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Annual Meeting College Art Association

From 18 to 21 February 2004, the College Art Association is holding its Annual Meeting, this year in Seattle, Washington. As always, the program contains sessions and talks that should be of interest to CODART members.

Sponsoring organization: Association for Textual Scholarship in Art History

Session title: The agonistic arts: redefining the paragone within and without Italy

Chair: Lea Mendelsohn (independent scholar)

Among the talks:

Christiane J. Hessler (Berlin University)
The paragone as conversion: Quinten Massys at the crossroads between silence and sound

Thijs Weststeijn (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
Painting as philosophy’s sister: a paragone argument from Samuel van Hoogstraeten’s Inleyding tot de Hooge Schoole der Schilderkonst (1678)

Sponsoring organization: Renaissance Society of America

Session title: Whither connoisseurship? Part 1

Chair: Jeffrey Chipps Smith (University of Texas, Austin)

Complete session:

Maryan Ainsworth (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Jan van Eyck’s van der Paele Madonna: the technical evidence for a new reading

Ron Spronk (Harvard University Art Museums)
Ever-evolving connoisseurship: unfolding the early Netherlandish diptych

Gregory Clark (University of the South)
Connoisseurship and the study of Renaissance illuminated manuscripts

Charles Talbot (Trinity University)
Theory and discernment in the art of Dürer

E. Melanie Gifford and Susanna Griswold (National Gallery of Art, Washington); Norma Uemura (independent scholar)
Matthias Grünewald’s Small Crucifixion painting: painting, practice, and personal style

Historians of Netherlandish Art Business Meeting

Session title: Cultural exchange between the Netherlands and Italy, 1400–1530

Chair: Ingrid Alexander-Skipnes (Stavanger University College)

Complete session:

Diane Wolfthal (Arizona State University)
Florentine bankers and Flemish friars: new light on the patronage of the Portinari altarpiece

Barbara G. Lane (Queens College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York)
Memling’s impact on the early Raphael

Ingrid D. Rowland (American Academy in Rome)
Agostino Chigi’s Flemish connection (1466-1520)

Elizabeth Ross (Harvard University)
Mainz at the crossroads of Utrecht and Venice: Erhard Reuwich’s illustrations for Peregrinatio in terram sanctam (1486)

Laura D. Gelfand (University of Akron)
Regional styles and political ambitions: Margaret of Austria’s monastic foundation at Brou

Art History Open Session: Baroque Art

Chairs: Margaret D. Carroll (Wellesley College) and Jeffrey Collins (University of Washington)

Among the papers:

Elizabeth Alice Honig (University of California, Berkeley)
Filiality and ambition circa 1600

Harry Berger, Jr. (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Engagement and deferral in Dutch group portraits: Riegl and the posographical imperative


Discussant: Erika Naginski (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Session title: Art and money

Chair: Paul Mattick (Adelphi University)

Among the papers:

Michael Zell (Boston University)
Art versus money: landscape drawing in the seventeenth century

Richard Spear (University of Maryland)
The cost of originality

Hans J. Van Miegroet (Duke University)
Consumption of art and dealer initiative in Early Modern France

Sponsoring organization: CAA Museum Committee

Session title: What curators need to know: evaluating curatorial studies programs

Chairs: Maria Ann Conelli (Fashion Institute of Technology) and Katherine B. Crum (Parrish Art Museum)

Speakers: Michael Conforti (Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute), Joan Marter (Rutgers University), Alicia Longwell (Parrish Art Museum) and Erica E. Hirshler (Boston Museum of Fine Arts)

Sponsoring organization: Historians of Netherlandish Art

Session title: The long legacy of the Devotio Moderna

Chair: Nanette Salomon (The College of Staten Island, City University of New York)

Complete session:

Marc De Mey (Ghent University)
The Ghent altarpiece and performative painting

Kathryn M. Rudy (Utrecht University)
Marys at the tomb: paintings, sculpture, and a Passion play built for one

Reindert Falkenburg (Leiden University)
Hieronymus Bosch: inner eye and empty talk

Lisa Rosenthal (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Melancholia and the Magdalene: feminity and/as interiority

David A. Levine (Southern Connecticut State University)
Rembrandt’s painted portrait of the Remonstrant clergyman Johannes Wtenbogaert and the Modern Devotion

Discussant: Ellen Konowitz (State University of New York, New Paltz)

Sponsoring organization: Renaissance Society of America

Session title: Whither connoisseurship? Part 2

Chair: Jeffrey Chipps Smith (University of Texas, Austin)

Among the talks:

Virginia C. Raguin (College of the Holy Cross)
Connoisseurship and the study of Renaissance stained glass

Catherine B. Scallen (Case Western Reserve University)

Whither connoisseurship of the Rembrandtesque; or, What to do with all the Not Rembrandts?


>Benjamin Binstock (New York University)
Taking the "con" out of connoisseurship (and putting the visual knowledge back in)

Sponsoring organization: American Society of Hispanic Art Scholars

Session title: Cultural crossings: Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, and the Americas

Chair: Lynette M. F. Bosch (State University of New York, Geneseo)

Mentioned although none of the talks refer in their titles to the Netherlands.