Art History seniors Francesca DeBiaso and Marielle Bianchi proudly represented Gettysburg College at the 7th annual Intercollegiate Art History Symposium on Friday March 30, 2012 at Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA. This annual Symposium, launched at Bucknell University in 2006, provides a professional forum for Art History undergraduate research, bringing together students from colleges all over the Central Pennsylvania area.
Francesca DeBiaso spoke on her senior research project, "Judy Chicago: Activist/Artist." Francesca's project examined the work of feminist artist Judy Chicago, including research on two works owned by Gettysburg College from The Birth Project. As part of her research, Francesca viewed artworks in New York City, worked from the College's archives and even traveled to the southwest to meet with the artist herself.
Marielle Bianchi also spoke on her senior research project, "The Rauschenberg Oversees Cultural Interchange: 1984-1991." Like Francesca, Marielle went beyond the call of duty and traveled off-campus to carry out research at the National Archives in Washington, DC, and the Rauschenberg Foundation in New York City.
Both students did a superb job, and they are also presenting this work at Celebration '12, the 4th Annual Colloquium on Undergraduate Research, Creative Activity, and Community Engagement at Gettysburg College on May 5 from 3-4pm in Breidenbaugh 209.