2017 Art History and Visual Culture Symposium

2017 Art History and Visual Culture Symposium

December 1, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
MSU Main Library, 4th Floor Green Room
Main Library
366 W Circle Dr, Okemos, MI 48864
Susan Bandes
2017 Art History and Visual Culture Symposium @ MSU Main Library, 4th Floor Green Room | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

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.

Symposium Schedule:

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 

2:10-2:25PM BREAK

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

4PM- Refreshments