Graduate Symposium

Art & Architectural History Graduate Symposium

Invisible Spectrum: Making and Viewing the Unseen

University of Virginia McIntire Department of Art
Friday, March 29, 2019, 9 AM - 5 PM
Campbell Hall 160

5:30 PM Keynote Address: Rachael Z. DeLue, Professor of Art History, Princeton University Author of George Inness and the Science of Landscape and At the Limit: Impossible Images and the Perils of Picturing (forthcoming)

Graduate Speakers

  • Samuel Allen (PhD Candidate, Art History, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University), "The Referent Adheres: LaToya Ruby Frazier's Registration of Toxicity in The Notion of Family"
  • Zhe Dong (PhD Candidate, Constructed Environment, School of Architecture, University of Virginia), "I See Chairman Mao When I See His Badge': Local Practices and a Theory of Figuration in Mao Zedong's Birthplace"
  • Abby Eron (PhD Candidate, Art History and Archaeology, University of Maryland), "Mystic, almost psychic': Gertrude Käsebier's Photography of the Unseen"
  • Orsolya Mednyánszky (PhD Candidate, History of Art, Johns Hopkins University), "Pater incertus: Skepticism and Evidence of the Incarnation in Late Medieval Art"
  • Kristen Nassif (PhD Candidate, Art History, University of Delaware), "The Spectacle of Seeing Spectacles: Vision Aids and John Haberle's A Bachelor's Drawer"
  • Ty Vanover (PhD Student, History of Art, University of California, Berkeley), "Sex in Two Dimensions: Fritz Kahn and the Medical Infographic in Nazi Germany"
  • Amy Wallace (PhD Candidate, History of Art, University of Toronto), "Invisible Walls: Glass Studios and Naturalism in England and France, 1875-1900"
  • Yifan Zou (PhD Student, Art History, University of Chicago), "What Does an Experience of the Surface Alter? Materiality, Function, and Viewing Practice of a Ming Dynasty Carved Lacquer Plate"

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