Sunday, March 17, 2013
12:00 PM–04:00 PM
Join distinguished speakers as they discuss topics surrounding the special exhibition, New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville on view at the Walters Art Museum from March 10-June 2, 2013.
Talks and Panelists Include
12:00–12:40 Introduction and “No Facts and No Traditions”: Seeking the Elusive RCW Dr. Joy Peterson Heyrman, Exhibition Curator
12:40–1:10 Woodville's Baltimore Dr. Seth Rockman, Associate Professor of History, Brown University
1:10–1:40 The Artistic Environment in Düsseldorf Dr. Jochen Wierich, Curator of Art, Cheekwood Museum
1:50-2:20 Costume and Uniform in Woodville's Work Mr. James Kochan, author, consultant and owner of James Kochan Fine Art
2:20-2:50 Woodville's Things: Objects and Meaning Dr. Dana E. Byrd, Teaching Fellow, Bowdoin College
2:50-3:20 At the Margins: African-Americans in Woodville’s Art Jacqueline Copeland, Deputy Director for Audience Engagement
3:20–4:00 Panel Discussion followed by Q&A session
We are deeply grateful to the many funders who have made this project possible, including our lead sponsor, the Women¹s Committee of the Walters Art Museum, and our corporate sponsor, Wilmington Trust, with grant funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Wyeth Foundation for American Art provided generously for the technical research project. Additional donors, excited about the possibility of shining a spotlight on this marvelous artist, include the Bernard Family, the Charlesmead Foundation, Frederick and Mary Louise Preis, Gretchen Redden, Sally Craig, and an anonymous donor.
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Spring Forum Discussion: New Eyes on Woodville
Join distinguished speakers as they discuss topics surrounding the exhibition, New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville. Join us for discussions of the artist's biography, Baltimore during the time of his life, costume and military uniforms in his work, the artistic environment he encountered in Düsseldorf, the material culture depicted in his paintings, and African-Americans in Woodville's art.
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