John Wilmerding Symposium on American Art 2018, Part 3: Politics and Pageantry: “The Greek Slave” in the Capital City
Sarah Cash, associate curator, department of American and British paintings, National Gallery of Art. Sarah Cash presents a brief history of Hiram Powers’s marble sculpture The Greek Slave at the second annual John Wilmerding Symposium on American Art, held on March 23, 2018, at the National Gallery of Art. In particular, Cash considers the work’s changing display and reception, both public and private, in Washington, DC from 1848 onward. The John Wilmerding Symposium on American Art is made possible by a grant from the Walton Family Foundation.