Insights Student Symposium 2011
Art & Artists in the VMFA Collection
VMFA’s Insights Symposium is a program for undergraduates and graduates focusing on recent writings and research by students from across the state of Virginia in the fields of art history and creative writing. The 2011 Symposium took place on April 1st- many thanks to all the presenters and congratulations to the students listed below whose work was selected for publication on the VMFA website.
Insights is made possible by a generous gift from Wal-Mart.
Art History Undergraduate Session
10 – 10:30 Bes: Descriptions, Origins, and Influence, Jessica Ferey, Virginia Commonwealth University
10:30 – 11 Jockeying for Position: Théodore Géricault’s Attempt to Break Into the English Sporting Art Market, Jennifer Strotz, James Madison University
11 – 11:30 International Pop at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Rachel Hutcheson, Virginia Commonwealth University
11:30 – noon Twombly and Mehretu: A Sublation of Abstract Expressionism, James Shaeffer, Virginia Commonwealth University
Congratulations to Jennifer Strotz whose paper, Jockeying for Position: Théodore Géricault’s Attempt to Break Into the English Sporting Art Market was selected by the panel.
Art History Graduate Session
1:30 – 2 How to Create the Ideal Woman: South Asian Miniature Paintings at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Leila Prasertwaitaya, Virginia Commonwealth University
2 – 2:30 Géricault, Yellow Fever and Academic Art, Colleen Truax Yarger, Virginia Commonwealth University
Congratulations to Leila Prasertwaitaya, whose paper, How to Create the Ideal Woman: South Asian Miniature Paintings at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts was selected by the panel.
Creative Writing Session
2:45 – 3 Taking My Baptism, S.H. Lohmann, Hollins University
3 – 3:15 Graves, Allison Stansbury, Sweet Briar College
3:15 – 3:30 These Leaden Wings: A Poem in Three Voices, Audrey Walls,Virginia Commonwealth University
Congratulations to S.H. Lohmann, whose poem, Taking My Baptism, which was inspired by, Group I, by Elijah Gowin, was selected by the panel.
The Art History Review Panel will feature Elizabeth O'Leary, Associate Curator of American Art, VMFA and David Steel, Curator of European Art, North Carolina Museum of Art.
The Creative Writing Review Panel will feature Twyla Kitts, Teacher Programs Coordinator, VMFA and Foster Solomon, Actor.