Symposium | Full Circle: The Medal in Art History

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on June 25, 2017

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From the symposium flyer:

Full Circle: The Medal in Art History — A Symposium in Honor of Stephen K. Scher
The Frick Collection, New York, 8 September 2017

On the occasion of the exhibition The Pursuit of Immortality: Masterpieces from the Scher Collection of Portrait Medals, The Frick Collection will hold a symposium on Friday, September 8, 2017, in honor of Stephen K. Scher’s many contributions to the study of medals. This symposium builds on the work of Scher and others who have sought to re-center the medal in art-historical discourse, and aims to bring this important class of object to the attention of the broader scholarly community and the public. The symposium is free, but registration is required.

Susan Dackerman (Visiting Scholar, Getty Research Institute), Making Prints, Making Medals
Ilaria Bernocchi (Doctoral Candidate, University of Cambridge), ‘Inventing’ Identity: Medals and Heroic Portraits in the Italian Renaissance
Emily Fenichel (Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University), Michelangelo’s Portrait Medal: Thee Penitent Artist in His Final Years
Jeffrey Collins (Professor, Bard Graduate Center), Egentium Votis: Francesco Riccardi, Giovacchino Fortini, and the Art of Self-Promotion
Martin Hirsch (Curator, Staatliche Münzsammlung, Munich), Papal Medals and the Interplay of Prints, Paintings, and Numismatics
Hannah Williams (Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow, Queen Mary University of London), Portrayal and Commemoration: Medal Engravers at the French Academy of Painting and Sculpture
Iris Moon (Visiting Professor, Pratt Institute), Kneeling Man in Chains: Recasting Invisibility and Absence in the Wedgwood Anti-Slavery Medallion
Anna Seidel (Researcher, Hamburger Kunsthalle), ‘The Revival of the Medal’: Medals and Plaquettes at the Origin of Alfred Lichtwark’s Sculpture Collection at the Hamburger Kunsthalle
Emerson Bowyer (Searle Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, Art Institute of Chicago), History in Relief

The above order of speakers is provisional.






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