The Uses and Limitations of Provenance Research [VIDEO]Continue Reading
The Uses and Limitations of Provenance Research Virtual event co-sponsored with the Kallir Research Institute January 11, 2022 Provenance research has become a hot topic for museums, collectors, dealers and others who are keen to identify works that were looted by the Nazis. But definite answers can be elusive after the passage of so much time.
CRSA: Tom Wesselmann Digital Corpus in Conversation [VIDEO]Continue Reading
CRSA: Tom Wesselmann Digital Corpus in Conversation October 26, 2021 The featured conversation between WPI colleagues Huffa Frobes-Cross, Project Manager of the Wesselmann Catalogue Raisonné, and Caitlin Sweeney, Director of Digital Publications, took viewers step-by-step through the development of a unique cataloguing system: from the initial considerations that went into choosing the most appropriate format, to the particular challenges of maintaining an online database-in-progress.
WPI Joins Arkhênum for a Heritage Webinar [VIDEO]Continue Reading
WPI, American Battle Monuments Commission, History Associates Incorporated and Arkhênum: A Heritage Webinar June 21 & 22, 2021 The WPI joined Arkhênum as part of two webinars with fellow speakers from the American Battle Monuments Commission, History Associates Incorporated and Arkhênum to speak about collection preservation, digitization, online sharing and so much more, related to collections and subject matter as diverse as art History and the legacies of the First and Second World Wars.
Antagonistic Cooperation: Romare Bearden’s New Paris Blues [VIDEO]Continue Reading
Antagonistic Cooperation: Romare Bearden’s New Paris Blues June 3, 2021 The Wildenstein Plattner Institute hosted Robert O’Meally, Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and founder of the Center for Jazz Studies for a one-time webinar. Professor O’Meally, the author of Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey, explored Bearden’s New Paris Blues, an unfinished series of books that spans media, cities, and artistic circles.
Recovering Women’s Legacies: Artists, Dealers, Collectors, and Patrons [VIDEO]Continue Reading
Recovering Women’s Legacies: Artists, Dealers, Collectors, and Patrons June 2–30, 2021 The Center for the History of Collecting at the Frick Art Reference Library and the Wildenstein Plattner Institute hosted a Wednesday lunchtime series spotlighting archival resources on important women who shaped visual culture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Building the Gauguin Catalogue Raisonné [VIDEO]Continue Reading
Building the Gauguin Catalogue Raisonné: A Digital Publication May 25, 2021 ICRA hosted an online webinar entitled Building the Gauguin Catalogue Raisonné: A Digital Publication with the Wildenstein Plattner Institute, Inc. and Navigating Art. The webinar comprised of two sessions, each lasting approximately one hour including time for questions, with a short interval between them.
Discovering Wesselmann: The Early Exhibitions [VIDEO]Continue Reading
Discovering Wesselmann: The Early Exhibitions May 13, 2021 Huffa Frobes-Cross, project manager of the Tom Wesselmann Digital Catalogue Raisonné, and Samantha Rowe, archivist, introduced the second iteration of the Discovering Wesselmann webinar series. Discovering Wesselmann: The Early Exhibitions considered the sparsely documented shows form Judson Gallery, Tanager Gallery, and Green Gallery between the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Paper Thin: Walking the Line Between Art and Ephemera – Panel at 109th CAA ConferenceContinue Reading
Paper Thin: Walking the Line Between Art and Ephemera – Panel at 109th CAA Conference February 12, 2021 Our archivist Samantha Rowe chaired a panel at the 109th CAA. Sandrine Canac, PhD, Director of Digital Archival Projects, Samantha Rowe and five panelists from top institutions discussed the nebulous line between art object and archival record.
Discovering Wesselmann [VIDEO]Continue Reading
Discovering Wesselmann December 16, 2020 A conversation between our archivist, Samantha Rowe, and the project manager for the Tom Wesselmann Catalogue Raisonné, Huffa Frobes-Cross. Working between the Tom Wesselmann Papers and the artist’s work, Huffa and Samantha discussed how archival research intersects with and supports the development of this catalogue raisonné project.
The Prevalence of Ritual: Romare Bearden and Legacy [VIDEO]Continue Reading
The Prevalence of Ritual: Romare Bearden and Legacy October 27, 2020 the WPI hosted a virtual panel that considered the issues involved in maintaining an artist’s legacy, including the importance of archival preservation and the active documentation of the artist’s practice. The discussion was moderated by Mary Schmidt Campbell, president of Spelman College and author of An American Odyssey: The Life and Work of Romare Bearden. Panelists included Connie Choi from the Studio Museum in Harlem, as well as esteemed artists Jordan Casteel and Grace Lynne Haynes.