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Image of Romeyn de hooghe's etching "Marriage of William and Mary". A man and woman are atop a pedestal with a statue in between them and soldiers and civilians surrounding them.

Symposium | Early Modern Global Political Art (Session 2)

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Supported by the School of Art & Design Visitors Committee, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, Departments of East Asian Languages and Cultures, French and Italian, German Languages and Literatures, History, Spanish and Portuguese, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council agency and by Illinois International Programs through a grant from the Hewlett Foundation.
Siebel Center for Design, Classroom 1002, 1208 S. Fourth St., Champaign, Illinois
Oct 21, 2022   9:30 am - 4:00 pm  
Krannert Art Museum
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Featuring emerging scholarship on the art of this period against the backdrop of the exhibition Fake News & Lying Pictures: Political Prints in the Dutch Republic, Krannert Art Museum hosts a symposium on Early Modern Global Political Art.

In the early modern period, nations, nobles, corporations, religious groups, and others found dynamic and innovative ways to use the visual arts for a wide range of political purposes.  Nations dispatched elaborate diplomatic gifts to initiate and consolidate alliances. Aristocratic powers and individual collectors alike amassed collections to convey and enhance their political and economic power.  Courts and cities produced ephemeral decorations to assert and display ideal political relations between nobility and their subjects, and between regional and outside authorities. Broadsheets addressing factional conflicts within and among institutions proliferated with the expansion of affordable print media.

This symposium will investigate visual media that communicated political ideas, arguments, positions, and forms of resistance in the early modern period. It will be hybrid, blending in person presentations with online presentations via zoom to facilitate greater accessibility and international participation.


Registration is required for virtual and in-person components of the symposium. | Register Online


Krannert Art Museum endeavors to be accessible to all. This event will be hybrid, with in person and virtual elements. All virtual components will be live captioned in English via Zoom. If you have a question or an accessibility request, please email us at kam-accessibility@illinois.edu.

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