Culture Expert To Give Keynote Address At U.Va. Art History Symposium
October 31, 2003 --
WHO: Erika Doss, professor of art history at the University of
WHAT: “Memorial Mania: Monuments and Memory in Contemporary
Saturday, Nov. 15, 4-4:45 p.m.
Campbell Hall, Room 160
Doss, an expert on American material and visual culture, will
keynote address at the University of Virginia’s art history graduate
annual symposium, “Memory and Art.” Doss’ 4 p.m. talk, “Memorial
Mania: Monuments and Memory in Contemporary America,” draws on
her teaching and research interests in American culture and the arts.
professor of art history at the University of Colorado, is the
author of “Spirit
Poles and Flying Pigs: Public Art and Cultural Democracy in American
Culture: Fans, Faith and Image” and “Twentieth-Century
by art history graduate students include: “Remembering
Zion, the Function of Early Christian Pilgrim Ampullae as Loci of
Heather T. Awan of the Institute of Fine Arts; “Giovanni Battista
Piranesi and the Vedute di Roma: Transforming the Memory of Rome” by
Kelly Goodman of Virginia Commonwealth University; “Louis Kahn
in India: Negotiating an Iconography of Memory” by Stephen
James of the University of Virginia; “Memory,
History and Instantaneity in Degas’ ‘Place de la Concorde’” by
Andre Dombrowski of the University of California at Berkeley; “Structures
Disassembled: Dinh Q. Le’s ‘Cambodia Series’” by
Kate Palmer of Boston University; and “Sculpting a Relevant
Past: Henry Kirke Brown’s ‘De Witt Clinton’ Monument’” by
Karen Lemmey of the City University of New York.
Richard Handler and historian Alon Confino, both professors at
provide comments on the presentations.
symposium, which is free and open to the public, runs from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. in Campbell
Hall, Room 160, and will be followed
of Virginia Art Museum.
details, contact Jennifer Van Horn at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
the McIntire Department of Art
at (434) 924-6123.
Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298