Passion of the Empress Symposium (Updated 3/28/14)
Hillwood and the Initiative for Russian Culture at American University are pleased to present a symposium complementing Hillwood's exhibition Passion of the Empress: Catherine the Great's Art Patronage.
Explore the life of Catherine the Great, from her provincial beginnings as minor Prussian princess to her coronation and life as the Empress of Russia. Art collecting and patronage was central to Catherine's agenda and the exhibition explores the many ways in which she used these objects to increase the prestige of Russia and the glory of her reign.
The IRC will provide 50 spaces at the symposium for DC Consortium students and a boxed lunch at no cost. We will accept RSVPs at firstname.lastname@example.org on a first-come, first-served basis from Consortium university students only. We will provide transportation from AU's campus to Hillwood Museum. The bus will be at the AU main shuttle stop (behind Letts Hall, on the southern edge of campus). AU operates shuttles to/from Tenleytown Metro station for those coming in by Metro train. For more details on getting to AU, see http://www.american.edu/aumaps/index.cfm. Our shuttle will leave the AU shuttle stop at 10:30am for Hillwood and will return to the shuttle stop by 4:00pm.
Non-students can purchase tickets through the Hillwood event website. The IRC will only accept RSVPs from university students attending DC Consortium universities.
A detailed agenda for the day can be found on the Hillwood event website below.
Participants are welcome to bring their own brown-bag lunch or to pre-order from the Hillwood Café. Lunch is $20 and includes a sandwich, salad, cookie and drink. Lunch orders are due by 4 pm, Thursday, March 21, and can be placed by calling 202.686.5807.