Thursday, October 14, 2010

VCU's 18th Annual Symposium on Architectural History and the Decorative Arts, Friday, November 19th, 2010, Va. Historical Society

“Traditions--II,” Virginia Commonwealth University's 18th Annual Symposium on Architectural History and the Decorative Arts

The conference, directed by Professor Charles Brownell, will have four sessions.  They will deal with the story of the Ionic Order from the ancient Mediterranean world through the Colonial Revival in Richmond’s Fan District;  Jefferson’s transformation of Virginia architecture;  the Classical country house in the Chesapeake region;  and the early twentieth-century renewal of Classicism from the Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition through the original building of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.  The Center for Palladian Studies in America and a dozen other cultural institutions join in sponsoring the Symposium. 

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.  

To register, please send checks, payable to VCU Symposium, to Symposium, Department of Art History, Virginia Commonwealth University, P.O. Box 843046, 922 West Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23284-3046, by November 12th 2010.  Brochures will be available in early Fall 2010.  For a brochure or other information, please call 804/828-2784 or email Courtney Culbreth at

Friday, November 19th, 2010
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Virginia Historical Society

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