International Symposium – Gifts and Prayers: The Romanovs and Their Subjects

Speakers from Europe and the United States will discuss the history of collecting Russian art in America. In addition, papers will be devoted to individual works of art featured in the exhibition of the same name. The presentations will include reports on the conservation and restoration of the objects of art as well as detailed findings of a scientific multispectral imaging of a hitherto unknown painting by Aleksei G. Venetsianov (1780–1847), one of Russia’s most significant 19th-century artists. The symposium is sponsored by the Willson Center and C.V. Nalley III.This symposium is free and open to the public. All sessions will take place at the Georgia Museum of Art, 90 Carlton Street, Athens, GA 30602, unlessotherwise indicated.The complete schedule is as follows: Friday, September 23, 20164 – 5 p.m. : Tour of the Galleries5:30 p.m. : Keynote LectureSuzanne Massie, Shouky Shaheen Distinguished Lecturer in theArtsRoom S150, Lamar Dodd School of Art Saturday, September 24, 20168 – 8:30 a.m. : Coffee & pastries8:30 – 8:45 a.m. : Opening remarksWilliam Underwood Eiland, Director of the Georgia Museum of Art8:45 am – 9:30 Introductory LectureEdward Kasinec, Columbia University“Riddles of The De Basily Collections at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University” SESSION ONE Russian Icons: Sales and Collections,moderated by Anna Winestein, St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University& Ballets Russes Arts Initiative, Boston9:30 – 11 a.m.Elena Osokina, University of South Carolina“To Sell Icons: Soviet Industrializationand the Founding of the World Market in Russian Religious Art”Wendy Salmond, Chapman University“Russian Icons in American Museums”11 – 11:30 a.m. – Coffee break11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.Yuri Pyatnitsky, StateHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg“The Tsars of Russia and the Holy Mountain Athos”12 – 2:00 p.m. – Lunch and gallery tour SESSION TWO Russian Paintings in the West, moderated by Vladimir von Tsurikov, Director of the Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) in Minneapolis, Minnesota2 – 3:30 p.m.Anna Winestein, St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University & Ballets Russes Arts Initiative, Boston“Across the Chasm of Foreignness, Across the Chasm of Time: 19th Century Russian art in the West before and after 1917”Erich Uffelman, Washington and Lee University“The Scientific Imaging of the ‘Portrait of Youth’ Featured in the Exhibition Gifts and Prayers: The Romanovs and Their Subjects”The paper will be delivered jointly with Dr. Uffelman’s Research Assistant, Mallory Abramson3 – 3:30 p.m. – Coffee break4 – 4:45 p.m.Asen Kirin, University of Georgia“Angels on Earth: Portraits and Icons in Russian Art and Literature During the Early Nineteenth Century”5 – 5:30 p.m. – DISCUSSION and ADJOURNMENT

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 9:00am to 12:00am

the M. Smith-Griffith Auditorium, Georgia Museum of Art @ 90 Carlton St, Athens, GA 30602, USA

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