Prof. Wang chairs CAA conference panel

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Prof. Michelle Wang recently chaired a panel titled “The Absent Image” at the 102nd Annual Conference of the College Art Association, held in Chicago during February 12-15, 2014.  The College Art Association (CAA) is the leading professional organization of art historians and visual artists.  Prof. Wang’s panel questioned the potential and limitations of using documentary material such as literary sources and photographs to understand objects and architectural sites that no longer exist, as well as to consider the place of absent images and sites in the history of art.  The panel was comprised of presentations covering Byzantine, Latin American, Japanese, Italian Renaissance, and contemporary Chinese art and architecture.