2020 Fellows’ Lectures

Canceled: Wednesday, May 6–Friday, May 8, 2020

McEvoy Auditorium

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The Smithsonian American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery cordially invite you to attend three afternoons of lectures delivered by our residential research fellows. The talks will be held in SAAM’s McEvoy Auditorium, located at 8th and G Streets NW, Washington, D.C. This event is open to the public, and no reservations are required. The talks will be available through a simultaneous webcast. Coffee will be served during intermission, and a wine reception will conclude the series on Friday evening. For further information, please e-mail SAAMFellowships@si.edu.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Moderator: Eleanor Harvey, Senior Curator, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Dina Murokh, Wyeth Foundation Predoctoral Fellow, University of Southern California
“Painted in Oil, Printed into History: McKenney and Hall's Black Hawk

Alba Campo Rosillo, Smithsonian Institution Predoctoral Fellow (at the National Portrait Gallery), University of Delaware
“Artistry and Industry: The Portraiture of George Peter Alexander Healy (1843–1871)”

Christine Renee Garnier, Smithsonian Institution Predoctoral Fellow, Harvard University
“Silvered Frontiers: Theodore Baur’s Buffalo Hunt in 1876”

Intermission

3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Moderator: Robin Veder, Executive Editor, American Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Natalia Vieyra, Smithsonian Institution Predoctoral Fellow, Temple University
“Tropical Intransigents: Camille Pissarro and Francisco Oller in the Atlantic World, 1848–98”

Krystle Elaine Stricklin, Smithsonian Institution Predoctoral Fellow, University of Pittsburgh
“Disturbing the Dead: Boneyard Photography in the Philippines after the Spanish-American War”

Lee Ann Custer, Douglass Foundation Predoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania “Traversing the Pictorial Ground of Aaron Douglas’s 1920s New York”

Thursday, May 7, 2020

1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Moderator: Alex Mann, Curator of Prints and Drawings, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Sarah Bane, Joe and Wanda Corn Predoctoral Fellow, University of California, Santa Barbara
“Join the Club: African American Artists and the Philadelphia Print Club”

Heather Caverhill, Terra Foundation for American Art Predoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia
“Mutable Modernisms: An Art Colony in Blackfoot Territory and the Lives of its Works”

Robin Lynch, Terra Foundation for American Art Predoctoral Fellow, McGill University
“Packaging Environments: The Art and Design Programs of the Container Corporation of America”

Intermission

3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Moderator: Melissa Ho, Curator of Twentieth-Century Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Josie Johnson, Terra Foundation for American Art Predoctoral Fellow, Brown University
“Pictures for the Taking: Margaret Bourke-White's Russian Photographs in Magazines”

Davida Fernández-Barkan, Smithsonian Institution Predoctoral Fellow, Harvard University
“Mural Diplomacy: Mexico, the United States, and France at the 1937 International Exposition in Paris”

Caroline Riley, Terra Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in American Art, University of California, Davis
“Art in Wartime: MoMA’s First International Exhibition in 1938”

Friday, May 8, 2020

2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Moderator: E. Carmen Ramos, Acting Chief Curator and Curator of Latinx Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Rashmi Viswanathan, Smithsonian Institution Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Hartford
“Abby Weed Grey: A Private Project of Diplomacy through Arts”

Faye Raquel Gleisser, Smithsonian Institution Postdoctoral Fellow, Indiana University
“Anticipating Militancy: Guerrilla Art and the Tactical Turn of the 1970s”

Ana Cristina Perry, SAAM Predoctoral Fellow in Latinx Art, CUNY Graduate Center
“Exhibiting the Agony and the Joy of Puerto Rican Life: Boricua: Aquí y Allá

Intermission

4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Moderator: Saisha Grayson, Curator of Time-Based Media, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Kyungso Min, Big Ten Academic Alliance Smithsonian Institution Predoctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“Groovin’ in a Lacuna: Nam June Paik’s Satellite Intervention in the Global”

Olivia Kathleen Young, Patricia and Phillip Frost Predoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
“How the Black Body Bends: Sensorial Distortions of Black Contemporary Art”

5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Reception, McEvoy Lobby