Saturday, April 1, 2017. Reynolda House Museum of American Art. This symposium explores the cultural and educational ambitions behind Samuel Morse’s monumental gallery painting of the Musée du Louvre. Speakers will highlight Morse in relation to politics, American identity, as well as photography, telegraphy, and art as a means of cultural transmission.
Topics include “The Dream of American Civilization” by Dr. Paul Staiti, Alumnae Foundation Professor of Fine Arts at Mount Holyoke College, “The Forest of the Old Masters: The Chiaroscuro of American Places” by Dr. Alexander Nemerov is Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Stanford University and “Toward a Museum without Walls: Gallery of the Louvre, the Origins of Photography, and Andy Warhol" by Dr. John J. Curley, associate professor of modern and contemporary art and Rubin Faculty Fellow at Wake Forest University