Silver In The Americas: The International Context
Friday, May 2, 2008
Remis Auditorium, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Take part in a day-long symposium devoted to new scholarly research
on the production, use, and consumption of silver in North, Central
and South America at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The day’s
sessions will address silver from Central and South America, the
incorporation of international influences into the work of early
nineteenth-century silversmiths, including the role of St. Louis as a
cultural crossroads, and an exploration of the international context
of twentieth-century silver, with examinations of silver at the
World’s Fairs and the Danish style in America.
This an international context. symposium will coincide with the
publication of Silver of the Americas, 1600-2000, a catalogue of the
silver acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, since 1972. The
book includes key works from colonial Massachusetts, from Central and
South America, as well as works of the nineteenth and twentieth
centuries. The day will conclude with a panel discussion by the
book’s authors and a reception, and will allow time for audience
questions and discussion.