October 7, 2020 - Smithsonian American Art Museum - A Half Century of Fellowship: Wyeth Foundation Symposium
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October 7, 2020

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Fellow presenting in front of Frank Romero's Death of Rubén SalazarImage courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum. 

A Half Century of Fellowship: Wyeth Foundation Symposium
Online
October 9, 2020, 1pm

americanart.si.edu
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For 50 years, the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) has provided more than 700 students and scholars with financial aid and unparalleled research resources, as well as a world-class network of colleagues. This preeminent fellowship program is the oldest and largest in the world for the field of American art. SAAM's fellows and visiting scholars have gone on to shape the art world as museum directors, curators, professors, critics, artists, and conservators around the globe. To celebrate this momentous anniversary, the museum is hosting a free symposium featuring distinguished alumni, as well as debuting a new suite of online resources that include video testimonials and a searchable directory of past and current fellows. 


A Half Century of Fellowship: Wyeth Foundation Symposium 
Friday, October 9, 1–5:30pm ET  

Join us for an afternoon of presentations by distinguished alumni and a series of PechuKucha-style fast-paced talks that highlight efforts to expand the field in the age of Black Lives Matter, decolonization, climate change, globalization, and digital scholarship. Speakers include: 

Layla Bermeo (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) / Kirsten Buick (University of New Mexico) / Wanda M. Corn (Stanford University) / Charles C. Eldredge (University of Kansas) / Dimitrios Latsis (Ryerson University) / Caroline Riley (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum) / Sascha Scott (Syracuse University) / Kirsten Swenson (University of Massachusetts, Lowell) / Michelle Joan Wilkinson (National Museum of African American History and Culture) / Tatsiana Zhurauliova (Université Paris Nanterre and Université Paris Diderot) 

A full list of speakers' bios and more information is available on our website.

Free. Registration required via Eventbrite

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