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Liber Amicorum

A symposium honoring Professors Catherine Asher, Frederick Asher & Gabriel Weisberg
April 8, 2017 -
10:30am to 6:00pm

McNamara Alumni Center
Minnesota Room, 200 Oak St. SE
Minneapolis, MN

Program Schedule

10:30am: Opening reception with coffee, tea, and pastries

11:00am: Welcome and symposium introduction by Jane Blocker

Session 1: 19th Century

11:10am: Introduction of session speakers by Janet Whitmore

Colleen Denney, University of Wyoming, "Les femmes ennuyees: Bored Women in European Culture; Presaging a Call to Action"
Annika Johnson, University of Pittsburgh, “Pipestone and the Confluence of Eastern Dakota and Euro-American Art”
Gabe Weisberg, “Les Bonvins: A Reexamination"

1:00 to 2:30pm:  A variety of lunch options are available near McNamara

Session 2: Islam

2:30pm: Introduction of session speakers by Jennifer Joffee

Deborah Hutton, The College of New Jersey,"Towards a Global Art History: Three Approaches"
Molly Aitken, City University of New York, "Bound by Desire: Rajput Connoisseurs and the Mughal Album"
Catherine Asher, “Intertwined Cultures: Muslim Kings, Hindu Temples”

4:20pm: Break

Session 3: South Asia

4:30pm: Introduction of session speakers by Sugata Ray

Rebecca Brown, Johns Hopkins University, “The Gold, The Gold: The Materiality of Color in The Met's 1985 Costumes of Royal India Exhibition”
Frederick Asher, “India and the World: The Visual Culture of Indian Ocean Trade”

6:00 to 7:30pm: Closing celebration with hors d'oeuvres and hosted beer and wine


The registration deadline for Liber Amicorum has passed. Please contact the Department of Art History with questions: 612-624-4500.