The Claremont Colleges Art History and Art Conservation seniors presented the results of their senior thesis research on Wednesday evening, May 8, to a packed Lebus 113 on Pomona’s campus. The audience was treated to talks on topics ranging from images of Roman emperor Hadrian’s boy-lover Antinous to the use of menstrual blood in late 20th and early 21st century feminist art. All present were impressed by the thoughtfulness and thoroughness of the students’ projects.
Left to right: Katie Carter (SC – Art Conservation), Andrea Galdamez (PZ – Art History and Spanish), Brittnay Ahn (PO – Art History), Skye Olson (SC – Art Conservation), Kathleen LaManna (SC – Art History), Mariel Frechette (SC – Art History and GWS), Aliza Hoffman (PZ – Art History and Anthropology), Shardai Zaragoza (PZ – Art History and English), Jess Rosenthal (SC – Art Conservation), Lauren Quilty (PZ – Art History and Italian), Emma Molloy (PZ – Art History)
CLAREMONT COLLEGES ART HISTORY AND ART CONSERVATION SENIOR THESIS PRESENTATIONS
Kathleen LaManna (SC–Art History), “Power and Nostalgia in Eras of Cultural Rebirth: The Timeless Allure of the Farnese Antinous.” First Reader: Michelle Berenfeld (PZ); Second Reader: George Gorse (PO)
Lauren Quilty (PZ–Art History and Italian), “Una suora colta e la Camera di San Paolo di Correggio (An Educated Nun and Correggio’s Camera di San Paolo).” First Reader: George Gorse (PO); Second Reader: Sarah Adler (Italian, SC)
Mariél Frechette (SC–Art History and GWS), “Danger in Deviance: Colonial Imagery and the Power of Indigenous Female Sexuality in New Spain.” GWS Reader: Chris Guzaitis (SC); ARHI Reader: Frances Pohl (PO)
Shardai Zaragoza (PZ–Art History and English), “Stain. Images of Menstruation in Feminist Works.” First Reader: Frances Pohl (PO); Second Reader: Nancy Macko (Studio Art, SC)
Brittnay Ahn (PO–Art History), “Mastectomies in Art From the Late Nineteenth Century to the Twenty-First Century: Science, Silence, and Reclamation.” First Reader: Frances Pohl (PO); Second Reader: Kathleen Howe (PO)
Andrea Galdamez (PZ–Art History and Spanish), “The Legacy of Cannibalism: An Exploration of the Antropófago Manifesto.” First Reader: Dan Hackbarth (SC); Second Reader: Bill Anthes (PZ)
Emma Molloy (PZ–Art History), “’We would wipe away the old world’”: An examination of the Situationist International’s Use of Language and Image.” First Reader: George Gorse (PO); Second Reader: Dan Hackbarth (SC)
Aliza Hoffman (PZ–Art History and Anthropology), “Practice vs Style: Contemporary Graffiti Commodification.” First Reader: Bill Anthes (PZ); Second Reader: Frances Pohl (PO)
Katie Carter (SC–Art Conservation), “Uncovering Faces: the Removal of Discolored Varnish from Tudor Portraits.” First Reader: Mary MacNaughton (SC); Second Readers: Burke Williams(Chemistry, CMC), George Gorse (PO)
Skye Olson (SC–Art Conservation), “Shelf Life: The Implications of Experimental Artist Materials in the Early Work of Janine Antoni.” First Reader: Mary MacNaughton (SC); Second Reader: Dan Hackbarth (SC)
Jess Rosenthal (SC–Art Conservation), “The “Twice-Looted” Archives: Giving Voice to the Long Silenced Witnesses to World War II.” First Reader: Bruce Coats (SC); Second Reader: Judy H. Sahak (Denison Library)
On April 19, 2013 students, staff and faculty came together to talk about the major and to find out about course offerings for the fall and internship opportunities at the Pomona College Museum of Art. Those interested in finding out more about courses and internships can contact any of the art history faculty or museum staff, who are more than happy to talk with you.
THE ANNUAL KOHLER LECTURE IN ART HISTORY
DR. PATRICIA KUSTER BAINTER (’88)
“ART HISTORY IN AN EXPANDED FIELD: REFLECTIONS ON THE INTERSECTIONS OF ART HISTORY AND MEDICINE”
NOON (12 pm), TUESDAY, APRIL 30
LEBUS COURT 113, POMONA COLLEGE
Dr. Patricia Kuster Bainter graduated with a major in art history from Pomona College in 1988. She went on to study ophthalmology at the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute of the University of Colorado and then served on the ophthalmology faculty at the University of Colorado and supervised ophthalmology residents at the University of California, San Francisco. She has done volunteer work abroad in Dominican Republic and Bosnia. She currently practices in San Diego.
Free and open to the public
For more information contact Frances Pohl, 909-607-2253
JONATHAN D. KATZ
Director, Visual Studies Doctoral Program
University at Buffalo
THE DEATH OF THE ARTIST: A POSTMODERN POSTMORTEM ON COMPLICITIY AND RESISTANCE
That dead artists don’t talk back has been beneficial in the complicated process of fashioning posthumous mastery for highly politicized artists cut down in their prime from AIDS. In this talk, Jonathan Katz looks at very different artistic strategies of AIDS-informed political resistance—from artists whose work embraced direct confrontation to those who instead sought to seed ironic subterfuge—towards assessing how postmodern theory and institutional and market imperatives can often travel a parallel course.
Thursday, April 4, 4:15 PM
Hahn 101, Pomona College
DISCOVER THE WONDERS OF THE ART HISTORY MAJOR! EXPLORE THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL!! NAVIGATE THE STORMY WATERS OF INTERDISCIPLINARY SEAS!!! EXPERIENCE THE THRILL OF CRITICAL THINKING!!!!
SEPTEMBER 24, NOON, LEBUS COURT, POMONA COLLEGE
THAI FOOD AND GOOD CONVERSATION PROVIDED
Kristine Kuramitsu, who graduated from Pomona College in 1993 with a major in art history, will present the annual Kohler Lecture in Art History on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 7:00 pm in Lebus Court 113 (145 E. Bonita Avenue, Claremont, CA). Her lecture is entitled “Adventures in Contemporary Art, or How I Used My Art History Degree Outside the Academy.” The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information contact Frances Pohl at FPOHL@POMONA.EDU.
Sohrab Mohebbi, curator for the Asia Society, with present a talk exploring the possibility of “Visual Parrhesia,” or the instantaneousness of digital technologies that has moved photography from the archiving of history to the livestreaming of life. Mohebbi defines “parrhesia” as “a direct conversation with power in which the show-er of the imaged chooses FRANKNESS instead of PERSUASION, TRUTH instead of FALSEHOOD or SILENCE, CRITICISM instead of FLATTERY. Mohebbi will discuss the historical precedent of visual parrhesia and its possibilities in the media of the immediate. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Departments of Anthropology and Art and Art History. For more information contact Pardis Mahdavi at email@example.com.
Harry Berger, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz and winner of the 2010 Constantine Panunzio Distinguished Emeriti Award honoring emeriti professors in the University of California system, will present a lecture entitled “Small-scale Violence in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Still Life Painting” on Wedensday, November 2, at 4:30 in Lebus Court 113. In 2009 Fordham University Press published a collection of essays celebrating more than four decades of groundbreaking scholarship by Berger entitled A Touch More Rare: Harry Berger, Jr. and the Art of Interpretation. This event is co-sponsored by the Departments of English and Art and Art History.
On Monday, November 14, 2011 Los Angeles performance artists Denise Uyehara and Cheri Gaulke will engage in a presentation and conversation about their work in Lebus Court 113 on the Pomona College Campus (145 E. Bonita Ave.) at 4:15 pm. Uyehara has been using performance to investigate what marks us in our migration across borders of identity for over two decades. A founding member of the Sacred Naked Nature Girls in L.A., her most recent work explores such issues as the U.S. military occupation in Okinawa and the mistreatment of those perceived as ‘the enemy’ in a post 9/11 world. Gaulke was part of the Feminist Studio Workshop at the L.A. Woman’s Building in the 1970s. In addition to her solo work, she cofounded the Feminist Art Workers and Sisters of Survival. Most recently, she created several public art pieces that tell and commemorate the stories of veterans, youth of color, queer communities, and natural resources like the L.A. river.
This event is sponsored by Pomona College’s Department of Art and Art History and American Studies Program. All are welcome. For more information contact Frances Pohl at 909-607-2253.
Art History Seniors 2011: Back Row--Rebecca Potts-Dupre (SC), Karen Isaac (PZ), Kathryn Hunt (SC), Elizabeth Woolf-Willis (SC), Zaellotius (Zee) Wilson; Front Row--Ana Iwataki (PZ), Dana Rome (SC), Lauren (Reny) Partain (SC), Paulette Barros (PO), Claire Vinson (SC)
ART HISTORY SENIOR THESIS PRESENTATIONS, LEBUS COURT 113, 6:30-9:00 pm
1. Paulette Barros (PO), “Invisibility in Black Portraiture: The Emergence of Contemporary Race Theory (Readers: George Gorse/FrancesPohl)
2. Kathryn Hunt (SC), “Goncharova and the End of Days: Reinterpreting Russian Visual Traditions, 1911-1914” (Readers: Juliet Koss/Mary MacNaughton)
3. Karen Isaac (PZ), “Women Behind the Wheel: Susan King’s Women and Cars,” (Readers: Frances Pohl/Bill Anthes)
4. Ana Iwataki (PZ), “Mythic Narratives: The Chronicling of Conceptual Art” (Readers: Bill Anthes/Mark Allen)
5. Lauren (Reny) Partain (SC), “Complicated Culture: Issues of Identity, Representation and History in James Luna’s Work” (Readers: Bill Anthes/Bruce Coats)
6. Rebecca Potts-Dupre (SC), “The Staffordshire Hoard: Understanding an Unprecedented Discovery Through the Sutton Hoo Ship-Burial” (Readers: Jud Emerick/George Gorse)
7. Dana Rome (SC), “Defining Modernity, Defending Tradition: The Paintings of Uemura Shoen, 1890-1943” (Readers: Bruce Coats/Juliet Koss)
8. Claire Vinson (SC), “Ed Ruscha: Artist Identity, Critical Reception, and Meditations on American Life” (Readers: Kathleen Howe/Mary MacNaughton)
9. Zaellotius Wilson, “Sancha’s Palace-Monastery Complex in Léon: San Isidoro Before the Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela” (Readers: Jud Emerick/George Gorse)
10. Elizabeth Woolf-Willis, “Converging on the Threshold: Lutyens Gardens in New Delhi” (Readers: Bruce Coats/George Gorse)
For more information contact: Frances Pohl firstname.lastname@example.org or 909-607-2253