Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 8:30am6:00pm.
Hamilton Building - lower level Sharp Auditorium DenverCO
Ticketed with member discount
Call 720-913-0130, or buy online.

What Lies Beneath: Uncovering the Secrets of Early British Portraits


The DAM's department of European and American Art Before 1900 is pleased to host a symposium on early British pictures in European and American art collections.

Leading scholars from America and England will present the results of their recent groundbreaking research, including on the Berger Collection's renowned group of early portraits.


  • Dr. Charlotte Bolland, Senior Curator, Research and 16th Century Collections, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK: “‘Mynour, the Inglis payntor’: Meynnart Wewyck and the Anglo-Netherlandish Portrait at the Early Tudor Court”
  • Dr. Tatiana String, Associate Professor of Art History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “Masculine Identity in Three Portraits in the Berger Collection”
  • Dr. Edward Town, Head of Collections Information and Access and Assistant Curator for Early Modern Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut: “Hans Eworth’s Portrait of Edward Fiennes, Lord Clinton and the Cultural Politics of 1550”
  • Jessica David, Senior Paintings Conservator, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut: “Pattern, Paint, and Pounce: A Technical Study of the Berger Collection’s Early English Portraits”
  • Dr. Maurice Howard, Professor Emeritus of the History of Art, Centre for Early Modern and Medieval Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK: “The Contexts for Paintings: Images of Wealth, Power, and Profession in Tudor England”

The symposium is ticketed, with a discount for DAM members.