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<p>John Marin, Middle of Atlantic, 1909

John Marin, Middle of Atlantic, 1909, watercolor on wove paper, Gift of John Marin, Jr., 1986.54.42

52nd Annual Sessions

Middle Atlantic Symposium in the History of Art

  • Saturday, March 5, 2022
  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Registration Required
  • Virtual Program

Middle Atlantic Symposium in the History of Art, 52nd Annual Sessions

Since 1971 the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts has partnered with the department of art history and archaeology at the University of Maryland to present the annual Middle Atlantic Symposium in the History of Art. The Center and the University of Maryland are pleased to continue this important tradition, which brings together the museum and academic communities and provides a platform for the latest research from select graduate students in our region.

Morning Session, 10:00–11:30 a.m.

Steven D. Nelson, moderator
Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts

Joseph Kopta
Temple University
Chromatic Networks: Materiality and Materialism of Middle Byzantine Gospel Lectionaries (ca. 850–1204 CE)
Introduction: Elizabeth S. Bolman

Amanda Chen
University of Maryland
Transition, Transformation, and the Threshold of the Domus M. Caesi Blandi [VII.1.40] in Pompeii
Introduction: Maryl B. Gensheimer

Jamie Richardson Sandhu
Bryn Mawr College
The Divine Liefhebber: A New Interpretation of Frans Francken the Younger’s Allegory of the Pictura Sacra (c. 1635)
Introduction: Sylvia W. Houghteling

Carolyn Davis
George Washington University
Literacy, Devotion, and Globalism: Enconchado Paintings of St. Anne in Colonial Mexico
Introduction: Barbara von Barghahn

Afternoon Session, 12:15–2:00 p.m.

Tess Korobkin, moderator
University of Maryland

Rachel Ozerkevich
University of North Carolina
Class and Leisure Along the Seine: Seurat’s Bathers at Asnières (1884) and Olympic Ideals
Introduction: Tatiana C. String

Meg MacKenzie
American University
The Darkroom as Weapon? Anti-Colonialism and Ethnography in Raoul Ubac’s Penthésilée Photomontages
Introduction: Juliet Bellow

Marica Antonucci
Johns Hopkins University
What’s in a Name? Mario Schifano, Sidney Janis, and the Politics of Style in Postwar Italy
Introduction: Stephen J. Campbell

Eleanore Neumann
University of Virginia
“Who would believe it?”: Maria Graham and the Gendered Representation of Slavery during the Independence of Brazil (1821–1824)
Introduction: Douglas Fordham