You are invited to attend the "Augustus Saint-Gaudens Centenary Symposium and Film Premiere" on Friday, Sept. 7, 2007 from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Eighth and F streets NW, McEvoy Auditorium. This symposium will re-examine the influence and importance of one of America’s greatest sculptors, Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848−1907). A series of lectures will begin at 1:30 p.m. followed at 5 p.m. by the Washington premiere of the new film “Augustus Saint-Gaudens: Master of American Sculpture” (2007), directed by Paul Sanderson and produced by the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site and the Trustees of the Saint-Gaudens Memorial. A reception will follow the film at 6:30 p.m. No registration is required for this event.
Speakers include: George Gurney, deputy chief curator, Smithsonian American Art Museum; Henry J. Duffy, curator and chief of cultural resources, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site; Cynthia Mills, historian, Smithsonian American Art Museum; Thayer Tolles, associate curator of American paintings and sculpture, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; and Shelley Sturman, head of object conservation, National Gallery of Art. Erika Doss, chair of American studies department at the University of Notre Dame will moderate a panel discussion following the presentations.
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