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The John Wilmerding Symposium on American Art at the National Gallery of Art Will Feature Six Distinguished Scholars from Four Prestigious Universities and the Metropolitan Museum of Art

John Wilmerding. Photo credit: Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University

John Wilmerding. Photo credit: Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University

Washington, DC—This fall, the National Gallery of Art will launch a new annual symposium focused on American art. Named for the Gallery's retired curator, deputy director, trustee, and chairman, as well as one of the nation's leading scholars in American art, the inaugural John Wilmerding Symposium on American Art will feature a group of distinguished scholars, who will talk about American art from their areas of expertise.  

The John Wilmerding Symposium on American Art is made possible by a generous grant from The Walton Family Foundation.

The symposium is free and open to the public, and will take place in the Gallery's 500-seat auditorium with stadium-style seating. Doors open 30 minutes before the program starts.

The John Wilmerding Symposium on American Art
October 22, 2:00
East Building Auditorium

Illustrated lectures:

Which Is Which? The Serious Fun of Trompe l'Oeil
Wendy Bellion, associate professor, department of art history, University of Delaware

Arthur Dove: Circles, Signs, and Sounds
Rachael Z. DeLue, associate professor, department of art and archaeology, Princeton University

Marsden Hartley's Maine
Randall Griffey, associate curator, department of modern and contemporary art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Still Life and America
Mark D. Mitchell, Holcombe T. Green Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, Yale University Art Gallery

Seeing in Detail: Frederic Church and the Language of Landscape
Jennifer Raab, assistant professor, department of the history of art, Yale University

Rockwell Kent and the End of the World
Justin Wolff, associate professor of art history, department of art, University of Maine.

The John Wilmerding Symposium on American Art is made possible by a generous grant from The Walton Family Foundation.
The lectures will be streamed live October 22 at 2:00.

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Sarah Edwards Holley, (202) 842-6359 or s-holley@nga.gov

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