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Public Symposia
John Wilmerding Symposium on American Art

March 23 from 10:30 to 5:00
East Building Auditorium

The lectures will be streamed live here.

Earl A. Powell III, director, National Gallery of Art

Women in White
Nancy Anderson, curator and head, department of American and British paintings, National Gallery of Art

Inspiring Visits with Archibald Motley Jr.
David C. Driskell, artist, curator, and Distinguished University Professor of Art, Emeritus, University of Maryland at College Park

Politics and Pageantry: “The Greek Slave” in the Capital City
Sarah Cash, associate curator, department of American and British paintings, National Gallery of Art

Frederick Douglass, “The Greek Slave,” and the Politics of Sculptural Reproduction
R. Tess Korobkin, PhD candidate, history of art, Yale University, and Ellen Holtzman Fellow, Luce /ACLS Dissertation Fellowship in American Art, 2017–2018

W. W. Corcoran, Lord Ward, and the Twice-Made “Greek Slave”
Karen Lemmey, curator of sculpture, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Q & A Session

12:25–1:25 BREAK

Modernism, Race, and George Bellows at the National Gallery of Art
Charles Brock, associate curator, department of American and British paintings, National Gallery of Art

“You put your self in his place”: George Bellows and the Limits of Bodily Knowledge
John Fagg, lecturer, department of English literature, University of Birmingham

Q & A Session

Invitation: Audience Engagement and the Changing Role of Arts Professionals
Holly Bass, artistic director, Holly Bass|360

Reshaping the Conversation
Judith Brodie, curator and head, department of modern prints and drawings, National Gallery of Art

Dorothea Lange’s Photographs
Anne Whiston Spirn, author, photographer, landscape architect, and Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Q & A Session

Answering the Body’s Question
Terence Washington, program assistant, department of academic programs, National Gallery of Art

Bodies of Work
Molly Donovan, curator of art, 1975–present, National Gallery of Art, in conversation with artists Janine Antoni, Byron Kim, and Glenn Ligon

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

Image: Glenn Ligon, Installation shot of Self-Portrait (VIII) and Self-Portrait (X), 1996, silkscreen ink on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Corcoran Collection (Gift of the Women's Committee of the Corcoran Gallery of Art)

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