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Art History

Highlights of Student Achievements in Art History

Annika Blake-Howland '15

Annika  presented her research paper to the Visual Culture Consortium, Annual Undergraduate Art History Symposium, in 2013 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her paper, "Isabella's Concert: Isabella Stewart Gardner and  Johannes Vermeer's Reputation in the Nineteeth Century," was originally written for Art 347: Art of the Gardner under the direction of Chair of the Department of Art and Music and Professor of Art History Margaret Hanni.

Her paper discusses Isabella Stewart Gardner and her reasons for the acquisition of Johannes Vermeer's The Concert in 1892, one of her earliest collecting triumphs. Read the abstract below and check out her presentation!

Allison Hammerly '11

Allison presented her paper "Henry Alexander Scammell Dearborn: Developing Ideas of Public Service" at the 2009 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association Conference in Boston. She researched this paper at the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Boston Public Library Rare Books & Manuscripts department, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society and the Boston Athenaeum. Her paper was submitted under the direction of Professor of Art History Margaret Hanni.

Her paper explores Forest Hills Cemetery and how it was established in 1848 by Dearborn as he served as mayor of Roxbury. Read the abstract below!

Annika Blake-Howland - Abstract to her Paper Annika Blake-Howland's Presentation on Isabella's Concert Allison Hammerly - Abstract to her Paper Allison Hammerly's MAPACA booklet from the conference.