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National Academy Museum Hosts Symposium on Artist Will Barnet

On Saturday, November 5th The National Academy hosts a day-long symposium of lectures, a film screening and a panel discussion on artist Will Barnet, looking at different aspects of the artist’s life, work and place within American art. A special highlight of the symposium is the screening of a documentary about Barnet, Will Barnet: Tracing the Soul of the Work, by filmmaker Dale Schierholt who will also introduce the film.

Symposium speakers include Dr. Bruce Weber, Senior Curator, National Academy Museum; Dr. W. Jackson Rushing III, Eugene B. Adkins Presidential Professor of Art History; Mary Lou Milner, Carver Chair in Native American Art, University of Oklahoma; Dr. Gail Stavitsky, Chief Curator, Montclair Art Museum; and Pam Koob, Curator of the Permanent Collection, The Art Students League of New York.

The panel discussion includes moderator, Richard Boyle, independent art historian and author and panelists Marshall Price, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, National Academy Museum; Philip Pearlstein, NA, painter; Audrey Flack, painter and sculptor; and Jessica Nicoll, Director and Louise Ines Doyle Chief Curator, Smith College Art Museum.

Will Barnet Symposium
Saturday, November 5, 2011, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
National Academy Museum
1083 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street
New York, NY 10128
Admission: $20
RSVP, contact [email protected]

About the National Academy
Founded in 1825, the National Academy Museum and School is the only institution of its kind that integrates a museum, art school, and honorary association of artists and architects dedicated to creating and furthering a living history of American art. The Academy promotes American art and architecture through exhibition and education and continues to play a critical role in fostering the visual arts in America.

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