Whistler: Nature and Nation
A Symposium Presented by the Lunder Consortium for Whistler Studies
October 15, 2015
9 am – 5 pm

On October 15, 2015 the Colby College Museum of Art hosted a one day symposium, Whistler: Nature and Nation. Generously supported by a grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art, the symposium was dedicated to the exploration of how the American artist James McNeill Whistler reimagined ideas of nature and nation in light of his international contexts and experiences.  Speakers included leading scholars on Whistler and American art.

The symposium can be viewed here: Whistler: Nature and Nation

Palaces of Art: Whistler and the Art Worlds of Aestheticism
October 26–27, 2011
Freer Gallery of Art

In 2011 the Lunder Consortium for Whistler Studies presented the symposium Palaces of Art: Whistler and the Art Worlds of Aestheticism hosted by the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. To learn more visit the symposium webpage. You can watch the entirety of the proceedings below.

Banner image detail: The Artist in His Studio, 1865-66, oil on paper mounted on panel, Art Institute of Chicago, Friends of American Art Collection, 1912.141