March 26, 2011, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Free after museum admission.
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts will host a graduate symposium in
conjunction with the exhibition *Anatomy/Academy: Nexus of Art and Science*
In tribute to Philadelphia’s historical importance as a center for the
artistic and anatomical study of the human body, this symposium examines the
body in relation to the material and visual culture of American art,
focusing on how Philadelphia’s dynamic art and science communities fostered
knowledge of the human body from the early nineteenth century to the
Students will present new research in twenty-minute papers and attendees
will have an extended opportunity to view the exhibition with curators and
educators. The program will conclude with a round-table discussion moderated
by the Curators of *Anatomy/Academy* and faculty from each university,
including Alan Braddock, Wendy Bellion, Tanya Sheehan, Michael Leja, Patrick
Connors and Rachael DeLue.
9:30 Doors Open
10:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
10:30 Laura Turner Igoe, Temple University
*Marble Cheeks and Breast Work: Charles Willson Peale’s Embodied Fireplace
10:55 Catherine Holochwost, University of Delaware
*Durand’s Two ‘Ariadnes’: Pleasure and Anxiety in a Time of Cholera*
11:20 Nika Elder, Princeton University
*Objectified: The Human Body in an Early Drawing by William Harnett*
11:55 Q & A, Moderated by Curator Anna Marley
12:15 Lunch Break
1:00 Curators and Educators available for conversation in PAFA’s
Historic Cast Hall, the Permanent Collection, and the Anatomy/Academy
2:00 Gianna Loscerbo, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
*Remembering the Civil War Body: Photographs of Dr. Addinell Hewson’s Earth
Cure in Postbellum Philadelphia*
2:25 Ellery Foutch, University of Pennsylvania
*Bodybuilder Eugen Sandow and ‘Artistic Anatomy’*
2:50 Ana María Gómez López and Anna Moblard Meier, Pennsylvania Academy
of the Fine Arts
*David Lynch: The Body “in Extremis”*
3:15 Q & A, moderated by Curator Anna Marley
3:45 Faculty Roundtable Discussion with Alan Braddock (Temple), Wendy
Bellion (UDel), Patrick Connors (PAFA), Michael Leja (UPenn), Rachael DeLue
(Princeton), and Tanya Sheehan (Rutgers).
To reserve a seat, rsvp to email@example.com or 215-972-2105.