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Saint-Gaudens Centenary Symposium
Friday, September 7, 2007, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m.

View the archived webcast of this event.

photo of Augustus Saint-Gaudens in his studio. Photograph by De Witt Ward.  Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Augustus Saint-Gaudens in his studio. Photograph by De Witt Ward. Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum.

This symposium will reexamine the influence and importance of one of America's greatest sculptors, Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907). A series of lectures will begin at 1:30 p.m. followed at 5 p.m. by the premiere of a new film about the artist. The event will take place in the museum's Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium, which is located near the 8th and G Street NW entrance. A reception will follow the film. No registration will be required. For more information, contact AmericanArtSymposium[at]si.edu or (202) 633-8353. The schedule is as follows:


George Gurney
Deputy Chief Curator, Smithsonian American Art Museum
"An Introduction to Smithsonian Collections"


Henry J. Duffy
Curator and Chief of Cultural Resources, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site
"Voices From Across the Sea: The European Associates of Augustus Saint-Gaudens"


Cynthia Mills
Historian, Smithsonian American Art Museum
"Saint-Gaudens's Lost Angels"


Thayer Tolles
Associate Curator, American Paintings and Sculpture, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
"After Saint-Gaudens: Casts, Memories, and Legacies"


Shelley Sturman
Head of Object Conservation, National Gallery of Art
"Conservation of the Shaw Memorial: The Long Journey"


Discussion moderated by Erika Doss
Chair, American Studies Department, University of Notre Dame


Film Premiere, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
"Augustus Saint-Gaudens: Master of American Sculpture"
Director, Paul Sanderson

Speakers' Bios and Abstracts (PDF, 136K)

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