Ornament symposium scheduled Nov. 6-7 in Pattee Library

Univeristy Park, Pa. -- A symposium on "The Culture of Ornament and Decoration," is scheduled for Nov. 6-7 at Foster Auditorium in Pattee Library.

In this Symposium, faculty from the arts and humanities will focus on the impact of cross-cultural appropriation and gender in the dissemination of ornament and decoration. Penn State faculty will take part in panel discussions and two external speakers, Dr. Sandra Alfoldy from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and Dr. Pat Kirkham from the Bard Graduate Center, NYC will deliver keynote addresses on "The Coca-colonization of Ornament" and "Functioning Decoration in the work of Ray and Charles Eames."

Complimenting the Symposium is a book exhibit titled "Ornament: A Dialogue" featuring historical and current perspectives on the role of ornament in art and life, on display Nov. 5 - Dec. 30, in the Diversity Studies Room, 109 Pattee Library.

This event is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by the Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH) and the University Libraries. The symposium events will run Thursday evening and Friday afternoon.

For more information please visit http://www.sova.psu.edu/anderson/Ornamentationsymp.pdf.
Questions: contact Urmila Mohan at UZM100@psu.edu.

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Last Updated March 19, 2009