Art History Symposium

The 24th Annual Art History Symposium             March 13th and 14th

Sponsored by The University of Central Arkansas with assistance from The University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and generously funded by the UCA Department of Art and UCA arts fees. All events are fee and open to the public.


Special guest art historian, Dr. Ann Prentice Wagner, Curator of Drawings at the Arkansas Arts Center, will give two public lectures in McCastlain 143:

Thursday, March 13, 7:30 PM - Keynote Address, "The Birth of New Deal Art: The Public Works of Art Project"

Friday, March 14, 3:30 pm, "Charles Burchfield's Black Iron: Looking through the Sketches"


Student presentations on Friday, March 14, 9 am-4 pm, McCastlain 143:

 Session I

9:00 Opening Remarks

9:10 Ann Beck, "Mirror Game" (UALR)

9:30 Qian Wang, "Xu Bing: A Contemporary Chinese Artist" (UCA)

9:50 Hayley Chronister, "Thomas Gainsborough's Response to Nature: An Analysis of Two Shepherd Boys with Dogs Fighting" (UALR)

10:10 Chelcie Dieterle, "Nineteenth-Century Prostitution in France Through the Work of Edouard Manet: Outrage and Anxiety Among the Parisian Public" (UCA)

10:30 Coffee Break in the Fireplace Room


Session II

10:50 Hannah Mosby, "Nari Ward: Voice of the Urban Minority" (UCA)

11:10 Carly Bartow, "Practicing What He Preaches? Leon Battista Alberti at Sant'Andrea in Mantua" (U of A)

11:30 Jeannie Lee, "Of Marriage and Death: Alternative Meaning in the Myth of Persephone" (UALR)

11:50 Marie Desrochers, "'Too Eccentric to be Exhibited': John Singer Sargent's Robert Louis Stevenson and His Wife" (UCA)


 Session III

1:25 Badi Galinkin, "Mrs. Musters as Hebe by Sir Joshua Reynolds" (UALR)

1:45 Shelby Horner, "The Rebel: A Self-Portrait by Frances Benjamin Johnston" (UCA)

2:05 Tessa Davidson, "Laocoön and his Secrets: Dating Attribution Concerns of the Vatican Sculpture Laocoön and his Sons" (UALR)

2:25 Zachari Prange, "Lawrence Halprin and the Modern Sublime" (U of A)

2:45 Refreshment Break in the Fireplace Room

3-4 Discussion of papers and a special presentation by Dr. Wagner, "Charles Burchfield's Black Iron: Looking through the Sketches"