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Second Annual Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities Graduate and Undergraduate Art History Symposium

Last occurred: Saturday, April 12
10:00 am to 2:30 pm

Chakrasamvara Embracing Vajravarahi, Tibet, 1403-1424
Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton

Chakrasamvara Embracing Vajravarahi, Tibet, 1403-1424
Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton

This symposium showcases the efforts of emerging art historians in the Twin Cities and highlights key works of art in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts collection. Each participating college or university has nominated an undergraduate and/or graduate student to present on an artwork or collection of works in the permanent collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts that relates to her/his ongoing research project.

10:00 a.m. Session I
Chakrasamvara Embracing Vajravarahi - The Sacred Visual Semantics of a Buddhist Icon” by Sreekishen Nair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
“Subalternity and the Representation of Gender in Kalighat Pats” by Samantha Wisneski, University of St. Thomas.
“A Frustrated Scholar as the Melancholic Angel: Georgio de Chirico’s The Scholar’s Playthings as a Biographical Allegory” by Emma Flood, St. Catherine University.
“Sensation through Abstraction:  The Place Saint-Augustin Paintings of Edouard Vuillard” by Gretchen Burau, University of St. Thomas.


11:45 a.m. Break      


12:30 p.m. Session II
“Transgressive Beauty: Harriet Hosmer’s Medusa” by Shannon Flaherty, University of Minnesota.
“The Self as Subject: Minor White’s Expressive Landscape and Inner Reality at Point Lobos, California” by Zoe Bartholomew, University of Minnesota.
“Searching for Utopia in Catherine Opie’s Icehouses” by Camille Erickson, Macalester College.
“Projection as Simulacrum: Jennifer Steinkamp’s Hurdy Gurdy Man” by Johana Brubeck-Martinez, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
“A Bridge Between Two Worlds: Negotiating Cultural Identity” by Alexandra Mickle, St. Olaf College.

“What’s the Beef? MIA’s Soutine Carcass” by Colin Young, Carleton College

 

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