This collection includes theses and dissertations from the Department of Fine Arts, in the College of Arts & Sciences. It is not exhaustive since most paper theses and dissertations have not been digitized. Generally, paper copies of theses and dissertations published prior to 2014 can be accessed in the University of Louisville Libraries. If you would like to add your thesis or dissertation to this collection, please see: http://ir.library.louisville.edu/about.html.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Site responsibility : eco-art and environmental ethics in the anthropocene., Nicholas Flint Collins

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Putting Christians on the map : topographic mosaics from late antique Jordan as representations of authority and status., Tracey Elizabeth Eckersley

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Murakami-ego : collective culpability and selective retention., Yun Kweon Jeong

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Let's keep in touch : conversations about access and tactility., Whitney E. B. Mashburn

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Claude Cahun, Marcel Moore, and the collapse of "surrealist photography"., Elizabeth Ann Driscoll Smith

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Top Drawer : 150 years of Bittners in theory and practice., Wesley Elizabeth Spencer

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The process of curating Trace of a Body : creating relationships and building experiences., Bailey Marie Mazik 1990-

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Traces of the hand., Molly F. Passafiume 1989-

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Displacement : a reckoning of internal affairs : curatorial practice following artist praxis., Stacey Reason 1987-

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Corporate history and curatorial practice at Buffalo Trace distillery., Stephanie Rose Schmidt

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Body image., Emma Sharps 1989-

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Iconoclastic fervor : Sally Hazelet Drummond, abstract expressionism and curatorial practice., Hillary Sullivan

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Public art in urban parks., Taylor Crush, 1990-

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The formation of a sacred political site : the birthplace of Mao Zedong at Shaoshan, Zhe Dong 1988-

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Not even or pretty : improvisational textiles from recycled clothing., Karen Anne Habeeb 1974-

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Hugh Haynie and the art of opinion : examining history, memory and controversy in museum exhibitions and interpretation., Jessica Bennett Kincaid

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Women of the 1913 Armory Show : their contributions to the development of American modern art., Jennifer Pfeifer Shircliff 1954-

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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The founding of the Art in Embassies program and the misrepresentation of American art., Zachary Scott Distel

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The sea empress's garden., Brandon Dyer 1980-

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Art museum deaccessioning : conflict between museum professionals, donor intent, the public, and living artists., Megan Elizabeth Kociscak 1987-

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Knitting as art., Deborah Levine

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Seeking Bob Thompson : dialogue/object., Slade Stumbo 1971-

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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The adytum., Lexi Bass

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The Dome of the Rock: the historical, political and religious motivations behind its construction., Greg Clark 1962-

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Studies in the image of the Madonna lactans in late medieval and Renaissance Italy., Cecelia M. Dorger

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Maidens, matrons, and magicians : women and personal ritual power in late antique Egypt., Meghan Paalz McGinnis

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The impact of Edward Perry Warren on the study and collections of Greek and Roman antiquities in American academia., James Murley 1947-

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Dames, doilies, & divorce., Tenille Novinger

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Visualizing female agency : space and gender in contemporary women's art in Mexico., Jamie L. Ratliff

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Unearthing Charles Rolwing : the problem of documentation in the small museum., Elizabeth A. H. Rue 1988-

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P.A.I.N.T. : a case study in engaging the community through public art., Katherine Jo Sowada

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Ibrida., Dawn N. Struck

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Collections care and management at the Howard Steamboat Museum, Inc., Katherine LeClerq Wanke 1988-

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Finding the brutal aesthetic., Marcy R. Werner

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The Paramount Ballroom in the 1930s : a modernist social and architectural space., Xi Zhang 1987-

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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A reconsideration of the apse of Hagia Eirene., Eston Adams 1979-

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Addressing identity/redressing the museum., Sarah Guadalupe Cassidy

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Pattern play : pieced works on paper., Gweneth A. Dunleavy 1954-

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Leo Wrye Zimmerman : return to Main Street., McKenna Graham

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Counter-Reformation agenda in the paintings of the Virgin Mary., Sharon Lynne Heaphy 1987-

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Power in plaster : the installation of stuccowork during the late antique and early Byzantine periods., Kaelin Merritt Jewell

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The dialectic of trauma in Charlotte Salomon's Life? or theatre?, Brooke Leeton

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A social networking space : a study on the productivity of Twitter in museum practice., Cara C. Lyons, 1987-

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An exploration of the earthen feminine : the vessel., Sharon Madison 1955-

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Medieval churches on the Spanish frontier : how elite emulation in architecture contributed to the transformation of a territorial expansion into Reconquista., Kelly L. Watt

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Vincent van Gogh, a formal and psychological analysis of the final years at Arles, Saint-Remy and Auvers., Sue Ann Grey 1943-

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New Deal printmaking : politics and protest., Andrew Joseph Hardin

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Difference as identity in "The other story" and the 1993 Whitney biennial., Vanessa Faye Johnson

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The gorilla and the cuttlefish., Nick Karl 1982-

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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The quilt as concept., Denise Mucci Furnish

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The exploration of color theory in museum education using works found in the J. B. Speed Museum's collection., Jonathan Ratliff 1986-

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Installing Anatsui : the politics of economics in global contemporary art., Brandon Reintjes

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Drawing as an investigation of perception., Nicholas Croghan 1981-

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Op art : perceptions of reality., Christine Michelle Humphrey 1982-

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St. Ambrose and the architecture of the churches of northern Italy : ecclesiastical architecture as a function of liturgy., Sylvia Crenshaw Schneider 1948-

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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André Jeunet : expanded educational opportunities for a photographic exhibition., Brian J. Davis 1958-

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The mausoleum of Augustus : expanding meaning from its inception to present day., Susan L. Fugate Brangers 1970-

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Charles Lang Freer and his gallery of art : turn-of-the-century politics and aesthetics on the National Mall., Patricia L. Guardiola

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Variation within shape determining processes., Abigail Lindsay Oesterritter

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George Morrison, New Albany, and the portrait in 19th century America., Brenna Liane White

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Origins of imperial Ottoman architecture in Istanbul : a cross-cultural interpretation on the development of a new Classical tradition., Shannon P. Carneal

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The surreal narrative : contemporary tintypes and video., Mary Helen Yates

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Some social considerations in the female portraits of Palma Vecchio., Sarah Elizabeth Fruehling 1977-

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A human narrative in the metopes from the temple of Zeus at Olympia., Amanda Beth Crecelius Ott 1980-

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Tina Modotti and "Idols Behind Altars"., Andrea Jeanne Deetsch 1976-

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Time stands still : the catalogue of the thesis exhibition in painting., Ann Price Davis 1951-

Theses/Dissertations from 1974

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Henry Whitestone : nineteenth-century Louisville architect., Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Jones 1943-