posted April 7, 2009

Art History Students to Present Research

 Addresses on a variety of topics will be presented by senior art history students at Hope College on Tuesday, April 21, at 6 p.m. in Cook Auditorium of the De Pree Art Center.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

The students' theses cover a wide breadth of eras and themes.  Lauren Bright of Kalamazoo will speak about the search for the spiritual in the work of Egon Schiele. Kelsey Browne of Birmingham will discuss the sculptural aspects of contemporary architecture.  Artificiality of 18th-century English country houses will be explored by Madelyn Rzadkowolski of Lake Orion.  Amy Weber of Hoffman Estates, Ill., will speak about Thomas Hart Benton's portrayal of race in mid-20th century America.  The 14th-century Holkham Picture Bible will be explored by Katherine Wilbur of Muskegon.

These presentations are required for all senior art history majors.  The students have conceived and researched their projects over the course of the semester in the Art History Capstone Seminar. The projects are the culmination of the students' art historical studies at Hope, and reflect their specific interests in art history in addition to preparing them for future art historical scholarship.

The De Pree Art Center is located at 160 E. 12th St., on Columbia Avenue at 12th Street.  Refreshments will be served during the presentation event.