Washington and Baltimore
H. Perry Chapman, Melanie Gifford, Larry Silver, Joaneath Spicer and Ron Spronk
Aneta Georgievska-Shine and Quint Gregory
The conference will coincide with two important exhibitions of Netherlandish art Prayers and portraits: unfolding the Netherlandish diptych at the National Gallery of Art, and, at the Walters Art Museum, a new installation of the Old Master galleries, based on a provocative, contextual approach featuring the Collections of Art and Wonders belonging to a 17th century Nobleman in Flanders (entry gallery of arms and armor, private study, chamber of wonders) and the Cabinet Galleries of a Dutchman in the circle of William and Mary around 1700. In light of the conjunction of these exhibitions, the conference will be devoted to the theme From icon to art in the Netherlands.