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Friday, September 21, 2018

Scholarly Symposium: “One Heart, One Way”

(all day)
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The symposium accompanies the exhibition of the same name at the Georgia Museum of Art and is co-sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, the Lamar Dodd School of Art and the Georgia Museum of Art. All lectures are free and open to the public.

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 the family crest has included a motto referring to an honorable singleness of mind and action, a quote from the Book of Prophet Jeremiah 32:39—“One heart, one way.”

Friday, September 21

Visit to the galleries and coffee reception, 4 p.m.
Georgia Museum of Art

Keynote Lecture:, 5:30 p.m.
Room S151, 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 Kuznetsov
Professor of art history, State University of Saint Petersburg
Director of research, The Stroganoff Palace, Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg

Saturday, September 22

M. Smith Griffith Auditorium, Georgia Museum of Art

Welcome Coffee and Registration: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Moderator of all three symposium sessions:
Vladimir von Tsurikov
Independent scholar
Board member of the Russian Nobility Association in America
(formerly: director of the Museum of Russian Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota;
director and curator, Foundation for Russian History)

Session One, 9:30 a.m.
Alfred Heber Holbrook Memorial Lecture, 2018
“Palettes, Power and Palaces: Women Artists and Patrons at the Russian Court”
Rosalind Polly Blakesley
Professor of Russian and European art
Head of the department of history of art, University of Cambridge

Coffee Break: 10:30 – 11 a.m.

Session Two, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
“Prince Sergey Belosselsky-Belozersky and Russian Exile Politics”
Anatol Shmelev
Robert Conquest Curator for Russia and Eurasia
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

“The ‘Politics’ of a Princely Collection”
Edward Kasinec
Curator Emeritus, Slavic and Baltic Division,
New York Public Library
Visiting fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Hee-Gwone Yoo
Senior librarian at the General Research Division, Schwarzman Building, New York Public Library

Lunch Break: 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Session Three, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
“The Belosselsky-Belozersky Art Collection: Past, Present and Future”
Asen Kirin
Professor of art history, Lamar Dodd School of Art
Parker Curator of Russian Art, Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia

Gallery tour and discussion, 3 – 4 p.m.