From the 1793 opening of the Louvre, the world’s first modern museum, to the present day, the art museum has served as a fecund source of inspiration and creativity for generations of artists – from 19th-century copyists to 21st-century conceptual artists. Join us to explore the nuanced and often fraught relationships between artists and museums within the history of American art at this half-day symposium featuring lectures by leading contemporary scholars and visual artists. Speakers include scholars David Dearinger, Andrew McClellan and artists David Maisel, Rosamond Purcell and Elaine Reichek.
Friday December 2, 2016, 12:30pm-5pm
Peabody Essex Museum, Morse Auditorium.