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ONLINE SYMPOSIUM Illustration and Race: Rethinking the History of Published Images
September 22, 2022 - Compelling conversations with illustrators, art directors, authors, and scholars will explore more than three hundred years of racial representation in published art and the role of mass-circulated imagery as a force in shaping public perception about people and groups of people.
VIRTUAL SYMPOSIA Enchanted: Mythology and Fairy Tales (Oct 22 - 23, 2021)
October 8, 2021 - Explore the history and meaning of mythology and fairy tales in our lives, and the mythic characters and stories reflecting the inevitable conflict between the forces of good and evil – both real and imagined. On Friday, art historian and catalogue essayist Alice A. Carter will offer a keynote focusing on fantasy in the age of discovery.
ONLINE SYMPOSIUM: Picturing Freedom: A Century of Illustration
December 21, 2020 - For designers, cartoonists, and illustrators, many questions arise when creating art that takes up socially significant, sometimes controversial themes. Some choose the D.I.Y. route, working independently with a free hand, without access to the large scale distribution that comes with a recognizable masthead. Others work with leading news organizations and magazines, agreeing to collaborate in exchange for access to audiences. Popular art has always involved such choices.