UA Art Historians Present Scholarly Research in Chicago

A teacher gives a presentation in a classroom.
Dr. Rachel Stephens presenting her research at CAA 2020.

UA art history faculty presented their research at the 108th CAA Annual Conference in snowy Chicago in February. Dr. Mina Kim presented “Korean Artist, Jung Yeondoo: The Coexistence of Reality and Fantasy” in the session Resonating Reality: ARTISTS in AR/VR. Dr. Rachel Stephens presented “Selling Andrew Jackson: Ralph E. W. Earl’s Portrait Project,” in the session Presidential Look: Art and POTUS/FLOTUS. Dr. Doris Sung presented “Affirming Their Roles: An All-Women Art Society in 1930s Shanghai” in the panel “Negotiating Women’s Emancipation in East Asia through Art,” which she co-chaired.

Snowy park in a town.
Snowy park in Chicago (CAA 2020). Thanks to Rachel Stephens for the photo.

CAA (the College Art Association) is the primary organization in the United States for professionals in the visual arts, including artists, art historians. More than 5,000 art historians, artists, designers and visual arts professionals attend the CAA Annual Conference each year. CAA publishes The Art Bulletin, one of the foremost journals for art historians and Art Journal, a quarterly journal devoted to twentieth- and twenty-first-century art and visual culture.

For more information about The University of Alabama’s programs in studio art and art history, visit our Degree Programs page.