CFP: Museums and Celebrity Culture: Historical and Critical Perspectives, Universities Art Association of Canada (UAAC), 2019

We are pleased to announce call for paper proposals for the panel “Museums and Celebrity Culture: Historical and Critical Perspectives”, which will be a part of the 2019 Conference of the Universities Art Association of Canada (UAAC).

The conference will take place on 24-27 October 2019, Hilton Hotel, Québec, QC

The deadline for paper proposals is May 31, 2019.

This session is a reflection on museums and the phenomenon of celebrity culture. Museums are institutions that channel celebrity culture as a part of the global creative industry and mass culture. Today, it is evidenced in the boom in blockbuster exhibitions and large-scale collaborations of museums with film and fashion industry. In history, too, exhibitions and artworks on display had already served as an attraction to the enlightened public.

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CFP: UAAC: Perspectives on the Dutch Golden Age. Quebec 24-27 Oct. 2019

Call for Papers: Session at Universities Art Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Quebec City, QC, 24-27 October 2019.
Deadline: 31 May 2019

Perspectives on the Dutch Golden Age
This session aims to explore the historiography and reception of Dutch art produced in the period c. 1575-1700: how artists, admirers, and critics from the seventeenth century to the present have responded to art of the era known as the “Dutch Golden Age”. We welcome case studies that reflect on topics such as: theoretical appraisals of Dutch art and artists; literary adaptations of artists’ lives for the popular audience; print reproductions of Dutch painting in the 18th and 19th centuries; emulation of Dutch artists in 19th century France;  the rediscovery of Vermeer and Frans Hals; poetic responses to Dutch art; the changing reception of Rembrandt and other artists; Dutch art through the lens of methodologies such as feminism or post-colonialism; the collecting and connoisseurship of Dutch art in Canada and elsewhere; and other themes. 

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