Past Symposia

From left: Miriam Deaver, Emily Conforto, Hayley Prihoda, and Andrew Johnson
From left: Miriam Deaver, Emily Conforto, Hayley Prihoda, and Andrew Johnson

13th Annual American University – George Washington University Graduate Student Symposium in the History of Art

October 3, 2015

Hayley Prihoda, George Washington University - "Walter Ellison's Train Station: The Great Migration, Art, and Autobiography"; Amanda Summerlin, American University - "Rethinking Primitivist Perceptions: Native American Culture in the Art of Marsden Hartley"; Miriam Deaver, George Washington University - "Bert Williams and Bert Williams"; Jennifer Wu, American University - "Reinventing Family Portraiture: Hans Holbein's Darmstadt Madonna"; Emily Conforto, George Washington University - "It's All Just a Matter of Time: Temporality in David Cone's Cameo Series"; Catherine Vassaux, American University - "Fecundity, Security, and Eternity: Revisiting Eleonora of Toledo's Dynastic Role in Bronzino's Chapel"; Elizabeth Mullen, American University - "A Double Vision of Christian Rome: Visionary Imagery in the Allocution of Constantin"; Andrew Johnson, George Washington University - "On the Streets and Between the Sheets: Gran Fury's Labor Towards a Queer Future."


12th Annual American University – George Washington University Graduate Student Symposium in the History of Art

September 20, 2014

Caitlin Hoerr, American University - “For Her To Eat: Female Spirituality and Food in Andrea del Castagno's Last Supper”; Joshua Kamins, American University - “Among the Prophets: Michelangelo’s David”; Kaitlin Murphy, George Washington University - “Seeing and Being Seen: Implications of the Mirror in Titian's Venus with a Mirror”; Kristine Walsh, George Washington University - “The Nikosthenic Vase: The Nineteenth-Century Viewpoint of Greek Vases”; Danielle Sensabaugh, American University - “Between Painting and Poster: Artistic and Cultural Hybridity in Henri de Toulouse Lautrec’s Panels for La Goulue”; Brittney Bailey, American University - “Masks and Muses: Marie Laurencin's ‘Cubist’ Group Portrait”; Eden Orelove, George Washington University - “Billie Holiday, The Scurlock Studio, and 1940s Washington, D.C.”; Miriam Grotte-Jacobs, George Washington University - “The Last Paintings: Precision and Accident in Morris Louis’ Stripes


11th Annual American University – George Washington University Graduate Student Symposium in the History of Art

September 28, 2013

Carol Brown, American University: “Cobbler, Convert, and Copt: The Incongruous Iconography of St. Anianas”; Shannon Weiss, George Washington University: "Mother Knows Best: An Interpretation of The Bedroom by Pieter de Hooch"; Anna Walcutt, George Washington University:  "Thomas Cole and White Mountain Tourism”; Caitlin Glosser, American University: "Painting Modern Life: Guillaume Apollinaire's Et moi aussi je suis peintre"; Kathryn Fay, American University: "Writing an Art History: Contextualizing Elsie Driggs’s Precisionist Paintings"; Beth Evans, George Washington University: "Barnett Newman's Stations of the Cross and the Figuration of the Zip"; Deirdre Smith, George Washington University: "The Idea and the 'Machine': Theory and Practice in LeWitt's Wall Drawings"


10th Annual American University – George Washington University Graduate Student Symposium in the History of Art

October 06, 2012

Catherine Gubisch, American University: “Michelangelo’s Campidoglio: A Mean to an End”; Jennifer Grejda, George Washington University: “A Tale of Two Courts: The Emperor of China Tapestries, Chocolatièrs, and Sensory Meditation”; Francine Rinzel, George Washington University: “Degas’s Display: Fans at the 1879 Impressionist Exhibition”; Kristen Eckrich, American University “Höch Beyond Photomontage: Tailor’s Flower”; Nell Fortune-Greeley, George Washington University: “Limited to Eight: The “Rothko Room” at the Phillips Collection and Mark Rothko’s Curatorial Control; Luisa Villa, American University: “Making the Invisible Visible: Illuminating the Presence of Fragmented Identities in Chilean Society”; Rachael Pullin, American University: “Fabled Females: Photography and Abjection in Kiki Smith’s Self-Portraits”; Dena Rapoport, George Washington University: “Leonard Freed: Empathetic Eye”


9th Annual American University – George Washington University Graduate Student Symposium in the History of Art

September 24, 2011

Nichole Rawlings (AU): “Female Sexuality and Death in the Work of Hans Baldung Grien”; Caranine Smith (GWU): “Finding Faith in the Art of Fitz Henry Lane”; Emily Mendonca (GWU): “Seasons of Color: Thomas Cole’s Application of William Oram and George Field’s theories in The Voyage of Life”; Elizabeth Holland Searcy (GWU): “Campaign for Victory: Trauma and Desegregation in Jacob Lawrence’s War Series”; Emily Heap (AU): “Mr. Ono and Mrs. Lennon: Redefining Binaries in Ono’s Early Half-a-Room”; Courtney Tompkins (AU): “Marisol’s Art of the 1960s: An Alternative Pop Idiom”; Noelia Irizarry (GWU): “Villains and Martyrs: Revolutionary Posters from Puerto Rico’s Taller El Alacrán”; Catherine Southwick (AU): “The ‘Renovation Blockbuster’: Scholarly Show or Storage Solution?”

Who do I contact for more info about symposia?

Cristin McKnight Sethi
Director of Graduate Studies, Art History 
Assistant Professor of Art History

phone: 202-994-7656
emailcristin@gwu.edu
office: Smith Hall 106B

Association of Graduate Art Students (AGAST)