Rebecca Quinn (B.A. Art History Honors/Distinction 2011) is one of only three students nationwide admitted with five years of full funding to the art history Ph.D. program at Johns Hopkins University. In addition to completing a triple major in art history, French and Spanish, Ms. Quinn served as the student representative to the SMU Board of Trustees. In April 2011, she successfully defended her art history honors thesis Santiago as Matamoros: Race, Class and Limpieza de Sangre in a Sixteenth-century Spanish Manuscript. An essay based on one of its chapters was awarded the 2011 Larrie and Bobbi Weil Undergraduate Research Award for best paper.
Natalie Boerder (junior Art History major) has been awarded The Cloisters Summer Internship for 2011, sponsored by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The nine-week internship is for undergraduate college students who are interested in art and museum careers, enjoy working with children, and have an interest in medieval art. Participants join the Education Office of The Cloisters, the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art of medieval Europe.
Colby Kruger (Art History major) was awarded a research grant by the Provost Office’s QEP program to research how to empower young women to define “beauty” in their own way by teaching them photographic skills and developing a creative perspective. Kruger is a double major in Art History and Business Marketing with a minor in Photography.
Lisa Pon’s paper, “Ghetto and Lazzaretto: Dynamic Places of Exile in Early Modern Venice,” will be delivered in March at the Renaissance Society of America’s annual conference in Montreal. The RSA is the leading organization in the Americas for the interdisciplinary study of the period 1300-1650 in Western history, bringing together members from a wide variety of disciplines related to this period.
At the annual meeting of the Print Council of America in Durham, North Carolina, Dr. Pon will present her paper on “The Printmaking Matrix as Functional Object.” The PCA is the professional organization, open by nomination and election only, for leading scholars of print working in museums and universities.
Dr Pon will also deliver the lecture “The Printed Image in the Age of Miraculous Reproduction,” at the annual College Art Association National Meeting, New York City, February 2011.
Finally, at the Meadows Museum in April, she will also speak on the subject, “Before Toledo: Books and Reading in the Vatican Palace,” a lecture to be given in conjunction with the exhibition, “Lost Manuscripts of the Sistine Chapel.”
Art History MA student Juan Eugenio De La Rosa was awarded the Stamm Prize for his work on Titian’s tomb. The award is given to the student with the best paper presented at the annual Florida State University Graduate Art History Symposium. Eugene’s paper will be published in Athanor, an internationally distributed periodical, published annually by the Department of Art History and the Press of the Florida State University Museum of Fine Art.
In September, Pamela Patton and SMU students contributed to the “Convivencia?” conference held at Texas Tech University.
Pamela Patton with colleagues Kelly Watt (University of Louisville), Emily Beck (College of Charleston), and Yasmine Beale-Rivaya (Texas State University) at the "Convivencia?" conference held at Texas Tech University Sept. 10-11, 2010.