September 25, 2012
Working Group in Medieval Sculpture: A Transatlantic Dialogue
The Art of Sculpture 1100–1550: Sculptural Reception
The Fourth Annual Anne d’Harnoncourt Symposium
November 2–4, 2012
Leading scholars and curators of medieval art examine the uses of medieval sculpture—liturgical, paraliturgical, domestic, civic, private and public—and discuss the affective, social, economic, and artistic responses that sculpture engendered. Presentations also consider questions of influence on later works of art as well as the modern reception of medieval sculpture, including issues of display, museography, and conservation.
** NB ** Conference HOTEL: Club Quarters, 1628 Chestnut Street (215.282.5000). Please mention your attendance at the University of Pennsylvania's medieval sculpture conference to receive the conference rate ($115/night).
Registration & Ticketing:
• The Friday sessions at the University of Pennsylvania are free, first-come first-served.
• The Friday keynote lecture at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is free, but requires a ticket. Tickets may be reserved by calling 215-235-SHOW (7469) or visiting www.philamuseum.org. Phone and online orders are subject to a $3.50 fee per ticket ($2.50 for Museum members).
• The Saturday programming requires registration. Tickets may be reserved by calling 215-235-SHOW (7469) or visiting www.philamuseum.org. Phone and online orders are subject to a $3.50 service fee per ticket ($2.50 for Museum members).
• All undergraduate and graduate students and faculty in the History of Art, the Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures, the Department of Spanish and the Department of French may register for complimentary tickets for all parts of the Anne d’Harnoncourt Symposium (except for Saturday’s dinner– a pre-registration is required). Please show valid ID.
- For Friday’s sessions at Univ. Pennsylvania, no advanced registration is necessary.
- For Friday’s keynote lecture and Saturday’s symposium, complimentary tickets are available at the Museum the day of – no advanced registration is necessary. Tickets may also be purchased in advance, but a $3.50 service charge will be added to phone and on-line orders. Students and faculty with valid ID may also visit the Museum in person to reserve their complimentary tickets in advance.
The Fourth Annual Anne d’Harnoncourt Symposium is organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, History of Art Department, University of Pennsylvania and Institut national d'histoire de l'art, Paris. Generous support for the event has been provided by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the Henry Moore Foundation, and Maude de Schauensee, and additionally by the School of Arts & Sciences, Provost's University Research Fund, Center for Ancient Studies, Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures, Department of Spanish, and Department of French, of the University of Pennsylvania.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2
Rainey Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
9:30 am: Registration
9:45 am: Welcome
10:00 am–12:15 pm: First Session
Sculpture in French Written Sources around 1400: Presences and Silences
Michele Tomasi, Senior Lecturer, Université de Lausanne
Claus Sluter’s “Well of Moses” for the Chartreuse de Champmol: Reproduction and Reception
Susie Nash, Professor, History of Art, Courtauld Institute of Art, London
Perceptions of Individuality in Spanish Sculpture around 1400
Javier Martínez de Aguirre Aldaz, Professor, Universidad Complutense Madrid
Response and discussion led by Jean-Marie Guillouët, Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Paris
1:30–3:00 pm: Second Session
An (Il)Legible Capital from Moutiers-Saint-Jean
Kirk Ambrose, Associate Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder
How the Drill Survived: The Reception of Sculptural Technique in Marble, Ivory, and Stone
Stefan Trinks, ST, Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Humboldt University Berlin
Frigidity to Fire: Materiality of Ivory in Public and Private
Sarah Guérin, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Courtauld Institute of Art, London
3:15–5:00 pm: Third Session
Reaching Out to a Lay Viewership in 12th-Century Aragon: The Reception of Santa María de Uncastillo
Julia Perratore, Visiting Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania
They Are All the Work of Artists (Jer. 10, 9): The Romanesque Portal as Liturgical Performance
Manuel Castiñeiras, Professor, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Response and discussion led by Robert A. Maxwell, University of Pennsylvania
6:30–7:30 pm: Keynote Address
Van Pelt Auditorium, Philadelphia Museum of Art
(Free ticket required)
The Art of Recycling: The Reuse of Medieval Sculpture at the Great French Gothic Cathedrals
Pierre-Yves Le Pogam, Chief Curator, Department of Sculpture, Musée du Louvre
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3
Van Pelt Auditorium, Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Tickets $40 ($32 for PMA members), includes box lunch on Saturday and Museum admission Saturday and Sunday
9:00 am: Registration
9:30 am: Welcome
9:40 am–12:45 pm: First Session
Lost and Found: New Elements from the Tomb of Philippe III (le Hardi) at St. Denis
Charles T. Little, Curator, Department of Medieval Art and the Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Au coeur de la polémique: la restauration des sculptures de la cathédrale de Bourges par Théophile Caudron (1840–1847)
Fabienne Joubert, Professor Emerita, Université Paris IV–Sorbonne
Discussion and coffee
The Performance and Exposition of Medieval Sculpture
Peter Scott Brown, Associate Professor, University of North Florida
Sculpture from Saint-Martin: Meaning in 12th-Century Angers and 21st-Century New Haven
Susan Ward, Professor and Department Head, History of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
Discussion led by Jack Hinton, Philadelphia Museum of Art
1:45–5:30 pm: Second Session
The Master of Rieux: Alexandre Dumège’s Procrastination and the Creation of a Superstar of 14th-Century Sculpture
Charlotte Riou, Curator of Sculpture, Musée des Augustins, Toulouse
“C’est un saint qu’on ne fête plus”: About the Images of John the Baptist’s Passion in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Georg Geml, Universitätsassistent, Technische Universität Wien
Discussion and coffee
The Pagny Altarpiece at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Reception of Brabantine Altarpieces in France, 1500–1550
Yao-Fen You, Assistant Curator of European Decorative Arts and Sculpture, Detroit Institute of Arts
Mid-thirteenth Century Parisian Portals: Between Liturgy and Symbolic Patronage
Xavier Dectot, Director, Musée du Louvre-Lens
Closing discussion, led by Jean-Marie Guillouët, Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Paris; Robert A. Maxwell, University of Pennsylvania; and Jack Hinton, Philadelphia Museum of Art
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Programs take place at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and are free after Pay-What-You-Wish Museum admission or with Saturday symposium ticket. Visit philamuseum.org for details.
10:30 am–2:30 pm: Special Family Event: Art of the Middle Ages
Discover the wacky, wild beasts that adorn medieval sculpture in the Museum’s collection, and create your own monsters in the Make-and-Take workshop. Teen docents demonstrate centuries-old art techniques and share fun facts about armor, stained glass, masonry, and panel painting at the Medieval Art Stops. Enjoy lively performances by Piffaro, the Renaissance Band.
10:30 am–2:30 pm: Make-and-Take Workshop
11:00 am–2:00 pm: Medieval Art Stops
11:30 am & 1:30 pm: Piffaro, The Renaissance Band
Jean-Marie Guillouët, Maître de Conférences, Université de Nantes: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jack Hinton, Assistant Curator, Philadelphia Museum of Art: email@example.com
Robert A. Maxwell, Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania: firstname.lastname@example.org