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Symposia

New Perspectives on Paolo Veronese

Paolo Veronese (1528-1588) was one of the giants of Venetian Renaissance painting. Though perhaps best known for his grand ceiling paintings and large Biblical feast scenes, Veronese and his workshop created altarpieces and smaller religious paintings for private devotion or collectors, as well as portraits, depictions of sensual narratives drawn from the classical tradition, and allegories glorifying the Venetian state. Veronese was also an outstanding draughtsman. 

This symposim held March 8-9, 2013 offered new perspectives on Veronese and his art; speakers will include Caroline Campbell (National Gallery, London), Stephen Campbell (Johns Hopkins University), Tracy Cooper (Temple University), C. D. Dickerson III (Kimbell Art Museum), Frederick Ilchman (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston), John Marciari (San Diego Museum of Art), Helena Szepe (University of South Florida), and Susannah Rutherglen (University of Toronto).

Peter Paul Rubens's Triumph of the Eucharist Series

Around 1625, Archduchess Isabella Clara Eugenia (1566-1633), daughter of King Philip II of Spain and regent of the Spanish Netherlands, commissioned a sumptuous series of twenty tapestries from her court painter and advisor, Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640). Conceived as a gift for the Convent of the Descalzas Reales in Madrid, the tapestries together represent the Triumph of the Eucharist, expounding on this fundamental tenet of Counter-Reformation faith. Thirty years have passed since the publication of the magisterial Corpus Rubenianum volume on the Eucharist series; the time is ripe for new research and perspectives.

This symposium held March 30-31, 2012 included papers by Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr. (National Gallery of Art, Washington), Marjorie Wieseman (National Gallery, London), Anne T. Woollett (J. Paul Getty Museum), Fiona Healy (Independent Scholar), Koenraad Brosens (University of Leuven), Ana García Sanz (Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, Patrimonio Nacional), Susan Merriam (Bard College), and Virginia Brilliant (The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art).

American Gothic

The American Gothic Symposium held on February 26-27, 2010 featured speakers from The Ringling Museum of Art, The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The Victoria & Albert Museum, The Musee du Louvre and more.

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