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Cross Cultural Interchange and Aspirations od Universality: The Peacock Room in 1908


Teniswood-Harvey, A and Glazer, L and de Montfort, P and Ono, A, Cross Cultural Interchange and Aspirations od Universality: The Peacock Room in 1908, Smithsonian, USA (2011) [Recorded Creative Work]

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Taking the Freer Gallery’s exhibition The Peacock Room Comes to America as a jumping-off point, this webinar recording explores ways in which James McNeill Whistler’s famed interior became a space filled with complex narratives of multidirectional aesthetic interchange. Exhibition curator Lee Glazer provides an overview of the installation and discusses how Charles Lang Freer, the Detroit industrialist and collector who purchased the room in 1904, used it as an aesthetic laboratory to test his cosmopolitan philosophy of collecting and display. A "lightning round" of presentations focusing on the global circulation of artistic objects and international patterns of patronage and critical discourse follows. The program includes Q and A and discussion between the audience and presenters - Lee Glazer Associate curator of American Art Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art|Arthur M. Sackler Gallery; Arabella Teniswood-Harvey University of Tasmania Whistler in Australia: Cross-Cultural Connections; Patricia de Montfort University of Glasgow ‘Bought by an American’: The Peacock Room Heads West; Ayako Ono Shinshu University

Item Details

Item Type:Recorded Creative Work
Keywords:Whistler, Cross-cultural, Freer,interactive, online
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Art history, theory and criticism
Research Field:Art history
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:Arts not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Teniswood-Harvey, A (Dr Arabella Teniswood-Harvey)
ID Code:87944
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2013-12-18
Last Modified:2018-02-13

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