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Cleveland Symposium


The Cleveland Symposium is organized by students in the Graduate Program at Case Western Reserve University's Department of Art History and Art.

It provides a forum that brings together graduate students from other institutions
to present topics on the history of art.

The 36th Annual Cleveland Symposium

The Art of Exchange:
Cross-Cultural Ideas in a Visual World

Friday, February 26, 2010
Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland, Ohio

2010 Cleveland Symposium Co-Chairs:
Amanda McCarthy, Joseph Saravo, and Rebecca Szantyr

The 2010 Cleveland Symposium invites graduate submissions exploring cross-cultural influences throughout the history of art. The exchange of ideas across local, regional, national, and continental borders has been one of the major vehicles by which art changes over time. We are seeking papers using all methodologies that explore these convergences. Examples include cases of artists influenced by other artists, places, time, culture, history, and any other relationships that are ultimately expressed in visual and material culture. We welcome submissions from graduate students in all stages of their studies and from all fields of art history including Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern, Contemporary and Non-Western. A monetary prize will be awarded to the speaker who presents the most innovative research in the most successfully delivered paper.

Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words, along with a curriculum vitae, to by December 11, 2009.
Selected presenters will be notified by January 1, 2010.

2010 Cleveland Symposium Website