Mint Museum to celebrate 25 years of undergraduate Art History Scholarship

Art History Symposium is March 22 at Mint Museum Randolph

A longstanding Mint Museum event is celebrating twenty-five years of scholarship. The Mint Museum’s 25th Annual Regional Collegiate Art History Symposium happens Sunday, March 22, from 1-4 p.m. at Mint Museum RANDOLPH, 2730 Randolph Road. Admission is free, and a light reception follows the event.

The mission of the symposium has been to showcase undergraduate research in art history while providing students a unique opportunity to present their research in a professional environment and gain valuable academic experience. “UNC Greensboro Mint Museum presenters have published their findings in Explorations, the Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities for the State of North Carolina and many of our representatives have gone on to pursue Masters Degrees and Ph.D.s in Art History,” says Dr. Elizabeth Perrill, a professor at UNC Greensboro.

In addition to providing a valuable platform for students studying art history, the symposium increases research and knowledge of the Mint’s permanent collections. The students’ research papers are archived in the J.A. Jones Reference Library at Mint Museum Randolph.

“Since 1990, the Mint Museum’s Regional Art History Symposium has provided a dynamic forum for young art historians to share their passion for art and their art history scholarship.  We salute the 100 college scholars who have presented their research to the community. We also would like to acknowledge the museum’s ongoing partnership with local art history departments and their faculty for their efforts to make the symposium a continued success,” said Cynthia Moreno, the Mint’s assistant director of lifelong learning.

This year, the museum celebrates the 25th year of this innovative and integral part of the museum’s educational mission, we are thrilled and look forward to many more years of this enriching program.

Over the years the symposium has featured over ten different higher education institutions from the regional area and well over one-hundred students; this year’s presenters include:

Kristine Guhne | University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Junior

Grete Marks: Transcending Circumstances through Clay

Cathryn Smith | Winthrop University, Senior

Ritual Significance of the Human Body in Pre- and Post-Colonial Central American Art

Mills Brown | Wofford College, Senior

Elemental South: a TJC exhibition

Lauren Glazer | Queens University of Charlotte, Senior

Vik Muniz and the Found Object: The Path to Visual Literacy