Full Circle: The Medal in Art History
A Symposium in Honor of Stephen K. Scher

Friday, September 8, 2017

On the occasion of the exhibition The Pursuit of Immortality: Masterpieces from the Scher Collection of Portrait Medals, The Frick Collection will hold a symposium on Friday, September 8, 2017, in honor of Stephen K. Scher’s many contributions to the study of medals. This symposium builds on the work of Scher and others who have sought to re-center the medal in art-historical discourse, and aims to bring this important class of object to the attention of the broader scholarly community and the public.

Symposium is free, but registration is required.

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Furniture and the Domestic Interior, 1500–1915

Friday, October 27, 2017

This symposium will present current research on the history of furniture and interiors in Europe by emerging scholars of the decorative arts. Presented in collaboration with the Furniture History Society.

Symposium is free, but registration is required.

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IFA/Frick Symposia

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Historic information relating to the Symposium may be found in our Archives


Center Symposia

For more information, see Center for the History of Collecting: Symposia.

Link to past conference videos.