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Symposium on Robert Winthrop Chanler

From: Lauren Drapala <laurendrapala<-a>
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Robert Winthrop Chanler Symposium
October 19-21, 2014

This event will bring together art historical scholars,
architectural and paintings conservators and educational
professionals to discuss the significance of this artist in the
context of American decorative art and the challenges in preserving
20th century materials.

Join us for a two-day symposium examining the life and works of an
American early-20th century decorative artist, Robert Winthrop
Chanler (1872-1930). The event is organized by Vizcaya Museum and
Gardens which is the site of Chanler's Swimming Pool grotto ceiling
(1916) and home of his decorative screen Vizcayan Bay (1920).

As Chanler's work is equally unique in approach and subject matter
as it is in use of materials, the program will bring together
professionals who have studied Chanler from a variety of
perspectives.  The symposium will be the first of its kind and a
groundbreaking contribution to the understanding of Chanler's oeuvre
and the unique conservation approaches his work necessitates.

Noted historians, art and architectural conservators, and curators
will present in the program.  Featured topics include:

    American Modernism in painting, sculpture and decorative arts
    Early 20th century political history and art
    Commissioning practices in the American Gilded Age
    The history of decorative art in the early 20th century
    Advances in decorative art materials and fabrication techniques
    The 1913 Armory Show
    The evaluation of conservation treatments for mural paintings

Early registration ends August 15, 2014.  For more information,
please visit the symposium website:


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Received on Tuesday, 29 July, 2014

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