Whistler: Nature and Nation
A Symposium Presented by the Lunder Consortium for Whistler Studies on James McNeill Whistler and His International Contexts at the Colby College Museum of Art
The Lunder Consortium for Whistler Studies: Museum Education and Impact in the 21st Century
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Join us for a conversation featuring the Deputy Director for Art and Research at the Art Institute of Chicago, Martha Tedeschi, on the transformative role of art museums as centers for teaching, learning, and mentorship. Panelists include Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Art at Colby College, Tanya Sheehan; Colby College student, Francesca Soriano; the Lunder Consortium for Whistler Studies Fellow, Justin McCann. Moderated by the Carolyn Muzzy Director and Chief Curator of Colby College Museum of Art, Sharon Corwin.
Whistler: Nature and Nation Symposium
Thursday, October 15, 2015
9 am–5 pm
Whistler: Nature and Nation is a symposium dedicated to the exploration of how the American artist James McNeill Whistler reimagined ideas of nature and nation in light of his international contexts and experiences.
9–9:30 am Coffee and breakfast in the William D. Adams Gallery
Welcome from the Carolyn Muzzy Director and Chief Curator, Sharon Corwin and the Lunder Consortium for Whistler Studies Fellow, Justin McCann
“Whistler and Nature,” Lecturer in Art History at Emory University, Linda Merrill
“Vive la Nature,” Honorary Professor Emerita, School of Culture and Creative Arts at the University of Glasgow, Margaret F. MacDonald
“Whistler’s Japonisme and the Gold Standard of the Aesthetic,” Nancy L. Underwood Associate Professor of Art History at Washington College, Aileen Tsui
“Compensatory Collecting: Charles Lang Freer and Whistler as Cure,” Associate Professor of Art History at Dickinson College, Elizabeth Lee
Q & A Roundtable
“Whistler and Nation,” Lunder Consortium for Whistler Studies Fellow, Justin McCann
“Before Whistler: Aestheticizing Tendencies in the Hudson River School,” Ralph H. Wark Professor of Art and Art History and Professor of American Studies Emeritus at the College of William and Mary, Alan Wallach
“Some Old Curiosity Shops: Whistler in Modern London,” David Park Curry, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts, American Painting, and Sculpture, Baltimore Museum of Art
“The Gentle Art of Building a City: Chicago Collects Whistler,” Gilda and Henry Buchbinder Associate Curator of American Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, Sarah Kelly Oehler
Q & A Roundtable
This symposium is made possible through support from the Terra Foundation for American Art.