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

5:30 pm, Keynote Address, Campbell 153:

Rachael Z. DeLue, Professor in American Art, Princeton University, "Picturing at the Limit, or, Images that Should Not Exist"

Symposium, Campbell 160:

9 am - Coffee Reception

9:30 am - Morning Session I

  • Orsolya Mednyánszky (PhD Candidate, Johns Hopkins University), "Pater incertus: Skepticism and Evidence of the Incarnation in Late Medieval Art"
  • Abby Eron (PhD Candidate, University of Maryland), "Mystic, almost psychic': Gertrude Käsebier's Photography of the Unseen"

11 am - Morning Session II

  • Ty Vanover (PhD Student, University of California, Berkeley), "Sex in Two Dimensions: Fritz Kahn and the Medical Infographic in Nazi Germany"
  • Samuel Allen (PhD Candidate, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University), "The Referent Adheres: LaToya Ruby Frazier's Registration of Toxicity in The Notion of Family"

Lunch Break

1:30 pm - Afternoon Session I

  • Yifan Zou (PhD Student, University of Chicago), "What Does an Experience of the Surface Alter? Materiality, Function, and Viewing Practice of a Ming Dynasty Carved Lacquer Plate"
  • Kristen Nassif (PhD Candidate, University of Delaware), "The Spectacle of Seeing Spectacles: Vision Aids and John Haberle's A Bachelor's Drawer"

3 pm - Afternoon Session II

  • Zhe Dong (PhD Candidate, 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"
  • Amy Wallace (PhD Candidate, University of Toronto), "Invisible Walls: Glass Studios and Naturalism in England and France, 1875-1900"

4:30 pm - Respondents' Table