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An evening of short talks on art and design from recent History of Art and Design graduates

WHAT: Recent graduates and graduating master’s candidates from Pratt Institute’s History of Art and Design department will present short talks based off of their master’s theses. The evening will feature six short talks on topics ranging from Venetian opera houses to the work of little known Swedish mystic and painter, Hilma af Klint.

Arranged and sponsored by the History of Art and Design Student Association, a student-run organization aimed at increasing engagement with art and design history, the graduate symposium is an invaluable opportunity for History of Art and Design students and alumni to present their work to the Pratt community, and public at large.

A question and answer session with all presenters, moderated by Professor Diana Gisolfi, will follow the presentations. Reception with refreshments and light fare to follow.

PRESENTATIONS: The Physical Text is History, Diana Bowers; A Radical Choice: The WPA Prints of Claire Mahl Moore, Elise Ciez; Early Italian Opera Houses: Architecture, Acoustics and Design, Natalie Draeger; Caravaggio and the Oratory of Filippo Neri, John Gribowich; Hilma af Klint: The Medium of Abstraction, Bree Midavaine, and McCarthyland: Paul McCarthy and His Audience, Kate Ryan.

WHEN: Thursday, April 16, 6 PM

WHERE: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn Campus

200 Willoughby Avenue, Main 212

Brooklyn, NY 11205

ADMISSION: Free – please RSVP to hadsa.presents@gmail.com

MORE: More information regarding the symposium, bios of participating speakers, and presentation abstracts is available at hadsa-presents.tumblr.com

MEDIA CONTACT: Adam Monohon, Pratt Institute, at amonohon@pratt.edu

About the History of Art and Design Student Association: Pratt Institute’s History of Art and Design Student Association (HADSA) is a student run organization that aims to develop and support current and future leaders in the art historical field. HADSA actively amplifies student voices by facilitating a strong sense of community and support. HADSA endeavors to strengthen the professional networks and experiences of members, and those in the larger community by organizing social, academic and professional events for History of Art and Design students, and the large arts community.

For more information, please visit Pratt Institute’s event page.