National Gallery of Art - CASVA

Meetings
Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts

The Center sponsors regular and special meetings throughout the academic year. Meetings held at regular intervals include colloquia, presented by the senior members of the Center, and shoptalks, given by the predoctoral fellows. Art historians and other scholars at area universities, museums, and research institutes are invited to participate in these gatherings.

Special meetings of the Center occur periodically throughout the year and include symposia, conferences, curatorial/conservation colloquies, incontri, seminars, and lectures. These meetings involve participants from the local, national, and international communities of scholars.

Such gatherings, in addition to the Center's annual reception in honor of new members, introductory meeting with the curatorial departments of the National Gallery, and weekly luncheon and tea encourage exchange among the members and help stimulate critical discourse in advanced research in the history of art and related disciplines.

Upcoming

April–May 2013
Sixty-Second A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts
Barry Bergdoll, Museum of Modern Art / Columbia University
Out of Site in Plain View: A History of Exhibiting Architecture since 1750

Recent

Colloquia

October 13, 2011
Julian Gardner, Samuel H. Kress Professor
Painters and Saints: Anthroponymy and Art in Medieval Italy

November 10, 2011
David E. James, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow
Rock ’n’ Film: Generic Transformations in Three Rock ’n’ Roll Film Musicals from 1964

December 8, 2011
Sonya S. Lee, Paul Mellon Senior Fellow
Between Culture and Nature: Cave Temples of Sichuan

January 5, 2012
Amy Powell, Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow
Hercules Segers: A Genealogy of the Inexpressive Line

February 16, 2012
Estelle Lingo, Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow
Wild Horses: Power and the Grotesque in Francesco Mochi’s Equestrian Monuments to the Farnese

March 1, 2012
Maria Cristina Wolff de Carvalho, Paul Mellon Senior Fellow
The Landscape Art of William John Burchell

April 5, 2012
Jennifer Purtle, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow
Forms of Cosmopolitanism in the Sino-Mongol City

April 26, 2012
Carmen C. Bambach, Andrew W. Mellon Professor
The Quest for Authenticity in Michelangelo’s Drawings

Shoptalks

October 24, 2011
Benjamin Anderson, David E. Finley Fellow
Scarcity and Abundance: Byzantine and Carolingian Images of the Ptolemaic Cosmos

October 31, 2011
Jennifer M. S. Stager, Paul Mellon Fellow
“In eyes no sight”: Inlaid Eyes, Color, and Visuality in Ancient Mediterranean Art

December 1, 2011
Razan Francis, Twenty-Four-Month Chester Dale Fellow
Reconstructing Ornament: Enlightenment Spain's Contested Islamic Craft Heritage

January 19, 2012
Anna Lise Seastrand, Ittleson Fellow
Representing Place in the Nāyaka Murals of Tamil Nadu

January 26, 2012
Marden Fitzpatrick Nichols, A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
Vitruvius on Vermilion: A Proposed Context for the Composition of De architectura

February 1, 2012
Jason Di Resta, Samuel H. Kress Fellow
Pordenone and the Force of the Local

March 8, 2012
Dana E. Byrd, Wyeth Fellow
Picturing the Plantation: Henry P. Moore’s Views of the Sea Islands

March 19, 2012
Di Yin Lu, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow
Acquiring Antiquity

Symposia

March 30–31, 2012
Middle Atlantic Symposium in the History of Art, Forty-Second Annual Sessions
Cosponsored with the Department of Art History and Archaeology, University of Maryland

April 13–14, 2012
The Artist in Edo
Cosponsored with the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Conferences

March 30, 2012
The Art of Itō Jakuchū
Co-organized with the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Colloquy

May 14–16, 2012
The Academy of Painting and Sculpture in the Ancien Régime: New Perspectives
Edmond J. Safra Colloquy

Co-organized with Marc Fumaroli and Jacqueline Lichtenstein, Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professors, fall 2011

Study Days

January 12–13, 2012
“Anticus Mantuanus” and Renaissance Bronzes
Robert H. Smith Study Day

April 12, 2012
The Artist in Edo
Co-organized with the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Incontri

October 20, 2011
Bryan J. Wolf, Stanford University
No Ideas but in Things: Reading Martin Puryear
Wyeth Foundation for American Art Incontro

May 14, 2012
Cinzia Pasquali, Musée du Louvre
Leonardo: Temi e Patemi (Leonardo: Themes and Vexations)

Seminars

June 7–10, 2011
Museums and Academia: Approaches to Image and Text

Meeting

June 7–10, 2011
Museums and Academia: Approaches to Image and Text

Lectures

October 19, 2011
Bryan J. Wolf, Stanford University
Between the Lines: Philip Guston and “Bad Painting”
Wyeth Lecture in American Art

Craig Clunas, University of Oxford
Chinese Painting and Its Audiences
The Sixty-First A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts

May 16, 2012
Marc Fumaroli, Collège de France, Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professor, fall 2011
From Rocaille to Neoclassicism in French Art, 1750–1760: A New Approach

May 16, 2012
Jacqueline Lichtenstein, Université Paris–Sorbonne, Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professor, fall 2011
The Aesthetic Turn in the Eighteenth Century