• Crawford Ralston: Structures of Time 

    Ritter, William S. (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    Ralston Crawford is an American artist best known for his Precisionist aesthetic style that celebrates the edifices of modern America such as bridges, silos, and grain elevators. Crawford utilized a highly controlled ...
  • Evelyn Gleeson and The Dun Emer Guild: Redefining a Woman’s Place in the Arts 

    Brightwell-Gray, Abigail (2020)
    This thesis will explore a myriad of topics not often analyzed within the art historical academic field. It adds to recent endeavors to understand the role of women as artists in the early twentieth century by highlighting ...
  • Henri Rivière, Japonsime, and Les Trente-Six Vues de la Tour Eiffel 

    Christenson, Paul J (2020)
    Les Trente-Six Vues de la Tour Eiffel is a bound book that contains 36 lithographs by Henri Rivière printed in 1902. These lithographs reflect the social, political, and artistic changes that had occurred in Paris by the ...
  • Living Landscapes: John Dunkley and the Cultural Landscape of Colonial Jamaica 

    Lawder, Rebecca (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2019)
    To many Jamaicans nature itself was spiritual and alive, and while John Dunkley’s landscapes seek to mystify audiences, this thesis seeks to discern the complex symbolism within his paintings. Although only moderately ...
  • Pictographic dress: decoloniality in the performance of memory 

    Link, Linda Joy (2020)
    My thesis examines pictographic War Honor Dresses collaboratively hand-sewn and painted in North America, attributed to the final decade of the eighteenth century. As a natural progression of the centuries-long Indigenous ...
  • Re-imaging the Spaces of Femininity: Vanessa Bell and the Domestic Interior 

    Hampton, Danielle (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    This study charts British artist Vanessa Bell’s (1879-1961) manipulation of the feminine interior during the most experimental years in her practice, 1910 through 1915. Bell’s forays into decorative design and her ...
  • Representations of the Dreaming Mind in Nineteenth-Century French Art 

    Love, Rachael Alyson (2019)
    During the nineteenth century, philosophic and popular interest in dreams and the unconscious increased dramatically. Simultaneously, artists and writers increasingly recognized the immense creative impulses that resided ...
  • Sites of trauma, bodies of recovery: the work of contemporary South African artist Jane Alexander 

    Mickelson, Amy Nygaard (2019)
    Sites of Trauma, Bodies of Recovery: The Work of Contemporary South African Artist Jane Alexander explores the interconnections between the aesthetics of trauma in post-apartheid culture, history, and politics through the ...
  • Toward the Origins of Peyote Beadwork 

    Hubbell, Gerald R. (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    Peyote beadwork is a nuanced and elegant art form. Hundreds of thousands of people today use peyote beadwork, including the Native American Church, powwow people, gourd dancers and Native Americans wanting a marker of ...