Symposium | Freemasonry and the Visual Arts

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on May 4, 2017

From the symposium programme:

Freemasonry and the Visual Arts
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, 26 May 2017

Co-chaired by Reva Wolf and Alisa Luxenberg

The Freemasonry and the Visual Arts symposium is a program of the second World Conference on Fraternalism, Freemasonry, and History.

It brings together a series of original case studies to reveal the wide variety, international scope, social complexity, and fundamental historical significance of the intersections of Masonry and the arts from the eighteenth century forward.

Registration is free through this link.

14:00  Part 1: Freemasonry and the Exploration of Architecture
• David Martín López (University of Granada), Freemasonry in Eighteenth-Century Portugal and the Architectural Projects of the Marquis de Pombal
• Alisa Luxenberg (University of Georgia, Athens), Building Codes: New Light on f … baron Taylor and Les Voyages pittoresques et romantiques dans l’ancienne France
• Talinn Grigor (University of California, Davis), Reveil de l’Iran: Freemasonry and Artistic Revivalism from Parsi Bombay to Qajar Tehran

15:15  Coffee break

15:30  Part 2: Art, Freemasonry, and Social and Political Upheaval
• Cordula Bischoff (independent scholar), Meissen Porcelain and the Order of the Pug
• Reva Wolf (State University of New York at New Paltz), Goya’s Art and Freemasonry in Spain
• Katherine Marie Smith (New York University), Masonic Imagery in Haitian Vodou

16:45  Part 3: Transformations in the Art of Freemasonry in the United States
• Nan Wolverton (American Antiquarian Society), ‘Within the Compass of Good Citizens’: The Visual Arts of Freemasonry as Practiced by Paul Revere
• William D. Moore (Boston University), ‘To Consummate the Plan’: Solomon’s Temple in Masonic Art, Architecture, and Popular Culture, 1865–1930
• Cheryl Finley (Cornell University) and Deborah Willis (New York University), ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’: Imaging Black Freemasons from Emancipation to the 1960s





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