The Art of Memory and Mourning
A Symposium in Honor of Cynthia J. Mills
Friday, November 14, 2014, 1–5pm
This symposium program will present recent scholarship that addresses the subjects of mourning, loss, remembrance, and memorialization as they have manifest in a variety of art forms in the United States over the past three centuries. Speakers include Miguel de Baca of Lake Forest College; Erika Doss of Notre Dame University, James Meyer of the National Gallery of Art, Lisa Saltzman of Bryn Mawr College, Jennifer Van Horn of George Mason University, and independent scholar Sarah Beetham (see the full symposium program description and schedule).
The program is dedicated to art historian Cynthia J. Mills (1947–2014), former executive editor of the journal American Art and Smithsonian American Art Museum academic programs advisor, and recognizes the release of her book Beyond Grief: Sculpture and Wonder in the Gilded Age Cemetery (Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2014).
This symposium is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.