Keynote Speaker Details
The keynote speaker, S. Hollis Clayson is Bergen Evans Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Art History and (by courtesy) History at Northwestern University. Her lecture, “Is Paris Still the Capital of the Nineteenth Century?” was presented at the Cincinnati Art Museum in conjunction with the exhibition Paris 1900, a survey of visual culture in the French capital at the turn of the century. Dr Clayson is the author of numerous publications on the art of the Belle Époque. Her new book, Illuminated Paris, appearing in 2019, traces the dramatic evolution of lighting in Paris and how artists responded to the shifting visual and cultural scenes that resulted from these technologies.