All events are free and take place at UMMA unless otherwise noted.

Sep 29

U-M History of Art Graduate Student Symposium: Expansive Realities: A Longer History of the Virtual in Art, Architecture and Visual Culture

This fall’s biennial U-M History of Art Graduate Student Symposium aims to foster discussions of the theoretical, social, and cultural nature of the “Virtual” in Art, Architecture, and Visual Culture. The virtual, often linked to the digital age, implies imagined, border-less spaces with no material form. Ten graduate students in art history and related fields from the University of Michigan and other institutions will present papers that collectively address the impact of the virtual on the mind, body, and the construction or cementation of boundaries.

Kristina Kleutghen, David. W. Mesker Associate Professor of Art History and Archaeology, Chinese Art and Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis will be the keynote for this event.

This program is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served.

For more information, please contact the History of Art Department.

This program is co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Museum of Art, the Confucius Institute, the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, the Department of Comparative Literature, Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology, Department of Classical Studies, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and American Culture.