December 17, 2004

The Museum of Modern Art announces its first annual Graduate Symposium on Modern and

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Call for Papers

International graduate students are encouraged to submit papers that examine, for example, why modern art’s historical origin has been variously located in the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and the Belle Époque? What visual and cultural forms did modern art take, where, and why? How did the emergence of the category of “contemporary,” as distinct from “modern,” alter our understanding of modern art’s chronology? Papers may focus on, among other subjects, institutional histories of modern museums and academies, artworks that dominate narratives of modern art; international differences in defining the modern, and alternative and unfinished histories that yield new meanings of modernity and its art. Eligibility is limited to graduate students who hold at least an MA in art history or other related disciplines. PhD candidates who have completed their MA requirements, PhDs, and recent post-doctorates (within the last two years) are also encouraged to apply. Symposium candidates should include the following in their applications: Curriculum vita (maximum two pages), an abstract (maximum 500 words), final paper (maximum length 10 pages), and the name of a faculty advisor who will review the final paper and provide support in preparing the presentation. The abstract and the paper should be printed in eleven-point font, double-spaced, with margins no smaller than one inch. Papers must be written and presented in English

Travel, hotel, and food expenses will be paid for the selected graduate students. Submissions should be postmarked by January 14, 2005, and sent to:

Graduate Symposium Committee

Department of Education

The Museum of Modern Art

11 West 53 Street

New York, NY 10019

For more information about submissions or attending the symposium please consult Museum’s Web site at or e-mail [email protected]

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