Fall Semester 2013 Update

Dr. Mary Garrard moderating the pre-modern panel "Allegorizing the Virtuous Female in Early Modern Art" at the Fourth Annual Feminist Art History Conference

Dr. Mary Garrard moderating the pre-modern panel “Allegorizing the Virtuous Female in Early Modern Art” at the Fourth Annual Feminist Art History Conference

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
.

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