Symposium: Portraiture in the Colonial Americas, Denver Art Museum, Jan 23-24, 2015

2014 (to be held in early 2015)

New England / New Spain: Portraiture in the Colonial Americas, 1492-1850
Organized by Dr. Donna Pierce, Mayer Curator of Spanish Colonial Art, Denver Art Museum, and Dr. Emily Ballew Neff, Saxon Director & Chief Curator, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma
Sponsored by the Mayer Center and the Denver Art Museum

January 23-24, 2015
Sharp Auditorium (Hamilton Building), Denver Art Museum

Michael A. Brown (San Diego Museum of Art | San Diego, CA)
Pieces of Home? How “Colonial” Portraiture Developed in the Spanish and British Americas
Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser (The Metropolitan Museum of Art | New York, New York)
The New England Portraits of Ralph Earl: Fashioning a Style for the New Citizens of the Young Republic
Clare Kunny (Director, Art Muse | Los Angeles, CA)
In His Own Image, A Humanist Portrait of Antonio de Mendoza
Karl Kusserow (Princeton University Art Museum | Princeton, NJ)
Pride of Place: Selfhood and Surroundings in Early American Art
James Middleton (Independent Scholar | New York, NY)
Reading Dress in New Spanish Portraiture
Paula Mues Orts (National School of Conservation, Restoration and Museography | Mexico City, Mexico)
Corporate Portrait in New Spain: Social Bodies, the Individual and their Spaces of Display
Susan Rather (University of Texas | Austin, TX)
Copies or Resemblances of Nature: The Limitations of Portrait Painting in Colonial British America
Michael J. Schreffler (Virginia Commonwealth University | Richmond, VA)
Cortes and Moctezuma: Words, Pictures, and Likeness in Sixteenth-Century New Spain
Jennifer Van Horn (George Mason University | Fairfax, VA)
Regional Tastes in a Transatlantic Market: Joseph Blackburn in New England and Bermuda
Kaylin Haverstock Weber (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston | Houston, TX)
Colonial Ambition Abroad: Benjamin West’s Portraits, 1763-1783

Look for more details and a mailing September 2014. Email or call 720.913.0156 to be put on the Mayer Center email / mailing list.


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Scott Taylor is an associate professor in the history department at the University of Kentucky.


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