2012-2013 Newberry Seminar in American Art and Visual Culture

2012-2013 Seminars

Friday, September 21, 2012
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
Sarah Carter, Harvard University and Sascha Scott, Syracuse University

“Picture Lessons: Object Teaching and Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture”
Sarah Carter, Harvard University
“Awa Tsireh’s Paintings and the Art of Subtle Resistance”
Sascha Scott, Syracuse University
Commentator: Scott Stevens, Newberry Library

Friday, November 9, 2012
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
Melody Barnett Deusner, Indiana University and Matthew Fisk, University of California, Santa Barbara

“A Network of Associations: Aesthetic Painting and its Patrons, 1870–1914”
Melody Barnett Deusner, Indiana University
“Risk, Speculation, and the Body Politic: The Origins of the Federalist Ideal in John Trumbull’s Portrait of General George Washington (1780)”
Matthew Fisk, University of California, Santa Barbara
Commentator: Christopher Dingwall, University of Chicago...

Friday, February 1, 2013
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
Lauren Lessing, Colby College and Amy Lippert, University of Chicago

“Theatrical Captivity and Murder in Junius Brutus Stearns’s Hannah Duston Killing the Indians of 1847”
Lauren Lessing, Colby College
“Consuming Identities: Visual Culture and Celebrity in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco”
Amy Lippert, University of Chicago
Commentator: Sarah Burns, Indiana University

Friday, March 22, 2013
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
Jessica Horton, University of Rochester and Lucy Mulroney, Syracuse University

“Playing in Paris: Native American Artists and the Hand-Painted Poster”
Jessica Horton, University of Rochester
“Andy Warhol and the American Photobook”
Lucy Mulroney, Syracuse University
Commentator: Elizabeth McGoey, Indiana University