June 28 through September 28, 2008
In conjunction with exhibitions in Naples, Italy, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, the Hood Museum of Art has developed a focused display centered on its most important nineteenth-century European, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema's (1836-1912) The Sculpture Gallery of 1874. While other venues emphasize the importance of the painting in the context of the artist's nostalgia for the past (the Museo Archeologico Natzionale in Naples) and the legacy of Pompeii and the Roman villa (the National Gallery of Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art), the Hood's "dossier exhibition" highlights the originality of the subject and its complex construction.
This exhibition was generously funded by the Harrington Gallery Fund.
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27 September, Saturday, 1:30-5:00 P.M.
Arthur M. Loew Auditorium
ART, ANTIQUITY, AND ARCHEOLOGY IN ALMA-TADEMA'S THE SCULPTURE GALLERY
WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
Brian Kennedy, Director, Hood Museum of Art
THE CONCEPTION, EXECUTION, AND INTERPRETATION OF THE SCULPTURE GALLERY
T. Barton Thurber, Curator of European Art, Hood Museum of Art
"IMITATION-GREEK ARTICLES OF VIRTUE": COMMERCE AND THE CLASSICS IN HIGH-VICTORIAN ENGLAND
Alice Jenkins, Senior Lecturer in English, University of Glasgow
Angela Rosenthal, Associate Professor, Department of Art History, Dartmouth College
"PAINTING BREATHING LIFE INTO SCULPTURE": BRINGING ARCHEOLOGY AND ANTIQUITY TO LIFE
Genevieve Liveley, Lecturer of Classics and Ancient History, University of Bristol
ANTIQUITY AND THE REANIMATION OF SCULPTURE IN LATE-VICTORIAN BRITAIN
David J. Getsy, Goldabelle McComb Finn Distinguished Associate Professor of Art History, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Pramit Chaudhuri, Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, Dartmouth College
Sponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities in collaboration with the Hood Museum of Art
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