This event also takes place online as a live stream.
The MFAH hosts a live audience at the Museum to watch (and to participate in) this daylong conference hosted by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in London, England. Drop in! Participation is free with Museum admission. A live stream—so you can watch at home or on your mobile device from anywhere—is available for free at the bottom of this page. If you are having trouble viewing this live stream or with chatting, you can also access the symposium by going to https://new.livestream.com/mfah. You will need to login to participate in the chat.
Schedule 10:15 a.m. Introduction by Mark Hallett, the Paul Mellon Centre 10:30 a.m.American Adversaries Video Introduction by Emily Neff, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, and Kaylin Weber, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 11 a.m. Break 11:15 a.m. “Copley’s Revolutions,” Jane Kamensky, Brandeis University 12 noon “West’s General Wolfe in 18th-Century France,” Stephane Roy, Carleton University 12:45 a.m. Lunch break 1:45 p.m. “Copley, West and John Boydell: New Mechanisms of Patronage in Late 18th-Century London,” Rosie Dias, University of Warwick 2:30 p.m. “Displaying History: West’s Gallery and the Great Room,” Kaylin Weber, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 3:15 p.m. Break 3:30 p.m. “Out of Time, Out of Place: Copley’s Last Pictures,” Sarah Monks, University of East Anglia 4:15 p.m. “West and Shakespeare in Early 19th-Century Philadelphia,” Wendy Bellion, University of Delaware 5 p.m. Concluding Remarks, Mark Hallett and Emily Neff
This symposium is made possible through support from the Terra Foundation for American Art.