The 28th Annual Berlind Symposium is held in conjunction with the 108th Annual Exhibition, Children’s Book Illustrations: Visual Storytelling (Sept. 20 – Dec. 15, 2019) which features illustrations by children’s book artists: Vanessa Brantley-Newton, Larry Day, Douglas Florian, E.B. Lewis, Jerry Pinkney and others, as well as a retrospective of illustrations by the current 2019 Caldecott Medal winner, Sophie Blackall.

The Berlind Symposium was established on the occasion of the Maier’s 80th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, by friends and family of Helen Clark Berlind ’58 to honor her memory. The event has expanded the educational impact of the Annual Exhibition every year since, hosting scholars and artists to discuss issues relevant to each Exhibition.

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The 28th Berlind Symposium is supported by the Helen Clark Berlind Symposium Fund, as well as Maier Members Julie Johnson McGowen ’69, Allison Gulick Muller ’71, and Dana Davidson Redmond ’60.


  • Occurred Saturday, October 12th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College

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Lynchburg, VA 24503


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