Symposium – “’One Heart, One Way’: The Journey of a Princely Art Collection”
The international symposium will accompany the exhibition of the same name at the Georgia Museum of Art. The works included in this show date from 1660 to 1917 and were passed from one generation to the next in the same Russian aristocratic family the Princes Belosselsky-Belozersky who trace their origins to the legendary founder of the medieval state of Kievan Rus’ the Viking Prince Riurik of Jutland (reign 862-879). In 862 Riurik bestowed on one of his two brothers the vast Belozersky (“White Lake”) domain in Northeastern Europe, hence the dynastic name. For centuries thefamily crest has included a motto referring to an honorable singleness ofmind and action, a quote from the Book of Prophet Jeremiah 32:39—“One heart, one way.” PROGRAMSponsors:Willson Center for Humanities and ArtsLamar Dodd School of ArtGeorgia Museum of Art This event is organized in conjunction with the eponymous exhibition on display atThe Georgia Museum of Art(July 20, 2018–January 6, 2019) Friday, September 21Visit to the galleries and coffee reception, 4:00 pmGeorgia Museum of Art, 90 Carlton Street, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 Keynote Lecture:, 5:30 p.m.Room S100, Lamar Dodd School of Art, 270 River Road Shouky Shaheen Distinguished Lecturer in the Arts,2018“A Façade for the Emperor: Saint Petersburg Architectural Fashion of the 1840s and Its Trendsetters”Sergey KuznetsovProfessor of art history, State University of Saint PetersburgDirector of research, The Stroganoff Palace, Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg Session One: Saturday, September 22, 9:30 a.m.M. Smith Griffith Auditorium, Georgia Museum of Art90 Carlton Street Moderator of all three symposium sessions:Vladimir von TsurikovIndependent ScholarBoard Member of the Russian Nobility Association in America(formerly: Director of the Museum of Russian Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota\;Director & Curator, Foundation for Russian History) Alfred Heber Holbrook Memorial Lecture, 2018“Palettes, Power and Palaces: Women Artists and Patrons at the Russian Court”Rosalind Polly BlakesleyProfessor of Russian and European artHead of the department of history of art, University of Cambridge Coffee Break: 10:30–11 a.m. Session Two: Saturday, September 22, 11:00 a.m.–1p.m.“Prince Sergey Belosselsky-Belozersky and Russian Exile Politics”Anatol ShmelevRobert Conquest Curator for Russia and EurasiaHoover Institution, Stanford University “The ‘Politics’ of a Princely Collection”Edward KasinecCurator Emeritus, Slavic and Baltic Division,New York Public LibraryVisiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford UniversityWithHee-Gwone YooSenior Librarian at the General Research DivisionSchwarzman Building, The New York Public Library Lunch Break: 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Session Three: Saturday, September 22, 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.“The Belosselsky-Belozersky Art Collection: Past, Present and Future”Asen KirinProfessor of art history, Lamar Dodd School of ArtParker Curator of Russian Art, Georgia Museum of ArtUniversity of Georgia Gallery tour and discussion, 3–4 p.m.
Wednesday, January 9 at 7:00am to 12:00am
Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street, Athens, GA 30602