UMass Lowell Architectural Symposium, 12/11




Whistler House Museum of Art, 243 Worthen Street, Lowell, MA 01854

Saturday, December 11, 2010


Moderator and Organizer: Liana De  Girolami Cheney, Professor of Art History, Chair, Department of Cultural Studies, UMass Lowell

 9:00-9:30, Coffee and Greetings

9:45–10:15, Jennifer Cadero-Gillete, Visiting Professor of Art History, UMass Lowell,  Academic (Re) Visions: The Architectural Cast as Pedagogical Paradigm

10:15–10:45, John Hendrix, Professor of Architectural Historian, University of Lincoln, UK, Lincoln Cathedral: A Work of Art

10:45-11:15, Sarah Moser, Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and Culture, UMass Lowell. Ethno-revivalism in contemporary Malaysian Architecture

 11:15–12:00, Hasan-Uddin Khan, Distinguished Professor of Architecture & Historic Preservation, Roger Williams University, At the Cutting Edge Architecture and Urbanism in Asia

 Lunch  Break, Athenian Corner Restaurant 

1:30-2:00, James O’Gorman, Grace Slack McNeil Chair and Director of the McNeil Program in the History of American Art (Emeritus), Wellesley College and Visiting Professor of the History of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Emeritus), Portraying an Emerging Profession: The Changing Image of the Nineteenth-Century American Architect

2:15–2:45, Chuck Parrott, Architect, Lowell National Historical Park, The Stair Tower in American Textile Mill Architecture:  Aesthetic Assimilation of Function and Power

 2:45–3:15, Marie Frank, Associate Professor of Architectural Art History, UMass Lowell, Architecture in Henry James’ “The Spoils of Poynton”

 3:15-3:45, John Christ, Assistant Professor of Art History and Visual Culture, UMass Lowell, Coenties Slip New York: Envisioning the Past and Future of Urban America

4:00–4:30, Reception 

The Symposium is sponsored by the Whistler House Museum of Art, The Department of Cultural Studies at UMass Lowell, the Art History Society and the Cultural Events Program at UMass Lowell. For more information, contact