Still Life and its Display in Private and Public Collections: The Influence of Fashion and the Art Market
Date: Saturday, November 03, 2012
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Hans J. Van Miegroet, Professor and Chair, Dept. Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Duke University
Dr. Van Miegroet identifies key moments in the display of still life in the domestic environment in the 17th–19th centuries and in the genre’s presentation within the public museum. These fashions are then compared to the display of still lifes in the commercial art market, examining how economic incentives have informed the desire for collecting and exhibiting still lifes privately and publicly.
Theater | Free with Museum admission | Stickers for ensured seating are distributed in the Main Entrance gallery starting at 3:00 p.m. Members enjoy early seating between 3:30 and 3:45 p.m.; general admission seating begins at 3:45 p.m.