Six candidates for Master of Arts degrees in art history from the University of St. Thomas will present their qualifying research in a forum at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 23, in the Woulfe Alumni Hall of the Anderson Student Center.

The event is free and open to the public. A reception follows.

The students, their paper titles and faculty advisers are:

  • Sara Oelrich Church, “Tomoyo Ihaya’s Drawings from Dharamsala: A Socially Engaged Buddhist Memorial” (Adviser Dr. Elizabeth Kindall).
  •  Wendy DePaolis, “Redefining the Photographic Nude and Landscape: The Art and Ideas of Anne Brigman” (Adviser Dr. Craig Eliason).
  •  Ava Grosskopf, “Planters Grove: Understanding Modern Landscape Design Through the Corporate Giving and Community Involvement” (Adviser Dr. Victoria Young).
  • Carin Jorgensen, “Between Aesthetics in Russian Art: Mikhail Vrubel’s Liminal Figures of Folklore (1889-1906)” (Adviser Dr. Craig Eliason).
  • Soren Hoeger-Lerdal, “Source of Confusion: The Contentious Promotion of Constantin Brancusi and Early Modern Art in New York” (Adviser Dr. Craig Eliason).
  • Samantha Wisneski, “Desire for the Other: Negotiating Female Subjectivity in Amrita Sher-Gil’s Oeuvre” (Adviser Dr. Elizabeth Kindall).