This fall George Washington University hosted the 11th Annual Graduate Student Symposium in the History of Art. Three second year MA students from the AU program presented the following papers:
— Carol Brown, “Cobbler, Convert and Copt: The Incongruous Iconography of St. Anianas”
— Caitlin Glosser, “Painting Modern Life: Guillaume Apollinaire’s Et moi aussi je suis peintre”
— Kathryn Fay, “Writing an Art History: Contextualizing Elsie Driggs’s Precisionist Paintings”
In November, the Art History Program at American University hosted the Fourth
Annual Feminist Art History Conference, kicked off by a keynote address given
by Professor Patricia Simons, Professor of Art History, University of Michigan.
Her talk was entitled, “Devotion and Desire: Women Viewers and the
Case of the ‘Lesbian Nun’ in Early Seventeenth-Century Italy.” The conference
featured 68 speakers in a total of 16 panels, all exploring issues of gender,
feminism and art history. The conference culminated in a corollary event held at
the National Museum of Women in the Arts, which included a panel discussion by Eleanor Heartney, Nancy Princenthal, Helaine Posner, and Sue Scott about their new book, The Reckoning: Women Artists of the New Millennium. Participants finished the weekend with a viewing of the museum’s special exhibition American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold’s Paintings
of the 1960s.