Art History Graduate Student Forum

Six candidates will present qualifying research

Date & Time:

Friday, May 23, 2014
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM


Woulfe Alumni Hall of the Anderson Student Center

You're invited to Art History Graduate Student Forum

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

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 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).

All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.