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Symposium: Ruminations on “Dreams and Echoes”

October 19, 2013
Fullerton Hall; Please use Michigan Avenue Entrance
Free with museum admission

In conjunction with the exhibition Dreams and Echoes: Drawings and Sculpture in the David and Celia Hilliard Collection, the daylong Allan McNab Memorial Symposium will examine the trajectory of artistic production in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.

Registration is not required for this program.

10:30 Welcome

Douglas Druick
President and Eloise W. Martin Director 
Suzanne Folds McCullagh
Anne Vogt Fuller & Marion Titus Searle Chair & Curator, Department of Prints and Drawings, Art Institute of Chicago

10:45 Morning Session

Introductions by Suzanne Folds McCullagh

Jill DeVonyar

independent scholar and curator, Nyack, New York
“Face to Face: The Young Degas Drawing from the Masters”  

Patrick Noon
Patrick and Aimee Butler Chair of Paintings, Minneapolis Institute of Arts 
“To Look on Nature”

Jay Clarke
Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, Sterling and Francine Clark Institute, and Lecturer, Williams College 
“Originality and Repetition in Symbolist Drawing” 

12:30 Break

2:00 Afternoon Session

Introductions by Melissa Gustin
research associate, Department of Prints and Drawings, Art Institute of Chicago

Richard Kendall

curator-at-large, Sterling and Francine Clark Institute

“Extreme Draftsmanship: Degas's Grand Arabesque, Second Time

Sylvain Bellenger

Searle Chair and Curator, Department of Medieval to Modern European Painting and Sculpture, Art Institute of Chicago
“From Drawing to Sculpture: the Hilliard Collection” 

Roberta Tarbell
professor emerita of art history, Rutgers University 
“Conservation in the Service of Connoisseurship: Works on Paper by Auguste Rodin and Marguerite Zorach” 

4:00 Conclusion

Odilon Redon. Angel-Executioner (L'Ange-bourreau), 1873/77  and 1893. Promised gift of Celia and David Hilliard.