Dear Alumnae and Alumni in History of Art and other enthusiasts of Visual Culture as well,
I am once again writing at this traditional time
of the year to offer you the best New Year wishes of the Bryn Mawr
Department of History of Art and the Center for Visual Culture! This bulletin of assorted notes contains only a partial enumeration of the academic and arts-related achievements of some of the many members of our community in 2001, both here at the College and around the nation and the globe. I hope that those of you whose exploits are inadvertently not recorded or underrecorded will send me a full accounting by email, and I will do my best to include your news in the 2003 edition of this annual letter.
I am also writing at this time to extend to you a formal invitation to join us in a celebration of the ongoing achievements of the department, past, present, and future, at a Gala Party to coincide with the 2002 meetings of the College Art Association in Philadelphia. The date is Thursday, February 21, at 5:30 pm for hors d'oeuvres and cocktails in the College's AIA/ALA award-winning Rhys Carpenter Library for Art, Archaeology, and Cities. A bus will be available at the Center City venue of the College Art Association for transportation to and from the College. Please make plans to come.
Over the years many distinguished Bryn mawr speakers have illuminated the meetings of the CAA.
Apologies if I have missed any names of BMC participants in 2001; an equally impressive list awaits in 2002:
Gretchen Holtzapple Bender PhD01, Department
of History of Art, Bryn Mawr College
"The Panorama, the Modern City, and the Gendered Gaze: Berlin’s Cityscapes, 1820-1870"
Jill Carrick PhD98, University of Ottawa
"The Assassination of Marcel Duchamp: Neo-avantgardism, Political Contestation, and Collectivism in 1960s France"
Mary Ann Caws AB54, Professor of
Literature, English, and French, City University of New York
"ALREADY HYPING: Surrealism and Its Objects"
Michèle Cahen Cone AB51, School of the Visual Arts, New
"Holocaust Memorials Revisited: Walter Benjamin’s Last Passage, A Monument by Dani Karavan"
Sabrina DeTurk PhD98, La Salle University
"Only Connect . . . Digital Art and the New Role of the Spectator"
Dale Kinney, Professor of History of
Art, Bryn Mawr College
Discussant, "Constructing Pilgrimage"
Ellen Konowitz AB76, State University of New
York, New Paltz
Chair, "Writing Art History and the Issue of Erasure"
Nicole C. Leighton MA candidate, Department
of History of Art, Bryn Mawr College
"Playing a Part: The Stereotype as Readymade in the Work of Glenn Ligon and Kara Walker"
Steven Z. Levine, Professor of History
of Art, Bryn Mawr College
"'Where Jew-essence was, there shall Jouissance be': Self-Portrait as a Jewish Joke"
Julie McGee PhD89, Visiting Assistant Professor
of Art History, Bowdoin College
"Field, Boll, and Monument: Toward an Iconography of Cotton in African-American Art"
Carol Neuman de Vegvar AB74, Professor
of Fine Arts, Ohio Wesleyan University
Chair, "The Spectatorship of Knowledge: Invisible and Illegible in Late Roman and Medieval Art"
Jordana Pomeroy AB84, National
Museum of Women in the Arts
"Traveling Light: Women Artists Abroad and the Art of Watercolor"
Margaret Cool Root AB69 PhD76, Professor of
History of Art, University of Michigan
"Good vs. Evil: Athens and Persepolis in the Western Political/Historical Imagination"
Wendy Wassyng Roworth AB67 PhD77, Professor
of Art History and Women's Studies, University of Rhode Island
"Sentimental Maidens and Exemplary Matrons: Angelica Kauffman and Her Roman Contemporaries"
Despina Stratigakos PhD00, Assistant
Professor, School of Art, Illinois State University
"The Case of the 'Haus der Frau' at the 1914 Werkbund Exhibition in Cologne"
CAA in Philadelphia
Artists as Designers and Decorative Artists, 1850-1950
Chair: Amy F. Ogata, Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture
Leslie Topp PhD98, Oxford Brookes University
"'A Close Relationship to the Minor Arts': Josef Hoffmann's Reception in America"
The American Mural Painting Tradition: History,
Chair: Ingrid Steffensen, Rutgers University
Patricia Likos Ricci PhD88, Elizabethtown College
"Propaganda and Protest: The Mural Paintings of Violet Oakley, John Singer Sargent, and Diego Rivera"
Coalition of Women in the Arts Organization
The Madonna and the Divine Feminine
Chair: Kyra Belán, Broward Community College
Vida J. Hull PhD79, East Tennessee State University
"Templum Dei: Architectural Symbols for the Virgin Mary"
From Brushstrokes to Bytes: Art Historical
Approaches to Digital Art
Chair: Sabrina De Turk PhD98, La Salle University
International Center of Medieval Art
Collecting in the Early Middle Ages, 600-1200
Chairs: Melanie Holcomb, Metropolitan Museum of Art; Christina Nielson, University of Chicago
Gregory A. Kalas PhD99, University of Tennessee
"A Collection and its Works: Adding to an Installation in Early Medieval Rome"
Radical Reversals and Adapted Ideologies:
and Avant-Garde Practices in the 20th Century
Chairs: Jeanne Nugent, University of Pennsylvania; Nicholas Sawicki, University of Pennsylvania
Jennifer Hirsh MA97, Bryn Mawr College
"Traveling Fascism: Locating de Chirico in Italian Modernism"
Association of Historians of 19th-Century Art
Future Directions in 19th-Century Art History
Chair: Therese Dolan PhD79, Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Jane E. Boyd AB88, University of Delaware
"Trains in the Countryside: Railroad Prints and Early Impressionist Paintings"
CAA Professional Practices Committee
Research in the 21st-Century: Practical and Professional Issues for Studio Art and Art History: Roundtable Discussion
Chairs: Debra Drexler, University of Hawaii, Manoa; Dewey Mosby, Picker Art Gallery
Ellen Konowitz AB76, State University of New York, New Paltz
Prophecy, Time, and Space in the Etruscan
Chairs: Richard De Puma, University of Iowa; Helen Nagy, University of Puget Sound
Jean MacIntosh Turfa PhD74, Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Bryn Mawr College
"'The Faces of the Gods': Etruscan Images and Thunder-Divination"
Écriture Feminine 20 Years Later:
Cixous and Contemporary Feminist Art
Chair: Cristina de Gennaro, College of New Rochelle
Isabelle L. Wallace PhD99, University of New Orleans
"The Looking Glass, from the Other Side: Reflections on Jenny Saville's Propped"
Breasts in Visual Culture: Part 2
Chair: Lili Corbus Bezner, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Elizabeth S. Bolman PhD98, Temple University
"Bitten and Suckled: The Visual Culture of the Breast in Late Antique Egypt"
Catholic Art in Marginal Spaces
Chair: Lisa Heer PhD95, Boise State University
Discussant: Wendy Wassyng-Roworth AB67 PhD77, University of Rhode Island
Art History Open Session
Colonial Latin American Art
Chair: Katie Luber PhD92, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Center for Visual
Now in its third year of continuous programming, the Colloquium in Visual Culture continued to reach across the campus and beyond in 2001 in order to bring together weekly audiences of faculty, staff, alumnae and alumni, undergraduate and graduate students, and distinguished guests. Refreshed with coffee and cookies, our shifting audience convenes on Wednesdays at noontime to attend to various historical and theoretical aspects of visual media from ancient pots to postmodern computers. Often interdisciplinary in perspective, the presentations are illustrated by slides, films, videos, and websites and broadly draw upon the critical approaches and practical methodologies of Anthropology, Biology, Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Communications, English, Film Studies, Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies, Growth and Structure of Cities, History, History of Art, Judaic Studies, Popular Culture, Social Work and Social Research, Sociology, and more. We plan to meet in this fashion in future semesters as we share across our disciplines our diverse perspectives on the varied roles of the visual image in the production and reproduction of the historical forces and forms of human identity throughout time and around the world.
Beyond its Colloquium, the Center for Visual Culture also provides a forum for a diversity of curricular and extra-curricular events such as conferences, colloquia, seminars, and lectures for undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty alike. The Center for Visual Culture also underwrites travel and other expenses associated with undergraduate, graduate, and faculty research.
This year the Center for Visual Culture is playing host to several visiting fellows and research associates. A returning doctoral alumna is writing a book in medieval visual studies while on sabbatical leave from her university, while another scholar on leave from that same university is coordinating a series of scholarly and celebratory events in feminist film studies. One associate is writing about the visual culture of the medieval town and church, while another is examining the modalities of political painting under the the imperial regime of Napoleon I. Such visiting scholars enjoy the use of the resources of Carpenter and Canaday libraries and in return contribute much to the intellectual life of the community through formal and informal discussions of their work.
The interest and support of the administration, faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, and alumnae and alumni have made the Center for Visual Culture a distinctive and vibrant success. The Center for Visual Culture looks forward to another year of exciting programs in 2002. The colloquia and special events of 2001 are listed below, as are those of the coming Spring semester. If you would like to make a presentation in 2002-03, please let me know. I hope to see many of you as participants in the series in the years ahead.
The 2001 Colloquium in Visual
Thomas Library, Room 224, Wednesday, 12:30-2 pm
January 24, 2001
Toba Kerson, Professor of Social Work and Social Research, Bryn Mawr College
January 31, 2001
Dale Kinney, Professor of History of Art, Bryn Mawr College
"The Horse and the Cuckoo: Narrating Marcus Aurelius"
February 07, 2001
Phyllis Pray Bober, Professor Emeritus of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology and History of Art, Bryn Mawr College
"Appropriation in the Renaissance: Bacchic Imagery in Christian Context"
February 14, 2001
Elaine Beretz, Visiting Professor of History, Bryn Mawr College
"Of Pious Donations and Sacramental Monopolies: Funding the Construction of Saint-Etienne, Beauvais, c. 1090 - c. 1220"
February 21, 2001
Sarah Willburn, Lecturer in English, Bryn Mawr College
March 07, 2001
Jordanna Bailkin, Department of History, Columbia University
"Race and Aesthetics"
March 21, 2001
Julia Gaisser, Professor of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies, Bryn Mawr College
Prudence Jones, Lecturer in Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies, Bryn Mawr College
"Cleopatra: Images of Female Power"
March 28, 2001
Jane E. Boyd AB88, Department of Art History, University of Delaware
"The Picturesque Iron Road: Depicting Railroads in the 19th-Century French Landscape"
April 04, 2001
Maureen Pelta PhD89, Associate Professor of Liberal Arts, Moore College of Art and Design
"Vasari's Rome: Alternative History as Transformative Myth"
April 11, 2001
Jonathan Kahana, Assistant Professor of English, Bryn Mawr College
"Cinema and 'Otobiography': Isaac Julien's Frantz Fanon"
April 18, 2001
Paul Grobstein, Professor of Biology and Director of the Center for Science in Society, Bryn Mawr College
"The Brain's Images: Reflecting and Creating Human Understanding"
April 25, 2001
Ralph Kuncl, Professor of Neurology, The Johns Hopkins University
"Cultural Icons in Medicine: From the Edwin Smith Papyrus to Lou Gehrig"
May 02, 2001
David Rabeeya, Visiting Lecturer in Judaic Studies, Bryn Mawr College
"Musical and Visual Culture of Sephardic Jewry"
May 09, 2001
Sarah Bassett PhD85, Assistant Professor of Art History, Wayne State University and Visiting Fellow, Center for Visual Culture
"Constantinople and Antiquity"
September 05, 2001
Mel McCombie AB76, Visiting Associate Professor of Art History, University of Connecticut
"Art Appreciation at Caesar's Palace"
September 19, 2001
Hilarie Johnston AB76, Exhibitions Coordinator, Haverford College
" Hamadryads: A Gallery Talk on Her Recent Paintings and Sculptures"
September 26, 2001
Susan Bell, Professor of Sociology, Bowdoin College
"Photo Images: Jo Spence's Narratives of Breast Cancer"
October 03, 2001
Jessica Fishman, Postdoctoral Fellow, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
"Documenting Death: Photojournalism in the Tabloid and Elite Newspaper"
Susanna Thomas AB02, Program in Growth and Structure of Cities, Bryn Mawr College
"Theatre of Resistance: The Work of the Publix Theatre Caravan"
October 24, 2001
Carola Hein, Assistant Professor of Growth and Structure of Cities, Bryn Mawr College
"Design Competitions and National Culture in Germany and Japan"
Anna McCarthy, Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies, New York University
"Fordism and the History of Television Advertising"
November 07, 2001
Martha Easton, Lecturer in History of Art, Bryn Mawr College
"The Wound of Christ, the Mouth of Hell:
Appropriations and Inversions of Female Anatomy in the Art of the Later Middle Ages"
November 14, 2001
Tejaswini Ganti, Visiting Assistant Professor and Minority Scholar in Residence, Center for Visual Culture
"Much More Than a Song and Dance: The Social and Visual World of Hindi Film Music"
Harrison Eiteljorg, II, Director, Center for the Study of Architecture, Bryn Mawr College
"Did Mnesicles' Reach Exceed His Grasp? The CSA Propylaea Project"
Derin Tanyol, Research Associate, Center for Visual Culture, Bryn Mawr College
"Imperial Dialects: Monumentality and Anecdotalism in Napoleonic Painting"
December 12, 2001
Harris Friedberg, Professor of English, Wesleyan University
"'Are You Popular?': Mental Hygiene, Rock 'n' Roll, and the Economy of Dating"
January 29, 2001, 7 pm
Brian Madigan, Professor of Art History, Wayne State University
"Roman Ceremonial Statuary"
February 14, 2001, 6pm
Manar Darwish Munara, "Art & Architecture in Medieval Cairo"
Co-sponsored by the Muslim Student Asociation
March 19, 2001, 4:30 pm
William Wixom, Curator Emeritus of the Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art
"Aspects of Connoisseurship and Scholarship in Museums"
Co-Sponsored by Haverford College
March 22, 2001, 4:30 pm,
Vincent J. Bruno, Emeritus Professor of Art History, University of Texas at Arlington
"Mark Rothko and the Second Pompeian Style"
Co-sponsored by the Class of 1902 Lecture Fund
March 29, 2001, 4:15 pm
Judith Halberstam, Associate Professor of Literature, University of California, San Diego
"The Brandon Teena Archive"
April 03, 2001, 12 noon
Paul Gilroy, Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, Yale University
Luncheon seminar on African-American Aesthetics
Co-sponsored by the Center for Ethnicities, Communities, and Social Policy
April 05, 2001, 4:30 pm
The Grundman Lecture
Richard Brilliant, Anna S. Garbedian Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University
"The Concept of Style and the Problem of Roman Art"
Co-sponsored by the Department of History of Art
April 12, 2001, 8 pm
The Roberta Holder Gellert Lecture
Jane Golden, Director of the Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia
"Transforming Communities Through Art: Mural Painting as an Agent of Social Change"
Co-sponsored by the Center for Ethnicities, Communities, and Social Policy
April 13, 2001, 2-4 pm
A Student-Faculty Panel
"Transforming Communities Through Art: Mural Painting as an Agent of Social Change"
Part One. Historical and Artistic Perspectives
David Cast, Professor of History of Art, "Defaming Pictures in Renaissance Italy"
Jennifer Webb MA01, "Cleveland's Library Murals: The Intersection of Local, Regional, and National Agendas"
Nicole Leighton, Master's Candidate, "Constructing Memory and Identity: Graffiti Memorials in North Philadelphia"
Suzannah Niepold AB01, "Peace Wall: Photography, Direct Projection, and Community Relevancy"
Part Two. Political and Anthropological Perspectives
Marc Ross, Professor of Political Science, "The Politics of Public Art, Sculpture and Monuments in Northern Ireland, Jerusalem, and the American South"
Mary Doi, Assistant Professor of Anthropology "Broadcasting Capitalist Culture?: Visibility and Power in Uzbekistan"
Part Three. Response and Discussion
Jane Golden, Director of Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia Department of Recreation
April 27, 2001, 4:15 pm
April 28, 2001, 10 am
The Barbara Miller Lane Lectures
Mary McLeod, Associate Professor of Architecture, Columbia University
"Le Corbusier, the New Woman, and Domestic Reform"
Joan Ockman, Director of the Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, Columbia University
"Mass as Ornament from Siegfried Kracauer to Leni Riefenstahl"
Co-sponsored by the Program in Growth and Structure of Cities
September 21, 2001, 3pm
Linda Nochlin, Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Modern Art, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
"Why Not a Woman? M. Carey Thomas and the Issue of Woman Portrait Painter"
Co-sponsored by Friends of the Library
October 12, 2001, 6pm
October 13, 2001, 10am-6pm
Third Biennial Bryn Mawr College Graduate Student Symposium
Keynote Address: Irene Winter, Professor of Fine Arts, Harvard University
"Amateur or Professional: Experts, Dabblers, Hirelings, and Hacks"
Co-sponsored by the Departments of History of Art, Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology,
and Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies
October 28-30, 2001
"The Rebuilding of Japan's Bombed Cities - A Comparative Analysis"
Co-sponsored by the Japan Foundation
November 06, 2001, 4:15pm, Canady Library Gallery
Q & A session and wine & cheese celebration
Michael Krausz: Exhibition of Recent Paintings
November 07, 2001, 7:30pm
Susan Dwyer, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Maryland
Co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy
November 15, 2001, 5 pm
The Grunfeld Lecture
Anthony Cutler, Professor of Art History, Pennsylvania State University
"The Emperor's Old Clothes: Gift Exchange Between the Byzantines and Arabs"
November 15, 2001, 8pm
Vera Schwarcz, Freeman Professor of East Asian Studies, Wesleyan University
"Luminous Fragments: Art and Memory in Jewish and Chinese Public Spaces"
Co-sponsored by the Committee on Judaic Studies and the Department of English
In the year 2001 the department was very pleased to graduate 19 students (six of them from Haverford and six of them with Honors) with the degree of Bachelor of Arts, three candidates for the degree of Master of Arts, and three candidates for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Warmest congratulations to all!
of Arts (with senior thesis topics)
Tahira Najah Ahmed, "The Photographs of James Van Der Zee"
Tara Anant, with Honors,"Modernity and Femininity in the Art of Arthur B. Davies"
Diana Corinne Applegate, cum laude,"Engineering Art: Ken Goldberg and Telematics in the New Millennium"
Jennifer Brooks Bopp, magna cum laude with Honors,"Deathwatch:
(De)Composing the Photograph on the eve of the
Melinda Carlson (Haverford), "Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms: A Look at How Four Freedoms Reflected American Society during World War II and Why They Appeal to Audiences Today"
Naomi Elena Fliflet, "Identity versus Tradition in Modern Japanese Fashion: An Examination of Issey Miyake's, Yohji Yamamoto's, and Rei Kaukobo's Designs"
Irene Beatrice Gates, "The Destruction of Bosnia's Mosques"
Nicole Marie Greenlee, "The Iconography of Conquest: Hybrid Paintings of Colonial Peru"
Kristin Pauline Henry, summa cum laude with Honors,"Unfolding the Body, Enfolding Desire: Shitfting Meanings in the Work of Alison Watt"
Karen S. Lee, "Josef von Sternberg's Morocco"
Jennifer Mary McBryan, cum laude,"Suspicion and Speculation: Moors in Spanish Golden Age Art"
Shakila M. Muhammad, "HerStory: Faith Ringgold and the Politics of Race and Sex in The French Collection, Part I"
Suzannah V. Niepold, magna cum laude with Honors,"Peace Wall: The Role of Art in Social Change"
Josephine White Rodgers, "Cognitive Distance Between the 17th-century Audience and the 20th-century Audience of the Kress-Barberini Tapestries at the Philadelphia Museum of Art"
Naoko Takekawa, cum laude,"Performing Memory, Fantasy, and Trauma: Japanese Art in the Sixties"
Maya Balakirsky, "Portraiture, Caricature, and Pornography in the Imagery of the Dreyfus Affair" (Directed by Steven Z. Levine)
Deborah Barkun, "Dimensions Variable: Progressive
Mourning, Memorialization, and Organic Materiality
in Zoe Leonard's Strange Fruit (for David)" (Directed by Lisa Saltzman and Steven Z. Levine)
Linda Leeuwrik, "Striving for the Absolute: An Hegelian Reading of Kandinsky" (Directed by Steven Z. Levine)
Sara Ann Morasch, "Constructing an Artistic Identity: The Formation of 'Velàzquez' in Portraiture and Biography" (Directed by Gridley McKim-Smith)
Jennifer Diane Webb, "Cleveland and the
A Reinvestigation of 1930s Government Sponsorship of the Arts"
(Directed by David Cast)
Maxim Leonid Weintraub, "The Innocence of Becoming: Bruce Nauman and the Subjective Void" (Directed by Steven Z. Levine)
Gretchen Hotzapple Bender, "Interior/Landscape: Placelessness and the Gendered Gaze in the Work of Caspar David Friedrich" (Directed by Christiane Hertel)
Melissa A. Johnson, "'On the Strength
of My Imagination': Visions of Weimar Culture in the Scrapbook of Hannah
(Directed by Christiane Hertel)
Libby Michele Karlinger, "Illuminating Kingship: Politics, Patronage, and the Education of Edward III" (Directed by Dale Kinney)
Michelle Lang, "Adam Elsheimer's Artistic Development in Relation to the Mannerist and Early Baroque Styles" (Directed by Christiane Hertel)
Amanda Adams Schedler, "The Nation, the Nude, and Desire: An Account of William Etty and His Work in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" (Co-directed by David Cast and Steven Z. Levine)
The following information about the activities of alumnae and alumni was gleaned from emails and other documents that were readily at hand. Apologies for omissions.
Mary Lackritz Gray AB51 published A Guide to Chicago's Murals (University of Chicago Press, 2001). It is an historical guide and includes a wide range of murals.
Michèle Cahen Cone AB51 published French
Modernisms: Perspectives on Art Before, During, and After Vichy
(Cambridge University Press, 2001). It examines the close link between art and politics in France from 1935 to 1970.
Louise Todd Ambler AB56 will attend the 2002 SAH meetings in
Nancy Hoffman Underhill AB60, Head of the Art History Department
and Director of the Museum at the University of Queensland, Australia,
published Letters of John Reed: Defining Australian Cultural Life
(Viking, 2001). She is now writing a text on Sidney Nolan's writings and
paintings for Penguin.
Laura T. Schneider AB63, Executive Producer of Smithsonian Productions, sadly reports that her filmmaking unit is being closed down due to budgetary cutbacks in Washington, D.C. Her film, "Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden," garnered a national Emmy in cinematography, and she is now completing the first stage of a Website entitled "Gardens of the Mughal Empire," to be launched in early 2002.
Wendy Wassyng Roworth AB67 (see PhD77 below).
Nina G. Parris AB68 (University of Pennsylvania PhD79) wrote
her dissertation on "Adolph Hoelzel and the Development of the Basic Course
at the Bauhaus." She was curator of the Robert Hull Fleming Museum of the
University of Vermont (1971-80), chief curator of the Columbia Museum of
Art in Columbia, S.C. and adjunct faculty at the University of South Carolina
(1980-90), and since 1992 has been a member of the permanent faculty of
the MFA program of Vermont College (formerly of Norwich University, now
a part of the Union Institute). She is also a photographer and works in
both the dark room and digitally.
Sara E. Jameson AB69 teaches writing, including Visual Rhetoric,
at Rogue Community College in southern Oregon and is pursuing a master's
degree in writing.
Candace J. Adelson AB 71 left her position as Curator of European
Art at the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester to help
put together a new exhibition center in Nashville, the Frist Center for
the Visual Arts. There she headed the curatorial department through the
center’s opening in April 2001, coordinating five opening shows and publishing
three catalogues, one of which she wrote, European Masterworks: Paintings
from the Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario. Her main 2001 project
as an independent museum consultant was a permanent display of 200 menorahs
donated to Temple B’rith Kodesh, Rochester. In the wake of 9/11, she co-taught
a course on "Art and Religion" at a Presbyterian church in Nashville. She
writes that the course presented an opportunity to give many in her audience
their first hard data on Islamic beliefs and culture and explain the close
relationship to Judaism and Christianity through the medium of art.
Deborah Chadwick Clearman AB72 lives in a remote village in the
highlands of Guatemala, where she teaches English and is writing a novel.
Catherine M. Soussloff AB73 (see PhD82 below).
Kristin Kelly AB74 is Senior Project Manager
at The Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles. She published
The Extraordinary Museums of Southeast Asia (Abrams, 2001), a popular guide
to thirty museums on the mainland of Southeast Asia.
Ellen Konowitz AB76 is Associate Professor
of Art History at SUNY New Paltz.
Mel McCombie AB76, Visiting Associate
Professor of Art History, University of Connecticut, returned to the College
for her 25th Class Reunion in 2001. She returned later in the year
to give an illustrated presentation at the Center for Visual Culture on
at Caesar's Palace", a version of which appears
in Popular culture: Production and Consumption (Blackwell, 2001).
Alice Taylor AB76 and Thomas F. Mathews published The Armenian Gospels of Gladzor: The Life of Christ Illuminated (Getty, 2001) to accompany an exhibition at the Getty.
Eleni Bastea AB80, won the John D. Criticos
Prize of the London Hellenic Society, a European award for original scholarly
or creative work in Hellenic studies, for her book The Creation of Modern
Athens: Planning the Myth (Cambridge, 2000).
Normandy Simons Helmer AB81
is Coordinator of Preservation & Digital Services at the University of Oregon Library, where she uses her art history background in supporting the museums on campus, the art & architecture library, and the digital resources and image collections. Her background in running slide projectors is also useful because she is now in charge of the University's precious and fragile glass-plate collection.
Zoe S. Strother AB82 is Associate Professor of Art History at
the University of California, Los Angeles.
Elizabeth M. Owen AB85 is completing her dissertation at Yale.
In 2001 she served as Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut,
Southern Connecticut State University, Central Connecticut State University,
St. Joseph College, as well as the Head Teaching Fellow for Vincent Scully
at Yale. She was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award, Teacher of the
Year 2001 by Southern Connecticut State University, where she has taught
East Asian Art History since 1995. Her recent talks have included "Magic
Mountains in Chinese Art" and "Life in the Pleasure Quarters: The Floating
World of Japanese Prints."
Janet Ozzard AB85 is the newly appointedexecutive
editor of STYLE.com, the online home of Vogue and W.
Diane Carlson AB86 is Director of
& Construction for the Banana Republic division of Gap Inc.
Jenny Feldman Christensson AB86 is pursuing an MA in Contemporary
Art at Sothby's in London after having spent a decade working in corporate
art consulting and international advertising.
Caroline E. Hercod AB90 is undertaking a Master's
degree program on "Art and the City" at the University of Liverpool.
Meiko Takayama AB91 has worked in the curatorial
and development offices of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London,
the Guggenheim Museums in Venice and New York, and the Museum of Modern
Art. More recently she has made the leap into the private sector with a
technology start-up based in New York.
Rebecca J. DeRoo AB92 is Assistant Professor
of Art History at Washington University in Saint Louis.
Justine D. Price AB92 is writing a dissertation
is entitled "Critical Distinctions: Attitudes towards American Abstraction,
1936-1952" at the University of Texas, Austin. This year she had a grant
to spend a month at the Getty Center studying the papers of Clement Greenberg
and Harold Rosenberg, and recently has been taken on as a researcher by
the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation.
Alison Hart Gilchrest AB97 completed her MSIS
degree in Information Science with a concentration in Cultural Heritage
Informatics and Database Systems at the University of North Carolina, Chapel
Hill. She works at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as a Research Associate
in Paper and Paintings Conservation.
Gabrielle Giattino AB98 (Haverford) was awarded
her Master's degree with double distinction by the Courtauld Institute
of Art in London for her thesis on "The Death and Life of Paris Dada."
She now works as assistant to the artistic director at the Swiss Institute
of Contemporary Art in New York.
Mallika V. Sagar AB98 is Christie's first woman auctioneer of Indian origin and also the first to auction contemporary Indian art, the subject of her senior thesis.
Jane Simon AB98 has entered the MA program in Art History at Williams College.
Kristin Pauline Henry AB01 works in a collection assessment position
at the Barnes Foundation in Merion.
Anne R. Fabbri MA71 is art critic for the Philadelphia Daily News and also writes for Art Matters, a Philadelphia publication, and The Art Newspaper, published in London. She teaches in the joint graduate program in Arts Administration of Moore College of Art and Design and Rosemont College.
Karen-edis Barzman MA80, Associate Professor and Acting Chair
of the Department of Art History, Binghamton University, published an essay,
"The Accademia del Disegno and Fellowships of Discourse at the Court of
Cosimo I de' Medici," in The Cultural Politics of Duke Cosimo I de'
Medici, ed. Konrad Eisenbichler (Ashgate, 2001).
Patricia L. Reilly MA90 has been appointed Assistant Professor
of Art History at Swarthmore College.
Eleanor Moseman MA00 gave a talk based
on her Master's thesis at the Middle Atlantic Symposium in the History
of Art at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery
of Art, Washington, D. C. Her presentation was entitled
"Monumental Drapery: The Aesthetic Evolution of the Wrapped Reichstag."
Deborah Barkun MA01 spoke on the substance
of her Master's thesis at the Philadelphia Symposium on the History of
Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Her talk was entitled "Dimensions
Variable: Progressive Mourning, Memorialization, and Organic Materiality
in Zoe Leonard's
Strange Fruit (for David)," an ephemeral installation
work in the permanent collection of the Museum.
Bruce Cole PhD69, Distinguished Professor of Fine Arts at Indiana University at Bloomington, was nominated by President George W. Bush to be chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Virginia Spate PhD70 was curator of the exhibition
& Japan at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
Wendy Wassyng Roworth AB67 PhD77, Professor
of Art History and Women's Studies, University of Rhode Island, was Visiting
Professor at Brown University where she taught a seminar on Italian Baroque
Art. In December she lectured on "Painting Friends: Angelica Kauffman and
Joshua Reynolds" at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She will present
a paper "'The residence of the arts': Angelica Kauffman's Place in Rome"
in a workshop on "Italy's Eighteenth Century: Gender and Culture in the
Age of the Grand Tour" at the William Clark Library/UCLA Center for 17th
and 18th-Century Studies, Los Angeles, April 19-20, 2002. An article on
"Professional Ethics Day by Day" will be in the January-February 2002 issue
of Academe, the journal of the AAUP.
Ingrid D. Rowland PhD80 (Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology),
formerly Professor of Art History at the University of Chicago, was appointed
Andrew W. Mellon Professor at the American Academy in Rome.
Mark Sullivan PhD81, Assistant
Professor of Art History, Villanova University, lectured on John Kensett
and his paintings of Newport, RI, at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury,
CT, on the occasion of the first important Kensett exhibition to be held
in sixteen years. He also contributed an essay to "Thomas Eakins
and His Fellow Artists at the Philadelphia Sketch Club" (Philadelphia,
2001), and he has an article entitled "Meaning in John F. Kensett's 'October
Day in the White Mountains'" coming out in Cleveland Studies in the
History of Art.
Perri Lee Roberts PhD 82, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs
at the University of Miami, was promoted to the rank of Professor of Art
History. Last summer she completed the Corpus of Early Italian Paintings
in North American Public Collections: The Southeast, a reference volume
to be published by the Georgia Museum of Art in 2002, where she will curate
the exhibition, "Sacred Treasures: Early Italian Paintings from Southern
Collections." She also contributed an essay on Masaccio and Masolino's
collaboration to the Cambridge Companion to Masaccio and is preparing
a volume on Masaccio for Phaidon's Art and Idea series.
Catherine Soussloff AB73 PhD82, formerly Professor
of Art History, University of California, Santa Cruz, has been appointed
Director of the Visual and Cultural Studies Graduate Program at the University
of Rochester. During the summer she was a Fellow at the Clark Art Institute,
Williamstown, MA. This year she published an essay, "Maya Deren Herself,"
in Maya Deren and the American Avant-Garde, ed. Bill Nichols,
2001) and has recently completed an article for a volume edited by Claire
Farago for Cambridge University Press, "Discourse/Figure/Love: The Location
of Style in the Early Modern Sources on Leonardo da Vinci." She lectured
at the University of Pennsylvania on "Portraits of Jews in Vienna: Oskar
Kokoschka and the Art Historians" and at the Warburg Institute in London
on "The Life of Leonardo in the Trichet Du Fresne Edition of the Trattato
dell Pittura (1651)." She is currently finishing a book on "The Subject
in Art" which deals with questions of portraiture and identity and the
representation of subject and subjectivity in Viennese art, art history,
and photography ca. 1900-1938.
Sarah E. Bassett PhD85, Assistant Professor
of History of Art, Wayne State University, completed a draft of her book
on Constantinople and Antiquity while spending her leave here at the College
as our first Visiting Fellow in the Center for Visual Culture. At
the end of her stay she gave a presentation on her work at the weekly
on Visual Culture.
Roger Benjamin PhD85 is Convener of the Program
in Contemporary Art and Culture of the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research
at the Australian National University. He is living with his family
in Canberra, having bought back the house in which he was born and raised
(Australian House of the Year for 1957). His book Orientalist Aesthetics
(California) will be out for CAA 2003. His current project is curating
an exhibition for the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown,
MA, entitled "Renoir and Algeria" which will also travel to Montpellier
and Paris. He writes that he is very much looking forward to attending
the 2002 reunion at the College and catching up with old friends.
Erika Esau PhD85, Professor of Art
History & Film Studies, The Australian National University, Canberra,
received a Mellon Fellowship to work at the Huntington Library in California
in March and April 2001 to do research for a book on "Images of the Pacific
Rim: Aesthetic Connections between Australia and the American West, 1850-1930."
In January she will give a lecture on her subject at the Center for Visual
Culture at the College.
Patricia Likos Ricci PhD88, Associate
Professor of Art History, Elizabethtown College, was awarded a 2001 Fellowship
in Arts Commentary from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in conjunction
with the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. She was the guest speaker at
the Celebration in Honor of the 127th Birthday of Violet Oakley (1874-1861)
at the Pennsylvania State Capitol. She presented "The Founding of the State
of Liberty Spiritual: Religious Murals in American Civic Architecture,"
a paper that discusses church and state controversies, at the American
Culture Association Conference in Philadelphia.
Kristen Frederickson PhD92 has completed a
co-edited volume, "Singular Women," due to be published by the University
of California Press in time for CAA 2003. The book explores the way women
artists from the Renaissance to the present have been written out of and
into art history, and how issues of gender determine the categorization
and reception of work by women in all media. In the summer she taught a
seminar in the Master's program at Hunter College, "Theory and Criticism,"
and has lectured frequently at Christie's in their Education Program which
now awards a Master's degree. She is currently working on an essay about
Camille Claudel and Auguste Rodin for a forthcoming anthology edited by
Tad Tuleja entitled "The Construction of Artistic Canons." She also writes
art reviews and cultural stories for two downtown Manhattan newspapers,
Downtown Express and The Villager, for one of which she reviewed
the semi-annual exhibition of the World Views Program, a residency that
was based on the 90th floor of the World Trade Center, North Tower, prior
to September 11, 2001. She writes that the story feels quite eerie and
prophetic now, as part of her description was focused on the queerness
and impossible proportions of the building itself.
Alyce A. Jordan PhD94, Associate Professor
of Humanities, Arts, and Religion, is this year a Visiting Fellow of the
Center for Visual Culture at Bryn Mawr. She published an article,
co-authored with Colleen Kelley, a chemist, and Catherine Robertson, a
mathematician, entitled, "Finding the Science in Art: An Interdisciplinary
Course Linking Art, Math, and Chemistry," in Journal of College Science
Teaching, 31/3 (2001), 162-166. She co-chaired a session at the
2001 Medieval Academy of America meeting in Phoenix, AZ, entitled, "Visual
Rhetorics of Judgement," and this year she presented two papers,
"Stained Glass and the Liturgy: Performing Sacral Kingship in Capetian
France," at the Index of Christian Art Symposium, "Objects, Images, and
the Word--Art in the Service of the Liturgy," at Princeton University in
March 2001; and "Narrative, Liturgy, and Nation Building in the Windows
of the Sainte-Chapelle," at a colloquium in Paris devoted to "La
Royaume de France et Jérusalem Céleste," in December 2001.
Her book, Visualizing Kingship in the Windows of the Sainte-Chapelle,
is being published by Brepols for the International Center of Medieval
Art Monograph Series and will appear early in 2002.
Kevin Malcolm Richards PhD95, Assistant
Professor of History of Art, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia,
is preparing a volume as guest editor for the new Bryn Mawr Journal
of Visual Culture, to be launched on the Web in 2002.
Paula Birnbaum PhD96 is an Affiliated Scholar
at the Institute for Research on Women & Gender at Stanford University,
where she is completing her manuscript entitled "Matrilineal Modernism:
Women Artists Between the Wars." Her essay, "Painting the 'Perverse':
Tamara de Lempicka and the Modern Woman Artist," will appear in The
Modern Woman Revisited: Paris Between the Wars, ed. Whitney Chadwick
and Tirza Latimer (Rutgers, 2002).
Elizabeth Bolman PhD98, Assistant Professor
of Art History, Temple University, expects to see the publication
in early 2002 of her edited volume, Monastic Visions: Wall Paintings
in the Monastery of St. Antony at the Red Sea (Yale). She will talk
about the triumphs and tribulations of her project, "Monastic Visions:
Uncensored Reflections on the Production of a Book on Thirteenth-Century
Coptic Paintings," at the Colloquium for Visual Culture in April 2002.
Susan Shifrin PhD98 worked this year assessing
the state of the collections at the Barnes Foundation in Merion. She is
currently preparing an exhibition "Picturing Women" to be held at the Library
of Bryn Mawr College and associated Philadelphia venues, and to that end
has been appointed a Visiting Fellow in the Center for Visual Culture for
2001-02 and 2002-03.
Leslie Topp PhD98, Lecturer in History
of Art, Oxford Brookes University, published essays on Josef Hoffmann and
on the history of the American reception of modern German and Austrian
design in New Worlds: German and Austrian Art, 1890-1940, ed. Renee
Price, the inaugural catalogue of the Neue Galerie New York which opened
in November 2001. This academic year she received a travel grant
from the British Academy to work on her current project on modernist mental
hospitals in the former Austrian Empire, 1898-1907. She traveled to Vienna
for six weeks in November and December 2001, and from late February to
early April 2002 will be in Brno, Czech Republic and Trieste, Italy for
three weeks each. If anyone knows anyone who has lived in Brno or
Trieste she would be delighted to hear from them.
Gregor Kalas PhD99 is teaching at the School of Art of the University
of Tennessee at Knoxville, where he has been spending his free time in
Dollywood and learning to savor organic coon stew.
Jui-Chi Liu PhD99 published three articles
in Chinese in 2000: "The State of Research in Postwar American Abstract
Painting," in Taida (National Taiwan University) Journal of Art History,
9 (September 2000), 207-37; "Methodologies of Feminist Art History," in
on Women in Modern Chinese History, 8 (June 2000), 195-235; and "The
Gender and Racial Identity in Florine Stettheimer's Self-Portraits," in
of Healing: Women's Spirituality and Artistic Representations (November
2000). In summer 2001 she traveled to New York on a research fellowship
from the National Science Council of Taiwan to do research for a project
on Cindy Sherman and Francesca Woodman. She will present her work at an
international conference to be hed in Taipei in 2002, "Changing Bodies:
Concepts and Images of the Body in Western Art."
Clarence Burton Sheffield, Jr. PhD99 began 2001 as a Visiting
Assistant Professor in the History Department at St. Olaf College, Northfield,
MN. He co-curated and co-authored the catalogue essay for the exhibition
"Mary Cassatt: printmaker," at the Suzanne H. Arnold Gallery, Lebanon Valley
College, March-April 2001. The show included five color prints on loan
from the Bryn Mawr College Collections. In the summer he returned to Norway
to teach "The Art of Norway" at the International Summer School, University
of Oslo. During fall 2001 he was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the
art department at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.
Allison Levy PhD00, Assistant Professor of
Art History, Wheaton College, gave a talk on "The Widow's Cleavage" as
the Annual Tomasso Speaker on Italian art and culture at Tufts
Despina Stratigakos PhD00, Assistant
Professor of Art History in the School of Art of Illinois State University,
published an essay "A Women’s Berlin: How Female Patrons and Architects
in Imperial Germany Re-Gendered the City," in Embodied Utopias: Gender,
Social Change, and the Built Environment, ed. Amy L. Bingaman, Lise
Shapiro, and Rebecca Zorach (Routledge, 2001).
Michelle Lang PhD01 made a presentation based on her dissertation
at the annual Symposium on the History of Art, sponsored jointly by The
Frick Collection and the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University.
Her paper was entitled "Style, Content and Discontent in Adam Elsheimer's
Amanda Adams Schedler PhD01 announced the opening of Amanda Schedler
Fine Art in Homewood, AL. As her inaugural exhibition she showed
"European Works on Paper: 1550-1950."
Phyllis P. Bober, Professor Emeritus of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology and History of Art and Leslie Clark Professor Emeritus in the Humanities, saw the appearance in 2001 of the softcover edition of Art,Culture and Cuisine: Ancient and Medieval Gastronomy (University of Chicago Press), and is now working on the sequel volume on the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Lectures included the annual Romano lecture at SUNY, Binghamton, "Ancient Roman Foodways;" the annual Walter W. S. Cook lecture at the Institute of Fine Arts of NYU on the Early Renaissance in Italy; the annual Robert Lehman lectures on Renaissance art at Bowdoin College. Among her symposia and feasts were a presentation to the Westchester County chapter of the American Institute of Archaeology, with a sit-down dinner of Egyptian and Mesopotamian dishes; a full Renaissance banquet for the benefit of the Gaines Humanities Center at the University of Kentucky; a contribution on food history sponsored by the French Institute at the University of Pennsylvania; and another on "Food as Power" for the Smithsonian Institute's Cooper-Hewitt Museum.
Cast, Professor of History of Art, is currently on
sabbatical leave, devoting himself to his Vasari project and another on
twentieth-century British realist painting. He wrote a piece for
on the new setting for the Mona Lisa that got picked up in syndication
across the USA, gave a lecture on Leonardo's Anatomy Drawings in April
to the College of Physicians in Philadelphia, and traveled to Vasarian
and other sites in Umbria and Tuscany in May.
Martha Easton, newly appointed Lecturer in History of Art, completed
her dissertation at the Institute of Fine Arts in 2001 on "The Making of
the Huntington Library 'Legenda aurea' and the Meanings of Martyrdom."
She lectured at the International Congress on Medieval Studies on "Naked
and Unashamed? Virgin Martyrs in the 'Legenda aurea'" and at the Center
for Visual Culture on "The Wound of Christ, the Mouth of Hell: Appropriations
and Inversions of Female Anatomy in the Art of the Later Middle Ages."
Her essay, "Pain, Torture and Death in the Huntington Library 'Legenda
aurea,'" will appear in Gender and Holiness, ed. Samantha Riches
and Sarah Salih (Routledge, 2002).
Christiane Hertel, Associate Professor of
History of Art, published "Hairy Issues" in the Journal of the History
of Collections I (2001), "Seven Vermeers: Collection, Reception, Response,"
in The Companion to Vermeer, ed. Wayne Franits (Cambridge, 2001),
and a book review on Elfriede Lohse-Waechtler in Woman's Art Journal
(spring/summer 2001). Her lectures included "Schiller in 'Die Gartenlaube'
and Beyond: German and German-American Perspectives" at Penn State's conference
on German-American issues on the occasion of the Centennial of the German
Studies program. And she was promoted to the rank of Professor in
December 2001 with our warmest congratulations.
Kinney, Professor of History of Art. Mrs. Kinney
completed her first year as Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and
She wants to assure everyone who expressed dismay about the appointment
that she only spends half of every day on the dark side of administration,
and retains a half-time appointment as a faculty member in History of
She taught a graduate seminar in the fall of 2000 and her survey of Medieval
Architecture in the fall of 2001. She produced a few more pieces
for her ever-lengthening list of works in press, including a long essay
on medieval interpretations of the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius,
which will appear in Word & Image. She was discussant
in the session on "Constructing Pilgrimage" at the College Art Association
in Chicago. In May she was invited to lecture at the Courtauld Institute
as the annual ICMA Lecturer, and she also lectured at Trinity College,
Oxford on the spolia of St. Peter's. While in Oxford she and Mark
had the pleasure of visiting a couple of times with Jean Mitchell, as well
as dinner with Lesley Topp PhD98.
Barbara Miller Lane, Katharine
E. McBride Professor of History of Art and Growth and Structure of Cities,
Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emeritus in the Humanities, and Professor Emeritus
of History, was the eponymous honoree at the College's inaugural convening
of The Barbara Miller Lane Lectures in April 2001, where a very distinguished
audience heard lectures by Mary McLeod, Associate Professor of Architecture,
Columbia University, on "Le Corbusier, the New Woman, and Domestic Reform,"
and Joan Ockman, Director of the Buell Center for the Study of American
Architecture, Columbia University, on "Mass as Ornament from Siegfried
Kracauer to Leni Riefenstahl."
Z. Levine, Leslie Clark Professor in the Humanities and Professor
of History of Art, reviewed several books in 2001: Richard Brilliant, My
Laocoön: Alternative Claims in the Interpretation of Artworks
(California, 2000), in Bryn
Mawr Classical Review 2001.08.34; Jonathan Crary, Suspensions
of Perception: Attention, Spectacle, and Modern Culture (MIT, 1999),
in Bryn Mawr
Review of Comparative Literature 3.1 (Fall 2001); Linda Nochlin,
Women (Thames and Hudson, 1999), and Griselda Pollock, Differencing
the Canon: Feminist Desire and the Writing of Art's Histories (Routledge,
1999), in Woman's Art Journal 22 (Spring/Summer 2001): 62-66.
At the College Art Association in Chicago he read a paper entitled "'Where
Jew-essence was, there shall Jouissance be': Self-Portrait as a Jewish
Joke" in the session on "Obscene
Enjoyment: Slavoj Zizek and the Future of Visual Studies" and, kindly
invited by Karen-edis Barzman MA80, he gave a talk on his current project,
"Face Painting: Self-Representation in France from Montaigne and Poussin
to Duchamp and Lacan," to Viz Cult: The Harpur College Dean’s Workshop
in Visual Culture at the Department of the History and Theory of Art and
Architecture, Binghamton University.
Gridley McKim-Smith, Andrew
W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and Professor of History of Art,
gave a talk, "Why Spaniards Wore Black," at an international conference
at NYU on the theme of "Unparallelled Works." She is on the committee planning
a major exhibition on Latin American art at the Philadelphia Museum of
Art, and she took her graduate seminar on a fieldtrip to the Museum of
Fine Arts, Boston, where she is collaborating with conservators and
scientists on the digitized infrared examination of paintings by
Zurbarán, and Pacheco.
Saltzman, Assistant Professor of History of Art,
engaged in a number of notable activities in 2001. She published
two essays, "Lost in Translation: Clement Greenberg, Anselm Kiefer and
the Subject of History," in Visual Culture and the Holocaust, Barbie
Zelizer, ed., New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2001, and "'Avant-Garde
and Kitsch' Revisited: On the Ethics of Representation," in Mirroring
Evil: Nazi Imagery/Recent Art, Norman L. Kleeblatt, ed., New York:
The Jewish Museum and New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2001.
She was invited to present work on the ethics and aesthetics of contemporary
art at two conferences, "Just Feelings: Citizenship, Justice and the Emotions,"
Center for 21st Century Studies, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, April
2001, and "The Practice of Style: Literature and the Visual Arts from Weimar
Classicism to the Present," Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
in conjunction with Penn Humanities Forum, University of Pennsylvania,
March 2001. And in December 2001 she was promoted to the rank of
Associate Professor with tenure with our heartiest congratulations.
By way of closing, let me repeat my invitation to all our undergraduate and graduate alumnae and alumni to renew their participation in the intellectual life of Bryn Mawr College, the Department of History of Art, and the new Center for Visual Culture. Current students and faculty are eager to learn about your lives and careers beyond Bryn Mawr, whether by way of internships, mentoring, informal contacts, or formal academic communications. I encourage you to invite the College to come to you and I encourage you to return to the College to report on the work you have done, are doing, and will do. Please recommend our rigorous and adventurous programs to your own students, friends, and colleagues, because the high academic traditions of Bryn Mawr College cannot survive without a constant infusion of intellectual capital in the form of the best and brightest undergraduate and graduate students. As we contemplate beginning a campaign for the College in the new century in the aftermath of this tragic year, it is clear that nothing is more precious or precarious than an open mind.
Here's looking at you,
Steven Z. Levine
Leslie Clark Professor in the Humanities
Chairman of the Department of History of Art
Director of the Center for Visual Culture