Middle Atlantic Symposium

Middle Atlantic Symposium

Professor Krista Thompson, Northwestern University


The Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Maryland and the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art have jointly sponsored the Middle Atlantic Symposium in the History of Art since 1971.  The Symposium offers an opportunity not only for advanced graduate students to present their research to the public, but also to bring together the academic and museum communities in the greater Washington area.

Participating institutions are American University, Bryn Mawr College, Duke University, Emory University, George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University, the Pennsylvania State University, Temple University, the University of Delaware, the University of North Carolina, the University of Virginia, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Pittsburgh, and Virginia Commonwealth University, seven of which join the University of Maryland to form each year's cohort.

The 49th Annual Sessions of the Symposium will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 1st and 2nd, 2019, and will begin with a tea in the Atrium of the Art/Sociology Building at the University of Maryland at 5 pm on Friday, followed at 6 pm with the George Levitine Lecture. Dr. Krista Thompson, the Weinberg College Board of Visitors Professor in the Department of Art History at Northwestern University, will deliver her lecture "Tom Lloyd and the Boundaries of Art History," followed by a dinner (by subscription). Students will present their papers the following day at the National Gallery of Art, where the Symposium will conclude with a reception. Program details may be found at https://go.umd.edu/MAS2019program. To register, please do so at https://go.umd.edu/registrationMAS2019 .

Selected previous Middle Atlantic Symposia programs

MAS 2017

MAS 2016

MAS 2015

MAS 2014

MAS 2013

MAS 2012

MAS 2011

MAS 2010

MAS 2008

MAS 2007