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

September 14-15, 2018 Winston-Salem, NC

The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts has been a leader in the study of early Southern artists.  With topics ranging from presidential collections to portrait miniatures, MESDA’s fall seminar will bring together leading scholars to share new discoveries in Southern art.

Program

All sessions, unless otherwise noted, will take place at the

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

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

 Pre Program Opportunities:
Additional Fees Apply
(Pre-registration required. Limited to 12 participants)

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.           Tour*
                                        2 hour guided tour exploring the entire MESDA Collection ($40, register HERE)

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.           Tour*
                                       1 hour guided tour featuring 12 study galleries in the MESDA Collection ($20, register HERE)

* Tours begin in the Rotunda at the Horton Museum Center
                                     924 S. Main Street, Winston-Salem

The Program:

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. – SEMINAR CHECK-IN
Concourse, Old Salem Visitor Center
900 Old Salem Road, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

3:30 p.m. – WELCOME
Gray Auditorium, Old Salem Visitor Center
900 Old Salem Road, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

                   WORKSHOPS

                    One Choice per Participant
                     (Choices below limited to 20 participants per group)

  •  MESDA Paintings Collection Study – Catherine Carlisle
  • Assessing Paintings before you Purchase – Rob Hicklin
  • Watercolor and Fraktur in the MESDA Collection – Sally Gant

5:00 p.m. – Keynote:
Elizabeth Chew, Ph.D.
Vice President for Museum Programs, James Madison’s Montpelier
Orange, Virginia

6:00 p.m. – OPENING RECEPTION
Frank L. Horton Museum Center Patio

 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

9:30 a.m. – Welcome and Introductions
April Strader Bullin
Director of Museum Programs, MESDA at Old Salem Museums & Gardens
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

9:45 a.m. – Lecture
Elle Shushan
Independent Scholar, Elle Shushan Fine Portrait Miniatures
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Presented with the generous support of the Center for American Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art

10:30 a.m. – Lecture
Sally Gant
Director of Education Emerita, MESDA at Old Salem Museums & Gardens
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

11:00 a.m. – COFFEE BREAK

11:30 a.m.- Lecture
Laura Barry
Juli Grainger Curator, Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Williamsburg, Virginia

12:15 p.m. –LUNCH

 1:15 p.m. – Lecture
Ruth Cox
Paintings Conservator, Paintings Conservation, Inc.
Durham, North Carolina

 2:00 p.m.AFTERNOON BREAK

 2:30 p.m. – Emerging Scholars Lectures
Featuring:

Katie McKinney
Assistant Curator of Maps & Prints, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Williamsburg, Virginia

Janine Boldt, Ph.D.
2018-2020 Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow, American Philosophical Society Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Catherine Carlisle
Development Officer, MESDA at Old Salem Museums & Gardens
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

 3:30 p.m. – Lecture
Rob Hicklin
Founder, Charleston Renaissance Gallery
Charleston, South Carolina

Registration

General Registration: $175.00
Includes Friday workshop, Friday evening reception & keynote, all lectures & lunch on Saturday

Friday Keynote and Saturday Lectures: $145.00
Includes Friday evening reception & keynote, all lectures & lunch on Saturday

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.

Seminar Hotels

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