Art and Contemplation

Sixth Annual University of St. Thomas Graduate Student Research Symposium

Date & Time:

Friday, September 25, 2015
6:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday, Sept. 25: Keynote Address and Reception, starting at 6 PM | Saturday, Sept. 26: Graduate Student Paper Presentations from 8:30 AM - 4 PM


University of St. Thomas, St. Paul Campus
Friday: O’Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium
Saturday: Anderson Student Center, Room 341


Friday, Sept. 25: Keynote Address and Reception

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


Saturday, Sept. 26: Graduate Student Research Symposium

8:30-9:30 am: Morning Session I

Alyssa Abraham
Queen’s University
Architectural Copies and Cognitive Response: Bologna’s Nuova Gerusalemme and the Venetian Macao
Zach Forstrom
University of St. Thomas
James Turrell: The Phenomenology of Light and Space

9:30-9:45 am: Break 

9:45-10:45 am: Morning Session II

Kyungso Min
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Walking with You: Janet Cardiff’s Walks as a Site of Intimacy
Sophia Maxine Farmer
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Chromatic Obsessions: Michelangelo Antonioni’s Red Desert and Art Informel

10:45-11:15 am: Dr. Walter Melion Response

11:15-1:15 pm: Lunch Break

1:15-1:45 pm: AMMA@UST Gallery Visit
The Gallery, Anderson Student Center

1:45-2:45 pm: Afternoon Session I

Sam Wisneski
University of St. Thomas
Soul Food as Sacrament: Social Practice Artist Meditations on Nourishment
Jennifer Baez
Florida State University
The Mácula and the Inmaculada: Notes on the Painting of the Virgen de la Altagracia and her Apparition Images

2:45-3:00 pm: Break 

3:00-4:00 pm: Afternoon Session II

Aimee Caya
Case Western Reserve University
Unborn and Reborn: Saint Margaret of Antioch and Caesarean Delivery
Jennifer Awes Freeman
Vanderbilt University
A Medieval Argument for Contemplation in the Digital Age

4:00 pm: Dr. Walter Melion Response and Closing Remarks

Free and open to the public.

Parking is available in the Anderson Parking Facility, corner of Grand and Cretin avenues.
Building and parking locations:

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