University of St. Thomas graduate students in art history present spring forum May 21
Seven University of St. Thomas graduate students in art history – who will receive their master's degrees later this month – will present their research in a forum at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21, in O'Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium at the university, 2115 Summit Ave.
The students, their presentations and faculty advisers include:
- Mary Springer, "The Manuscript of Sorrows: An Investigation of Clm 23094's Origin," advised by Dr. Shelly Nordtorp-Madson
- Vada Komistra, "Illusions of Montmartre: The Role of Absinthe in Victorian Art and Society," advised by Dr. Shelly Nordtorp-Madson
- Lisa Ranallo, "Frida Hansen: Revitalizing the Spirit of the Norwegian Tapestry Tradition," advised by Dr. Claire Selkurt
- Amy Fry: "Progressive Modernism and the Prairie School: The Alexander Brothers Leather & Belting Company Advertising, 1916-1919," advised by Dr. Craig Eliason
- Lisa Melander, "Expedition to Harlem: The Discovery of Photographer James VanDerZee," advised by Dr. Heather Shirey
- Traci Olinger, "Regarding the L.A. Look," advised by Dr. Craig Eliason
- Melissa Aho, "Masjid An- Nur: Building Meaning in a Minnesota Mosque," advised by Dr. Heather Shirey
A reception will follow the research presentations. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, call Barbara Kocik in the UST College of Arts and Sciences' Art History Department, (651) 962-5640.