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Portraiture in Perspective Panel Discussion
February 3, 2007

St. Louis -- The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts is pleased to announce a panel discussion co-organized with the Saint Louis Art Museum. Under the title Potraiture in Perspective, the panel will consist of representatives from St. Louis arts institutions currently displaying portraits. The event will take place on Saturday, February 3rd from 2pm - 5pm in SLAM's auditorium and is free of charge.

This panel explores approaches that artists have taken throughout history when representing individuals or groups of people. The program includes topics such as the tradition of portraiture, portraiture and identity, portraits as artifacts, and portraits as an artistic statement. Each of the speakers addresses the subject from the perspective of their individual institutions.

The afternoon will conclude with a general discussion moderated by John Klein, Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Art History and Archeology, Washington University and Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, University of Missouri-Columbia. A known expert on the subject, he has most recently co-organized the exhibition, The Mirror and the Mask: Portraiture in the Age of Picasso at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth and Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid.

Speakers include: Judith Mann, Ph.D., Curator of Early European Art, Saint Louis Art Museum; Robert R. Archibald, Ph.D., President and CEO, Missouri Historical Society; Catharina Manchanda, Ph.D., Curator, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis; and Matthias Waschek, Ph.D., Director, The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts.

This event is sponsored by KWMU. For more information visit www.kwmu.org.

The Saint Louis Art Museum is located at One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park, St. Louis, MO 63110, Telephone 314.721.0072, www.slam.org

The Pulitzer is located at 3716 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108, Telephone 314.754.1850, www.pulitzerarts.org


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