January 27-28, 2017

We kick off the second semester of celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of Kittredge Hall with a special event bringing together Logger artists and alumni. The Art History Alumni Colloquium features research presentations and roundtable discussions addressing a wide range of career choices pursued by Puget Sound art and art history alumni, from software development and archaeology to gallery management, estate sales, and curatorial work.

Colloquium Program

Friday, Jan. 27
All events will be held in Murray Boardroom, Wheelock Student Center unless otherwise noted.

3:30–3:55 p.m. Coffee
3:55–4 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
4–5 p.m.

Roundtable Discussion: Museums

Professor Linda Williams, Moderator

Maggie O'Rourke ’14, Seattle Art Museum

Christie Chang ’15, Tacoma Art Museum

Katie Ferguson ’09, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Michelle Reynolds ’12, Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College

5–7 p.m.

Opening Reception: What Happened Here
Kittredge Gallery

This exhibition aims to reconnect former students, showcase their current work and ideas, and allow viewers and students to reflect on Puget Sound as a starting point for an artistic career. The show includes a broad range of artists—many of whom graduated in the last 10 years—and features a breadth of ideas and techniques.

6:30–8 p.m. Art History Reception—by invitation only
University Club (1302 N. Alder St.)

Saturday, Jan. 28
All events will be held in Murray Boardroom, Wheelock Student Center unless otherwise noted.

8:50–9 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
9–10:20 a.m.

Art History Research Presentations Panel I
Professor Kriszta Kotsis, Chair

"The Banks Dioscoridies and Greek Botanical Illustration After the Fall of Byzantium," Andrew Griebeler ’09

"'Were Not Our Hearts Burning Within Us on That Road?' Pilgrimage, Intimacy, and Devotional Practice in Late Medieval English Psalm," Louisa Raitt ’15

"Cosimo and Kosmas: Byzantine Cosmology in the Old Sacristy of San Lorenzo," Kelsey Eldridge ’12

10:20–10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
10:30–11:20 a.m.

Art History Research Presentations Panel II
Professor Linda Williams, Chair

"Muses, Marbles, and the Making of a Museum: The Forgotten Legacy of Queen Christina in the Swedish Royal Antiquities Collection," Tess (Kutasz) Christensen ’06

"'Imagine if This Were You...': Carrie Mae Weems and the Art of Social Engagement," Michelle Reynolds ’12

11:20 a.m.–12:05 p.m.

Roundtable Discussion: Liberal Arts Education in Art History-related Fields and Beyond!
Professor Zaixin Hong, Moderator

Tosia Klincewicz ’14, American Institute of Architects
Scott Valentine ’07, Open House

Ben Block ’14, Tyemill

Sam Mandry ’14, nonprofit and marketing work

12:05–12:50 p.m. Lunch Break
12:50–1:45 p.m.

Roundtable Discussion: Art and Artifacts: Archaeology, Galleries, Art Appraisals, and Sales
Professor Emeritus Ron Fields, Moderator

Mary Sudar ’83, Sudar Estate Sales and Appraisals

Pamela (Haynes) Jaynes ’03, Vetri Gallery

Luc Sokolsky ’14, Jules Maeght Gallery

Bekah McKay ’10, University of Exeter

Brendan Balaam ’14, University of Glasgow

2–3 p.m.

Keynote Address: Masonry and Meaning at Machu Picchu and Beyond

Carolyn Dean ’80, University of California, Santa Cruz

Rasmussen Rotunda, Wheelock Student Center

Carolyn Dean ’80, history of art and visual culture professor at UC Santa Cruz, is the author of Inka Bodies and the Body of Christ: Corpus Christi in Colonial Cuzco, Peru (1999) and A Culture of Stone: Inka Perspectives on Rock (2010), both published by Duke University Press. Dean also has written numerous articles on art and architecture in ancient and colonial Peru. Her book A Culture of Stone received the 2011 Association for Latin American Art Arvey Prize for a best scholarly book on Latin American art.

3–3:15 p.m. Coffee Break
3:15–4:45 p.m.

Art History Research Presentations Panel III: Ancient Art
Professor Emerita Ili Nagy, Chair and Respondent

"The Art of Protection: The Etruscan Bulla as Apotropaic Device," Sarah Titus ’04

"Roman Tombs Speak: A Remote Site Along the Coast of North Africa Reveals Its Unusual Dead," Joan Downs ’86

"Moving Statues: The Reuse and Redisplay of Honorific Portraits in Pompeii," Brenda Longfellow ’94

6–7:30 p.m. Colloquium Dinner—by invitation only.