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Farewell to Rosie the Riveter / Baca
Friday, May 16, 2003
9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Museum Lecture Hall

Saturday, May 17, 2003
9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Museum Lecture Hall

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8:30–9:00 a.m. Registration & Coffee
9:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Morning Session

Thomas Crow, Director, Getty Research Institute
Opening Remarks

Leonard Folgarait, Professor,Department of Art and Art History,
Vanderbilt University, Nashville,TN
Opening Statement: Structural and Conceptual Frameworks of Mural Painting

Anthony Lee, Associate Professor, Department of Art, and Chair, American Studies Program, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
Keynote Presentation: Art History, Murals, Boogie

Keynote Respondent Panel

Judith F. Baca, Founder and Artistic Director, Social and Public Art Resource Center, Los Angeles, CA

Serge Guilbaut, Professor, Art History, University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, Canada

Renato González Mello, Professor, Contemporary Art, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and Researcher, Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, Mexico City, Mexico

1:30–4:30 p.m. Afternoon Session

Charles Salas, Head, Research and Education, Getty Research Institute
Afternoon Opening Remarks

Paper Presentations

Desmond Rochfort, President, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Canada
The Aesthetics of Murals and How They Work

Bruce Campbell, Assistant Professor, Modern and Classical Languages and Literature,
St. John's University, Collegeville, MN
Issues of Patronage: State Sponsorship vs. Grassroots Development

Alicia Azuela, Professor, Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, Mexico City, Mexico
Destruction of Murals


9:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Morning Session

Tim Whalen, Director, Getty Conservation Institute
Opening Remarks

Will Shank, Private Practice, formerly Chief Conservator, San Francisco Museum
of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Opening Statement: Before the Paint Hits the Wall

Walther Boelsterly Urrutia, Director, Centro Nacional de Conservación y Registro del Patrimonio Artístico Mueble, Mexico City, Mexico
Keynote Presentation: Mural Technologies: Paintings and Their Conservation

Keynote Respondent Panel

Timothy W. Drescher, Independent Scholar, San Francisco, CA

John Pitman Weber, Muralist, and Professor, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL

Jon Pounds, Executive Director, Chicago Public Art Group, Chicago, IL

1:50–5:00 p.m. Afternoon Session

Michael Schilling, Senior Scientist, Getty Conservation Institute
Afternoon Opening Remarks

Paper Presentations

Leslie Rainer, Senior Project Specialist, Getty Conservation Institute
Approaches to Mural Conservation

Ann Garfinkle, Attorney, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, Washington, D.C.
The Legal and Ethical Considerations of Mural Conservation: Issues and Debates

Panel: Mural Paints: Current and Future Formulations

Mark Golden, President and CEO, Golden Artist Colors, New Berlin, NY

Mame Cohalan, Representative, United States Distribution, KEIM Mineral Coating, Lewes, DE

V.C. Bud Jenkins, Coatings Scientist and Consultant, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA

5:00–6:30 p.m. Closing Reception

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