Parker Curator of Russian Art Asen Kirin will give a lecture in conjunction with the exhibition “One Heart, One Way: The Journey of a Princely Art Collection.”
The works included in this show date from 1660 to 1917 and were passed from one generation to the next in the same Russian aristocratic family the Princes Belosselsky-Belozersky who trace their origins to the legendary founder of the medieval state of Kievan Rus’ the Viking Prince Riurik of Jutland (reign 862-879). In 862 Riurik bestowed on one of his two brothers the vast Belozersky (“White Lake”) domain in Northeastern Europe, hence the dynastic name. For centuries the family crest has included a motto referring to an honorable singleness of mind and action, a quote from the Book of Prophet Jeremiah 32:39—“One heart, one way.”
The international symposium will accompany the exhibition of the same name at the Georgia Museum of Art. The works included in this show date from 1660 to 1917 and were passed from one generation to the next in the same Russian aristocratic family the Princes Belosselsky-Belozersky who trace their origins to the legendary founder of the medieval state of Kievan Rus’ the Viking Prince Riurik of Jutland (reign 862-879). In 862 Riurik bestowed on one of his two brothers the vast Belozersky (“White Lake”) domain in Northeastern Europe, hence the dynastic name. For centuries the family crest has included a motto referring to an honorable singleness of mind and action, a quote from the Book of Prophet Jeremiah 32:39—“One heart, one way.”
Willson Center for Humanities and Arts
Lamar Dodd School of Art
Georgia Museum of Art
This event is organized in conjunction with the eponymous exhibition on display at
The Georgia Museum of Art
(July 20, 2018–January 6, 2019)
Friday, September 21
Visit to the galleries and coffee reception, 4:00 pm
Georgia Museum of Art, 90 Carlton Street, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602
Keynote Lecture:, 5:30 p.m.
Room S100, Lamar Dodd School of Art, 270 River Road
Shouky Shaheen Distinguished Lecturer in the Arts, 2018
“A Façade for the Emperor: Saint Petersburg Architectural Fashion of the 1840s and Its Trendsetters”
Professor of art history, State University of Saint Petersburg
Director of research, The Stroganoff Palace, Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg
Session One: Saturday, September 22, 9:30 a.m.
M. Smith Griffith Auditorium, Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Moderator of all three symposium sessions:
Vladimir von Tsurikov
Board Member of the Russian Nobility Association in America
(formerly: Director of the Museum of Russian Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota;
Director & Curator, Foundation for Russian History)
Alfred Heber Holbrook Memorial Lecture, 2018
“Palettes, Power and Palaces: Women Artists and Patrons at the Russian Court”
Rosalind Polly Blakesley
Professor of Russian and European art
Head of the department of history of art, University of Cambridge
Coffee Break: 10:30–11 a.m.
Session Two: Saturday, September 22, 11:00 a.m.–1 p.m.
“Prince Sergey Belosselsky-Belozersky and Russian Exile Politics”
Robert Conquest Curator for Russia and Eurasia
Hoover Institution, Stanford University
“The ‘Politics’ of a Princely Collection”
Curator Emeritus, Slavic and Baltic Division,
New York Public Library
Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Senior Librarian at the General Research Division
Schwarzman Building, The New York Public Library
Lunch Break: 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Session Three: Saturday, September 22, 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
“The Belosselsky-Belozersky Art Collection: Past, Present and Future”
Professor of art history, Lamar Dodd School of Art
Parker Curator of Russian Art, Georgia Museum of Art
University of Georgia
Gallery tour and discussion, 3–4 p.m.
Suzanne Matson was born in Portland, Oregon, and studied at Portland State University and the University of Washington. Her latest novel, Ultraviolet, will be published in September, 2018 by Catapult. Her reading is presented in partnership with the Creative Writing Program and Avid Bookshop.
Matson’s first novel, The Hunger Moon, was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick. Her third, The Tree-Sitter, was short-listed for the PEN New England/L. L. Winship Award. She has published two poetry collections with Alice James Books, teaches at Boston College, and lives in Newton, Massachusetts.
Lewis Gordon will deliver his lecture entitled “Kinds of Invisibility in Euromodernity” on October 12th at 3:30pm in 115 Peabody Hall. This talk offers a reading of “modern” that challenges the tendency to equate it with “European.” This tendency leads to several kinds of invisibility, in which Gordon will focus, through phenomenological description and interrogation, on four: (1) racial, (2) indigeneity, (3) gendered, and (4) epistemic. Lewis Gordon is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut; Honorary President of the Global Center for Advanced Studies; European Union Visiting Chair in Philosophy at Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France; and Honorary Professor at the Unit of the Humanities at Rhodes University, South Africa. His books include Bad Faith and Antiblack Racism (Humanities International Press, 1995), Fanon and the Crisis of European Man (Routledge, 1995), Existence in Black (Routledge, 1996), Fanon: A Critical Reader (Wiley-Blackwell, 1996), Her Majesty’s Other Children (Rowman and Littlefield, 1997), Existentia Africana (Routledge, 2000), A Companion to African-American Studies (Wiley-Blackwell, 2006),Not Only the Master’s Tools (Routledge, 2006), Disciplinary Decadence (Routledge, 2007), An Introduction to Africana Philosophy (Cambridge University Press, 2008), Of Divine Warning (Routledge, 2009), La teoría política en la encrucijada descolonial (Del Signo ediciones, 2009), What Fanon Said (Fordham University Press and Hurst Publishers, 2015), La sud prin nord-vest: Reflecţii existenţiale afrodiasporice (Cluj, Romania: IDEA, 2016), Geopolitics and Decolonization: Perspectives from the Global South (London, UK: Rowman & Littlefield International, 2018), and the forthcoming Fear of a Black Consciousness (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). He edits the American Philosophical Association blog series Black Issues in Philosophy and co-edits the book series Global Critical Caribbean Thought.