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. In addition to providing a space for students to share their scholarship, the symposium also provides an opportunity to mingle with other students and faculty.

This year’s event is held in memory of Eddie Habib, beloved Classroom Technology Coordinator for more than twenty years, who passed away earlier this year.

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Please note that in order to ensure the timeliness of confirmation emails with Zoom link information, this registration link expires at 5pm on March 27, 2021 the day before the event. Those who have registered for the event during this timeframe will receive an email with Zoom information. For those that have not, please email Jill Velez for late registration.


11:30 am

12:00 pm
Lucy Quezada YáñezClarival do Prado Valladares and the discourses around Afro-Brazilian art in the Revista Brasileira de Cultura

12:30 pm
Chasitie Gabrielle BrownWithout the Whips: Curating the Caribbean at the Guyana CARIFESTA (1972)

1:00 pm
Mara McNiffConspicuous Consumption and Portable Culture: Reframing the Teotihuacan Cylinder Tripods within the Context of a “Globalizing” Mesoamerica

1:30 pm

2:00 pm
Aja Mujinga SherrardGray Area: Adrian Piper’s “Retirement from Blackness” and the unraveling of racial coherence

2:30 pm
Keynote Address
Dr. Vanessa K. Davidson
Curator of Latin American Art, The Blanton Museum of Art
“I Never Met A Straight Line I Didn’t Like:” An introduction to Carmen Herrera

For more information, please see symposium presentation abstracts and presenter bios.

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