Bay Area Undergraduate Art History Symposium

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1:00 pm | 4/15/2023 | CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS TIMKEN HALL, 1111 8TH ST SAN FRANCISCO | Until 4:30 pm | 4/15/2023


The Annual Bay Area Undergraduate Art History Research Symposium will take place on April 15th from 1pm-4:30pm at Timken Hall with a reception to follow in room E1. This will be the first year CCA’s students will be invited to present alongside undergraduate researchers from Stanford University, Mills College, San Jose State University, Santa Clara University, St. Mary’s College of California, the University of San Francisco, and UC Berkeley. 


Colin Poling, Saint Mary’s College of California
Politics, Pride and Power: The Political
Instrumentalization of The Theotokos Image by
Byzantium’ Imperial Women

Lisa Li, UC Berkeley
Elephants in the Room: Metamorphosis of the
Chinese “Elephant-with-Vase” in
Seventeenth-century Safavid Empire and Japan.

Angie Lopez, Stanford
In a Queer Time and Spirit: The Cross-
Temporality and Mysticism of Georgiana
Houghton’s Spirit Drawings

Renata Blanco Gorbea,
California College of the Arts
Paul Poiret and Paul Iribe: A New Way of
Presenting Fashion in Illustration

Catherine Pluimer, University of San Francisco
Ephemeral: How Transitory Mediums Cemented
“Permanent” Power in Colonial Korea

Annika Singh, Santa Clara University
Representing Displacement: Dorothea Lange in
World War Il

Zoila Márquez, Mills College
Beyond the (Othered) Body: Examining the
Self-portraiture of Ana Mendieta and Laura

Ariana Zaun, San Jose State University
Arts of Repair: Visible Mending in Textiles and


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