Department of Art and Art History Calendar

2014 Greenhill Symposium

The Eleanor Greenhill Symposium is an annual event that provides an opportunity for art history graduate students to present their research to the larger departmental and campus community. The symposium is designed both to encourage the sharing of ideas and to showcase the work of our graduate students.


Welcome breakfast in the west foyer of the Art Building

Opening Remarks

9:50 – 11:30

Jeannie McKetta
Cy Twombly and L'Esperienza Moderna

Elliot Lopez-Finn
Defining the Red Background Style: The Production of Object and Identity in an Ancient Maya Court

Ann Merkle
A Tall Building, Artistically Considered: Dubai's Burj Khalifa and Louis Sullivan's Vision

11:30 – 11:45

11:45 – 12:45

Cody Castillo
A Monument of Egyptian Triumph: The Iseum Campensis and the Reign of Augustus

Roja Najafi (PhD Capstone Speaker)
Responses to Cubism: Material Allusions of the Three Jeans of Tachisme

Presented by the Department of Art and Art History and the UT-Austin Graduate Art History Association