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Art History: Corbel with angel, Convento de San Bernardino de Siena, 16th c.,  Xochimilco, Mexico
Art History: Corbel with angel, Convento de San Bernardino de Siena, 16th c., Xochimilco, Mexico

Art History

Caitlin Roberts

Art History, MA, 2014

I am focusing on spousal portraiture in fin-de-siècle France, specifically dealing with two paintings by Matisse and Cézanne.  By setting these works in contrast to Picasso’s portrait of Gertrude Stein, I hope to illuminate social and sexual issues, which have been previously naturalized under the guise of marriage and domesticity.


Giustina Renzoni

Art History, MA, 2014

My focus is on representations of gender, class and race/ethnicity during the Spanish Colonial period, as well as how the present-day repercussions of these cultural constructs are depicted in contemporary Latin American art.


Katie Morrison

Art History, MA, 2014

My interests are twentieth century urban photography and visual culture, race, and class in the United States.  My research concerns the visual development of urban identity in Detroit, Michigan from images of the 1967 Twelfth Street riot through the contemporary phenomenon of “ruin porn.”

 

 


Amanda Saracho

Art History, MA, 2014
My research focuses on how the display of Native American Art in museums has affected the art practices of contemporary Native American artists. This will include studying sacred objects, items used for daily use, and contemporary paintings.

Katie Kisiel

Art History, MA, 2015
My area of focus is European Modern painting, primarily Impressionism and Post-Impressionism.

Raquel Vega

Art History, MA, 2015

I’m interested in the subject of mestizaje in colonial visual culture, namely  how public space is affected by religious and other dominant structures, and how this develops meaning over time for Latino communities.