Kendall DeBoer

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Kendall DeBoer is a PhD Candidate in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester, as well as a curatorial assistant in the Department of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She specializes in unconventional materials like cellophane, tinsel, ribbons, and other party favors.

Wedding Cake Toppers: Miniatures, Excess, and Fantasy

Kendall deBoer writes what may be the first critical history of wedding cake toppers, tying frilly white doves and normative bride-and-groom couples to feminist art and DIY craft practices that offer opportunities for creativity and fantasy.

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Florine and the Three Worlds

Kendall DeBoer uses the analytical framework of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” to explore the life and work of one prolific world builder—modernist painter, set designer, and poet Florine Stettheimer.

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