Painting the Sublime: A Frederic Edwin Church Symposium

A one-day symposium in which six leading scholars will explore the full range of Church's work.

Schedule of speakers:

10:00 a.m.           

Ken Myers, Curator of American Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, “Welcome and Introduction”

10:20 a.m.                          

Alan Wallach, Professor Emeritus of Art History, College of William and Mary “Young Frederic Church: Thomas Cole’s Student”

11:00 a.m.                          

Alan Braddock, Professor of Art History, College of William and Mary, “Church and the North American Wilderness”

11:40 a.m.                          

Eleanor Jones Harvey, Curator of American Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, “In Humboldt’s Footsteps: “Frederic Church and South America”

12:20 a.m.                          

Lunch Break

1:30 p.m.                            

Jennifer Raab, Professor of Art History, Yale University, “Painting the Far North: Church’s Icebergs”

2:10 p.m.                            

John Davis, Under Secretary for Museums & Provost, Smithsonian Institution, “A Painter Pilgrim: Frederic Church in the Middle East”

2:50 p.m.                            

Gerald Carr, Independent Scholar, Church’s Olana: A Persian Home on the Hudson”

4:30 p.m.                            

Panel discussion

5:00 p.m.                            

Symposium closes