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Visual Resources Library

Celebrating Student Research

On April 24, 2014, the Art History Association of SUNY New Paltz held its 17th annual Art History Symposium, Copy and Paste: The Origin and Appropriation of Artistic Ideas. Great job Art History Assocation and faculty advisor, Prof. Jaclynne Kerner!

From the AHA’s facebook:

“This year’s symposium is a hybrid of 5 student speakers and a keynote – all speaking on different topics connecting to the reuse of artistic ideas and techniques.”

Student Speakers:

Elle Riccardi – “From Ivory to Copper: The Appropriation of Islamic Motifs by Christian Craftsmen”

Rachel Beaudoin – “Pseudo Arabic Inscriptions in Italian Renaissance Painting”

Mary Cooney – “Vincent van Gogh and Japan”

Elaina Manley – “Marcel Duchamp: The Inspiration and Appropriation of Ideas and Styles”

Brianna Rascoe – “The Appropriation of the American Flag”

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Mrinalini Rajagopalan, Professor at University of Pittsburgh – “What Practical Use is There in These Reproductions?”

The symposium was preceded by a buffet dinner for all the speakers, Art History majors and other students, as well as faculty and Dean of Fine and Performing Arts, Paul Kassel. It was to a great opportunity for faculty and students to interact. The buffet was funded by a College Auxilliary Services grant through the Office of the Dean of Fine and Performing Arts. Dean Kassel also generously provided funds to hire a videographer to record the entire symposium. Watch this space!

Please browse our online image collection, https://mdid.newpaltz.edu or visit us in person to browse the slide collection.

This is a campus resource available to all faculty. Students are also welcome to browse the slides. We are also available for ARTstor and digital imaging consultation. Upon request, we can scan images for classroom use for either faculty or student presentations.