Graduate Symposium: The Artist and the Garden

Graduate Symposium: The Artist and The Garden
Saturday, February 28, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m

This graduate symposium offered an opportunity for area graduate students to present never before heard research on a particular artist or group of artists in American Art.  The program featured original papers presented by PhD students and a tour of the exhibition with Curator of Historical American Art Dr. Anna O. Marley and Emily Casey, Curatorial Assistant and University of Delaware Ph.D. Candidate. The program concluded with a panel discussion by top scholars including Sandy Isenstadt (University of Delaware), Andre Dombrowski (University of Pennsylvania), Anna Arabindan-Kesson (Temple University), and Rachael DeLue (Princeton University). (Act 48 credit available for educators.)

Presentations included:

Kimia R. Shahi, Princeton University
"A world beyond the frame": The American Garden in Canton

Sarah Leonard, University of Delaware
An Edwardian Garden on American Soil: Marian Coffin's Gibraltar

Miriam Stanton, University of Pennsylvania
"Frolic Architecture": Childe Hassam's Falling Snow

Julie McGinnis Flanagan, Temple University
The Garden in Grand Central: Harriet Whitney Frishmuth and the Interwar Market for American Sculpture