Decapitation was a punishment for gender nonconformity, according to Ellie Reder (Class of 2025).
Eliza Browning (Class of 2022) examines a Bekom mask from Cameroon, and its appropriation by the German Dadaist Hannah Höch.
Eliza Browning (Class of 2022) explores the complex histories of a controversial Christopher Columbus statue and its site, in New London, CT. What can it tell us about race and the politics of Italian-American identity?
Calais Mustoe (Class of 2021) examines the sexual politics of looking in Mary Cassatt’s Antoinette at Her Dressing Table (1909)
Emi Cormier (Class of 2020) analyzes the racial politics of Margaret Bourke-White’s photographs of the 1937 Ohio River Flood.
By focusing on a 19th-century photograph from Wheaton’s Permanent Collection, Phoebe Wu (Class of 2020) explores how one Polish émigrée used the medium to garner support for her family’s cause.
Elisa McClear (Class of 2020) examines how anatomical models straddled the boundaries between art and science, the erotic and the educational.
Mackenzie Lewia (Class of 2020) explores what makes Berlin’s Places of Remembrance an especially powerful Holocaust memorial.
Annie Tucker (Class of 2020) links Claude Monet’s La Japonaise (1876) to French Japonisme as an advertising strategy.
Adi Shmerling (Class of 2022) proposes an exhibition idea: art made in Mozambique and Tanzania that tells the story of socialist activism in eastern Africa.