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Acts of Defiance: Exploring Protest Art

Saturday 15 May 2021 10.00-14.10

SCOTTISH SOCIETY FOR ART HISTORY (SSAH) in partnership with THE PUBLIC STATUES AND SCULPTURE ASSOCIATION

Free Event – Online Webinar

Exploring the relationship between art & protest, & the role of art in confronting political, social, cultural & environmental issues.

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Mary Edmonia Lewis (1845-1907), Hagar, 1875, marble, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC. Photo: Public Domain

Discovering Women Sculptors – Spring Series One

Tuesday 18 May 5.30pm

Discovering Women Sculptors from the 17th Century to the Present Day

Online Zoom  talk – Child of the Fire: Mary Edmonia Lewis, Neoclassicism, and the Negotiations of Place by Professor Kirsten Pai Buick

Free event for PSSA Members  (join the PSSA).  £3.50 for non-members.

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Augusta Savage with Realization, part of the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project. Photo: Andrew Herman 1938, Public Domain.

Discovering Women Sculptors – Spring Series One

Tuesday 25 May 5.30pm

Discovering Women Sculptors from the 17th Century to the Present Day

Online Zoom  talk , I have created nothing really beautiful:’ Augusta Savage’s Practice by Dr Jeffreen Hayes

Free event for PSSA Members (join the PSSA).  £3.50 for non-members.

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Giovanni Battista Foggini, S. Andrea Corsini guiding the Florentines to Victory at Battle of Anghiari, 1685-87, marble, Corsini Chapel, Sta Maria del Carmine, Florence, Italy. Photo: Dr Kira d'Alburquerque

A Taste of Italy: Three Lectures on Italian Sculpture

Monday 7 June 5.30 pm

Giovanni Battista Foggini (1652-1725), Court Sculptor to Grand Duke of Tuscany Cosimo III by Dr Kira d’Alburquerque, Curator of Sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum and PSSA Associate Trustee.

Online talk,  free for PSSA Members  (join the PSSA).  £3.50 for non-members.

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A Taste of Italy: Three Lectures on Italian Sculpture

Tuesday 8 June 5.30

From Madonnas to Myths: Alabaster sculptures from Trapani by Dr Jeremy Warren, Honorary Curator of Sculpture, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford and Sculpture Research Curator, The National Trust.

Online talk, free for PSSA Members  (join the PSSA).  £3.50 for non-members.

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A Taste of Italy: Three Lectures on Italian Sculpture

Wednesday 9 June 5.30pm

Picturing Domenico Brucciani: The Man Behind the (Death) Masks by Dr Rebecca Wade, Freelance art historian and curator.

Online talk, free for PSSA Members  (join the PSSA).  £3.50 for non-members.

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Toppling Statues Webinar

23 and 24 November 2020

Co-hosted by the PSSA and The Burlington Magazine this free webinar coincided with the Burlington’s annual sculpture issue. The event proved extremely popular with around 450 people registered to attend and over 200 participants on both days. This highlighted the fact that people were keen to debate the concerns surrounding the issue of contested heritage in a constructive forum.

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