Symposium | Continuing Curiosity: The Art of the Peales

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on February 16, 2018

From the Philadelphia Museum of Art:

Continuing Curiosity: The Art of the Peales
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 17 February 2018

On Saturday, 17 February, five Peale scholars share their ongoing research in the context of the Museum’s new publication, The Art of the Peales in the Philadelphia Museum of Art: Adaptations and Innovations. Registration required, $20 (Philadelphia Museum of Art members free). Included in the fee is general museum admission for Friday evening’s ‘Gallery Conversation’ (starting at 5:45pm), which includes an installation discussion with scholars, along with musical programming.

Morning Session | 10:30–12:30
• Welcome and introduction, Carol Soltis (Project Associate Curator, Philadelphia Museum of Art)
• ‘Pealed all Around’: The Making of Curious Revolutionaries at the American Philosophical Society, Amy Noel Ellison (Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow, American Philosophical Society)
• Under My Skin: Raphaelle Peale’s Venus Rising from the Sea-A Deception and the Hidden Mechanisms of Disease, Lauren Lessing (Mirken Director of Academic and Public Programs, Colby College Museum of Art)

Afternoon Session | 1:30–4:30
• Looking ahead with Charles Peale Polk, Linda Simmons (Curator Emerita, The Corcoran Gallery
• Replicating Nature: The Peales and Their Still Lifes, Lance Humphries (Executive Director, Mount Vernon Place Conservancy)
• Hanging Shakespeare: Charles Willson Peale and Benjamin West at PAFA in 1807, Wendy Bellion (Professor, Sewell C. Biggs Chair in American Art History, University of Delaware)


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