It was another impressive year for Bryn Mawr art historians at the 2017 annual College Art Association conference in New York City. Several current faculty and graduate students presented their research and convened panels, as did many program alums.
Professor Homay King was a featured panelist in the keynote session honoring CAA's 2017 Distinguished Scholar Kaja Silverman. Professor King also presented a paper, The Metamorphic Image: Jeremy Blake’s Winchester Trilogy in the session "The Kinetic Imaginary: Liquid Modernity and the Animation of Postwar Art, Part I."
Professor David Cast co-chaired a session, "Arts and Politics, Religious and Secular Iconocrazia," and Professor Emerita Dale Kinney participated in a panel on "The American Dream of the Mediterranean: Lessons from History."
Offsite, Professor Lisa Saltzman participated in a panel discussion, “Reverberations: Historical and Art Historical Collisions,” convened on the occasion of the exhibition Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City 1952-1965.
History of art Ph.D. candidate Katherine Rochester presented her paper Beyond the Film Frame: The Animated Ornament in Exhibition, and Ph.D. candidate in Archaeology Holly Pritchett presented Taking Center Stage: Depictions of Childhood on Athenian Vases, Plaques, and Votive Reliefs.
As part of its yearly tradition, Bryn Mawr also hosted a reunion luncheon on Thursday afternoon at the conference hotel, which brought together some 30 alums of the program from across the generations.
Several of these alum also presented their work at the conference, including:
Marta Ameri (Ph.D. 2010), Colby College
Harappan Visual Vocabularies: Rethinking the Image-Symbols of Prehistoric South Asia
Benjamin Anderson (Ph.D. 2012), Cornell University
Eros and the Army (Constantinople and Context)
Jill Carrick (Ph.D. 1998), Carleton University
Daniel Spoerri and François Dufrêne's Fluxus Book L'Optique moderne
Emma Chubb (A.B. 2006), Northwestern University
Cassettes across the Sea: Badr El Hammami and Fadma Kaddouri's Thabrate (Face A)
Elizabeth Cropper (Ph.D. 1972), National Gallery of Art Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts
Panelist, "Future of the Research Institute"
Sabrina DeTurk (Ph.D. 1998), Zayed University
Image and Identity: Reflections of the Female Body in the Work of Emirati Women Artists
Johanna Gosse (Ph.D. 2014), Columbia University
Jennifer Griffiths (Ph.D. 2012), The American University of Rome
Chair: "Italianità diversa: Diversity and Multiculturalism in Italian Art"
Angelina Lucento (A.B. 2005), National Research University Higher School of Economics
Entangled Modernisms: Constructivism, Jadidism, and the Emergence of a Global Avant-Garde in Eurasia
Michael Jay McClure (Ph.D. 2006), University of Wisconsin–Madison
Desert Growth: Omer Fast and Witness
Patricia L. Reilly (M.A. 1990), Swarthmore College
Florentine Grisaille Painting in Theory and Practice: A Case Study
Chip Burton Sheffield Jr. (Ph.D. 1999), Rochester Institute of Technology
Per Kirkeby and the Circumpolar North
Zoe Strother (A.B. 1982), Columbia University
Depictions of Human Trafficking on Loango Ivories in the 1880s