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Virginia Tech Student Symposium: Personal Mythologies and Their Publics

Sun, Nov 8, 11:30 am–1 pm

Leslie Cheek Theater

How does art reshape personal experiences into universal truths? What happens when artists renegotiate boundaries between private and public histories? This research symposium, co-organized with the School of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech, explores these questions through fresh interpretations of objects in the permanent collection. Students in the Art History program will present findings from semester-long research projects on works in diverse media from the seventeenth to twentieth centuries.

Join us later in the day for a keynote lecture by Professor Robert Hobbs, Rhoda Thalhimer Endowed Chair in American Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, who will address the German Neo-Expressionist artist Anselm Kiefer and his imposing mixed media Landscape with Wing in the museum’s collection.

Presented in collaboration with the Arts@VirginiaTech