Art History major Catherine Huff presented her research on “Desires for Difference: Tastes and Collecting of Later Nineteenth-Century American Paintings” during the 2017 CURO Symposium, held at the Classic Center on Monday, April 3 and Tuesday, April 4. Her project focused on the evolution of taste in 19th c. American painting through formal analysis and original research into provenance, market history, exhibition history, and critical reception. The University of Georgia’s CURO (Center for Undergraduate Research) initiative facilitates undergraduate research in any discipline. Art History Professor Dr. Alisa Luxenberg acted as Huff’s faculty mentor for her CURO project. The CURO Symposium, an annual research symposium at the University of Georgia, provides an opportunity for undergraduate researchers to present their work to the university’s academic community.
Above image: Catherine Huff pictured at the Georgia Museum of Art
Huff also recently presented a different research paper at the 16th Annual Georgia Undergraduate Art History Forum, titled “Inventing Time: Charles Caryl Coleman and the Capri Landscape.” In her senior year, Huff has already started working at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta as a curatorial assistant of American art. Huff describes her new role: “I am working to organize the American art database, ensuring correct information on all sides. I also research upcoming and tentative exhibitions and aid in acquisitions, among other things.” The Dodd is excited to see its Art History majors start careers in the field that they have studied—our warm congratulations to Huff!