Art and Contemplation


University of St. Thomas

Art History Graduate Student Research Symposium

September 25-26, 2015


Keynote Address

Friday, September 25, 2015

6 PM, O’Shaughnessy Education Center Auditorium

'Signa Resurrectionis: Sight and Image as Instruments of Knowing in Pieter Bruegel’s Resurrection (ca. 1562-63)'

Dr. Walter S. Melion, ASA Griggs Candler Professor of Art History at Emory University


Graduate Student Research Symposium

Saturday, September 26, 2015

8:30 AM - 4 PM, Anderson Student Center, Room 341

Alyssa Abraham – Queen’s University
'Architectural Copies and Cognitive Response: Bologna’s Nuova Gerusalemme and the Venetian Macao'

Jennifer Baez – Florida State University
'The maculae and the Inmaculada: Notes on the Apparition Images and the Painting of the Virgen de la Altagraci'

Aimee Caya – Case Western Reserve University
'Unborn and Reborn: Saint Margaret of Antioch and Caesarean Delivery'

Sophia Maxine Farmer – University of Wisconsin-Madison
'Chromatic Obsessions: 
Michelangelo Antonioni’s Red Desert and Art Informel

Zach Forstrom – University of St. Thomas
'James Turrell: The Phenomenology of Light and Space'

Jennifer Awes Freeman – Vanderbilt University
'A Medieval Argument for Contemplation in the Digital Age'

Kyungso Min – University of Wisconsin-Madison
'Walking with You: Janet Cardiff’s Walks as a Site of Intimacy'

Sam Wisneski – University of St. Thomas
'Soul Food as Sacrament: Social Practice Artist Meditations on Nourishment'