Honors Thesis


Elizabeth Fessler."Signaling Meaning in the Portraiture of Marsden Hartley." | Advisor: Dr. Graham Bader

Jackie Huang."Navigating Disorientation in Xu Guanyu’s Temporarily Censored Home." | Advisor: Dr. Gordon Hughes

Emily Ryan."From Folk to Reich: Gender & Race in Bavarian Tracht during the Nazi Rise (1921-1945)." | Advisor: Dr. Graham Bader


Kenzie Pickett."Curating, Contextualizing, and Commodifying Roman Sculpture in Italian Museums." | Advisor: Dr. Sophie Crawford-Brown


Leah Olivo."Whose Reality? The Afro-Caribbean and the Divisive Construction of Reality." | Advisor: Dr. Leo Costello

Eponine Zhou. “David Hume’s Theory of Aesthetics in its Intellectual Context: Taste, Judgment, and Moral Intention in British Enlightenment Thought.” | Advisor: Dr. Joseph Manca


Bella Bunten. “Queen Death: Imaging Atropos in Late Medieval French Manuscripts.” | Advisor: Dr. Linda Neagley

Grace Earick. “A Place to Mourn: Analyzing Setting in the Paintings of Beatriz González (1990-1999).” | Advisors: Dr. Fabiola López-Durán, Dr. Gordon Hughes

Naomi Kass. “Doctor-Student-Patient: The Artist’s Eye and the Clinician’s Gaze in the Drawings of Richard Caton Woodville the Elder and the Paintings of Thomas Eakins.” | Advisor: Dr. Leo Costello

Areli Navarro Magallón. “Fake Flowers Can’t Bloom: Tracing the Political Impotence of Contemporary Muralism in Valparaiso, Chile.” | Advisors: Dr. Fabiola López-Durán, Dr. Gordon Hughes

Moham Wang. “The Rebirth of a Long-Lost Imperial Garden.” | Advisor: Dr. Leo Costello


Clair Hopper. "To Control and To Educate: Didactic Italian Museography, 1920-1960." | Advisor: Dr. Fabiola López-Durán

Zelda Ziebel. "Ellsworth Kelly's Austin." | Advisor: Dr. Gordon Hughes


Allison Clark. "Furnishing the Texas Frontier: Examining the Life and Work of Johann Michael Jahn, 1844-1883."
(Advisor: Joseph Manca)


Nicole Scott. "Dissecting the Audience: From Reflective to Expressive in Early Modern Anatomical Illustrations." (Advisor: Diane Wolfthal)

Lanzhen Wang. "Exchanges in Material Culture Between Two Empires: Ming China and Timurid Iran, 1400-1600." (Advisor: Susan Huang)

Zack Marx-Kuo. "A Slap to the French New Wave: Humor in the Films of Godard and Truffaut." (Advisor: Charles Dove)

Andrea Romero. "Viewer, Ceiling and Sky: Post-War and Contemporary Ceiling Art." (Advisor: Leo Costello)