Thursday, October 29, 2009

VCU's Annual Architectural Symposium, Nov. 13, 2009

Smith and Anthony Stove Co. of Boston Trade Cards, 1880s
Special Collections and Archives, VCU Libraries
The Boston iron manufacturer is one of the topics
to be discussed at this year's Symposium.

Annual Architectural Studies Symposium
Friday, 13 November, 2009
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Virginia Historical Society,
428 North Boulevard,
Richmond, VA

The conference, directed by Professor Charles Brownell, will have four sessions. They will deal with the story of the "Palladian" window from the Ancient Near East to Richmond's Fan District; furniture classics in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and furniture made in Richmond; the art of ironwork, with special reference to VCU's nationally important collection of wrought and cast iron; and a "parade of white columns," from the Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition of 1907 through more recent buildings inspired by Monticello.

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, VCU's Special Collections and Archives, and a dozen other cultural institutions join the Department of Art History in sponsoring the event.

Admission is free to students, $8.00 per person for members of sponsoring institutions, and $10.00 per person for others. Reservations are necessary for a post-conference reception, at an additional charge of $15.00, and for a walking tour of Richmond wrought iron, at $10.00.

To register, please send checks, payable to VCU Conference, to Conference, Department of Art History, Virginia Commonwealth University, P.O. Box 843046, 922 West Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23284-3046, by November 6. Brochures will be available in early Fall.

For a brochure or other information, please call 804/828-2784 or email Courtney Culbreth at

Click here for a larger view - it lists who is speaking and the topic of their papers.

- Ray B.

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