• After Watteau: Nicolas Lancret and the creation of the hunt luncheon 

    Williams, Sarah Sylvester (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    Dining is inarguably one of the oldest, most prevalent and pervasive acts of social interaction. In the modern age the ability to display one's taste or refinement with regard to fashionable or trendy food items has become ...
  • It's styled by Helen Dryden : the fine art of good taste 

    Horne, Sarah Marie (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    In the throes of the Great Depression the struggling automobile manufacturer Studebaker made the extraordinary decision to hire a woman to design their new model. The woman Studebaker hired was Helen Dryden, a New York ...
  • Pictorial representations of monkeys and simianesque creatures in Greek art 

    Wolfson, Elizabeth Graff, 1987- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    "Primates are visually disturbing to many--at least I thought so when I was young. Their physical and behavioral similarities with humans were uncomfortable and jarring to my developing mind. As an adult, however, I have ...
  • The postmaster's porcelain : collecting European decorative art in middle America 

    Jones, Sarah S., 1975- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    "This dissertation provides a case study of a type of art collecting that has not received significant scholarly attention, one based on the collecting activity of middleclass Americans living in the Midwestern United ...
  • Sisterhood as strategy : the collaborations of American women artists in the gilded age 

    Malone, Kelsey Frady (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    This dissertation employs four case studies--illustrator Alice Barber Stephens in Philadelphia; Louisville-born sculptor Enid Yandell; photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston in Washington, D.C.; and the Newcomb College ...