This colloquium, co-sponsored by the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, brought together curators, museum directors, architects, and academics, all inspired by the question: what is to become of the “old masters” in the twenty-first century? Participants asked questions about how best to display permanent collections of older art, relevance (who cares about old masters?), and the relationship to contemporary art and the moving image. This colloquium was inspired by the show Ideal (dis)placements: Old Masters at the Pulitzer. The group, led by Matthias Waschek, Director, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
, and Emily Rauh Pulitzer, Founder and Chairman, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
, discussed potential results of experiments such as the Pulitzer’s and how lighting conditions and physical spaces affect our seeing and understanding of works of art.
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