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Posted: 01/24/2017

Employer
The Preservation Society of Newport County
The 2017 Annual Newport Symposium, April 23-26

The Newport Symposium is a national/international fine & decorative arts conference that takes place in Newport, Rhode Island, every April, with approximately 15 speakers giving presentations on a variety of thematically related topics. The theme of this year's Symposium is Gilded Age Art, Design & Technology.


Position
Scholarship, Annual Newport Symposium
Type
Internship Opportunity
Location
Newport, RI
Details
 

Gilded Age Art, Design & Technology

Sunday, April 23 through Wednesday, April 26, 2017

SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Scholarship Application Information

Scholarships are to assist undergraduate and graduate students interested in attending the Symposium. Scholarships of $550 are designed to cover the cost of attending all lectures and Symposium events. Additional funds are available for travel and lodging expenses. Please note in your letter of interest if you are also requesting consideration for travel funds.

 

To apply

Provide a letter of interest (1 page maximum) stating your professional or academic status and the reasons why attendance at the Symposium would benefit your work. Please include two academic or professional letters of recommendation.

 

Arts and Humanities Professionals

A limited number of Symposium admissions are available at a discounted price for arts and humanities professionals. To apply, submit a letter of interest indicating your professional interests, affiliations, and how the Symposium would benefit your work.

 Direct all letters to:

Newport Symposium/The Preservation Society of Newport County

424 Bellevue Avenue

Newport, RI 02840

Or E-mail: emarchi@newportmansions.org

Letters are due by March 12, 2017 Notifications of scholarships will be made by March 19, 2017

 The Gilded Age arose from the effort to reconcile modern industrial technology with the artistic vocabulary of the past both real and imaginary. Many of Newports summer colonists made their fortunes in industry, and were instrumental in promoting the widespread adoption of advances like steam engines, electric lighting, central heating, refrigeration and automobiles.  But jubilation at modern progress was tinged with nostalgia for pre-industrial styles and craftsmanship, giving rise to a host of inventive, eclectic expressions in material culture. From the romantic Medievalism of Ruskin, Henry Adams and William Morris to the bold new iconography of the Statue of Liberty and the Newport mansions, this symposium will explore the range of ways in which Gilded Age patrons and designers forged a new American identity, celebrating innovation while remaining firmly rooted in tradition.   

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How to apply
Direct all inquiries to: Newport Symposium/The Preservation Society of Newport County 424 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI 02840 Or E-mail: emarchi@newportmansions.org
Liz Marchi
Phone: 4018471756
ADDRESS
The Preservation Society of Newport County
424 Bellevue
Newport, RI 02840
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