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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Symposium: "Gifts and Prayers: The Romanovs and Their Subjects"

8 am – 5 pm

Speakers will discuss the history of collecting Russian art in America. In addition, papers will be devoted to individual works of art featured in the exhibition of the same name. The presentations will include reports on the conservation and restoration of the objects of art as well as detailed findings of a scientific multispectral imaging of a hitherto unknown painting by Aleksei G. Venetsianov (1780–1847), one of Russia’s most significant 19th-century artists. Sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, Mr. and Mrs. C.V. Nalley III and the President's Venture Fund through the generous gifts of the University of Georgia Partners..

This symposium is free and open to the public. All sessions will take place at the Georgia Museum of Art, 90 Carlton Street, Athens, GA 30602, unless otherwise indicated.

Schedule

Friday, September 23, 2016

4 – 5 p.m.     Tour of the exhibition “Gifts and Prayers: The Romanovs and Their Subjects”

5:30 p.m.      Keynote Lecture: Mrs. Suzanne Massie 
Shouky Shaheen Lecture in the Arts
Room S150, Lamar Dodd School of Art

Saturday, September 24, 2016

8 – 8:30 a.m.     Coffee & pastries

8:30 – 9 a.m.     Gallery tour

9 – 9:15 a.m.     Opening remarks, Dr. William Underwood Eiland, director, Georgia Museum of Art

9:15 – 9:45 a.m.     Introductory lecture, Edward Kasinec, visiting fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and Harriman Institute, Columbia University, “Gifts and Prayers: Echoes from the De Basily Collections at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University”

10 – 10:30 a.m.     Coffee break

Session One: Russian Icons: Sales and Collections, moderated by Anna Winestein, St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University & Ballets Russes Arts Initiative, Boston

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.     Elena Osokina, University of South Carolina, “To Sell Icons: Soviet Industrialization and the Founding of the World Market in Russian Religious Art”

Wendy Salmond, Chapman University, “Russian Icons in American Museums”

12:30 – 2 p.m.  Lunch

Session Two: Russian Paintings in the West, moderated by Vladimir von Tsurikov, director of the Museum of Russian Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2 – 3:30 p.m.     Anna Winestein, St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University & Ballets Russes Arts Initiative, Boston, “Across the Chasm of Foreignness, Across the Chasm of Time: 19th-Century Russian Art in the West Before and After 1917”

Erich Uffelman, Washington and Lee University, “The Scientific Imaging of the ‘Portrait of a Youth’ Featured in the Exhibition ‘Gifts and Prayers: The Romanovs and Their Subjects’” (The paper will be delivered jointly with Dr. Uffelman’s research assistant Ms. Mallory Abramson)

3:30 – 4 p.m.    Coffee break

4 – 4:45 p.m.     Asen Kirin, University of Georgia, “Angels on Earth: Portraits and Icons in Russian Art and Literature During the Early 19th Century”

5 – 5:30 p.m.  Discussion and Adjournment