February 28, 2007

School of Art and Design graduate to give lecture

by Sun Min

Nancy Palm, a graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale's School of Art and Design, will present a lecture about "Unsettling Identities: Native Americans in Thomas Cole's National Landscapes," on Friday, March 2, at noon in the University Museum Auditorium. A reception will follow.

Sponsored by the SIUC art history program and the Art History Association, the event is free and open to the public.

Palm graduated summa cum laude from SIUC in 2001. She received a university fellowship to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received her master's degree in art history in 2005. Palm is currently a doctoral student at Indiana University, and holder of the Ruth Halls Fellowship in American Art. Her paper, "'Where There's Smoke': The Specter of Indian Removal in Hudson River School Landscapes," won the Butlein Prize for outstanding 19th century paper at the 2005 Cleveland Symposium.