Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan and Colby College Museum of Art Mirken Curator of Education Lauren Lessing will each deliver papers at the Third Biennial Association of Historians of American Art Symposium to be held in Philadelphia Oct. 9-11.

Lessing’s talk is titled, “Flat-Breasted Maidens: Winslow Homer’s Depictions of Natural Girlhood in the 1870s.” Sheehan’s talk, “Playing the Race Card: Thomas Le Clear’s High, Jack, Game,” examines a circa 1865 American genre painting currently on view at the Colby College Museum of Art.