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Tapestry in the Baroque: threads of splendor

Symposium: 20 October - 21 October 2007

Museum information

A few days into the exhibition of the same name, a symposium is to be held in the museum, The symposium is open to all and free of additional charges to museum visitors.

Program


October 20, 2007

Tapestry in the Baroque: Threads of Splendor—Morning Session

Tapestry in the Baroque: Threads of Splendor—An Introduction.
Thomas P. Campbell, Curator, Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Supervising Curator, Antonio Ratti Textile Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tales from the Tapestry Collection of the Elector Palatine Frederick V and Elizabeth Stuart, the Winter King and Queen.
Hanns Hubach, Hochschulassistent, Kunstgeschichte der Neuzeit, Kunsthistorisches Institut der Universität Zürich

The Brussels Workshop of Jan Raes: New Discoveries.
Koenraad Brosens, Visiting Professor, Art History Department, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Baroque or Classicist? Some Netherlandish Tapestries Reconsidered.
Ebeltje Hartkamp-Jonxis, Curator, Department of Fine and Decorative Arts, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam


10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
Free with Museum admission


October 20, 2007

Tapestry in the Baroque: Threads of Splendor—Afternoon Session

The Fortune, Criticism, and Use of Tapestry in Italy, as Revealed by Seventeenth-Century Sources.
Nello Forti Grazzini, independent scholar, Milan

An Altar Frontal for the Jesuit Church, Rome, after an Unknown Design by Peter Paul Rubens.
Ingrid De Meûter, Curator of Tapestries and Textiles, Musées Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire, Brussels

Tapestry, Strategy, and Reflections on Fate: A New Reading of the Barberini Apollo Series.
James Harper, Associate Professor, Department of Art History, University of Oregon

Tapestries in the Collections of Lorenzo Onofrio Colonna: The Inventory of 1689.
Florence Patrizi, independent scholar, Rome

Discussion Session

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
Free with Museum admission


October 21, 2007

Tapestry in the Baroque: Threads of Splendor—Morning Session

An Unpublished Set of the Story of Coriolanus, Woven at Tours during the Early Seventeenth Century.
Isabelle Denis, Conservateur Régional des Monuments Historiques, Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles, Bourgogne

The Posthumous Inventory of Charles de Comans of January 29, 1635.
Jean Vittet, Inspecteur de la Création Artistique, Mobilier National, Paris

A Question of Scale: Was It Necessary to Weave Poussin?
Pascal-François Bertrand, Professeur d’Histoire de l’Art Moderne, Université Michel de Montaigne Bordeaux 3

The Tapestry Patronage of Madame de Montespan and Her Family.
Charissa Bremer-David, Curator, Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The J. Paul Getty Museum



10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
Free with Museum admission


October 21, 2007

Tapestry in the Baroque: Threads of Splendor—Afternoon Session

Tapestries in Court and Ecclesiastic Festivals in Spain in the Seventeenth Century.
Concha Herrero Carretero, Conservadora de Tapices y Telas Medievales, Área de Conservacíon, Patrimonio Nacional, Madrid

Spanish Family Pride in Flemish Wool and Silk: The Moncada and Their Baroque Tapestry Collection.
Guy Delmarcel, Professor Emeritus, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Tapestry as a Medium of Propaganda at Louis XIV’s Court: Display and Audience.
Florian Knothe, Research Associate, Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Mobilier National: Past and Present.
Arnauld Brejon de Lavergnée, Directeur des Collections, Mobilier National, Paris

Discussion Session

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
Free with Museum admission


Please note that all of the events listed above are subject to change. For additional information, consult one of our staff members at an Information Desk upon arrival at the Museum. Events are free with Museum admission unless otherwise noted.