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  • Kienle, Miriam (2015-01-21)
    During the 1960s, as the US Post Office underwent a radical restructuring, the artist Ray Johnson (1927-1995) initiated a new mode of artistic practice that would come to be called “correspondence art” or “mail art.” ...

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  • Ferber, Andrea (2015-01-21)
    This dissertation argues that works by American artist Nancy Spero made feminist interventions into the medium of painting and into exclusionary patriarchal narratives as they are presented in museums. The result is an ...

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  • Sienkewicz, Julia A. (2009)
    This dissertation offers a study of the ways in which some artists active in the United States between 1790 and 1850 theorized that their work could participate in the process of creating and shaping the nation's citizens. ...

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  • Saggese, Jordana Moore (2008)
    Previous analyses of the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960--88) tend to focus on decoding these drawings and paintings, while almost completely ignoring those elements that cannot be tied to a specific (and static) ...

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  • Bae, Michelle Suehyun (2009)
    My dissertation provides an ethnographic account of the cultural practice of teenage U.S. immigrant Korean girls in the specific context of webpages created through a Korean social networking website called Cyworld. Their ...

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