Second-year masters student Joshua Kamins was one of eight graduate students who presented papers at the Forty-Fifth Annual Middle Atlantic Symposium in Art History earlier this month. Joshua’s paper, Among the Prophets: Michelangelo’s David is drawn from his current thesis research, and examines the David’s intended location at the Florence Cathedral in relation to Biblical and Renaissance sources. Josh was the sole masters student in a panel comprised of Ph.D candidates from the University of Virginia, Bryn Mawr College, and University of Maryland.
The annual American University College of Arts and Sciences student research conference will take place next Saturday, March 28, at the Katzen Arts Center. Among the students presenting original scholarship are several Art History graduate and undergraduate students.
SESSION 1: Informing the Future
(9:00- 11:30 AM)
Sarah de Blasio, Senior, History and Art History: “Curating America’s Cultural Foreign Policy in WWII”
SESSION 2: A Body of Work
(10:45 AM-12:15 PM)
Anne Schroeder, Senior Art History: “An Analysis of the Figura Serpentinata Pose in the Works of Michelangelo Buonarroti”
Genevieve Stegner-Freitag, Senior Art History: “Nobody’s Perfect: A Macrobian Analysis of Titian’s The Bacchanal of the Andrains”
Jennifer Wu, MA Candidate, Art History: “Sex and Spirituality in Lucas Cranach’s Nymph of the Spring”
Elizabeth Mullen, MA Candidate, Art History: “Titian and Saint Sebastian’s Resurrected Body”
Session 3: Curling Up with a Good Book
Catherine Vassaux, MA Candidate, Art History: “Powerful Flesh: Lucretius and the Body of Venus in Bronzino’s An Allegory of Venus and Cupid”
Session 3: Docent
Erica Bogese, MA Candidate, Art History: “Jacques-LouisDavid’s Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier and His Wife: Self-Definition at the Dawn of the French Revolution”
Rebecca Blader, MA Candidate, Art History: “László Moholy-Nagy’s Photograms: Rejecting Tradition for Scientific Creativity”
The full 2015 conference program can be found here.
This weekend, the 45th annual Middle Atlantic Symposium in the History of Art will take place at the University of Maryland, College Park, and the National Gallery of Art. This year, American University is sending second year masters student Joshua Kamins, who will present Among the Prophets: Michelangelo’s David, a paper drawn from his ongoing thesis project that discusses the original intended location of the Michelangelo’s infamous David. His presentation will take place at the National Gallery of Art West Building Lecture Hall on Saturday, March 7 from 2:00 to 4:00pm.
Come hear AU’s own Dr. Butler speak at the National Museum of Women in the Arts as part of the Picturing Mary Scholar Talk Series on March 6, 2015 from 12-1pm. For more information about the event check out NMWA’s website here.