PCA/ACA

Popular Art, Architecture, and Design

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POPULAR ART, ARCHITECTURE, & DESIGN

 

 

The Popular Art, Architecture & Design area is concerned with the aesthetics, the history, and the theory of popular culture in the everyday world of the past, the present, and the future.

 

We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels, and/or individual papers. Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four papers or speakers per standard session. Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes. Working professionals, scholars, educators, and students from a variety of methodologies including Art History, Fine Art, Museum or Curatorial Studies, Architecture, and Industrial/Interior Design are all encouraged to submit.

 

It is a broad area indeed, so think creatively! Papers focused on current social justice issues and issues of inclusivity in the field are especially welcome. Topics at previous conferences have included, but were not limited to, the following: 

  • World Fairs
  • Stephen Colbert Teaching Contemporary Art
  • Ceramic Work of Brendan Tang and Sing-Ying Ho
  • Respecting Difficult Histories in museum exhibitions
  • Integrated learning in museums
  • Architecture of Tadao Ando
  • Disneyland
  • Edward Durell Stone
  • Sandy Skoglund and Gregory Crewdson’s visions of suburbia
  • Portrait miniatures
  • Kara Walker’s silhouettes
  • Superman and Art Deco
  • Art of Howard Finster
  • Art Environments
  • Place-Inspired Activism
  • Elizabeth Catlett
  • Norman Rockwell’s lost drawings
  • Cold War American Suburban Imaginary
  • Nineteenth-Century Ephemera: Scrapbooks and Trompe l’Oeil Painting
  • Art Nouveau’s Revival in 1960’s Popular Culture
  • Restoration of Charles Lindbergh’s House
  • Kitchen Design in Glass Houses

 

Please submit a title and an abstract of no more than 250 words and a short 50-word bio with contact information (name, institutional affiliation, mail and email addresses, and contact telephone number). To submit an abstract, go to http://pcaaca.org and follow the instructions for creating an account and making your submission. Please note that submissions will only be accepted through the PCA website; do not email your abstract. Be sure to proofread your name, title, and abstract closely as this text will become part of the program should your proposal be selected.

 

Presenters must be current, paid members to submit to the conference. Information about registering, a list of deadlines, links to submit and apply for grants, and to register for the conference can be found on the PCA website.

 

Any inquires should be directed to the area chair:

 

Dr. Jennifer Streb

Professor of Art History

Curator, Juniata College Museum of Art

Juniata College

Huntingdon, PA 16652

streb@juniata.edu

 

 

 

2022 Conference Dates and Deadlines

01Aug-21 2022 Conference Information Available on Website
01 Sept-21 Submissions Open 
21 Jan-22 Deadline for Paper Proposals
11 Feb-22 Early Bird Registration Ends
12 Feb-22 Regular Registration Begins
01 Mar-22 Regular Registration Ends for Presenters; Those Presenters Not Registered by the Date Will be Dropped From the Program; Late Registration Continues for Nonpresenters
01 Apr-22 Late Registration Ends for Nonpresenters
April 13-16, 2022

Virtual conference

 

All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and registered for the conference. Non-presenters who attend the full conference must also pay membership fees.

To attend the National Conference, members must pay the membership fee and the registration fee.   

The last day for all refunds is February 20, 2022. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

Area chairs

Jennifer Streb