VCU’s 22nd Symposium on Architectural History and the Decorative Arts

Friday, November 21, 2014, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Virginia Historical Society, 428 N. Boulevard

The Department of Art History in the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University continues its third decade of Symposia on Architectural History and the Decorative Arts with “Traditions–VI.” The presentations, directed by Professor Charles Brownell, take place at the Virginia Historical Society on Friday, 21 November, 2014, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. To honor the 125th anniversary of the founding of Preservation Virginia, the first session celebrates the organization, its historic buildings, and its collections.

The second session unveils the magnificent virtual map of Richmond in the 1860s that has been under construction at the Museum of the Confederacy for five years. The third session, aimed at collectors, reveals fresh discoveries about the ceramics of Christopher Dresser, the stained glass of Henry Holiday, and the Peacock Room of Thomas Jeckyll and James McNeill Whistler. The fourth session rounds up the rest of the year’s surprises, from Palladio and Jefferson in Venice to Chippendale in Richmond. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and a dozen other major institutions are sponsors.

Admission is free to all students with a valid ID, $8 per person for members of sponsoring institutions, and $10 per person for others. Reservations are necessary for two additional events: a luncheon ($15), and a reception at the Hancock-Wirt-Caskie House ($15). Register here. For additional information, please call (804) 828-2784 or email Program Coordinator Krista Privott at [email protected].

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Rebecca Redington

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