Articles by Janelle Grace

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Open Enrollment | My Year in Books

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Open Enrollment | My Year in Books

During my year-long MA course at University College London, nearly all of our readings and texts were available at the library, as PDF files, or online, unlike my experience during …

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Open Enrollment | My Dissertation as Document of a Moment

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Open Enrollment | My Dissertation as Document of a Moment

Nearly eleven months in my year-long masters program, I am now in crunch time. The first two-thirds of the program was spent in three taught courses, and from May on, …

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Open Enrollment | South African Photography and the Lingering Political Anxieties of Identity

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Open Enrollment | South African Photography and the Lingering Political Anxieties of Identity

Last month, I had the privilege and pleasure of attending a symposium that served roughly as a capstone to one of my graduate courses. The symposium was coordinated in conjunction …

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Open Enrollment | The Art of Close Looking

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Open Enrollment | The Art of Close Looking

I can go on my own to a museum or gallery or symposium, and I do, but going as a part of one of my classes makes me more appreciative …

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Open Enrollment | On Access and Elitism

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Open Enrollment | On Access and Elitism

I recently visited the Tate Britain with a friend who studies history but doesn’t care much for modern or contemporary art. Standing in front of David Hockney’s Great Pyramid at …

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Open Enrollment: The BHQFU takes on the USA

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Open Enrollment: The BHQFU takes on the USA

The Bruces are going on the road, out of the echo-chamber of New York, to take on America. It’s been hard for me to take a definitive stance on the …

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Open Enrollment: Letters to a Young Art Historian?

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Open Enrollment: Letters to a Young Art Historian?

November 2009, I was in the middle of a dark blue funk, something along the lines of a post-collegiate quarter-life crisis. Working a menial, low-paying job in museum retail and …