The 109th annual conference of the College Art Association will take place online, February 10-13 2021. HBA will be represented by a panel chaired by Dr. Julie Codell. We will also hold our annual business meeting.
HBA Business Meeting:
February 10, 1:30 pm EST
We will send out the Zoom link to HBA members closer to the the time of the Business Meeting.
HBA Affiliate Panel:
A New Story About British Culture?: The Rhetoric of Display
Live Q&A: Thursday, February 11, 2021; 4 pm – 4:30 EST.
Chair: Julie Codell, Arizona State University
Panel Abstract: The Metropolitan Museum’s $22 million reorganization of its British galleries and 2020 re-opening of its 11,000 square feet devoted to British decorative arts, design, and sculpture created between 1500 and 1900 evokes a rethinking of British visual culture and its modes of display. Panels may investigate the themes of this reorganization in the Met’s exhibition or in other transforming exhibitions in any institutions in the UK or its colonies from the past until now: (1) the colonial roots of British material culture, (2) the commercialism driving British design, and (3) socio-political hierarchic relations among cultural objects and their producers. In this panel we will examine these topics within the overarching consideration of the rhetoric of display: how display narrates / represents intertwined economic and aesthetic values or the connections among culture, empire, and slavery.
Recontextualizing the Townley Gallery of the British Museum 1808-1823: Museums, Collecting, Empire
Nicole Cochrane, University of Exeter
The Samuel and Mary Bancroft Collection of Pre-Raphaelite Art: Re-installed and Re-contextualized
Margaretta S. Frederick, Delaware Art Museum
Re-interpreting the Aesthetic House Beautiful: The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum
Anne Claire Anderson, Exeter University
The Met’s New British Galleries, 2021
Wolf Burchard, The Metropolitan Museum of Art