"Hide/Seek" 2012 Scholarly Symposium: James Boaden - National Portrait Gallery
James Boaden, presenting his paper " Jess' Imaginary Portraits " on January 29, 2011 at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. His presentation was part of the scholarly symposium "Addressing (and Redressing) the Silence: New Scholarship in Sexuality and American Art" which presented papers from 11 scholars in the fields of art, art history, performance art, and social history. This symposium was presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture." James Boaden is a lecturer in the history of art at the University of York, UK. He is an external adviser on the project ―"Surrealism and Sexuality "at the University of Manchester—for which he has organized the conferences The Convulsive Nursery: Surrealism and Childhood Sexuality and Sexuality and the Surrealist Sensorium, both in 2010.