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Past Seminars in American Art and Visual Culture

Past Seminars

Friday, January 26, 2018
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
John Murphy: Flesh: Ivan Albright and Antihumanism Kelsey Malone: Enid Yandell and the White Rabbits: Crafting a Career in Sculpture in the White City
Friday, November 3, 2017
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
Gwendolyn Owens: The Will to Change: The Artistic Evolution of Marian Scott Noga Bernstein: Mayan Modern: Ruth Reeves’s Cross-Cultural Practice
Friday, September 29, 2017
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
Kim Bobier: Bringing the Movement Home: Kerry James Marshall’s Souvenir & Its Immanent Critique Elizabeth Buhe: Sam Francis: Painting for the Jet Age
Friday, April 21, 2017
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
William Edmondson: Life and Work Jennifer Marshall,University of Minnesota A “Museum of Merchandise:” Art and Commerce at Wanamaker’s Department Stores Kristin Schwain, University of Missouri
Friday, March 10, 2017
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
The Modern Remodeled: MoMA and the Modern Brand Sandra Zalman, University of Houston Better for the Making Suzanne Hudson, University of Southern California
Friday, February 3, 2017
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
Reevaluating the Role of Women in Industrial Design: Helen Dryden and the 1936 Studebaker President Sarah Horne Darkness into Light: The Light Book John R. Blakinger, University of Southern California
Friday, December 2, 2016
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
Between Action and Object: Jay DeFeo’s Myths of The Rose Elizabeth Ferrell, Arcadia University Art in the Age of Atomic Anxiety: Alison Knowles’s The Big Book (1966-69) Nicole Woods, University of Notre Dame
Friday, October 21, 2016
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
In early 2017, the Newberry Library in Chicago will mount an exhibition featuring a newly-acquired group of photographs: “Photographing the Soul:African-American Kentucky Through the Lens of Helen Balfour Morrison, 1935-1946.”As part of the preparations for the exhibition, we will hold a workshop focused on the photographs for graduate students, scholars, and artists on Friday, October 21, 2016
Friday, May 20, 2016
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Helen Levitt, and the Surrealism of the Streets Monica Bravo, Brown University Islands in the Inset: Representations of the Territory of Hawai’i in Carto-Caricatures (Map Cartoons), 1893-2011 Amanda Murphyao, Carleton University
Friday, April 22, 2016
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
Secret: George Herms and Clandestine Operations Monica Steinberg, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Friday, February 19, 2016
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
Irving’s Medium Christopher J. Lukasik, Purdue University
Friday, November 13, 2015
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
Close Enough to Be Kept at Bay: Harriet Cany Peale’s Her Mistress’s Clothes Dana E. Byrd, Bowdoin College ‘Painting Freely’: Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones’ Portrayal of Shopgirls Elizabeth Carlson, Lawrence University
Friday, October 2, 2015
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
(Re)configuring Commerce: American Slavery, British Manufacture, and the Sculpture of John Bell Caitlin Beach, Columbia University Christian Eschatology in Cemetery Monuments, a Case Study Dr. Annette Stott, University of Denver
Friday, May 1, 2015
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
“ ‘Like a girl in a bikini suit’ and other stories: Herman Miller, Gender, and Race at Mid-Century” Kristina Wilson, Clark University “From Cockpits to Cubicles: Ergonomic Design and Difficult Positions in the late Twentieth-century American Office” Bess Williamson, School of the Art Institute, Chicago
Friday, April 3, 2015
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
Workshop with Gillian O’Brien on Thomas Nast’s illustrations in the periodical, America
Friday, March 6, 2015
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
“The Nicaragua Media Project and the Politics of Representation in the 1980s” Erina Duganne, Texas State University “Whose Memories? Imagining the Vietnam War in An-My Lê’s Small Wars” Karen Huang, University of Southern California
Friday, December 5, 2014
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
“Louis Curtiss and his Patrons: Architecture Culture in Kansas City, ca. 1900” Keith Eggener, University of Oregon “Art and American Memory: Former GIs visit the Normany American Cemetery during the Seventieth Anniversary of D-Day” Kate C. Lemay, Auburn University at Montgomery
Friday, October 24, 2014
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
“Bierstadt’s Butterflies and the End of Landscape” Maggie Cao, Columbia University “Sarony, Muybridge and the Art of Motion Photography, 1865-1895” Erin Pauwels, Indiana University Respondent: Jennifer Greenhill, The University of Illinois
Friday, April 11, 2014
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
“Strategic Sentimentalism: John Singer Sargent and Mary Cassatt” Rebecca Bedell, Wellesley College “Synthetic Color, Artifice, and Femininity in Thomas Eakins’s Portrait of Professor Benjamin Howard Rand and An Actress (Suzanne Santje)” Tiffany Bidler, Saint Mary’s College
Friday, January 17, 2014
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
“Only in America: Thoughts on Exceptionalism, Nationalism, and Provincialism” John Davis, Smith College “Reanimating Slavery: Memory, Automation, and the Alabama Coon Jigger” Christopher Dingwall, University of Chicago
Friday, November 15, 2013
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
“ ‘The Amorous Regard’: George Platt Lynes and the Queering of Fashion Photography” Elspeth Brown, University of Toronto “The Showgirl and the City: Defining the Modern Metropolis in the Art of Walt Kuhn” Kathleen Spies, Birmingham-Southern College
Friday, September 13, 2013
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
“From the Garden of Botanic Anarchy: Making Visual Cultures of Nature, Place, and Renewal in Detroit” Joseph Cialdella, University of Michigan “The End of History and the Return of the Repressed: Landscapes of Catastrophe in the Virtual World” Peter Hales, University of Illinois at Chicago
Friday, March 22, 2013
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
“Playing in Paris: Native American Artists and the Hand-Painted Poster” Jessica Horton, University of Rochester “Andy Warhol and the American Photobook” Lucy Mulroney, Syracuse University Commentator: Elizabeth McGoey, Indiana University
Friday, February 1, 2013
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
“Theatrical Captivity and Murder in Junius Brutus Stearns’s Hannah Duston Killing the Indians of 1847” Lauren Lessing, Colby College “Consuming Identities: Visual Culture and Celebrity in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco” Amy Lippert, University of Chicago Commentator: Sarah Burns, Indiana University
Friday, November 9, 2012
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
“A Network of Associations: Aesthetic Painting and its Patrons, 1870–1914” Melody Barnett Deusner, Indiana University “Risk, Speculation, and the Body Politic: The Origins of the Federalist Ideal in John Trumbull’s Portrait of General George Washington (1780)” Matthew Fisk, University of California, Santa Barbara Commentator: Christopher Dingwall, University of Chicago
Friday, September 21, 2012
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
“Picture Lessons: Object Teaching and Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture” Sarah Carter, Harvard University “Awa Tsireh’s Paintings and the Art of Subtle Resistance” Sascha Scott, Syracuse University Commentator: Scott Stevens, Newberry Library
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
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, 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, 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, April 8, 2011
“Messiness: Embodying Experience in Gilded Age American Landscape Painting” Adrienne Baxter Bell, Marymount Manhattan College “Rethinking ‘Luminism’: Aestheticizing Tendencies in Mid-Nineteenth Century American Landscape Painting” Alan Wallach, College of William and Mary “The Landscape of Art: Evangelical Space in the American Renaissance” Jerome Tharaud, University of Chicago
Friday, January 28, 2011
“First Chicago: The 1812 Fort Dearborn Massacre in the Early Republic” Ann Durkin Keating, North Central College “Memorialization vs. Marginalization: Contemporary Vernacular Landscapes and the American Civil War” Maura Lyons, Drake University Commentator: Kim Theriault, Dominican University
Friday, November 12, 2010
“Building the Liberal Imagination: Paul Rudolph, Yale University, and the Postwar American City” Michael H. Carriere, Milwaukee School of Engineering “Curtained Walls: Architectural Photography, the Farnsworth House, and the Opaque Mythology of Transparency” Sarah M. Dreller, University of Illinois at Chicago Commentator: Joseph Rosa, University of Michigan Museum of Art
Friday, October 1, 2010
“Portraits of Noteworthy Character” Amy M. Mooney, Columbia College Chicago “Picturing Things: Collage and the Composition of American Artists” Lauren Kroiz, University of Wisconsin-Madison Commentator: Patricia Smith Scanlan, Indiana University
Friday, March 26, 2010
“Matters of Style: Art and Fidelity in Wood Engraving in Postbellum America” Stephen P. Rice, Ramapo College of New Jersey “Matters of Style: Art and Fidelity in Wood Engraving in Postbellum America” Stephen P. Rice, Ramapo College of New Jersey Commentator: Peter John Brownlee, Terra Foundation For American Art
Friday, February 26, 2010
“Adolphus Busch’s Lager Landscape” Paula Lupkin, Washington University St. Louis “Burlesquing the Beast: William Holbrook Beard and the Museum Movement” Jennifer Greenhill, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Commentator: Sarah Dreller, University of Illinois at Chicago
Friday, December 4, 2009
“Disentanglement: Baroque Furniture and the Self” Ethan W. Lasser, The Chipstone Foundation “Reconsidering a Familiar Face: John Singeton Copley’s Portrait of Paul Revere” Rebecca Zurier, University of Michigan Commentator: Jennifer Way, University of North Texas