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April 23, 2012
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University to host third annual undergraduate art history conference

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University will host the third annual undergraduate art history conference on Saturday, April 28, at the Owens Musical Arts Building Audio-Visual Room, 408 Eighth St., on the Baldwin City campus.

Students from across the country will present academic papers on the history of art.

Here is the presentation schedule for the conference:Baker-arch1

10 a.m.: Welcome and Introduction

10:15 a.m.: Baker Speech Choir Performance

10:30 a.m.: Amy Hall (Truman State University) “The Modern Muse: Women in the Work of Gustav Klimt”

11 a.m.: Victoria Anna Saccomagno (Oklahoma State University) “Concrete Connections Between the Dutch and Russian AvantGardes”

11:30 a.m.: Cabelle Ahn (Wellesley College) “Royal Loyalties: The Rise of a Québécois Architectural Vernacular under the Ancien Régime”

Noon: Elise Sunde (University of Nebraska, Omaha) “Location, Location, Location: Contemporary Female Artists’ Placement and Use of Text and Image”

12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m.: Lunch

1:30 p.m.: Roland Coffey (Stony Brook University) “Abstract Representations of Everyday Matter in the Paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe”

2 p.m.: Annie Epp (Baker University) “Depictions of Christ in the Early Christian and Byzantine Period”

2:30 p.m.: Kathleen Pierce (Villanova University) “Products of Order: Fathers Pictured in FindeSiècle France”

3 p.m.: Ellen Larson (University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point) “Wang Keping: Art as Revolution"


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