The IFA - Frick Symposium
For more than half a century, The Frick Collection 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.
Friday's proceedings, which are held at the Institute of Fine Arts, will be broadcast live on this webpage.
Friday, April 17, 2015, 2:30 – 5:30 PM at the Institute of Fine Arts
Saturday, April 18, 2015 at The Frick Collection.
All graduate students in the history of art, faculty members, and museum staff members are cordially invited to attend. Click here to R.S.V.P. for the portion of the symposium at the Institute of Fine Arts on Friday.
No one will be seated once a lecture has begun.
Institute of Fine Arts
1 East 78th Street, New York
Katie Zoni presiding
Welcome: Patricia Rubin, Judy and Michael Steinhardt Director, Institute of Fine Arts,
New York University
“From Medieval to Modern: Rediscovering Art Dealer Joseph Brummer in New York”
Christine Brennan, Bard Graduate Center
“The Child-like Eye: John Szarkowski Curates Jacques Henri Lartigue at MoMA”
Alexandra Mathwig, Brown University
“Celestial Mechanics: Harvey Fletcher and the ‘Gospel of Modern Science’”
Amanda Beardsley, Binghamton University
“Jack Burnham’s Real Time: Sculpture as System, 1967–69”
Courtney Fiske, Columbia University
Hannah Turpin presiding
“Unraveling Masculinities: Domestic Ambivalence in Lucas Samaras’s Reconstructions”
Sarah Parrish, Boston University
“Making Cage Pop: Charlotte Moorman and John Cage’s 26’1.1499””
Saisha Grayson, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
“Thresholds of Being: Phenomenology and the Art of Francesca Woodman”
Kelly Long, University of Rochester
“Narrative Tales and Motivic Transmission: The Formation of Buddhist Hell Imagery
in Medieval Japan”
Miriam Chusid, Princeton University
Refreshments will be served after the lectures.
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street, New York
Adam Eaker presiding
Coffee will be served in the Garden Court.
Welcome: Ian Wardropper, Director, The Frick Collection
“Spoils for the New Pyrrhus: Alternative Claims to Antiquity in Ottoman Greece”
Emily Neumeier, University of Pennsylvania
“Mischief Night in Florence: Botticelli’s Nightmares of Love”
Henrike Lange, Yale University
“A Female Body of Christ: Sebastiano del Piombo’s Martyrdom of St. Agatha”
Meaghan Bratichak, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Aaron Wile presiding
“Breastmilk and the Invention of Race in Colonial Mexican Casta Paintings”
Hannah Ryan, Cornell University
“A Curious Assembly: Frans Francken the Younger and the Art of Witchcraft”
Jamie Richardson, Bryn Mawr College
“Regicide in the Bedroom: Jean Le Pautre’s 1667 Folio”
Sam Omans, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
“Watteau, through the Cracks”
Oliver Wunsch, Harvard University
Video from the 2014 Symposium
IFA-Frick sympoisum Part 1 of 2
IFA-Frick sympoisum Part 2 of 2
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