CONF Sep 8, 2021

18th Symposium in the History of 19th-Century Art (online, 25-26 Sep 21)

online, Sep 25–26, 2021

Patricia Mainardi, City University of New York

Eighteenth Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Nineteenth-Century Art

Special thanks to the Dahesh Museum of Art for the Dahesh Museum of Art Prize for the Best Paper(s), a gift from the Mervat Zahid Cultural Foundation.
Co-sponsored by the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art (AHNCA) and
the Dahesh Museum of Art. This event will be held virtually.


SATURDAY, September 25, 2021 (EDT)

1 PM: Welcome: Nancy Locke, Pennsylvania State University, President of Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art; Amira Zahid, Trustee, Dahesh Museum of Art

1:10 – 2:30 PM: First Session & Discussion
Patricia Mainardi, Graduate Center, City University of New York, AHNCA Program Chair, Moderator

Christine Garnier, Harvard University, and Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., “Dining from the Mine: Tiffany & Co.’s Comstock Silver Service of 1878.”

María Beatriz H. Carrión, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, and The Rijksmuseum, “Indigeneity as Spectacle: Photography, Infotainment, and the Curtis Indian Picture Opera.”

Edoardo Maggi, ‘Sapienza’ University of Rome, “Filippo Belli ‘Painter-Photographer’ in Rome: Picturesque Motifs and Artistic Documentation.”

2:40 – 3:40 PM: Second Session & Discussion
Petra ten-Doesschate Chu, Seton Hall University, and Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, Moderator

Lieske Huits, University of Cambridge, and Victoria & Albert Museum, “Excellent Modern Ornaments, Models of Ancient Production: The Art Journal’s Illustrated Catalogues and the Logic of Appropriation in Nineteenth-Century Revival Jewelry.”

Feng Schöneweiß, Institute of East Asian Art History, University of Heidelberg, “Becoming Dragoon Vases: Porcelain, Provenance, and Monumentality in German Antiquarianism (1853–1913).”

SUNDAY, September 26, 2021 (EDT)

1:00 PM: Welcome: Nancy Locke, President of AHNCA, and J. David Farmer, Director of Exhibitions, Dahesh Museum of Art

1:10 – 2:30 PM: Third Session & Discussion
Alia Nour, Dahesh Museum of Art, Moderator

Gabriel Hubmann, University of Basel, “Allegory and Caricature in Antoine-Jean Gros’s Napoleon Visiting the Plague-Stricken of Jaffa (1804).”

Sean Kramer, University of Michigan, “Heroism and Difference: Regarding the Indigenous Soldier in Alphonse de Neuville’s The Last Cartridges (1873).”

Franziska Niemand, University of Fribourg, and Vitrocentre Romont, “Displaying a Forgotten Characteristic of Mamluk and Ottoman Architecture: Colored Glass Plaster Windows at 19th-Century World`s Fairs.”

2:40 – 3:40 PM: Fourth Session & Discussion
Marilyn Satin Kushner, New-York Historical Society, Moderator

Alexis Monroe, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and Smithsonian American Art Museum, “Buildings in the Landscape and the Architecture of Statehood.”

Hampton Smith, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “Tapping Painting: George Inness and Turpentine.”

2020 – 2021 Jury: Petra ten-Doesschate Chu, Roberto C. Ferrari, Marilyn Satin Kushner, Nancy Locke, Patricia Mainardi, Alia Nour. Technical Director: Kaylee Alexander

The symposium is free and open to the public but registration is required at:

For further information:

CONF: 18th Symposium in the History of 19th-Century Art (online, 25-26 Sep 21). In:, Sep 8, 2021 (accessed Oct 18, 2021), <>.