Esther before Ahasuerus, c. 1550.
  • Esther before Ahasuerus, c. 1550.
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Exhibition Program

Symposium: Tales of the City

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Friday, November 4, 2022, 10:00 a.m. 
Morley Lecture Family Hall

Hear from 12 scholars of Northern Renaissance art on topics ranging from drawing materials and stained glass window design to 16th-century theories of images and artistic collaboration in Netherlandish cities.  

This program is free and open to the public. Generous support of the exhibition symposium is provided by the Robert Lehman Foundation. 


 

Welcome and Introduction

10:00 a.m.

Heather Lemonedes Brown, Virginia N. and Randall J. Barbato Deputy Director and Chief Curator, CMA

Emily J. Peters, Curator of Prints and Drawings, CMA


 

Session 1: Color and Practice, 10:45 a.m.–12:05 p.m.

Chaired by Laura Ritter, Albertina Museum

Sixteenth-Century Netherlandish Drawings on Colored Grounds
Olenka Horbatsch, British Museum

New Terrains: Landscape Drawings on Colored Grounds in the Low Countries
Stephanie Porras, Tulane University

Hendrick Goltzius and the Material of Blue Paper in Haarlem
Alexa McCarthy, University of St. Andrews

Abraham Bloemaert and Karel van Mander: Drawing and Painting in Pink
Austėja Mackelaitė, Morgan Library & Museum


Session 2: Practice and Audience, 1:15–2:25 p.m.

Chaired by Annemarie Stefes, Independent Scholar, Bremen

Stained Glass in the City: Drawing for a Booming Market in the Netherlands
Ellen Konowitz, State University of New York, New Paltz

“Dropping a line”: Contemporary Inscriptions on Netherlandish Drawings
Saskia van Altena, Rijksmuseum

Drafting Netherlandish Sculpture: The Spencer Album in the New York Public Library
Ethan Matt Kavaler, University of Toronto

Jacques de Gheyn II Drawing Inventions nae ‘t leven en uyt den gheest
Susanne Bartels, University of Geneva, University of Amsterdam, and Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie (RKD)


Session 3: Audience and Place, 3:00–4:20 p.m.

Chaired by Emily Peters, The Cleveland Museum of Art

Amateur Drawing, Music Book Production, and Sociality in 16th-Century Urban Bruges
Huw Keene, University of Edinburgh

Designs for a Pious City: Lambert Lombard and Catholic Monuments for Liège
Elizabeth Rice Mattison, Hood Museum of Art

Reimagining the Post-Reformation Landscape through Drawing
Virginia Girard, Columbia University

More than Drawing: Intermediality of Netherlandish Drawings around 1600
Iris Brahms, Free University Berlin


Closing Remarks

4:30–5:00 p.m. 

Victoria Sancho Lobis, Benton Museum of Art, Pomona College


 

All sessions will be held in the John C. and Sally S. Morley Family Foundation Lecture Hall at the CMA.

 

Registration

Attendance is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please follow this link to register: cma.org/TOTCsymposium 

Lodging information

There are two hotels within easy walking distance to the museum:

Courtyard by Marriott Cleveland University Circle

2021 Cornell Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106

P: +1 (216) 791-5678

 

Glidden House

1901 Ford Drive, Cleveland, Ohio, 44106

P: +1 (216) 231-8900

 

Exhibition Information

Contact

NetherlandishDrawings [at] clevelandart.org

Generous support of the exhibition

All education programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Education. Major annual support is provided by the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Generous annual support is provided by Brenda and Marshall Brown, the Sam J. Frankino Foundation, Florence Kahane Goodman, and Eva and Rudolf Linnebach. Additional annual support is provided by Gail Bowen in memory of Richard L. Bowen, Cynthia and Dale Brogan, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman Jr., the Jeffery Wallace Ellis Trust in memory of Lloyd H. Ellis Jr., Pamela Mascio, and the Thompson Family Foundation.

This program is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.

Generous support is provided by the Robert Lehman Foundation. Additional support is provided by Randall J. and Virginia N. Barbato. 

All exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Exhibitions. Principal annual support is provided by Michael Frank in memory of Patricia Snyder. Major annual support is provided by the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Generous annual support is provided by an anonymous supporter, Dick Blum (deceased) and Harriet Warm, Cynthia and Dale Brogan, Dr. Ben and Julia Brouhard, Brenda and Marshall Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman Jr., Richard and Dian Disantis, the Jeffery Wallace Ellis Trust in memory of Lloyd H. Ellis Jr., Leigh and Andy Fabens, the Sam J. Frankino Foundation, Janice Hammond and Edward Hemmelgarn, Carl T. Jagatich, Cathy Lincoln, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, William S. and Margaret F. Lipscomb, Bill and Joyce Litzler, Carl and Lu Anne Morrison, Henry Ott-Hansen, Michael and Cindy Resch, Margaret and Loyal Wilson, and Claudia C. Woods and David A. Osage.

The exhibition catalogue for Tales of the City: Drawing in the Netherlands from Bosch to Bruegel was produced with the generous support of the Tavolozza Foundation. 

Generous support of the exhibition symposium is provided by the Robert Lehman Foundation.

This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.