Interpreting Antiquity to Now through the Lens of Visual Culture recognizes the scholarly achievement of senior undergraduate students studying Art History and Visual Culture in the Department of Art, Art History and Design at Michigan State University.
The 2017 Symposium features six independent research projects by students enrolled in HA 499, Senior Research/Professional Development. As the capstone experience for Art History and Visual Culture majors, HA 499 addresses career planning as well as engages students in the production of a substantial scholarly paper under the guidance of an art history faculty member.
Keynote speaker: Dr. Joanna Grabski will be speaking on Thursday, November 1, 2017 in 107 South Kedzie Hall at 6PM. Dr. Grabski’s research addresses the intersection of urbanism and visual culture in Senegal’s capital city of Dakar. Grabski is the Director of the School of Art at Arizona State University, and recently published Art World City: The Creative Economy of Artists and Urban Life in Dakar.
1-1:10PM Welcome remarks Susan J. Bandes
1:10-1:30PM Stephanie Vettese
Contemporary Colorblindness: Polychromy in the Ancient World
1:30-1:50PM John J. Dinges
The Edge of Christendom: An Examination of Medieval Icelandic Religion, Identity and Art
1:50- 2:10PM Elizabeth R. Kovacs
Disputing the “Madonna del Impannata”: Raphael or his Assistants
2:25- 2:45PM Tyler Scott Forton
Depicting Modernity: GOELRO and the Electrification of Russia
2:45- 3:05PM Madison Kautman
New Angles: Connections Between Vermeer and Photorealism
3:05- 3:25PM Jenna Kuick
#JUSTDOIT: Interacting with Shia Labeouf’s Performance Art
3:30—4PM Comments and questions
Dr. Joanne Grabski
2/15 Waiting For Guffman (Christopher Guest, 1996)
Presented by Dan Smith
This mockumentary follows the irrepressible Corky St. Clair as he writes and directs a musical extravaganza for the sesquicentennial of Blaine, Missouri. When he invites a New York agent to scout the show for a potential Broadway run, will the community rise to the occasion? Quirky characters tread on the edge of success and failure in a film at the edge of comedy and documentary, combining scripted and improvisational techniques.
The Big Lebowski (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1998)
Presented by Justus Nieland
Jeff Bridges plays Jeff Lebowski who insists on being called “the Dude,” a laid-back, easygoing burnout who happens to have the same name as a millionaire whose wife owes a lot of dangerous people a whole bunch of money — resulting in the Dude having his rug soiled, sending him spiraling into the Los Angeles underworld.
James Naremore is Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus at Indiana University, and the author of Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge, the first book-length study of the director. His other books include More than Night: Film Noir in its Contexts, Acting in the Cinema, On Kubrick, The Magic World of Orson Welles, and An Invention without a Future: Essays on Cinema.
MSU Faculty Roundtable with Dr. Naremore to follow on Charles Burnett’s To Sleep with Anger, featuring Professors Tama Hamilton-Wray, Jeff Wray, and Ken Harrow.
Sponsored by the MSU Film Studies Program, with support from the Department of Screen Arts and Cultures at the University of Michigan.
Join the Department of Art, Art History, and Design on Friday, November 2 from 2-4pm in the MSU Main Library 4th Floor Green Room for the Biennial Art History and Visual Culture Alumni Symposium. This is an opportunity to hear from MSU Alumni pursuing careers in a variety of arts and culture related fields.
Eric Booker: Education and outreach at the Studio Museum, New York
Sydney Richards: Matthaei Gardens at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Janine Yorimoto Boldt: Curator at American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia
Lisa Wolter: Vice President of ArtsWave Community Campaign, Cincinnati
DR STEPHEN EISENMAN / NOVEMBER 29 / MSU LIBRARY GREEN ROOM / 6PM
Dr. Stephen Eisenman is a Professor of Art History at Northwestern. Eisenman is the author of nine books, including most recently Zooicide, with the artist Sue Coe. Eisenman has also curated and reviewed exhibitions, written articles and op-eds. Eisenman will present the keynote lecture for the 2018 Art History & Visual Culture Symposium.