JMU Art History Alumni Day will take place on Friday, April 25th 2014 in the newly renovated and expanded Duke Hall with a full day of activities. Our second Alumni luncheon takes place between 11:30 am-1:30 pm. This event celebrates your achievements, lets you meet with current students and faculty, and provides our majors with a chance to speak with you informally about your career in the arts. If you’re willing, we would be grateful if you’d say a few words during the event to our intimate gathering and reflect on your educational and career experiences to date, offering suggestions to our current students for their future careers.
Before the luncheon, at 10:30-11:00 am and 10:45-11:15 am, there will be tours of the newly renovated Duke Hall offered by current Art History majors. After lunch, we will hold our annual Art History Forum, when some of our best students will present their original research. These presentations will be followed by keynote speaker and JMU Alumna Mary Pontillo (BFA, MA in Art History), Vice President of the New York Fine Arts Insurance firm, DeWitt Stern Fine Arts, who will speak on “The Business of Art. Protecting Fine Art, Before and After Hurricane Sandy.” Here’s the full schedule:
OPTIONAL TOURS OF DUKE HALL
10:30-11:00 am, and 10:45-11:15 am
Led by current Art History majors; please meet inside the Sawhill Gallery Court (main entrance from the Quad).
2014 ART HISTORY ALUMNAE/I-STUDENT-FACULTY LUNCHEON
11:30 am-1:30 pm
Location: Duke Hall's Sawhill Gallery Court
Please register for the luncheon below
2014 ART HISTORY FORUM
Location: Duke Hall's Sawhill Gallery
1:30-3:00 pm Student Speakers
Andrew Bieber, Edgar Degas' Alexander and Bucephalus
Danielle O'Brien, Lesbian Characters in Early Weimar Republic Films: An Analysis of Pandora’s Box and Mädchen in Uniform
Natalie Barisano, Graffiti. Where does it Belong?
Gabriel Castillo and Keith Picher, The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
3:00-4:00 pm Keynote Speaker:
Mary Pontillo, “The Business of Art. Protecting Fine Art, Before and After Hurricane Sandy,” B.A. in Fine Art and M.A. in Art History, James Madison University; Appraisal Studies and Art Business Certificate, New York University. An expert in the art market and Vice President of the New York Fine Arts Insurance firm, DeWitt Stern Fine Arts, Pontillo will offer the 2014 keynote address at the Forum.