Colorstruck! Painting, Pigment, Affect
The 71st A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts
Richard J. Powell, Duke University
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December 3, 2021
Prioritizing Indigenous Communities and Voices: Curating in This Time
Wyeth Lecture in American Art
Patricia Marroquin Norby, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The lecture will premiere at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 3, with closed-captioning, on both the National Gallery’s website and YouTube channel, where it will be archived.
October 1, 2021
Fragments and Frameworks: Illuminated Manuscripts and Illustrated Books in Digital Humanities
The study of art history has long dealt with fragments and processes of fragmentation. Illuminated manuscripts and illustrated books in particular may have their fragments and folia fugitiva—pieces of material—separated from a whole collection or corpus. Many thousands of drawings and miniatures are dispersed around the world, including those donated to the National Gallery of Art by Lessing J. Rosenwald. The adoption of open-access online collections has enabled new avenues for study. Open digital frameworks promise to bring new data and new attention to these objects and to ask critical questions about their provenance and conservation. This conference will discuss fragments and frameworks, actual and conceptual, in art history and related disciplines, and address emerging questions in digital humanities. What kinds of afterlives are incurred by processes of fragmentation and cutting? How does the concept of the frame or framework inform the study of illuminated manuscripts and illustrated books? How does the concept of (digital) remediation inform our approach to these works?
This conference is made possible by the Kress-Murphy Fund, established in recognition of Franklin D. Murphy’s commitment to the traditions of European book and manuscript illustration.