ANN: Symposium: The Global Impact of Asian Aesthetics on American Art and Material Culture

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October 12, 2018 to October 14, 2018
Delaware, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Asian History / Studies, Humanities, Intellectual History

In Search of the Global Impact of Asian Aesthetics on American Art and Material Culture, University of Delaware-Winterthur Museum, October 12-14, 2018

          With major support from the Terra Foundation for American Art and the University of Delaware,* the Department of Art History and the Winterthur Program of American Material Culture invite you to join the following 24 academics and curators at the symposium “In Search of the Global Impact of Asian Aesthetics on American Art and Material Culture” (October 12-14, 2018), at the Winterthur Museum, Garden &Library.  The three-day symposium is free and open to the public, but advance registration is requested. [registration link]. 

          The symposium will be preceded by the International Graduate Student Dissertation Workshop (October 11-12, 2018).  For details of both the workshop and the symposium, visit:



October 12, 2018

J. Ritchie Garrison (University of Delaware, Winterthur Program, Newark)
Michael Leja (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia)
Partha Mitter (University of Sussex, UK, emeritus)
Alexandra Munroe (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York)
Nasser Rabbat (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge)
Vimalin Rujivacharakul (University of Delaware, Art History, Newark)


October 13 and 14, 2018

Symposium (List of Presentations by the Alphabetical Order of Team Titles)

Linda Eaton (Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library)
Giorgio Riello (University of Warwick, England)


Darielle Mason (Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia)
Asma Naeem (Baltimore Museum of Art)


Ned Cooke (Yale, New Haven)
Dorothy Ko (Barnard/Columbia, New York City)


Jens Baumgarten (Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Dennis Carr (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)


Medill Harvey (American Wing, The Metropolitan Museum, New York City)
Forrest McGill (Asian Art Museum of San Francisco)


Karina Corrigan (The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem)
Femke Diercks (The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands)


Marco Musillo (The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Florence)
Catharine Dann Roeber (Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Winterthur)


Liu Chang (Tsinghua University & Palace Museum, Beijing)
Gregory Landrey (Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Winterthur)


Lee Glazer (Freer|Sackler Galleries, and Lunder Institute, Colby College)
Stacey Pierson (School of Oriental and African Studies, England)


*We thank the following institutions and grant agencies for support: The Terra Foundation for American Art, the University of Delaware’s Office of Professional and Graduate Education and Center for Material Culture, the UniDel Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, in addition to other sponsoring units.  Discounted lodging for registered participants are available at the following weblink:

Contact Info: 

Department of Art History and Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, 302-8318415, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 19716

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