Center Symposia

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

"Sculpture Collecting and Display, 1600-2000" will take place on Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20, 2017.

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Negotiating Art and Narrative

A symposium for undergraduate scholars on Friday, June 9, 2017, organized in conjunction with the special exhibition Divine Encounter: Rembrandt’s Abraham and the Angels.

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Full Circle: The Medal in Art History

A Symposium in Honor of Stephen K. Scher

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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IFA/Frick Symposium

The Symposium on the History of Art was held on on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22, 2017.
For Friday’s session at the Institute of Fine Arts, R.S.V.P. to No reservations are necessary to attend Saturday’s session at the Frick. 

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

Special Exhibition Symposia

Perspectives on 18th-Century Art History,” a scholars’ roundtable organized with Journal18: A Journal of Eighteenth-Century Art and Culture, was held in conjunction with the special exhibition Pierre Gouthière: Virtuoso Gilder at the French Court on Friday, February 17, 2017.

"Art and War: New Perspectives", was held in conjunction with Watteau’s Soldiers: Scenes of Military Life in Eighteenth-Century France on Friday, September 16, 2016.




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