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The IFA - Frick Symposium

For more than half a century, The Frick CollectionOpen link in new window and the Institute of Fine Arts have hosted a symposium for graduate students in art history. Students at all stages of their degree program are encouraged to submit papers that demonstrate the breadth and depth of research carried out at their institution. The symposium offers candidates the opportunity to deliver original research papers in a public forum and to engage with colleagues in the field — novice and expert.

A Symposium on the History of Art

Presented by The Frick Collection and the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University

Friday, April 25 & Saturday, April 26, 2014

Open to the public, RSVP required. For reservations click hereOpen link in new window.

Friday Afternoon
at the Institute of Fine Arts

Johanna Levy presiding

Welcome: Patricia Rubin, Judy and Michael Steinhardt Director, Institute of Fine Arts,
New York University

 “Dessins Bamum: Inventing Images in the Bamum Kingdom, 1895-1940”
Jonathan Fine, Princeton University

 “Edward Weston in Mexico: The American Artist”
Monica Bravo, Brown University

 “Kitsch oder Kunst? Georg Scholz and Satirical Realism after Dada”
Shannon Connelly, Rutgers University


Sara Garzon Vargas presiding

“Out of Her Depth: Impossible Shadows in the Silhouette Films of Lotte Reiniger”
Katherine Rochester, Bryn Mawr College

 “A Farsighted Thing to Have Done: Walker Evans’s Subway Photographs”
Kara Fiedorek, The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

 “A Socialist Renaissance: Construction Sites in Warsaw, 1952-56”
Nikolas Drosos, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

 “Sublime Affects: Colombian Contemporary Art and the Horrors of War”
Rubén Darío Yepes Muñoz, University of Rochester

Saturday Morning
at The Frick CollectionOpen link in new window

Adam Eaker presiding

Welcome: Ian Wardropper, Director, The Frick Collection

“Mundus alter": Paolo Veneziano (ca. 1290-1358/62) and the Insulated Pictorial World of Gothic Venice”
Christopher Platts, Yale University

 “Hell’s Bell: Agency and Exile in the Piagnona of San Marco”
Daniel Michael Zolli

“Venus on Balance: Botticelli’s Venus and Mars and the Crux of the Female Nude in the Italian Renaissance”
Catherine O’Reilly, Boston University


Jeongho Park presiding

“‘London’s Nonsuch’: The ‘Pawn’ of the Royal Exchange After the Great Fire of London”
Hyeyun Chin, Binghamton University

The Abduction of Helen (to China): A Seventeenth-Century Chinese Wall Hanging with a European Subject”
Joyce Denney, Bard Graduate Center

“The Treasures of the Sea: Color and Edo Print Culture”
Jeannie M. Kenmotsu, University of Pennsylvania

“Broken Lines: Anne-Louis Girodet’s Une Scène de Déluge (1806)”
Stephanie O’Rourke, Columbia University

For more information contact: ifafricksymposium@nyu.edu

Video from the 2014 Symposium

IFA-Frick sympoisum Part 1 of 2

IFA-Frick sympoisum Part 2 of 2

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