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2018 Bettie Allison Rand Symposium in Art History: Taking Exception: Women, Gender, Representation in the Eighteenth Century

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - February 3 @ 3:30 pm

A Symposium in Honor of Mary D. Sheriff.

Reminder: Please register if you are planning to attend the symposium. Registration is free but space is limited. You can register at http://rand2018.web.unc.edu

This symposium will take place from Thursday, February 1st through Saturday, February 3rd and will be held at the Ackland Art Museum on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Speakers will include:

Vivian Cameron, Independent Scholar
Susanna Caviglia, Assistant Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Duke University
Melissa Hyde, Professor of Art & Art History, University of Florida
Anne Lafont, Director of Studies, L’Ecole des Hautes Etudes En Sciences Sociales
Christopher Johns, Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Professor of History of Art, Vanderbilt University
Dorothy Johnson, Roy J. Carver Professor of Art History, University of Iowa
Kathleen Nicholson, Professor Emerita of the History of Art and Architecture, University of Oregon
Suzanne Pucci, Professor of Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures, & Cultures, University of Kentucky
Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Professor Emerita of the History of Art & Architecture, University of California Santa Barbara
Susan Taylor Leduc, Independent Scholar
Michael Yonan, Associate Professor of Art History and Archaeology, University of Missouri

A memorial for Mary D. Sheriff will be held on Saturday, February 3rd at 1:00 pm.

The 2018 Bettie Allison Rand Symposium will take place in tandem the Ackland Art Museum exhibition, Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment: French Art from the Horvitz Collection. This exhibition will be open from January 26, 2018 – April 8, 2018

Becoming a Woman is curated by Melissa Hyde, Professor of Art History, University of Florida Research Foundation Professor, University of Florida, and the late Mary D. Sheriff, W.R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Art History, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It is organized by Alvin L. Clark, Jr, Curator, The Horvitz Collection and The J.E. Horvitz Research Curator, Harvard Art Museums/Fogg.

Through a generous gift to the UNC Arts and Sciences Foundation, William G. Rand established this lecture series in memory of his late wife, Bettie Allison Rand. This funding allows the Department of Art to bring one or more eminent art historians to UNC-CH every other year for residencies of various lengths. While they are in Chapel Hill, these scholars present a series of lectures and interact with undergraduate and graduate art history and studio art students. Following the campus visit, the scholars prepare a manuscript, which is then published by the UNC Press as part of the Rand Series of art history publications.

For more schedule details and to register to attend, visit the symposium website: http://rand2018.web.unc.edu/


February 1 @ 6:00 pm
February 3 @ 3:30 pm
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