2011-2012 Newberry Seminar in American Art and Visual Culture

2011-2012 Seminars

Friday, October 14, 2011
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
“The Body of the Collector: Charles Lang Freer and the Culture of Disease in Turn-of-the-Century America” Elizabeth Lee, Dickinson College “Naked Houses and Sunshine and Health Magazine: Suburban Architecture and the Visual Representation of Nudism” Sarah Schrank, California State University, Long Beach Commentator: Melody Barrett Deusner, Northwestern University
Friday, November 18, 2011
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
“By Any Means Necessary: Kerry James Marshall’s Comics in the Art Journal” Kymberly Pinder, Art Institute Of Chicago “Re-Viewing “New Century” Women: Female Illustrators and the New Woman in American Visual Culture” Patricia Smith Scanlan, Independent Scholar Commentator: Margaret Denny, University of Illinois at Chicago
Friday, January 27, 2012
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
“After the Mugshot: On the Limits of Photographic Evidence” Shawn Michelle Smith, School of the Art Instiute of Chicago Commentators: Sarah Evans, Northern Illinois University and Gregrory Foster-Rice, Columbia College Chicago
Friday, March 23, 2012
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
“Defining, Confining, and Inventing Japan: American “Japan Rooms,” 1854–1893” Ellen E. Roberts, Art Institute of Chicago “American Art History and Transatlantic Exchange: The Case for Italy” Melissa Dabakis, Kenyon College Commentator: Wendy Greenhouse, Independent Scholar