The School of Art Graduation Celebration during the evening of Thursday, 10 June, was truly that, a celebration. Kane 130, the largest classroom on campus, was packed with graduating students, family, and friends. At different points during the event, attendees were able to watch a slideshow of the year’s events and students at work, plus awards were presented to select students. Steve Kaneko, a School of Art Industrial Design alumnus and Design Director at Microsoft, was our featured speaker. He told the story of his journey from his roots in Hawaii to where he is today. Several pictures of the event are in the gallery at the bottom of this page.
The graduating Master of Fine Arts students had an excellent exhibit at the Henry Art Gallery. In our News Feed we have posted links to a variety of articles and videos about the exhibit, and there is a link to the Henry Art Gallery page that lists all the show participants. Selected pictures from the exhibit opening on Friday, 28 May, are in the gallery at the bottom of this page.
Graduate students in Art History finish their degrees at various times throughout the year. Below are the students who have graduated since the last time we published a list.
Kyle Griffith, PhD, Autumn Quarter 2008, adviser: Joanne Snow-Smith
dissertation: “Ritual, Cult, and Sacred Space: Transcending Death in the Painted Tomb of Roman Libya”
Nancy Stoaks, MA, Winter Quarter 2009, adviser: Patricia Failing
thesis: “Fire at Will: Niki de Saint Phalle’s Shooting Paintings and the Histories of Nouveau Réalisme and Post-Feminist Performance”
Alexis Ertzner, MA, Autumn Quarter 2009, adviser: Stuart Lingo
thesis: “Constructing Identities: Salviati and the German Brotherhood at Santa Maria dell’Anima”
Erin Fossum, MA, Autumn Quarter 2009, adviser: Patricia Failing
thesis: “Post-Colonial Narratives in the First World: The Paintings of Kent Monkman”
John Impert, MA, Autumn Quarter 2009, adviser: Susan Casteras
thesis: “Isidore or Lucifer: Images of Jews in French Illustrated Journals”
Jeanette Angel, MA, Spring Quarter 2010, adviser: Patricia Failing
thesis: “Carolee Schneemann, Roundhouse and a Strategy of Excess”
Catherine Barrett, PhD, Spring Quarter 2010, adviser: Meredith Clausen
dissertation: “Cordes and the Intersections of Identity”