Professor Lisa Saltzman (History of Art) participated in “The Art of Memory and Mourning” Symposium

Posted December 9th, 2014 at 3:49 pm.

Adams Memorial by Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Adams Memorial by Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Lisa Saltzman, Professor of History of Art and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Chair in the Humanities, participated in the symposium “The Art of Memory and Mourning,” November 14 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

The symposium was dedicated to art historian Cynthia J. Mills (1947–2014), former executive editor of the journal American Art and Smithsonian American Art Museum academic programs advisor, and recognizes the release of her book Beyond Grief: Sculpture and Wonder in the Gilded Age Cemetery (Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2014). It also featured talks by Miguel de Baca of Lake Forest College; Erika Doss of Notre Dame University, James Meyer of the National Gallery of Art, Jennifer Van Horn of George Mason University, and independent scholar Sarah Beetham.

The entire symposium can be viewed online, at:

Filed under: Conferences and Presentations,GSAS Faculty by Nathanael Roesch

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