• 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...