From Bodies to Billboards: Alternative Sites of Display
2012 History of Art Graduate Student Symposium


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  • Host Department: History of Art
  • Date: 10/27/2012
  • Time: 9:00AM

  • Location: University of Michigan Museum of Art Helmut Stern Auditorium, 525 S. State, Ann Arbor

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  • Description:

    To greater and lesser degrees, a viewer’s engagement with works of art will always be informed by the conditions of display. This symposium will build upon recent developments in curatorial practice and museum theory by focusing attention on alternative sites and modes of display.

    Symposium Schedule

    9:00 - Welcome Reception

    9:40 - Welcome, Achim Timmerman, Associate Professor and Director of
    Graduate Studies, UM Department of History of Art

    9:50 - Introduction, Tappan Graduate Association, UM Department of
    History of Art

    10:00 - Sarah Schaefer, Columbia University
    “’Where the Godly Take Their Children’: Exhibiting Gustave Doré’s Christ
    Leaving the Praetorium”

    10:30 - Emily Cook, Columbia University
    “Images, Ornament, and Liminality in the Reliefs of the Ara Pacis Augustae”

    11:00 - Morning Break

    11:10 - Mya Dosch, Graduate Center, The City University of New York
    “Magazine Muralist: Diego Rivera and Mexican Folkways, 1926-1927”

    11:40 - Q&A Discussion

    12:00 - Break for lunch

    1:30 - Kim Conaty Hollely, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
    “Breaking Ground: Avalance Magazine, Agent and Vehicle for the ‘New
    Forms of Art-Making’”

    2:00 - Christopher Oliver, University of Virginia
    “Art O ered as Spectacle: Popular Exhibitions of American Art, 1850-70”

    2:30 - Afternoon Break

    3:00 - Keynote Lecture, Mary Coffey, Associate Professor of Art History,
    Dartmouth College
    “Museums, Trans-Nationalism, and the Ethno-Geographies of Mexican
    Folk Art”

    4:00 - Q&A Discussion and Closing Remarks

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