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AHAA Biennial Symposium changed to 2021

Saturday, June 6, 2020  
Posted by: Jayme Yahr
As you know, AHAA is celebrating its fortieth anniversary in 2020, and the Association is proud to be one of the oldest membership organizations devoted to elevating American art. We had looked forward to welcoming all of you to the Washington D.C. area this October for our Association of Historians of American Art Biennial Symposium. The two-day conference is a well-established event that draws together our vast membership from across the United States. However, after careful consideration and for the safety of our members in light of COVID-19, the AHAA Board has decided to postpone this year’s edition of the symposium. Instead, the symposium will take place oOctober 15-16, 2021 in the Washington, D.C. area. There will be optional lectures, keynote, and reception on October 14. We made this decision with heavy hearts but with the knowledge that our community is resilient. The 2021 symposium will be a time to meet again at last, to remember and honor those we have lost in the Art History community, and to reflect upon the role of American art and the American art community in our society.
We will share further details about the 2021 edition of the symposium in the coming months, but for now, please stay well. The AHAA Board and Symposium Organizers from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the University of Maryland look forward to seeing you in the Washington D.C. area next fall!