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Symposium: Tales of the City. Drawing in the Netherlands from Bosch to Bruegel

Symposium: 3 November - 4 November 2022

This symposium is organized in conjunction with the exhibition Tales of the City: Drawings in the Netherlands from Bosch to Bruegel (9 October 2022 to 8 January 2023), a collaboration between the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Albertina Museum in Vienna. All sessions will be held in the John C. and Sally S. Morley Family Foundation Lecture Hall at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Attendance is free and open to the public, but registration is required.


Thursday, November 3, 2022

Keynote (6:00 p.m.)
Stijn Alsteens, International Head, Department of Old Master Drawings, Christie’s

Friday, November 4, 2022

Welcome and Introduction (10:00 a.m.)
Heather Lemonedes Brown, Virginia N. and Randall J. Barbato Deputy Director and Chief Curator
Emily J. Peters, Curator of Prints and Drawings, the Cleveland Museum of Art

Session 1: Color and Practice (10:45 a.m.–12:05 p.m.)
Chaired by Laura Ritter, Albertina Museum

Sixteenth-Century Netherlandish Drawings on Colored Grounds
Olenka Horbatsch, British Museum

New Terrains: Landscape Drawings on Colored Grounds in the Low Countries
Stephanie Porras, Tulane University

Hendrick Goltzius and the Material of Blue Paper in Haarlem
Alexa McCarthy, University of St. Andrews

Abraham Bloemaert and Karel van Mander: Drawing and Painting in Pink
Austėja Mackelaitė, Morgan Library & Museum

Session 2: Practice and Audience (1:15–2:25 p.m.)
Chaired by Annemarie Stefes, Independent Scholar, Bremen

Stained Glass in the City: Drawing for a Booming Market in the Netherlands
Ellen Konowitz, State University of New York, New Paltz

“Dropping a line:” Contemporary Inscriptions on Netherlandish Drawings
Saskia van Altena, Rijksmuseum

Drafting Netherlandish Sculpture: The Spencer Album in the New York Public Library
Ethan Matt Kavaler, University of Toronto

Jacques de Gheyn II Drawing Inventions nae ‘t leven en uyt den gheest
Susanne Bartels, University of Geneva, University of Amsterdam, and RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History

Session 3: Audience and Place (3:00–4:20 p.m.)
Chaired by Emily Peters, the Cleveland Museum of Art

Amateur Drawing, Music Book Production, and Sociality in Sixteenth-Century Urban Bruges
Huw Keene, University of Edinburgh

Designs for a Pious City: Lambert Lombard and Catholic Monuments for Liège
Elizabeth Rice Mattison, Hood Museum of Art

Reimagining the Post-Reformation Landscape through Drawing
Virginia Girard, Columbia University

More than Drawing: Intermediality of Netherlandish Drawings around 1600
Iris Brahms, Free University Berlin

Closing Remarks (4:30–5:00 p.m.)
Victoria Sancho Lobis, Benton Museum of Art, Pomona College

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