Meetings

During the academic year CASVA organizes scholarly meetings that range in size and duration from multiday gatherings with audiences to individual lectures and closed roundtable discussions. Meetings are held primarily at the National Gallery of Art and occasionally at other institutions, both in this country and abroad. Subjects include themes related to the history of the visual arts of any period and geographic location and to all media.

The program of special meetings includes symposia, conferences, colloquies, seminars, study days, and incontri. Symposia and conferences are multiday presentations of formal papers with audience participation. Colloquies (usually focused on objects in the Gallery's collection), seminars (thematic), study days (special exhibitions), and incontri (informal talks by visiting scholars) are small gatherings in which scholars in related fields are invited to participate. Symposia are published as volumes in the series Studies in the History of Art; some seminars are published in CASVA’s Seminar Papers series.

The program of regular meetings includes shoptalks and colloquia presented by fellows and professors in residence.

The lecture program includes two named lecture series: the Gallery’s annual A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts and the biennial Wyeth Lecture in American Art. Other occasional lectures occur during the academic year. CASVA also cosponsors, with the University of Maryland, the annual Middle Atlantic Symposium in the History of Art, presenting graduate student research.

MEETINGS NEWS

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Sixty-Third A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts
March 30-May 11, 2014

Past Belief: Visions of Early Christianity in Renaissance and Reformation Europe
Anthony Grafton, Princeton University

How Jesus Celebrated Passover: The Jewish Origins of Christianity
March 30

Bearers of Memory and Makers of History: The Many Paths to Christian Antiquity
April 6

Christian Origins and the Work of Time: Imagining the First Christians
April 13

Relics and Ruins: Material Survivals and Early Modern Interpretations
April 27

Martyrdom and Persecution: The Uses of Early Christian Suffering
May 4

Constantine and Conversion: The Roles of the First Christian Emperor
May 11

Program (PDF 449KB)

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Rediscovering the Ancient World on the Bay of Naples, 1710–1890
Studies in the History of Art, Volume 79
Edited by Carol C. Mattusch, 2013

Recently published volume resulting from the proceedings of the symposium "Rediscovering the Ancient World on the Bay of Naples," January 30–31, 2009.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

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Forty-Fourth Annual Middle Atlantic Symposium in the History of Art
March 8, 2014

Illustrated lectures by graduate students in art history. Jointly sponsored by CASVA and the University of Maryland Department of Art History and Archaeology. Program (PDF 463KB)

RECENT MEETINGS

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Wyeth Lecture in American Art
November 20, 2013

Reversing American Art
Jennifer L. Roberts, Harvard University

Shaw Memorial

The Civil War in Art and Memory
November 8–9, 2013

The proceedings of the symposium "The Civil War in Art and Memory" will be published as an upcoming volume in the series Studies in the History of Art. Speaker and title list (PDF 152KB)

Image: Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Shaw Memorial, 1900 (detail). U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, New Hampshire

Contact Us

Telephone: (202) 842-6480
Fax: (202) 842-6733
E-mail: casva@nga.gov

Mailing Address
2000B South Club Drive
Landover, MD 20785

Upcoming Meetings

Middle Atlantic Symposium in the History of Art

Saturday, March 8, 2014, 10:00 am

West Building Lecture Hall

A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts

Past Belief: Visions of Early Christianity in Renaissance and Reformation Europe

Anthony Grafton, Princeton University

Sundays, March 30, April 6, April 13, April 27, May 4, May 11, 2:00 pm

East Building Auditorium

For additional information on past symposia, colloquia, seminars, and lectures, refer to the Center Reports.