Southern California 2004 Annual Symposium

November 6th, 2004 from 9-4 at the HAMMER MUSEUM (

Our keynote speaker this year was JEFFREY VALLANCE, whose art and curatorship always provides substance for imaginative historical discussions.

In our business meeting we discussed the theme for the next CAA session in Boston (2006), as well as the next annual meeting.
All the best,
Constance Moffatt
President, AHSC

8:45-9:25 Coffee and donuts

9:25 – 9:30 Welcome by President Dr. Constance Moffatt, Pierce College

9:30-10:00 Dr. Stacey Loughrey Sloboda, University of Southern California
“Captivating Signs: Chinoiserie and the Visual Language of Imperialism”

10:00 – 10:20 Julia Bourbois, Autry National Center
Work-in-progress: “Arms and Armor in Portraits”

10:20-10:40 Robert Summers, Graduate Student, UCLA
Work-in-progress: “Shame/less: A Queer Warholian Spectacle”

10:40-11:15 Dr. Paul Zelevansky, Artist and writer
“22 Ideas About Pictures”

11:15-11:45 Business Meeting

11:45-1:30 Lunch (not included)

1:30-2:45 Keynote Speaker: Jeffrey Vallance, Artist. curator and critic

2:45-3:15 Dr. Jeanne Willette, Otis College of Art & Design
“Theory Matters: ‘The Terrible Nearness of Distant Place'”

3:15-3:30 Cynthia Rogers, Graduate Student, CSU Long Beach
Work-in-progress: “The Feminization of Christ”

3:30-4:00 Dr. Kenon Breazeale, CSU Northridge
“Identity Theft? Fine Arts Simulations at Forest Lawn and the Venetian”

4pm Adjourn to nearby restaurant for drinks and a chat

AHSC thanks the Hammer Museum for graciously providing the lovely venue.
For their kind generosity and support, we also thank CSU Channel Islands.