Hanne Graversen is a PhD candidate in art history at the University of Chicago. Graversen’s work focuses on the intersecting histories of art and the built environment since WWII.
Hanne Graversen will present from her dissertation “Interchanges: Construction of the U.S. Interstate Highway System and Artistic Practice, 1956-1984,” which examines how the transforming landscape of the Interstate became both a medium and an object of inquiry for artists in the period. Bess Williamson, Associate Professor of Art History, will join Graversen in discussion of this work and themes of mobility, consumer culture, and artistic practice of the mid - to late 20th century.
Mapping the Field is the Art History department’s inaugural conversation series focused on bringing together a variety of emerging scholars to discuss their work with a faculty member or graduate student in the spirit of critical discussion and reflection. Mapping the Field creates opportunity for new perspectives to emerge and interests to catalyze across the discipline.
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