October 20, 2007
10 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.
Cost is $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers and $10 for students and faculty
Building a Legacy: Collecting American Paintings for Kansas City—A Symposium in Honor of Crosby and Bebe Kemper is a one-day symposium celebrating the Kempers' exceptional support of American art at the Nelson-Atkins. It brings together seven of the nation’s top American art historians for talks on key paintings in the collection.
The symposium also marks the recent publication of The Collections of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: American Paintings to 1945, available through the Museum Store.
Building a Legacy: Collecting American Paintings for Kansas City—A Symposium in Honor of Crosby and Bebe Kemper is funded by McQuaid Brothers Remodeling and Gary Randall Smith.
|9-10 a.m.||On-site registration and check-in|
|10-10:30 a.m.||Welcome and Introduction|
All in the Family: John Singleton Copley
|11-11:30 a.m.||Courting Trouble: William Sidney Mount’s Winding Up
Bruce Robertson, University of California, Santa Barbara
|11:30-Noon||From the Height of Fame to the Mount of Olives: Frederic Church in the Holy Land
Franklin Kelly, National Gallery of Art
|2-2:30 p.m.||Nervous Nostalgia in the 1870s: Eastman Johnson and Winslow Homer
Sarah Burns, University of Indiana, Bloomington
|2:30-3 p.m.||Public and Private: John Singer Sargent’s Portraits
Erica Hirshler, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
|3-3:30 p.m.||Thomas Eakins’ Monsignor James P. Turner
Kathleen Foster, Philadelphia Museum of Art
|3:30-4 p.m.||Thomas Hart Benton's National Imaginary
Erika Doss, The University of Notre Dame
|4 p.m.||Closing remarks|
Symposium registration includes day-long parking in the Museum garage.