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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


James A. Porter Colloquium
Cosponsored with Howard University

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

April 16, 2021
4:30–6:00 p.m.

Visit the colloquium's web page to register for the virtual event.


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

Contact: Art and the Pull of Print
Jennifer L. Roberts, Harvard University

April 25: Pressure
May 2: Reversal
May 9: Separation
May 16: Strain
May 23: Interference
May 30: Alienation

Each lecture will premiere on the date listed and will remain on the National Gallery's website for public viewing. No registration is required.

Recent Meetings


Wyeth Foundation for American Art Symposium

Feminism in American Art History
December 4–11, 2020

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

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

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Postponed Meetings


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

Fall 2022 dates to be announced.