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Art History Symposium

Art History Symposium

The Arkansas College Art History Symposium

This year marks the 28th annual symposium, which was established in 1991 by Dr. Floyd Martin of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) and Dr. Gayle Seymour of the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) as a means of encouraging and recognizing student achievements in art history in the state. Students give 20-minute illustrated talks on an area of their research, just as professional historians do. The symposium has also helped encourage cooperation among art history faculty throughout the state. Each symposium also includes the participation of a guest art historian. Over the years, the symposium has been hosted by UALR, UCA and Hendrix College. This is the first year for the event to be hosted at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

The J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences, the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, the School of Art, and the Humanities Program at the University of Arkansas.

Symposium Schedule

Thursday, March 8, 2018
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR

Keynote Address

6:00 p.m. “Henry Ries: The Berlin Wall as a Counter‐Monument atop the Ruins of War, Terror, and Division”
– Vivien Fryd, Vanderbilt University

Friday, March 9, 2018
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville AR

Morning Sessions - Honors College Study Hall in Gearhart Hall 

9:00 a.m. Welcome
Session 1 – Women and Portraiture
9:10 a.m. Clio Rom, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
"A Gateway to Paradise and Cupid's Seat: A Shift in Women's Portraiture in Late Quattrocento Florence"
9:30 a.m. Rebecca Gilliland, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
"The Good, the Bad, and the In Between: Representations of Mothers and Children in the Seventeenth Century Genre Painting"
9:50 a.m. Sandi Harvell, University of Arkansas, Little Rock
"The Exploration of the Fallen Woman in Art during the Late Victorian Era: Society's Cautionary Tale"
10:10 a.m. Allyson Lovell, University of Arkansas, Fort Smith
"Hannah Höch: Gender, Sexuality, and Identity"
10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
Session 2 – Aesthetics: Sound, Space, Form
11:00 a.m. Wenjie Zhu, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
"The Straight Line Belongs to Men, the Curved One [as Well]: The Role of Curves in Prehistoric and Contemporary Architectures"
11:20 a.m. Justin Dent, Arkansas State University
"Saints Sergius and Bacchus: Neoplatonic Influence and a Cautious Method for Textual
11:40 a.m. Sarah Harper, University of Arkansas, Little Rock
"Understanding Berthe Morisot's Synesthetic Depiction of Music in Le Flageolet Through a STEM Perspective" 

Lunch will be available for faculty and invited guests. 

Afternoon Sessions – Ken and Linda Sue Shollmier Hall, Vol Walker Hall

Session 3 – History, Conflict and Visual Culture in the New World
1:15 p.m. Madeline Brown, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
"Conquest and Violence in Pre-Columbian and Colonial Imagery"
1:35 p.m. Zackery Haynie, University of Central Arkansas
"A Tale of Two Histories: Father Bernabé Cobo, Guaman Poma, and Inca Art"
1:55 p.m. Addison Warren, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
"Modernism in Our National Parks: A Case Study of Pea Ridge National Military Park through Mission 66"
2:15 p.m. Coffee Break
Session 4 – Space and Power
2:45 p.m. Jenna Blakeman, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
"The Prisonization of Non-Prison Spaces"
3:05 p.m. Jana Miller, University of Arkansas, Little Rock
"War on the Streets: Social and Political Commentary in Street Art of the Middle East"
3:30 p.m. Respondent: Vivien Fryd, comments on the symposium papers