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The 3rd Cambridge-Columbia Graduate Student Symposium: The Persistence of Tradition in Art and Art History

When Mar 08, 2013
from 09:00 AM to 06:30 PM
Where History of Art Graduate Centre, 4a Trumpington Street, Cambridge
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9:00-9:30: Coffee and Welcome


9:30-11:00: Session 1

Laura Slater, Maintaining or Reinventing Tradition? The Beresford Shroud Tomb

Rachel Boyd, From Futurism to the Trecento: Carlo Carrà and Giotto

Daniel Zamani, Resurrecting Camelot: Andre Breton's Chivalric Medievalism


11:00-11:30: Coffee


11:30-13:00: Session 2

Sonia Coman, Painting as Bridge between Literary Traditions: Tosa Mitsunobu and the Bamboo of the Four Seasons

Anna Blair, French Modernity and Cambodian Tradition: the Politics of Interwar Travel

Alexandra Helprin, Painting and the Lubok Tradition: Argunov's Portrait of Praskovia Sheremeteva


13:00-14:00: Lunch


14:00-15:00: Session 3

Catherine Damman, A Postscript to Transgression: Carolee Scheemann and the 'Primitive' 1960s

Nicholas Fitch, Allegories of the Plague in the Work of Clorindo Testa, 1975-1978


15:00-15:30: Cofee


15:30-17:30: Session 4

Max Bryant, The Neoclassical Pediment: Re-contextualising the Antique in Late 18th- and Early 19th- -century Europe and America

Brigid von Preussen, The ancien régime in the New World: Henry Clay Frick's Fragonard Room and French Style in Gilded Age America 

Bridget Hembree, Eschewing Tradition: Aesthetic Politics at Belmead Plantation 

Richard Butler, Architecture and the ‘Triumph’ of Catholic Ireland: A Case-study of Church Building in Rural Cork, 1953-55