2011-2012 Newberry Seminar in American Art and Visual Culture

2011-2012 Seminars

Friday, October 14, 2011
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar: Elizabeth Lee and Sarah Schrank

“The Body of the Collector: Charles Lang Freer and the Culture of Disease in Turn-of-the-Century America”
Elizabeth Lee, Dickinson College
“Naked Houses and Sunshine and Health Magazine: Suburban Architecture and the Visual Representation of Nudism”
Sarah Schrank, California State University, Long Beach
Commentator: Melody Barrett Deusner, Northwestern University

Friday, November 18, 2011
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar: Kymberly Pinder, Art Institute of Chicago, and Patricia Smith Scanlan, Independent Scholar

“By Any Means Necessary: Kerry James Marshall’s Comics in the Art Journal”
Kymberly Pinder, Art Institute Of Chicago
“Re-Viewing “New Century” Women: Female Illustrators and the New Woman in American Visual Culture”
Patricia Smith Scanlan, Independent Scholar
Commentator: Margaret Denny, University of Illinois at Chicago

Friday, January 27, 2012
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar: Shawn Michelle Smith, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

“After the Mugshot: On the Limits of Photographic Evidence”
Shawn Michelle Smith, School of the Art Instiute of Chicago
Commentators: Sarah Evans, Northern Illinois University and Gregrory Foster-Rice, Columbia College Chicago

Friday, March 23, 2012
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar: Ellen Roberts, Art Institute of Chicago, and Melissa Dabakis, Kenyon College

“Defining, Confining, and Inventing Japan: American “Japan Rooms,” 1854–1893”
Ellen E. Roberts, Art Institute of Chicago
“American Art History and Transatlantic Exchange: The Case for Italy”
Melissa Dabakis, Kenyon College
Commentator: Wendy Greenhouse, Independent Scholar