Department of Art History and Art

Department of Art History and Art Cleveland Symposium

Cleveland Symposium

Organized each year by students in the joint graduate programs of Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Museum of Art, graduate students from institutions across North American and Europe present original research in art history on a specific theme at this one-day symposium.

The Cleveland Symposium is one of the longest running art history graduate student symposia in the United States.

The 39th Cleveland Symposium will be held in October 2013.

October 11
Cleveland Symposium, CMA; all day
The 39th Annual Cleveland Symposium
October 11, 2013 | Recital Hall, Cleveland Museum of Art

How and why does a work of art become prized or venerated? The complex issues surrounding the question of value will be explored at the 2013 Cleveland Symposium. Organized by students in the joint art history and museum studies graduate program of Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Museum of Art, the event will feature new research presented by MA and PhD students from distinguished art history programs across the United States and abroad. Discussions will span a variety of fields within the discipline, including Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern, Contemporary, and Non-Western art.

The symposium, generously sponsored by the CWRU College of Arts and Sciences, Office of Student Affairs, and Friends of Art, is free and open to the public. Stay for one presentation, a session, or the entire day!

Session I: Collecting and the Creation of Value
Session II: Materiality and Inherent Value
Session III: The Transformation of Value

Full program details are available at