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19th Century Visual Culture Symposium honors Clive Getty


"From Romanticism to Modernism: Nineteenth Century Visual Culture," a symposium in honor of Clive Getty, professor of art at Miami University, will be held 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at the Miami University Art Museum.

The symposium honors Getty, who will retire at the end of this academic year. It also marks the 20th anniversary of the history of art and architecture major that Getty was instrumental in establishing.

A keynote address by Gabriel Weisberg, professor of art history at the University of Minnesota, will be at 9 a.m. He will present “From the Real to the Ideal: Eanger Irving Couse’s Paintings of Native Americans in France and Taos, New Mexico.”

Weisberg is author of more than twenty books and curator of numerous exhibitions on nineteenth-century art.

Paper presentations will be 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (break for lunch), followed by comments from Getty.

The symposium is free and open to the public, no registration is necessary.

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