Jessica Boehman ('02 M.A.) has been selected as the 2004 recepient of the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools' Master's Thesis Award in Arts and Humanities. Her thesis is entitled "Between Florence and Rome, 1630: Finelli's Portrait of Michelangelo il Giovane Dell'Api." Dr. Brian A. Curran was the advisor for her thesis and Dr. Charlotte Houghton was the second reader. After completing her M.A. in art history at Penn State in 2002, Jessica became a doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Ph.D. candidate in art history presented the paper "A Fresh Look at Salomé in Nineteenth-Century France: Engendering Rivalry and Artistic Exchange in France and Beyond" at the 30th Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium: French Legacies, held at Washington University, St. Louis, October 27-29, 2004. Ph.D. candidate in art history presented the paper "Egypt and Hieroglyphic Culture at Fountainebleau: Francis I as Pharoah" at the Sixteenth-Century Studies Conference, Toronto, Canada, October 29-31, 2004. Ph.D. candidate in art history, presented the paper "Painting as a Masculine Endeavour: The Politics of Gender and the Arts of the 18th Century," at the conference Masculinity, Patriarchy, & Power, University of Southampton, England, April 5-7, 2004
Ph.D. candidate in art history, presented the paper "Robert Rauschenberg's Soundings: Lights, Chairs, Action" at the Philadelphia Symposium on the History of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, March 26-27, 2004. Her faculty sponsor is Dr. Sarah K. Rich.
Ph.D. candidate in art history, presented the paper "Rethinking Abstract Expressionism: The Pastoral Vision of the New York School" at the conference Context and Meaning, Third Annual Graduate Symposium in the History of Art, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, January 29-February 1, 2004.
Ph.D. candidate in art history, presented a paper, "The Tivoli Centaurs and Echoes of Antinuos," at the Second Annual Graduate Student Symposium at the University of Florida at Gainesville, February 7, 2004.
Ph.D. candidate in art history, presented a paper, "Saint and Sinner: 'The Dance of Salome' by Benozzo Gozzoli and the Compagnia della Purificazione e di San Zanobi," at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference in Pittsburgh (Omni William Penn Hotel), October 30-November 2, 2003.
Ph.D. candidate in art history, presented the Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Lecture on "The Barnett Aden Gallery: A Home for Diversity in a Segregated City" at the annual Historical Studies Conference of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. The lecture took place at 6:30 p.m. on November 7, 2003 in the new City Museum, Washington, D.C.
Ph.D. candidate in art history, presented a paper, Tivoli Centaurs and the Thasian Legacy, at ASMOSIA VII, Association for the Study of Marble and Other Stones in Antiquity, at Limena on the Island of Thasos, Greece, September 15-20, 2003.