Graduate students from the University of Washington and other emerging scholars will present at this symposium in conjunction with the exhibition Gauguin and Polynesia. This year’s theme, Inside Out or Outside In: Who is the Other? explores topics of the “Other” as expressed through visual and material culture.
Topics include: The Surrealist Ethnography of Land Without Bread; A Hybrid World of Anthropology and the Avant-Garde; Constructing a Colonial Identity: Eighteenth Century Paintings of Indigenous Families in New Spain; Modernity & Artistic License: Neo-Victorianism as Other; Insider to Outsider: The Curious Life and Death of Louis Shotridge; The Perversity of the Clinical Gaze in Nineteenth-Century Realism: Dissecting Thomas Eakins’ The Gross Clinic and The Agnew Clinic; and I’ll see you down on the water: West Saanich No. 5, Coast Salish Canoe Racing Culture & a Serious Case of White Blindness.
Free and open to the public.