Lieu : Minnesota, Saint Paul, University of St. Thomas
The University of St. Thomas Department of Art History will host its eighth annual Graduate Student Research Symposium, Exhibiting Power, on September 30, 2017 Keynote Speaker: Robert Rydell, Professor of History & Director, Humanities Institute, Montana State University Power hungry. Power grab. Power in numbers. Soft power. Displays of power. The start of 2017 has brought the issue of “power” to the forefront of political, cultural, economic, entertainment, and social debates. Yet, the issue of “power” in art history and museum studies has long been a topic of scholarly research and discussion. Art History has asked how images and objects can visually explain power through signs and symbols, as well as through association with artistic movements and artist groups. Museums, likewise, have questioned their own role in exhibiting power through the examination of display practices, educational models, community-based partnerships, and innovative use of space. In a rapidly changing world, how do art history and museum studies rely on the past for lessons in exhibiting power, while also representing power in new ways? Continuer la lecture de Appel à communication : Art History Graduate Symposium
Throughout history, royals have strongly influenced the form and content of gardens and parks. Our strong connection to these cultivated places is not only due to our fascination with nature itself, but reveals our relationship to royal houses, monarchy and the nation. Through the conservation of these places we do not only see and view nature, but our own cultural heritage.
In this book, eight garden experts from five countries provide important examples of how kings and regents—through their extraordinary creations—have shaped history, communicated with the world, and mirrored themselves in their respective eras. The essays stem from a seminar, The Royal Garden, arranged by The Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation for Public Benefit and held at Drottningholm Palace near Stockholm in 2015.
• John Dixon Hunt — The Royal Garden as an Historic Concept
• Göran Alm — The Paradise: A Swedish Royal Garden Recreation
• Magnus Olausson — Travels, Tournaments, and Freemasonry: National and International
• Åsa Ahrland — The Royal Park: From Regal Pursuit to Public Recreation
• Renske Ek — The Royal Baroque Garden at Het Loo as a Work of Art
• Patricia Bouchenot-Déchin — Louis XVI, André Le Nôtre, and the Royal Garden of Versailles
• Todd Longstaffe-Gowan — Sweet Prospects and Stately Avenues: The Role and Importance of the Lime Tree Avenues at Hampton Court
• Peter Wirtz — Case Study Domaine de Wideville: Revamping a Louis XIII Garden
• George Plumptre — Overview of, and Differences in, Ten Interesting Royal European Gardens