Professor Mónica Domínguez Torres and alumnus Alan Braddock will both be presenting papers at the symposium, “Picture Ecology: Art and Ecocriticism in Planetary Perspective” on December 7–8, 2018 at 10 McCosh Hall, Princeton University.
The symposium explores environmental dimensions of artistic expression across a range of periods and cultures. It is convened in connection with the exhibition “Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment,” on view at the Princeton University Art Museum. The exhibition reinterprets American art over three centuries in relation to environmental history and evolving ecological perception. The exhibition was co-curated by Alan Braddock, and Ph.D. candidate Jeffrey Richmond-Moll served as Curatorial Research Associate.
Alan Braddock is the Ralph H. Wark Associate Professor of Art History and American Studies at the College of William & Mary, and will present his paper, “Mestizo Mnemonics: Diego de Valadés, Rhetorica Christiana, and the Earthly Art of Memory.” Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies Monica Dominguez Torres will present her paper, “Pearls for the King: Philip II and the New World Pearl Industry.”
The symposium is free and open to the public and no registration is required.