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 (art history majors unless indicated otherwise): Katie Carter (Art Conservation) Andrea Galdamez (Art History and Spanish), Brittnay Ahn, Skye Olson (Art Conservation), Kathleen LaManna, Mariel Frechette (GWS and Art HIstory), Aliza Hoffman (Art History and Anthropology), Shardai Zaragoza (Art History and English), Jess Rosenthal (Art Conservation), Lauren Quilty (Art History and Italian), Emma Molloy

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)