On Paper 2020-2021

Seminar leader:
Lisa Pon, University of Southern California

Big Paper in Small Pieces: Thinking as Drawing

Thursday, October 29, 2020
Online Zoom event
12:30 - 2 pm (PDT)

Lisa Pon, University of Southern California (moderator)


Leslie Geddes, Tulane University

Andrea Kantrowitz, SUNY New Paltz

Morgan Ng, University of Cambridge

Nick Sousanis, San Francisco State University

Register via Zoom for the synchronous zoom meeting and/or the asynchronous reading group.

For more information see the event flyer or contact Lisa Pon.

On the Same Page? Paper, Design, and Communication, c 1600-1950

February 8, 2021
9:30-11:30 am (PST)
Online Zoom event


Caroline Fowler, Clark Art Institute

Erin Maynes, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Joseph Monteyne, University of British Columbia

Jennifer A. Greenhill, University of Arkansas School of Art/Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Response: Veronica Peselmann, University of Southern California

Register via Zoom.

For more information see the event flyer or contact Lisa Pon.

Displaying Large Cartoons

March 5, 2021
9:30 -11:00 am (PST)
Online Zoom event


Ana Debenedetti, Victoria and Albert Museum
"Re-discovering the Raphael Cartoons at the V&A"

Jane Turner, Rijksmuseum

Gloria Williams, Norton Simon Museum
"Dido and Aeneas: Six Cartoons for Tapestry by Giovanni Francesco Romanelli in the Norton Simon Museum"

Alberto Rocca, Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
"Duoi pezzi di cartone per mano di Raffaello’.How the Raphael’s Cartoon arrived to the Ambrosiana"

Register via Zoom.

For more information contact Lisa Pon.

Co-sponsored by the USC Visual Studies Research Institute.

Image: John Taylor, The Needles Excellency, London: Printed for James Boler, 1634, plate 21 (detail verso).

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