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Art History Symposium at Albrecht-Kemper Museum

Missouri Western State University and the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art will host the second annual Undergraduate Art History Symposium, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 14 at the museum, 2808 Frederick Avenue. The event is free and open to the public.

Ten students from eight different colleges and universities will present original research projects in 20-minute talks. There are two sessions, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

There will be a keynote lecture at 5 p.m. Dr. Randall Griffey, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Dr. Griffey will speak on “Rousing Emotion: Thoughts on Public Sculpture, Its Production, Function and Reception.” The keynote lecture is funded by a grant from the Missouri Western Arts Society.

Lunch will be available at the museum at the cost of $15 with 48-hour advance notice. Call 816-233-7003 to make reservations.

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