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Angelo State University’s Art History Symposium

2602 Dena Dr
San Angelo TX, 76904

Price:  Free

Date:  April 13, 2024

Time:  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We at the Department of Visual and Performing Arts will be having our very first Art History Symposium Friday, April 12 from 3:00-5:00 pm.

Our special guest speaker will be Dr. Barbara Kaminska, Associate Professor Art History at Sam Houston State University.

Angelo State University Art History Symposium

Friday, April 12, 3 – 5 pm, Carr Education Fine Arts Building 101

Panel 1 (3 – 4 pm):
-“Deciphering the Lindisfarne Gospel’s Carpet Page from the Book of Matthew,” Tyler Boaz, BFA Studio Art Candidate
-“The Many Faces of Katherine Howard,” Allye Hesler, BFA Studio Art Candidate
-“Micro-Architecture of the Zapotec: Physical Manifestations of a Metaphysical Concept,” Jessica Kindrick, MA in Art History

Intermission- 4:00-4:15 pm

Panel 2 (4:15-5 pm):

4:15-4:45 pm – Barbara Kaminska Keynote Lecture
4:45-5:00 pm- Final Q&A

Title of Keynote Lecture: Goltzius’s Hand: Disability and Artistic Genius in Early Modern Europe
Abstract: Early modern sources often connect disease and disability with artistic genius: widely perceived as the most accomplished Netherlandish artist, Hendrick Goltzius, had a deformed right hand, while his fellow countryman Rijckaert Aertsz’s interest in painting was associated with a leg amputation he underwent as a teenager. To this day, the visual acuity of Deaf artists is frequently attributed to their Deafness, and melancholy–or depression–is seen as a catalyst of artistic creation. In her talk, Dr. Kaminska will discuss the complex ways in which disability and visual arts were connected in the early modern period and the impact of their intersection on contemporary curatorial and pedagogical practices.