CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

Flanders in the age of the archdukes

Symposium: 8 October - 9 October 1999

A scholarly symposium in conjunction with the exhibition So
Many Brilliant Talents: Art and Craft in the Age of Rubens

Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University

September 17, 1999 – January 9, 1999

Friday, October 8
7:00 p.m. Keynote Address, Dr. Luc Duerloo, Professor, Department of History, Economische Hogeschool Sint Aloysius
Piety and Patronage: Reconstructing Hapsburg Rule in the Netherlands

8:00 p.m. Reception

Saturday, October 9

9:00 a.m. Coffee and pastries

9:30 a.m. Dr. Hans Vlieghe, Professor
of Art History at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Research Director of the Fonds Voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Vlaanderen; Rubenianum,
Seventeenth ‘Century History Painting in Flanders: Some Reflections About its Function and Meaning’

10:15 a.m.Dr. Susan Koslow, Professor, Art Department, Brooklyn
Frans Snyders and the Seignorial Still Life, Venison Breath and Swearing on a Swan

11:00 a.m Dr. Arnout Balis, Senior Research Scholar,
the Fonds Voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Vlaanderen; Rubenianum, Antwerp; Professor, Antwerp University
Studio Practices of Flemish Painters: From High to Low

11:45 a.m. Dr. Ria Fabri, Associate Professor, KdG University, Antwerp
Brilliant Antwerp Cabinets and Their Numerous Painters in the Age of Rubens

12:30 Lunch

2:00 p.m. Dr. Hans J. Van Miegroet, Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History, Duke University
Negotiating Visual Culture from Antwerp to Nueva Espana

2:45 p.m. Dr. Frans Baudouin
Sculpture in Flanders in the Age of the Archdukes

3:15 p.m. Dr. Jeffrey Muller, Chair, Department of
Art History and Architecture, Brown University
Art and Belief in Counter Reformation Antwerp: The
Example of St. Jacobs, Rubens’s Parish Church

4:00 p.m. Dr. Karen Bowen, Independent Scholar
The Galle Atelier and the Plantin-Moretus Press and the Business of Producing Illustrated Books in 17th Century Antwerp

For more information on the symposium, or other educational programs in
conjunction with So Many Brilliant Talents: Art and Craft in the Age of
, please contact Elizabeth Hornor, Coordinator of Educational
Programs, at 404 727-6118 or

The exhibition So Many Brilliant Talents: Art and Craft in the Age of Rubens was organized by the Michael C.
Carlos Museum, Emory University, in cooperation with the King Baudouin
Foundation, U.S., and is presented under the patronage of His Excellency Alex Reyn, Belgian Ambassador to the United States, and the Honorable Paul Cejas, United States Ambassador to Belgium.

This exhibition and its programs have been made possible by Invesco; the Jim Cox, Jr. Foundation; the Katherine John Murphy Foundation; the Government of Flanders; Sabena World Airlines; the Helen Spence Lanier Foundation; and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Additional support has been provided by Delhaize of America, Inc.; KBC Bank; the Everett N. McDonnell Foundation; Jenny Pruitt & Associates Realtors; UBS AG; Focal Point/Nomaco; UCB Pharma, Inc.; Mr. and Mrs.William B. Astrop; Macy’s East, Inc.; and Beaulieu of America.

The publication of the exhibition catalogue has been made possible through the generous support of the Forward Arts Foundation in honor of the Honorable Anne Cox Chambers.