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Recap: 33rd Annual Graduate Symposium

Published September 1, 2015


Congratulations to all who participated in our 33rd Annual Graduate Symposium on October 2nd & 3rd, 2015.  Graduate students from ten universities joined FSU students and faculty and our visiting scholar for presentation and discussion of their research. The twelve participating students presented 20-minute papers, each followed by critical discussion with students and faculty. The annual Symposium keynote address is delivered by a visiting scholar as part of the Thursby Distinguished Scholars Lecture Series. This year the department was pleased to host Claire Farago, Professor of Renaissance Art, Theory, & Criticism at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Farago presented “Rethinking Leonardo da Vinci from Collaboration in the Workshop to the Trattato della Pittura: Leonardo and the Legibility of Religion” on Friday evening, October 2nd, to a full house in room 2005 WJB.

Special congratulations go to Lesley Anne Wolff, who won this year’s Günther Stamm prize for originality and presentation for her paper “Nursing the Nation: Post-revolutionary Mexican Consciousness and Consumption in Tina Modotti’s Baby Nursing.”  For a complete list of this year’s talks, see the short program.

2015 Symposium Participants

Devon Baker, Temple University
Isabel Bartolome, Rutgers University
Chanda Laine Carey, University of California, San Diego
Jessie Chen, Savannah College of Art and Design
Tania Kolarik, University of North Texas
Laura Libert, Florida State University
J Barrington Matthews, College of William and Mary
Beth Pugliano, Boston University
Asiel Sepúlveda, Southern Methodist University
Grayson Van Beuren, Virginia Tech
Nicole Ashley Vance, Brigham Young University
Lesley Anne Wolff, Florida State University


Papers presented at the Symposium are considered for publication in Athanor, an internationally distributed periodical published annually by the FSU Museum of Fine Arts Press and distributed to more than 300 departments and libraries. To have your institution included on the distribution list or to request a copy of an issue or article, please contact Communications Coordinator Elizabeth McLendon.   The Table of Contents of every issue is available to view or download: ToC, Athanor I – XXXIII.

Visit this page again in the spring for information on the 34th annual Art History Graduate Symposium in the fall of 2016!


Participants in the 33rd Annual Art History Graduate Symposium with student organizers Lexie Lobaina, Albena Maslinkova, and Ally Hitte; department chair Adam Jolles; Symposium coordinator Doron Bauer; director of graduate studies Stephanie Leitch; and keynote scholar Claire Farago.


Photos below courtesy of Katie Logue
Photos below courtesy of Kevin Zhou