As we welcome the arrival of autumn in Texas, the O’Donnell Institute is already hard at work bringing together two major symposia for the spring semester.
The first is presented in collaboration with the Crow Collection of Asian Art on the occasion of the exhibition Clay Between Two Seas: From the Abbasid Court to Puebla de Los Angeles. The exhibition traces the journey of ceramic technology from China to the Islamic world to the Americas, and the development of Talavera pottery in baroque Puebla. The symposium will bring together important scholars of Asian, Islamic, and New World ceramics for a day of lectures and gallery conversations. Save the date: Saturday, January 14, 2017.
In February, with the participation of the Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center, we will present Artists’ Writings on Materials and Techniques. The symposium brings together art historians, curators, and conservators to explore a broad range of artists’ writings on working practices and to address the complicated relationship between artists’ visual and textual work. In lectures and roundtable conversations, participants will also discuss how these writings inform our own work as scholars, curators, and conservators. Two keynotes will be given by our distinguished guests Dr. James Meyer (DIA) and Dr. Michael Cole (Columbia), and we are also honored to welcome Carol Mancusi-Ungaro (The Whitney) as a contributor to a roundtable conversation. Save the date: Friday-Saturday, February 24-25, 2017, and RSVP via our Programs page here.
On the horizon: we are in the very early stages of planning our next major symposium for fall 2017 or spring 2018 on the topic of The Artist’s Workshop as a Site of Collaboration 1300-1700. More details to follow soon! In the meantime, we look forward to welcoming you at our upcoming workshop talks and gatherings.
Dr. Sarah K. Kozlowski
The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History