Over the past thirty years, Gary Schwartz has lectured widely on diverse art-historical subjects to audiences of all kinds.
He has delivered papers on specialized subjects in Dutch and Flemish art at scholarly conferences in the Netherlands, Great Britain, Germany, Austria, France, Switzerland, Russia, the United States, Canada and Australia.
To museum and academic audiences he has spoken, mainly on Rembrandt, in the above countries as well as Hungary, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Romania, Greece, Sweden, Belgium, Spain, South Korea, Vietnam, Iran, Oman, Malta, Turkey and Israel.
He has addressed professional audiences in the fields of copyright law, research libraries, book history and publishing.
And with verve he has held popular talks at medical and legal congresses, management training seminars, art dealers’ exhibitions, theatre shows, movie screenings, bankers’ conventions, cultural clubs, Rotary meetings and private parties.
The titles of some lectures, with venues:
Visions and dreams, illusions and hallucinations in the work of Jheronimus Bosch (Hamburg, Bucerius Forum; Münster, LWL Museum für Kunst und Kultur)
Jheronimus Bosch: the road to heaven and hell (Dutch bookshop tour)
Rembrandt’s last painting (Paris, Louvre; Los Angeles, UCLA)
Reintroducing Rembrandt (more than twenty venues, during the Rembrandt year 2006)
What else can you say about Rembrandt? (New York University, Institute of Fine Arts)
Rembrandt’s paper trail (Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum)
Rembrandt’s Hebrews (Berlin, Rembrandt symposium 2006)
Rembrandt and non-Rembrandt in art history (Paris, Louvre)
Rembrandt research after the age of connoisseurship (Rotterdam, Erasmus University and elsewhere)
The painter nearly poet: Rembrandt and Dutch literary life (London, University College and elsewhere)
The Rembrandt Research Project and the question of authorship (Zürich, Swiss Institute for Art Research and elsewhere)
Rembrandt’s patrons among the clans and cliques of Holland (London, University College; Princeton, Princeton University and elsewhere)
I, Pieter Saenredam (San Antonio, Texas, Trinity University; Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum)
Emotion in the arts
Emotion in Dutch painting of the Golden Age (Haarlem, Frans Hals Museum; Berlin, Renaissance Society of America and elsewhere)
Love of art / love in art (Melbourne, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions)
The relationship between art and emotion (Adelaide, Biennial Research Meeting of Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions)
Dutch painting in European context (Florence, European University Institute and elsewhere)
SPQA: Rome in seventeenth-century Amsterdam (Tübingen, University)
Art within art: Kunstkamer painting and its meanings (Cambridge, Harvard University; Rome, American Academy; Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum)
A breakfast and a supper in Milan (creativity in art and life; Zeist, PINC; Tilburg, De Pont)
The vitalistic art of Alfred Wolfsohn, Charlotte Salomon and Roy Hart (London, Institute of Jewish Studies)
J. van Beecq, Amsterdam marine painter, “the only one here [in France] who excels in this genre” (Lille, Musée des Beaux-Arts)
Description and/or display: is there really anything typically Dutch or Flemish in seascape painting? (Greenwich, National Maritime Museum)
“Three passionate looks”: the organization of painting collections in the seventeenth century (Jerusalem, Hebrew University; Haarlem, Teylers Museum)
The Temple Mount in the Lowlands (Jerusalem, Hebrew University)
Virtually soldiers: civilians as warriors in Dutch art (Boston, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; Paris, Louvre)