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Upcoming and Recent Meetings at the Center

See upcoming and recent meetings of the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, including lectures, symposia, conferences, and colloquia.

Upcoming Meetings

Master of the Cypresses, Initial U (?), 1430s1430s

October 1, 2021
Virtual Conference

Fragments and Frameworks: Illuminated Manuscripts and Illustrated Books in Digital Humanities

Further information to be announced.


Spring 2022
The 71st A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts

Colorstruck! Painting, Pigment, Affect
Richard J. Powell, Duke University

The lecture series will be held in the East Building Auditorium at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, over six Sundays from March 20 to May 1, 2022.
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Recent Meetings


Spring 2021
The 70th A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts

Contact: Art and the Pull of Print
Jennifer L. Roberts, Harvard University
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April 16, 2021
James A. Porter Colloquium
Cosponsored with Howard University

Defining Diaspora: 21st-Century Developments in Art of the African Diaspora

This annual event brings together artists and art historians to explore the aesthetic practices, critical issues, and art historical interpretations of the art of the African Diaspora.


December 4–11, 2020
Wyeth Foundation for American Art Symposium

Feminism in American Art History

This annual program supported by the Wyeth Foundation for American Art was a two-part symposium consisting of eight prerecorded lectures and a live panel discussion.

Presentations by Kirsten Pai Buick, Aruna D’Souza, Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Lisa Farrington, Jessica Horton, Jenny Lin, Helen Molesworth, and Jennifer Van Horn.

Lorenzo Monaco, Madonna and Child, 14131413

October 30, 2020
Sydney J. Freedberg Lecture on Italian Art

Telling the Past Differently: Italian Renaissance Art in the Hands of the Beholder
Megan Holmes, University of Michigan

Postponed Meetings


Fall 2022
The 69th A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts

Transparence and Ambiguity: The Modern Space of Axonometry
Yve-Alain Bois, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ

Dates to be announced.