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Symposium on painted sculpture

From: Francesca Bewer <francesca_bewer>
Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2007
"Superficial? Approaches to Painted Sculpture"
M. Victor Leventritt Symposium
Arthur M. Sackler Museum Lecture Hall
485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
December 7-8, 2007

Most premodern sculpture was painted or otherwise decorated, a fact
that later viewers have ignored in some artistic traditions and
taken for granted in others. Presented in conjunction with the
exhibition Gods in Color: Painted Sculpture of Classical Antiquity,
this cross-cultural symposium brings together scholars in the fields
of ancient Greek and Roman, Asian, Mesoamerican, and Renaissance art
to explore colorful sculpture and its reception.

Friday Dec. 7, 2007

    6 pm        Keynote lecture
                "Gods in Color: Painted Sculpture of Classical
                Vinzenz Brinkmann
                Liebieghaus, Frankfurt

    7-8pm       Reception

Saturday Dec. 8, 2007
9 am - 4 pm

    9 am        Coffee

    9:30 am     Introductory Remarks
                Susanne Ebbinghaus
                Harvard University Art Museums

                "New Research on the Polychromy of Roman Statuary"
                Mark B. Abbe
                The Metropolitan Museum of Art

                "Was Traditional Chinese Sculpture Ever Unadorned?"
                Eugene Wang
                Harvard University

    11 am       Coffee break

    11:15 am    "Questions about Painted Sculpture in South India"
                Padma Kaimal

                "Mesoamerican Technicolor: Recreating and Preserving
                a Vivid Past"
                Barbara W. Fash
                Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard

    12:30 pm    Lunch break

    2 pm        "Difficult: Some Remarks on the Rise of Monochrome
                Sculpture in the Renaissance"
                Frank Fehrenbach
                Harvard University

    2:45-4 pm   Panel Discussion

                    Mark B. Abbe, Vinzenz Brinkmann, Susanne
                    Ebbinghaus, Barbara W. Fash, Frank Fehrenbach,
                    Padma Kaimal, Eugene Wang

This symposium is free and open to the public. Complimentary parking
is available at 52 Oxford Street. For more information, please

    Janet Sartor
    janet_sartor [at] harvard__edu

Francesca G. Bewer
Research Curator
Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies
Harvard University Art Museums
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Fax: 617-495-0322

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