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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

Friday, April 15 at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
1 East 78th Street, New York City
Friday's talks will be broadcast live.

Saturday, April 16 at The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street, New York City

The IFA-Frick Symposium on the History of Art was first held in 1940 in order for art history graduate students from six institutions to meet one another and compare their research and methods, and was the first symposium of its kind to be held in the United States. Since then, the symposium has expanded to include fifteen schools. The events to be held on April 15 and 16, at the Institute of Fine Arts and The Frick Collection, respectively, represent an elite group of emerging scholars, selected by their institutions for their contributions to the field. 

This event is open to the public, but an RSVP is required for all sessions to be held at the Institute of Fine Arts on Friday, April 15. To make a reservation for the Friday session, please click here.

For a detailed conference agenda please click here.

Theresa Sims 
(Harvard University)
Matthew Peebles (Columbia University)
Abigail Glogower (University of Rochester)
Rotem Rozental (Binghamton University)
Nava Streiter (Bryn Mawr College)
Anne Hilker (Bard Graduate Center)
Steven Lauritano (Yale University)
Sarah Rovang (Brown University) 
Anastasia Amrhein (University of Pennsylvania)
Kelsey Brosnan (Rutgers University)
Matteo Bellucci (The Graduate Center, City University of New York)
Kristen Windmuller-Luna (Princeton University)
Anjuli J. Lebowitz (Boston University)
Anissa Rahadiningtyas (Cornell University)
Benjamin Clifford (Institute of Fine Arts, New York University)

Organized by Lourdes Figueroa and Josie Zhuxi Wang (IFA M.A. Candidates and IFA-Frick Symposium Co-Coordinators) with Aaron Wile Joanna Sheers Seidenstein (The Frick Collection). 

Please note that seating in the IFA Lecture Hall is on a first-come, first-served basis with RSVP. We will provide a simulcast in an adjacent room to accommodate overflow. No one will be seated once a lecture has begun.

Video from the 2015 Symposium

Part 1 of 8. Watch the entire symposium online.

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