane A. Mullin, Curator, Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota

American Art I: The Art of Education: From Portrait Collections to Chalk Talks, Sheet Music to Museum Exhibitions
Chair: Kristin Schwain, Associate Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia

  • An American "Gallery of Beauties": Ideological Formation in The Republican Court (1855)
    Emily Gerhold, Assistant Professor of Art History, Henderson State University
  • Contrabands, Nostalgic Former Slaves, and Union Soldiers: African Americans in Illustrated Civil War Sheet Music
    Theresa Leininger-Miller, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Cincinnati
  • Frank Beard and the Chautauqua Movement
    Thelma Rohrer, Assistant Professor and Chair, Manchester University
  • Exhibit as Intervention: Representation, Revision, and Two Centuries of Black American Art
    Rebecca Fenton, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of the History of Art, Indiana University, Bloomington

Eighteenth-Century Art
Chair: Craig Ashley Hanson, Associate Professor of Art History, Calvin College.

  • Cornelis de Bruyn (1652-1726): Artist, Traveler, and Writer
    Rebecca Brienen, Vennerberg Professor of Art and Professor of Art History, Oklahoma State University.
  • Capturing Genius: Collecting Salvator Rosa's Etchings in Eighteenth-Century England
    Nicole N. Conti, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Minnesota.
  • Sévres' Teaching of Love and the Concept of Marriage in Eighteenth-Century France
    Sarah S. Jones, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Celebrating Rococo Splendor in St. Louis: Historicizing Prussian Furniture at the 1904 World's Fair
    Tobias Locker, Lecturer, Saint Louis University, Madrid

Art of the Ancient Americas I - Mesoamerica and the Intermediate Area
Chair: Billie Follensbee, Professor of Art History, Missouri State University

  • Notes on the Nature of the Classic Veracruz Yoke
    Rex Koontz, Professor, Director of the School of Art, University of Houston
  • Breaking open the Gourd: The Identity of Individual 6 in the North Wall Mural at San Bartolo
    David Ouellette, Instructor of Art History, College of Dupage
  • The Possible Nahualistic Properties of Intermediate Area Gold and Tumbaga Zoomorphs
    Elizabeth Haughey, Honors B.A. candidate, Missouri State University

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Reception
The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum,
Washington University in Saint Louis
Included with conference fee

 

Saturday, April 5

8:45 am – 10:15 am

Contemporary Art
Chair: Ivy Cooper, Professor of Art History, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

  • Self-ish (re)presentation: Individualism vs. Critical Individuality in a Time of Restoration, 1969-1974
    Kristen M. Carter, Ph.D. Candidate, University of British Columbia
  • Phantom Memory: Walid Raad and Unstable Objects
    Marselle Bredemeyer, M.A. Candidate, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Skin: The Art of Kim Joon
    Rachel Baum, Assistant Professor, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York

Soldiers, Lovers, and Family in Seventeenth-Century Paintings
Chair: Cynthia Stollhans, Associate Professor, Saint Louis University

  • Born Under Mars (and Mercury?): The Dutch Soldier, from Pillager to Art Lover
    Léonard Pouy, Lecturer, Reims Champagne-Ardenne University
  • Sweetly Felled on the Grass: Amorous Play in Rubens' Castle Park
    Jan Kennedy, Assistant Professor, Kansas City Art Institute
  • Coast and Kin: Mercantile and Familial Values in Nicolaes Maes' Portrait of the Cuyter Famil
    Denise Giannino, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Kansas

Photography and Landscape
April Watson, Curator of Photography, Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City

  • Vincent Bezeidenhout, Landscape Imagery, and the Legacy of the South African Documentary Tradition
    Meghan L. E. Kirkwood, Assistant Professor of Art, North Dakota State University
  • Epic Landscape: Memory and Identity in the Work of the 'Center for Land Use Interpretation'
    Navjotika Kumar, Assistant Professor, Kent State University
  • Discovering America, Again: European Encounters in the 1910s and 20s
    Eric Lutz, Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, Saint Louis Art Museum

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Considering The Reclining Pan: Special session, by prior sign-up, in Gallery 236
Chair: Lisa Çakmak, Assistant Curator of Ancient Art, Saint Louis Art Museum

  • The Reclining Pan as an Ancient Relief Sculpture.
    Adrian Ossi, Independent Scholar
  • The Reclining Pan in the Renaissance.
    Felicia Else, Associate Professor, Gettysburg College
  • The Reclining Pan after the Renaissance
    Ryan E. Gregg, Assistant Professor, Webster University

Round-Table: Art History pedagogy and Curricula in the 21st Century
Chair, Maureen Quigley, Associate Teaching Professor, University of Missouri - St. Louis

  • Art History in and out of Appalachia
    Eileen McKiernan-Gonzalez, Associate Professor, Program Coordinator for Art and Art History, Berea College
  • Non-western Curriculum at the Urban/Commuter Campus
    Ana Nieves, Assistant Professor, Northeastern Illinois University
  • Gamification and the Art History Classroom
    Maureen Quigley, Associate Teaching Professor, Art History Coordinator, University of Missouri - St. Louis
  • WHAM - World History of Art Mashup: Reimagining Art History Learning Tools
    Nathalie Hager, Ph.D. Candidate, Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, University of British Columbia

American Art II: Beyond Paul Bunyan and Doc Savage: American Masculinities Between the Wars
Chair: Kristin Schwain, Associate Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia

  • We Don't Need Another Hero: Paul Sample's Depression-era Depictions of Men
    Christina Larson, Ph.D. Candidate in Art History, Case Western Reserve University
  • Uncensored: The Queerly Positive Reception of Paul Cadmus's 1937 Solo Exhibition
    Anthony Morris, Assistant Professor of Art History, Austin Peay State University
  • Palmer Hayden's John Henry Series: From Folksong to History Painting
    Lara Kuykendall, Assistant Professor of Art History, Ball State University
  • Salvador Dali's Society Portraiture of the early 1940s
    Mary Caroline Simpson, Assistant Professor, Eastern Illinois University

Art of the Ancient Americas II - The Andean and Intermediate Areas
Chair: Billie Follensbee, Professor of Art History, Missouri State University

  • Vessel of Life: A Case Study of a Colonial Andean Kero
    Megan Kirsop, M.A., Independent Researcher, University of Florida
  • Head Motifs on Cupisnique Style Ceramics: Emblems of Cultural Identity in Early Andean Art
    Yumi Park, Assistant Professor, Department of Art, Jackson State University
  • Abstracting a Shared Aesthetic: Cajamarca Ceramics and the Intermediate Area
    Jeanette Nicewinter, Ph.D. Candidate, Virginia Commonwealth University

Islamic Art
Chair: Persis Berlekamp, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Chicago

  • The Manifold Lives of Figurines during the Byzantine - Islamic period of transition in the Eastern Mediterranean, 6th-12th Century
    Alzahraa K. Ahmed, Ph.D. Candidate, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
  • Tashreeh al-Ain (Anatomy of the Eye): An Unpublished Persian Illustrated Manuscript dated 861 AH/ 1451 AD
    Hanaa M. Adly, Associate Professor, Department of Archaeology and Civilization, Helwan University
  • Ali, Cem and Cemevi: the Significance of Art and Ritual in Turkish Alevi Culture
    Onur Öztürk, Lecturer, Columbia College, Chicago
  • Props of Prestige: Postcolonial Identity in Moroccan National Museums
    Ayla Amon, M.A. Candidate in Museum Studies, George Washington University