MCAD at Art Historians of the Twin Cities Symposium

MCAD faculty members Jessica M. Dandona, Anna Chisholm, and Erika Nelson will be participating in the first annual Art Historians of the Twin Cities Symposium this weekend. Dandona, along with Amy Hamlin of St. Catherine University, have organized this event.


"The Joseph Beuys Export Economy: East-West Translation in Polentransport," Alex Alisauskas, Independent Scholar (and recent MCAD instructor)

"Performing Postmortem: Scoring Live Labor in Water De Maria's Art by Telephone," Jordan Carter, Walker Art Center

"Un-Natural Histories: Fred Wilson's Account of a Voyage to the Island Jamaica," Anna Chisholm, MCAD

"Haute Couture, Neoclassical Aesthetics, and the Roots of Didot Type," Craig Eliason, University of St. Thomas

"Painting Religious Experience in the Yandang Mountains," Elizabeth Kindall, University of St. Thomas

"Oppression in Omission: The Origins of the 'French' Zouave and the Forgotten History of the Egyptian Battalion in the French Intervention," Erika Nelson, The Graduate Center, City University of New York (currently teaching at MCAD)

"Touring the Indigenous Village: Kondo Koichiro's Ainu Illustrations, 1917," Christina Spiker, St. Olaf College

"Domesticating the Midway's Middle East: The 1893 World's Columbian Exposition and the Exoticization of Self through Visual Culture," Andrea Truitt, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

First Annual Art Historians of the Twin Cities Symposium
Saturday, April 2, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building, Room 102