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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University March 31, 2008 | Vol. 37 No. 28
Homewood's 2008 Architecture Symposium Examines Palladio

By Heather Egan Stalfort
JHU Museums

Homewood Museum, in cooperation with The Johns Hopkins University's Sheridan Libraries, presents the eighth annual Baltimore's Great Architects Symposium Andrea Palladio from Rome to Baltimore from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 11, in the Graham Auditorium at the Walters Art Museum. Registration is required for the symposium and is requested by Monday, April 7.

An international panel of five distinguished scholars will explore current research on Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, one of the greatest architects of the Western world, and his lasting influence on building design in America.

The symposium concludes on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus with a reception at Homewood Museum, where attendees will have an opportunity to tour the Palladian-inspired Federal-era country house.

The symposium was organized to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Palladio's birth, and is made possible in part by the Center for Palladian Studies and a generous grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

It is presented in association with the exhibition Harmony to the Eyes: Charting Palladio's Architecture from Rome to Baltimore, jointly organized by Homewood Museum and the Sheridan Libraries and on view through June 17 at the university's George Peabody Library in Mount Vernon.

The symposium's morning session, scheduled for 9:30 to 11:45 a.m., begins with remarks by Winston Tabb, Sheridan Dean of University Libraries and director of JHU Museums, and introductions by Stephen Campbell, chair of the Department of the History of Art at Johns Hopkins. The talks are "Palladio's Rome," by Vaughan Hart and Peter Hicks, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, University of Bath; and "Palladio and the Face of Battle: The Illustrated Editions of Julius Caesar and Polybius," by Guido Beltramini, Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio, Vicenza.

The afternoon presentations, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., are "Palladio's Publics," by Tracy E. Cooper, Tyler School of Art, Temple University; "Palladio in America," by Calder Loth, senior architectural historian, Virginia Department of Historic Resources; and "Laurence Hall Fowler and the Maryland Hall of Records: The Architect as Archivist and Architectural Historian," by Edward C. Papenfuse, Maryland state archivist.

The reception at Homewood Museum is scheduled for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Registration for the symposium is $50 for the general public and $35 for Homewood Museum members, Friends of the Sheridan Libraries and students with a valid student ID. AIA and ASID members will receive six AIA/CES HSW credits for the full program with registration. Additional registration and payment are required for an optional buffet lunch at the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion. For complete symposium information, and to download the registration form, go to

Both the symposium and exhibition are part of the Baltimore Festival of Maps, a citywide celebration of mapping that opened March 15 and continues through June 8 with more than 45 exhibitions, tours, seminars, performances, lectures, hands-on activities, workshops and films. For the complete schedule of Baltimore Festival of Maps activities, go to


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