38th Annual Ruth K. Shartle Symposium: "American Adversaries: West and Copley in a Transatlantic World"

National Gallery of Art

The exhibition American Adversaries: West and Copley in a Transatlantic World offers an unprecedented opportunity for leading scholars of American and European art to consider the seminal role that Benjamin West (1738–1820) and John Singleton Copley (1738–1815) played in changing the way in which history was painted and displayed in the public spaces of 18th-century London and also in the context of the work of other artists of the period, including William Hogarth, Sir Joshua Reynolds, J.M.W. Turner and, in the new United States, Charles Willson Peale.

Leading painting conservators examine the techniques employed in 18th-century artistic practice. Click here for a detailed schedule.



Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005


Free with museum admission; tickets required.
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