Come hear Professor George Gorse talk about his recent research trip to Italy and the work he is doing on medieval Genoa on Monday, November 3, at 4:15 pm in Lebus 110. While in Rome, Professor Gorse gave the keynote address on “”Pope Julius II della Rovere, Admiral Andrea Doria, Doge Andrea Gritti: Patrons of Renovatio Romae” at an international conference on “Family Patronage in Early Modern Genoa, Rome, and Venice (1500-1750),” sponsored by the Hertziana Library at the German Art Historical Institute in Rome on September 8-9. He also presented a talk on September 26 at the Istituto della Storia dell’Arte at the University of Genoa on “Genova e la Storia dell’Arte.”
Most of the art history classes offered at Pomona College include at least one field trip in order to take advantage of the wealth of cultural resources available in the greater Los Angeles area. Students in Professor Frances Pohl’s seminar “Art, Conquest and Colonization” visited the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on October 12 in order to view the U.S. and Spanish colonial collections, along with the Asian collection, which contained examples of the kinds of objects that were transported from the Philippines to Europe and New England via Mexico. They also visited the San Gabriel Mission, founded in 1771, and met with Pomona art history alumna Professor Cynthia Lewis (’95), who teaches art history at Rio Hondo College, and historian Dr. John Macias, a recent CGU graduate, who are currently working on an inventory and history of several works of art owned by the mission.
Hannah Pivo was awarded the Louisa Moseley Fine Arts Prize in Art History for an outstanding thesis titled “Sewing Prison into Propaganda: Needlework and Imprisonment in the British Women’s Suffrage Movement.” Hannah worked with Dr. Kathleen Howe of Pomona College and Dr. Lisa Cody of the CMC History Department.
Professors George Gorse and Frances Pohl will be attending this year’s annual meeting of the College Art Association in Chicago (weather permitting!) next week. Professor Gorse will be co-chairing a session on February 15 sponsored by the Renaissance Society of America entitled “The ‘Object’ in the Renaissance,” while Professor Pohl will be presenting a talk on February 12 entitled “Working with the Women’s Action Coalition (WAC): Documentary Exhibitions and Political Activism” in the session “Art History as Civic Engagement” sponsored by the Association of Historians of American Art.
Art History senior Brittnay Ahn was awarded the Louisa Moseley Fine Arts Prize in Art History at the Class Day ceremony on May 18, 2013. The award was in recognition of her senior thesis “Mastectomies in Art from the Late Nineteenth Century to the Twenty-first Century: Science, Silence, and Reclamation.”
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.
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.