Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Art history seminar at UALR: Here's the lineup

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The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is hosting the 21st annual Arkansas College Art History Symposium on Thursday and Friday in the Fine Arts Building, and the public is invited. The keynote lecture, "One Twisted Monkey: Ecuadorian Ceramics, the Classic Moment and the Search for the 'Human' in Ancient American Art," will be delivered by Dr. James Farmer of Virginia Commonwealth University at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Fine Arts Building Room 161.

UALR's announcement of the schedule, including student papers, is on the jump.

21st Annual Arkansas College Art History Symposium
University of Arkansas at Little Rock Department of Art
Fine Arts Building: FA 161

Thursday, March 3, 2011

07:30 pm Keynote Lecture: One Twisted Monkey: Ecuadorian Ceramics, the Classic Moment, and the Search for the “Human”
in Ancient American Art, Dr. James Farmer, Virginia Commonwealth University

Friday, March 4, 2011
Session I
09:05-09:10 Welcome
09:10-09:30 The Myth of Persephone and Demeter as Metaphor for Sexual Initiation, Alex Leme, UALR
09:30-09:50 Art, Love, Death, and Orpheus as Prophet, Eileen Turan, UALR
09:50-10:10 Angelica Kaufmann: Exploring Gender, Samantha White, UCA
10:10-10:30 Pestilence and Propaganda: Gros’ Plague House at Jaffa as a Napoleonic Response to Anti-Bonapartism, Jessica Wright, UALR
Session II
10:50-11:10 Edmonia Lewis: Paving the Way For African American Artists, Ronald Mosby, UCA
11:10-11:30 Siqueiros’ Zapata, Lauren Sukany, UALR
11:30-11:50 The Iconology of Fire in José Clemente Orozco’s Prometheus, Meredith Bagby Fettes, UALR
11:50-12:10 Monument and Memory, Laurence McMahon, UAF
Session III
01:25-01:45 Sonia Delaunay: Redefining Success and Lifestyles, Jordan Karpe, UCA
01:45-02:15 The Rhythm of Jazzkapelle: Visualizing Weimar culture in an early drawing by Max Beckmann, Rachel S. Golden, UALR
02:15-02:25 Isabel Bishop's Depression Era Office Workers and “Spaces of Femininity,” Megan A. Massanelli, UAF
02:25-02:45 Shepard Fairey: Fine Art Masquerader, LeeAnne Maxey, UCA

02:45-03:10 Comments on Papers
03:15-04:00 Pachacuti and Machu Picchu, Dr. James Farmer

Dr. James Farmer is chair of the Department of Art History at Virginia Commonwealth University. He holds a BFA in studio art and a PhD in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin. His general areas of specialization include Precolumbian and North American Indian art, with secondary interests in modern and contemporary Native and Latin American art. He has participated in archeological excavations in Colorado and Ecuador, and has conducted study abroad classes in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru and the Southwest. His lectures, curatorial activities and publications span a wide range of issues and subjects related to ancient American art and architecture, such as astronomy and women’s rituals in ancient Puebloan architectural design, symbolism in Maya textiles, early painting in rock art from the American Southwest, and early Andean ceramics and sculpture in highland Ecuador. He is the co-author of Art and Archeology of Challuabamba, Ecuador (2009).

Arkansas College Art History Symposium
This year marks the 21st annual symposium, which was established in 1991 by Dr. Floyd Martin of UALR and Dr. Gayle Seymour of UCA as a means of encouraging and recognizing student achievements in art history in the state. Students give 20 minute illustrated talks on an area of their research, just as professional art historians do. The symposium has also helped encourage cooperation among art history faculty throughout the state. Each symposium also includes the participation of a guest art historian. Over the years the symposium has been hosted by UALR, UCA, and Hendrix College.
For more information about this event contact:
Floyd W. Martin, PhD | Professor of Art (Art History)
University of Arkansas at Little Rock | Department of Art
501.569.3140 | fwmartin@ualr.edu | ualr.edu/art

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