Pink Symposium: Dr. A. Cassandra Albinson “Pink in Eighteenth-Century Portraiture”

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Pink Symposium: Dr. A. Cassandra Albinson “Pink in Eighteenth-Century Portraiture”


The Museum at FIT presented Pink, its twentieth academic symposium. This symposium explored the significance of the color pink in fashion, art, and culture. Pink provokes exceptionally strong feelings of both attraction and repulsion, yet it is increasingly being regarded as cool and androgynous, powerful and political. Topics included the significance of pink clothing in western and non-western cultures (including India, Africa, Mexico, and Japan), the role of pink in eighteenth-century portraiture, associations of pink with politics, gender, and sexuality, and the use of pink in cinema.
Dr. A. Cassandra Albinson is the Margaret S. Winthrop Curator of European Art at the Harvard Art Museums. She is currently working on an exhibition on the color pink in eighteenth-century painting and decorative arts. Past exhibitions include Thomas Lawrence: Regency Power and Brilliance at the National Portrait Gallery, London.


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