The 14th Annual Mark Roskill Symposium in Art History is an interdisciplinary symposium on the state of the art historical canon and our relationship to it. Art History graduate students from around the country will present topics that challenge what has traditionally been considered art, pondering the problems of the canon, the rise of material and visual culture, and the role of quality in determining “great” art.
The symposium will feature a key note address by Dr. Yael Rice, Five College Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Islamic Art and Architecture at Amherst College. Dr. Rice will be focusing on installations of Persian Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Other topics presented by graduate students will include stained glass windows, Modernist furniture, and Turkish primitives.