Fifth Annual Missouri Western State University & Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art Undergraduate Art History Symposium

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Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art announces the 2021 Undergraduate Art History Symposium Program

On Saturday, April 17, 2021, the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art continues its collaboration with the Missouri Western State University Department of Art History for the fifth consecutive year. The Undergraduate Art History Symposium offers the opportunity for undergraduate students to present research papers on various topics advancing the field of art history. Presentations will be made by students selected by MWSU faculty based on original research and academic rigor.

The Symposium will also feature keynote speaker Maureen Warren, Ph.D, presenting her work “An Eternal Memory Mirror: Cartographic Strategies in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Execution Prints.” Dr. Warren is the Curator of European and American Art before 1850 at Krannert Art Museum located at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Champaign, Illinois.

Unknown Artist, after Visscher Claes Jansz. The Execution of Jan van Oldenbarnevelt (Afbeelding der executie geschiet den XIII May 1619 aan Jan van gewesene advocaet van Holland). Late 17th century etching and engraving on laid paper. Courtesy of Krannert Art Museum.

For the past four years, the AKMA has hosted the Undergraduate Symposium in conjunction with the National Undergraduate Juried Exhibition. After a record-setting number of entries, currently-enrolled undergraduate students from across the United States were selected by a jury of practicing artists to be included in this year’s show. The Undergraduate Juried Exhibition will be on view from Saturday, April 17 through June 6, 2021.

This year’s Symposium event will be held virtually on April 17 from 9 AM to 4 PM. Presentations will also be made available after the conclusion of the events on the AKMA YouTube channel. Members of the public can participate virtually in the conference by registering for the free Zoom event link.