CFPs for Graduate Student Symposium

Hello All,
Attached and pasted below, please find the call for papers for the
Brooklyn Museum Academic Symposium, From Portraits to Pin-ups:
Representations of Women in Art and Popular Culture. The Symposium will
take place on Saturday May 14, and papers are due March 15. Please
circulate to interested students. My apologies for cross-posting.

All the best,

Lian Amaris Sifuentes

Academic Programs Coordinator l Education Division l

Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Parkway l Brooklyn, NY 11238

T (718) 501-6214 l F (718) 501-6129 <>


Call for Papers

From Portraits to Pinups: Representations of Women in Art and Popular

On May 14, 2011, the Brooklyn Museum will hold a one-day academic
symposium in conjunction with the exhibition Lorna Simpson: Gathered,
which features works by the contemporary artist Lorna Simpson.The
program will consist of two sessions, morning and afternoon; in each, a
select number of graduate students will present research related to the
theme "From Portraits to Pinups: Representations of Women in Art and
Popular Culture" and participate in a moderated discussion with other

Papers are not to be limited to the works of Lorna Simpson alone, but
should respond to the theme of the symposium and explore the following
ideas: women artists using images of women in their work; the
relationship between popular culture and fine art; connections between
women’s history and contemporary art; perceptions of race and gender;
and representations of beauty.

We encourage the participation of students from various disciplines,
including but not limited to art history, fine arts, history, feminist
and gender studies, cultural studies, media studies, communications,
performance studies, and visual studies. Submissions of creative
nonfiction and of artist statements and images related to these themes
will also be considered. Participants must be comfortable presenting and
discussing their work in a group setting. Papers must be received by
March 15, 2011. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Please e-mail papers, with a cover letter including name, university
affiliation, and contact information,as attached Word documents to Lian
Amaris Sifuentes, Academic Programs Coordinator, at

Call for Papers for Symposium.pdf


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