Fall Seminar: “New Vistas: Painters and Paintings of the American South”

November 9-10, 2018 Winston-Salem, NC

From presidential collections to portrait miniatures,
come hear the latest discoveries in Southern art!

The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts has been a leader in the study of early Southern artists.  With focus placed on the most personal of art forms, the Fall Seminar will bring together today’s leading scholars to share stories behind iconic images of the people and the places of the early American South. From small-group tours and workshops to auditorium lectures, join us for a program which will offer a deep and fascinating look at the lives and work of the painters and subjects of Southern art.

General Registration $175.00
Includes Friday workshop, Friday evening reception and
Keynote Lecture, and all Saturday lectures and lunch
$175.00 $165.00 for Frank L. Horton Society Members
   
Friday Keynote and Saturday Lectures $145.00
Includes Friday evening reception and
Keynote Lecture, and all Saturday lectures and lunch
$145.00 $135.00 for Frank L. Horton Society Members

 

PLEASE SEE BELOW TO REGISTER.

 

Friday, November 9th

PRE-PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES

Guided Behind-the-Scenes Tours of the MESDA Collection
Limited to 12 participants
Tours begin in the Frank L. Horton Museum Center Rotunda
924 S. Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC  27101

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
2-Hour Guided Tour
2 hour guided tour exploring the entire MESDA Collection
$40 – Register Here

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
1-Hour Guided Tour
1 hour guided tour featuring 12 study galleries in the MESDA Collection
$20 – Register Here

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Seminar Check-in
Concourse, Old Salem Visitor Center
900 Old Salem Road

Winston-Salem, NC  27101
3:30 p.m. Workshops
One choice per participant; limited 20 participants per group
 
MESDA Paintings Collection Study with Catherine Carlisle and Laura Barry
Assessing Paintings Before You Purchase with Rob Hicklin  filled
Watercolor and Fraktur in the MESDA Collection with Sally Gant

 KEYNOTE AND OPENING RECEPTION


James A. Gray Auditorium
Old Salem Visitor Center
900 Old Salem Road
Winston-Salem, NC  27101

 

5:00 p.m. Keynote Lecture: Paintings for the New Republic
Elizabeth Chew, PhD
Vice President of Museum Programs, James Madison’s Montpelier
Orange, Virginia
James A. Gray Auditorium, Old Salem Visitor Center
 
6:00 -7:00 p.m. Opening Reception
Frank L. Horton Museum Center patio

Saturday, November 10th

9:00 a.m. James A. Gray Auditorium opens
 
9:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Robert Leath
Chief Curator & Vice President of Collections, MESDA at Old Salem Museums & Gardens
Winston-Salem, NC
9:45 a.m. Cosmopolitan Connections: Patrons and Portrait Miniatures in Charleston and Philadelphia
Elle Shushan
Independent Scholar, Elle Shushan Fine Portrait Miniatures
Philadelphia, PA
*Presented with the generous support of the Center for American Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art
 
10:30 a.m. Robert Hanna, Portrait Painter: Memoirs of a Southern Tour
Sally Gant
Director of Education Emerita, MESDA at Old Salem Museums & Gardens
Winston-Salem, NC
 
11:00 a.m. Coffee Break
 
11:30 a.m. We the People: Fine Art vs. Folk Art in the American South
Laura Pass Barry
Juli Grainger Curator of Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Williamsburg, VA
 
12:15 p.m. Lunch
 
1:15 p.m. Uncovering the Artist’s Intent: A Glimpse into the Conservation Treatment of Several Paintings in the MESDA Collection
Ruth Cox
Paintings Conservator, Paintings Conservation, Inc.
Durham, NC
2:15 p.m. Emerging Scholars Lectures
Featuring:
William Roberts’ “Excursion over the Mountains”: Backcountry Landscapes “by the Pencil of a Virginian”
Katie McKinney
Assistant Curator of Maps & Prints, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Williamsburg, VA
“I hope you took Care of the Pictures according to yr Promiss”: Re-thinking 17th-Century Virginia Portraiture
Janine Boldt, PhD
2018-2020 Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow
American Philosophical Society
Philadelphia, PA
View of Columbia: A Portrait of South Carolina’s Capital City
Catherine Carlisle
Development Officer, MESDA at Old Salem Museums & Gardens
Winston-Salem, NC
3:00 p.m. Afternoon Break
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3:15 p.m. Leaning Chimneys: A Modern History of Dealing in Southern Art
Rob Hicklin
Founder, Charleston Renaissance Gallery
Charleston, SC

 

 

Program Details

REGISTRATION

Pre-registration is required.  Registration is limited.

 

• General Registration – $175.00     (*Frank L. Horton Society – $165.00)
Includes Friday workshop, Friday Keynote Lecture and Opening Reception, all Saturday Lectures and Lunch


• Friday Keynote and Saturday Lectures – $145.00     (*Frank L. Horton Society – $135.00)
Includes Friday Keynote Lecture and Opening Reception, all Saturday Lectures and Lunch

 

• 2-Hour Guided Tour of the MESDA Collection – $40.00
Pre-program opportunity

• 1-Hour Guided Tour of the MESDA Collection – $20.00
Pre-program opportunity

*To receive your Frank L. Horton Society program discount, please be sure you Register and/or Sign In your Old Salem Museums & Gardens username and password.  Want to learn more about the Frank L. Horton Society?  Click here.

TRAVEL DETAILS

The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts is one of the museums at Old Salem Museums & Gardens.  MESDA is located in the Frank L. Horton Museum Center at 924 S. Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC  27101.  Seminar lectures will take place in the James A. Gray Auditorium at the Old Salem Visitor Center at 900 Old Salem Road, Winston-Salem, NC  27101.

Seminar Hotel:

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
Winston-Salem Downtown
125 South Main Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
1-336-714-2800
To Book Online: MESDA Fall Guestrooms
Group Code: MES

CANCELLATION POLICY

Registrants who cancel at least two weeks prior to a program will receive a full refund minus a $50 handling fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations that occur less than two weeks prior to the event.

INCLEMENT WEATHER

The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts follows the inclement weather policies of Old Salem Museums and Gardens. When OSMG is closed, the museum is closed as well. Should this occur, the seminar will be cancelled and refunds will be issued. For your own protection, please consider travel insurance to cover fees involved in cancelling hotel reservations.