The Art of Memory and Mourning: Conference Program


1:00 p.m., Welcome

Karen Lemmey, Curator of Sculpture, Smithsonian American Art Museum 

1:15 p.m., Session I

  • Portraits in Stone: Burial Monuments and Practices in Colonial Charleston
    Jennifer Van Horn, Assistant Professor, Department of History and Art History, George Mason University 
  • Bivouac of the Dead: Confederate Monuments and the Politics of Mourning
    Sarah Beetham, Independent Scholar 
  • Managing Mourning: Victim Memorials and the Volatile Politics of Grief
    Erika Doss, Professor, Department of American Studies, University of Notre Dame 

2:40 p.m., Coffee Break

3:00 p.m., Session II

  • A Wall for Apricots: Dedication and Loss in Anne Truitt’s Sculptures 
    Miguel de Baca, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Assistant Professor in the Humanities and Assistant Professor of Art History, Lake Forest College 
  • Against Nostalgia: Kerry James Marshall and the 1960s
    James Meyer, Associate Curator of Modern Art, National Gallery of Art 
  • Retro-Spectacles: On Photography and Its Fictions
    Lisa Saltzman, Professor, History of Art, Bryn Mawr College 

5:00 p.m., Reception