Global Perspectives: Plaster Casts in 19th-century Academies

Please join us on Tuesday, May 28, at 11AM ET for the Virtual Salon “Global Perspectives: Plaster Casts in 19th-century Academies”

The Virtual Salon is a series of online events co-sponsored by the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art (AHNCA) and the Dahesh Museum of Art. In this Salon, three specialists will share perspectives on how plaster casts and other copies were negotiated with the curriculum and pedagogy of academies, and in the face of national difference and indebtedness. The conversation will be moderated by Oscar E. Vázquez, Professor of Art History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Panelists include:

Eleonora Vratskidou, Assistant Professor in the Department of Art Theory and History at the Athens School of Fine Arts. She earned her Ph.D. in History and Civilizations from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris). She has held research and teaching positions in Berlin at the Dahlem Humanities Center at the Free University [Freie Universität] and the Technical University [Technische Universität], and a May Seeger O’Boyle Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Hellenic Studies at Princeton University. She is a specialist in modern Greek art and cultural history and is the author of L’émergence de l’artiste en Grèce au XIXe siècle (2023), co-editor of Disrupting Schools: Transnational Art Education in the 19th Century (2021) and has written articles on art historiography and the history of art education. 

Josefina de la Maza, Assistant Professor of Art History at the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez in Santiago, Chile. She earned her Ph.D. in Art History and Criticism from the State University of New York, Stony Brook. She specializes in nineteenth-century Chilean and Latin American Art and criticism, as well as the production and reception of modern textiles and applied arts. She has published on the critical reception of nineteenth-century history painting as well as the circulation of plasters casts as models, among other topics.

Milena Gallipoli received her Ph.D. in History from the Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM) in Buenos Aires, and a postdoctoral fellowship from Argentina’s National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET). She has written extensively about the circulation and criticism of plaster casts in Argentina and is presently completing a catalogue raisonné of the plaster sculptures in the collection of the Museo Cárcova, Buenos Aires. 

This event is free and open to the public but registration is required at: