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Symposium honors art scholar Wilmerding, May 5

A symposium honoring Princeton's John Wilmerding, one of the country's leading scholars of American art, will be held from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, in 101 McCormick Hall.

The event, titled "American Views," will feature lectures evoking many of the topics and themes of Wilmerding's research and writing -- from landscape painting to the art and culture of the 1960s -- and highlighting the depth and breadth of his scholarly work as well its lasting significance.

Wilmerding, the Christopher Sarofim '86 Professor of American Art, has been a Princeton faculty member since 1988 and plans to transfer to emeritus status July 1. He has spent more than 40 years as a professor and as a curator at numerous arts institutions, including the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

The symposium is sponsored by the Department of Art and Archaeology. For a full schedule and to register, visit web.princeton.edu/sites/ArtandArchaeology/AmericanViews/index.html.

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