Women in Art and Music is a two-part conference hosted jointly by the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art and The Juilliard School in New York. The conference is organized by Eve Straussman-Pflanzer (National Gallery) and Elizabeth Weinfield (Juilliard).
Presentations and performances will think more broadly about women as creators, as part of the cultural and global economy, and as experts in their chosen fields of art.
Join us for the second of two days at the National Gallery of Art.
Unconventual Convents and Contexts
10:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Steven Nelson, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, and Eve Straussman-Pflanzer, National Gallery of Art
Brett Umlauf, Los Angeles, CA
“(Re)formed Icon: 9th-century Hymnographer Kassia of Byzantium’s Musical Legacy in her Hymn to Saint Pelagia”
Craig Monson, Washington University, St. Louis (emeritus)
“Performing Music, Performing Art: Convent Pathways to Social (and Geographic) Mobility in Early Modern Italy”
Carolina Sacristán, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
“Symbolism and Musical Performance: The Profession of a Nun in Colonial Guatemala”
Vanessa Tonelli, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
“The Performer’s Voice: Musical Training and Solos of the Venetian Figlie di Coro”
Moderated by Eve Straussman-Pflanzer, National Gallery of Art
Yasemin Altun, Duke University
Meredith Graham, National Humanities Center
Dana Hogan, Project Vox, Duke University
“Project Vox and Early Modern Women’s Collaborations in the Arts”
Moderated by Elizabeth Weinfield, The Juilliard School
West Garden Court, West Building