Baroque Tapestry and the Rome of the Barberini Symposium

November 16 - 17, 2017
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Thursday, November 16
4:30 - 5 p.m.
David Rogers in Concert with Lute and Theorbo Repertoire: The Music of Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger for Francesco Barberini

5:30-6:30 p.m.
Keynote Address: The Loom of Time: Music and Tapestry in Five Barberini Spaces
Frederick Hammond, Bard College

Friday, November 17

9 a.m. 
Morning Refreshments

9:20 a.m.
Jill Hartz, Executive Director, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Session One: The Seventeenth Century
9:30 a.m.  – Noon
Moderator, Thomas P. Campbell, Getty Research Institute

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
The Marquis of Caracena's Scipio Ensemble and Collaborative Entrepreneurial Action in Brussels Tapestry c. 1660
Koenraad Brosens, University of Leuven 

10:15 – 11 a.m.
The Painting and the Palace: Valentin de Boulogne's Italia Barberiniana
Louise Rice, Associate Professor of Art History, New York University

11 - 11:15 a.m.

11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The Pope’s Own Emperor: Pietro da Cortona and the Customized Meaning of the Barberini Life of Constantine Tapestries
James G. Harper, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Oregon 

12 - 12:15 p.m.
Demonstration of the Interactive “Virtual Gesù” Project
Pascal-François Bertrand, Université Bordeaux Montaigne
(with Caroline Phillips)

12:15 – 2 p.m.        
Break, View the exhibition

Session Two: Baroque Tapestry in America
2 – 5 p.m.
Moderator: James G. Harper, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Oregon

2 - 2:45 p.m.
Turn-of-the-Century American Art Market for Baroque Tapestry, Strategies & Opportunities
Charissa Bremer-David, J. Paul Getty Museum

2:45 - 3:30 p.m.
Royalty and Robber Barons: The Influence of European Grand Styles on American Tapestries
Alice Zrebiec, Independent Scholar and Curatorial Consultant, Santa Fe, NM

3:30 - 3:45 p.m.

3:45- 4:30 p.m.
The Barberini Tapestries as Architecture's Ephemeral Skin: The Case of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City
Lisa Pon, Southern Methodist University

4:30 – 5 p.m.
Discussion with Presenters

5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Join Valerie Soll, Senior Textile Conservator, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, in the gallery to learn more about the conservation of the tapestries.

5:30 p.m.
Please join us in the Faculty Club for refreshments and continued conversation.

The symposium is made possible with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the UO College of Design, the Sally Claire Haseltine Endowment in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, and the Oregon Humanities Center's Endowment for Public Outreach in the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities.