November 12, 2016 9AM - 5PM @ Helmut Stern Auditorium, UMMA

The Space of Magnificence (9:40 am)

Philippe L.B. Halbert, Yale University

“‘Our Colony Has Today Become Opulent’: Material Magnificence in the French Atlantic World 1660-1789”


Elsaris Núñez Méndez, National Autonomous University of Mexico

“The Ochavo Chapel: Magnificence, Sacredness and Religious Legitimacy in the Cathedral of Puebla de los Ángeles (Mexico)”


Identity and Magnificence (10:55 am)

Rheagan Martin, University of Michigan

“Restrained Magnificence: Constructing Female Power in Mantua’s Palazzo Ducale”


Meng Tong, The University of Kansas

“The Chime Bells of Marquis Yi of Zeng as a Lieu de Mémoire: Shaping China’s Modern Cultural Identity”


Laura Polucha, Columbia University

“Magnificent Mourning: The Subtle Splendor of 19th- and early 20th-Century Mourning Attire”


Making Magnificence (2:10 pm)

Emily Anderson, University of Southern California

“Magnificent Macabre: The Engravings of the Anatomical Preparations of Frederik Ruysch”


Rebecca Gridley, New York University

“Luca’s Labors: Luca della Robbia’s Working Methods, Works, and Medici Magnificence”


Sarah Mills, The City University of New York

“Pink Metallic Threads: The Glam of Industrial Design”


Keynote Address (3:40 pm)

Professor Sally Cornelison, Syracuse University