A Symposium in Response to the Exhibition “Once Upon a Time in America. Three Centuries of US Art” Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud, Cologne

Morning in the Hudson i Sanford Robinson Gifford, Morning in the Hudson, Haverstraw Bay, 1866 , oil on canvas, 36.2 x 76.8 cm, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1993.11., Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago, Photo: © Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago / Art Resource, NY

In collaboration with the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum’s survey of American art between 1650 and 1950, The Centre for American Art at The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London and the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin will host a one-day symposium on American art in March 2019 with presentations from invited scholars.

Schedule

9:30 – 10:00 Registration (at the museum’s ticket desk. Use main entrance to access the museum, the conference will be held in the “Stiftersaal”)

10:00 – Opening remarks David Peters Corbett (Director of The Centre for American Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London)

10:15 – Plenary: David Lubin (Charlotte C Weber Professor of Art, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC) “Bronze Masterpieces for a Gilded Age: The Memorial Sculpture of Augustus Saint-Gaudens”

11:30 – Coffee

12:00

Ursula Frohne (Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster) “‘The Gospel of Wealth’: The Art of Making Money.”

Grischka Petri (Universität Bonn) “James McNeill Whistler: American Artist, American Art?”

Susanne Böller (Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität, Munich) “Painted for success. W. M. Chase’s Munich ‘Jester’ for an American Audience”

13:30 – Lunchbreak

14:30

Winfried Fluck (J F Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität, Berlin) “Aesthetic Narrative and National Narrative in Art History: The Case of Thomas Eakins”

Davarian Baldwin (Trinity College, Connecticut) “‘…this wider race consciousness’: The Art and Activism of the New Negro Movement.”

Jo Applin (The Courtauld Institute of Art, London) “The Angry Birds of America”

16:15 – Visit to exhibition (speakers only)

18:00 – End

 

A Symposium in Response to the Exhibition “Once Upon a Time in America. Three Centuries of US Art” Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud, Cologne

8 Mar - 31 Jan 2023

8 Mar - 31 Jan 2023

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud, Cologne

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