CONF: 15th Annual Graduate Symposium in Nineteenth-Century Art

Dahesh Museum of Art, New York City, March 18, 2018


Co-sponsored by the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art (AHNCA) and
the Dahesh Museum of Art
Location: Dahesh Museum of Art, 145 Sixth Avenue, New York City

Special thanks to the Dahesh Museum of Art for the Dahesh Museum Art Prize for the Best Paper,
a gift from the Mervat Zahid Cultural Foundation

10 AM: Welcome
Peter Trippi, President of Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art

10:15 AM
Lucie Grandjean, Université Paris Nanterre, “John Vanderlyn and the Circulation of Panoramic Images in Nineteenth-Century America: Promoting and Diffusing ‘a love and taste for the arts’”
Through a study of John Vanderlyn’s panoramic venture, this presentation will show how he developed both a national and international artistic network on the American continent. Lucie Grandjean questions the status of the artist in a young democracy and re-evaluates notions of success and its impact on the artist’s career.

3:00 PM:
Galina Olmsted, University of Delaware, “’Je compte absolument sur vous’: Gustave Caillebotte and the 1877 Exhibition”
By reframing the third Impressionist exhibition as one designed by Caillebotte as a vehicle for exhibiting the most ambitious pictures of his career, this paper presents a case study for understanding how his activities as an exhibition organizer, lender, and participant shaped and were shaped by his innovative painting practice.