Symposium | Sculpture Collecting and Display, 1600–2000

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on May 15, 2017

From The Frick:

Sculpture Collecting and Display, 1600–2000
The Frick Collection, New York, 19–20 May 2017

Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Ugolino and His Sons, 1865–67 (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art).

Presented by the Center for the History of Collecting, Frick Art Reference Library, this two-day symposium will showcase how approaches to collecting and displaying sculpture have varied and changed over the centuries, from the Kunstkammer of late Renaissance princes, to the sculpture galleries of the eighteenth century, to garden sculpture ensembles and, finally to the challenges of displaying sculpture in public museums. Tickets for both days are $50 ($35 for members); single-day tickets are $30 ($25 for members). The symposium is made possible through the support of the Robert H. Smith Family Foundation.

F R I D A Y ,  1 9  M A Y  2 0 1 7

3:15  Registration

3:30  Welcome and Opening Remarks by Ian Wardropper (Director, The Frick Collection) and Inge Reist (Director, Center for the History of Collecting, Frick Art Reference Library)

3:45  Keynote Address
• Malcolm Baker (Distinguished Professor, University of California, Riverside), What Do We Mean by a ‘Sculpture Collection’?

4:30  Coffee break

4:55  Wunderkammer and Kunstkammer: Mixing the Media
• Jeremy Warren, Honorary Curator of Sculpture, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, and Sculpture Research Curator, The National Trust), The Collecting of Small Bronze Sculptures in Renaissance Italy
• Michael Yonan (Associate Professor of Art History, University of Missouri), Porcelain as Sculpture: Medium, Materiality, and the Categories of Eighteenth-Century Collecting
• Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann (Frederick Marquand Professor of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University), Messy History? Sculpture Collecting and the Kunstkammer

6:25  Questions from the Audience

S A T U R D A Y ,  2 0  M A Y  2 0 1 7

10:00  Registration

10:15  Welcome by Inge Reist (Director, Center for the History of Collecting, Frick Art Reference Library)

10:25  Garden Sculptures as Collections
• Betsy Rosasco (Research Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, Princeton University Art Museum), Versailles, Marly, Dresden: Magnificence and Its Limits
• Julius Bryant (Keeper of Word & Image, Victoria and Albert Museum), Gentlemen Prefer Bronze: Garden Sculpture and Sculpture Gardens in Eighteenth-Century England

11:25  Coffee break

11:50  Sculpture Galleries
• Jeffrey Collins (Professor, Bard Graduate Center), Staging Statues: The Challenge of the Group
• Anne-Lise Desmas (Curator and Department Head of Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The J. Paul Getty Museum), The ‘Gallerie du S.r Girardon Sculpteur Ordinaire du Roy’

12:50  Lunch break

11:50  Sculpture Galleries, continued
• Alison Yarrington (Professor of Art History and Dean of the School of Arts, English, Drama and Publishing, Loughborough University), Myth, Memory, and Marble: The Country House Sculpture Gallery in the Post-Napoleonic Period

2:45  The Changing Place of Sculpture in the Public Museum
• Andrew McClellan (Professor of Art History, Tufts University), The Problem of Sculpture in the Public Museum
• Alan Darr (Senior Curator of the European Art Department and Walter B. Ford II Family Curator of European Sculpture & Decorative Arts, Detroit Institute of Arts), The Legacy of William Valentiner in Shaping the Display of European Sculpture in American Museums, 1900–Present: Case Studies
• James Fenton and Ian Wardropper in Conversation: Collecting Sculpture for Private and Public Collections during the Late Twentieth and Early Twenty-First Centuries



Conference | The Art of Beefing it Up

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on May 15, 2017

From The Museum of English Rural Life:

The Art of Beefing it Up
The Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading, 19 June 2017

Registration due by 1 June 2017

A one-day conference on how paintings and prints of farm livestock functioned during the late-18th and early-19th centuries. Spaces are limited, please book by 1 June 2017. Cost includes buffet lunch and refreshments. 


9.30  Registration and coffee

9.45  Morning Session
• Ollie Douglas, Fat Beasts at the Museum of English Rural Life
• Hilary Matthews, The Woburn Sheepshearing
• Lawrence Weaver, The Iconic Paintings of Thomas Weaver

11.30  Coffee break

11.45  Visit to see relevant paintings, prints, artefacts, and archives in the Museum

13.00  Lunch

14.00  Afternoon Session
• Alison Wright, Paul Potter on the Thames: Landscape and Cattle Painting in Early-19th-Century Britain
• Pat Stanley, The Bakewell Effect

15.30  Panel discussion chaired by Jeremy Burchardt

16.00  Tea and departure

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