November 2-4, 2012
Working Group in Medieval Sculpture, 1100-1550 – A Transatlantic Dialogue: Sculptural Reception
After conferences in Paris (January 2012) on sculptural media and in Kalamazoo (May 2012) on sculptural objecthood, the third and final installment of this Working Group’s Transatlantic Dialogue will be held in Philadelphia by the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Papers will examine sculptural uses and contexts and consider the affective, social, and economic responses they engendered. Presentations will also consider the influence on later artistic works, as well as the modern reception of medieval sculpture, including issues of display, museography, and conservation. Speakers include leading scholars and curators from across Europe and North America whose Working Group projects include a range of media— stone, wood, ivory, bronze—and approaches.
This symposium is offered in conjunction with the Fourth Annual Anne d’Harnoncourt Symposium, held in honor of the late director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and presented by the University of Pennsylvania History of Art Department, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Paris.
For registration (required) and fuller details, please visit: http://www.philamuseum.org/calendarEvents/adults/symposia.html
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