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Paper: The Place of Discovery: A Symposium in Honor of James Watrous

In honor of the eightieth anniversary of James Watrous, a noted expert on prints and drawings, joining the Art History faculty at UW, our department is pleased to announce a symposium, "Paper: The Place of Discovery." Our speakers will investigate the importance of works on paper to art historical investigation, demonstrating how fifteenth-century silverpoint drawings reveal creative process, how the prints of a jewelry designer indulge the geographic imaginary, how letter writing was vital to the artistic process, and how surviving sheets reveal Rembrandt's failures. In keeping with Professor Watrous’s dedication to making art historical knowledge accessible, our keynote speaker will present his path-breaking development of software to promote techniques of art historical analysis.

Thursday, October 8, 6pm:
"Computer Vision as Art Historical Investigation"
L160 Elvehjem Building
John Resig, Developer, Khan Academy; Creator, jQuery Java Script Library

Friday, October 9, 10am-12:30pm
"Paper: The Place of Discovery"
Chazen Auditorium

Stephanie Buck, Curator of Drawings, The Courtauld Gallery, London
Thomas Rassieur, Curator of Prints and Drawings, The Minneapolis Institute of Art
Shira Brisman, Assistant Professor, Art History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madeleine Viljoen, Curator of Prints, The New York Public Library
Andrew Stevens (Moderator), Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Chazen Museum of Art

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