The Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College will host the first annual Virginia Art Historians Colloquium Undergraduate Symposium this weekend.
The symposium will include five presentations on a variety of art history topics, including a paper by Glenna Gray ’14 about modern pillaging of Iraqi art. Presentations begin at 1 p.m. Saturday.
“This symposium gives undergraduate art history students an opportunity to share their research with their peers from other institutions in Virginia,” said Leanne Zalewski, a Randolph art professor.
The idea for a statewide symposium highlighting the work of art history students came up in a discussion between Zalewski and professors from other colleges at a conference last fall. Zalewski offered to host the first one at Randolph.
The presentations include:
“I Heard it Through the Grape Vine: Revelry Scenes in Ancient India” by Ellen Archie, Washington and Lee University
“The Truth Beyond the Loss Register: An Examination of the Economic and Political Factors Behind the Pillaging of Iraq’s Cultural Heritage” by Glenna Gray, Randolph College
“She left the web, she left the loom: Pre-Raphaelite Representations of the Lady of Shalott and Gender Ideologies in Victorian England” by Virginia Lefler, Roanoke College
“Odilon Redon: Prince of the Fin de Siècle” by Stephanie Stassi, Hollins University
“Not So Happy Days: A Biographical Analysis of Happy Days (Edward Henry Potthast)” by Grayson Van Beuren, Virginia Tech
There will be question and answer sessions at 1:50 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.