Graduate Symposium: Women in American Art

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
9 am to 4pm
Historic Landmark Building
This graduate symposium offered an opportunity for area graduate students to present new research on a particular artist or group of artists in American Art. Featuring original papers presented by graduate-level students at the University of Delaware, University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Princeton University, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Temple University, the program concluded with a panel discussion by illustrious scholars of American Art.

Presentations Included:

Interior Exposures:Women and the Practice of Home Portraiture, 1885-1920
(Marina Isgro, University of Pennsylvania)

Super Housekeeping? Dorothy C. Miller’s Curatorial Career at MoMA
(Karli Wurzelbacher, University of Delaware)

Circulating Abstraction: The Portability and Commercial Success of Women Artists' Abstract Expressionist Prints
(Christina Weyl, Rutgers University)

The ‘Dumb’ Objects of Vija Celmins
(Frances Jacobus-Parker, Princeton University)

Where It Was, I Shall Come To Be: Shadows and Absences in The Female Gaze Show
(Abby King, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts)

She Works Hard for the Money: Flashy Patterns and Glittering Surfaces by Mickalene Thomas
(Sophie Sanders, Tyler School of Art, Temple University)

Faculty Roundtable Response: Michael Leja (UPenn), Camara Holloway (University of Delaware), Joan Marter (Rutgers University), Rachael DeLue (Princeton), Jennifer Zwilling (Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts) and Susanna Gold (Tyler School of Art, Temple University).