The Course of Empires: American-Italian Cultural Relations, 1770–1980

Ort
Washinton, DC
Veranstaltungsort
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Veranstalter
Melissa Dabakis, Professor and Chair of Art History, Kenyon College; Paul Kaplan, Professor of Art History, Purchase College, SUNY; Daniele Fiorentino, Professor of U.S. History and Political Science, Università degli Studi Roma Tre; Sergio Cortesini, Assistant Professor of Art History, Università di Pisa; Karen Lemmey, Curator of Sculpture, Smithsonian American Art Museum; Amelia Goerlitz, Fellowship and Academic Programs Manager, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Datum
19.10.2017 - 20.10.2017
Von
Amelia Goerlitz, Fellowship and Academic Programs Manager

Registration is now open at http://empires.eventbrite.com for “The Course of Empires: American-Italian Cultural Relations, 1770–1980” (October 19-20, 2017). This conference will examine the persistent fascination of American and Italian artists with the cultural achievements of ancient Rome and the Renaissance. In creating a national identity and official culture, Italy and the United States looked to history—in particular, ancient Rome and the Renaissance—to find inspiration for enlightened political practices; to locate models of artistic, political, and economic preeminence; and to seek ways to ward off imperial decadence and decline. Scholars will seek to update and broaden our understanding of American-Italian cultural relations from the Revolutionary Era through the Cold War by encompassing a diversity of international voices and approaches. The talks will be webcast live and archived for future viewing. For a full program, the webcast, and speakers' bios and abstracts, see our webpage at s.si.edu/empires.

The Course of Empires is the sister conference to Hybrid Republicanism: Italy and American Art, 1840–1918, held at the American Academy in Rome in October 2016. Both events are made possible by the Terra Foundation for American Art, which is dedicated to fostering exploration, understanding, and enjoyment of the visual arts of the United States for national and international audiences. SAAM is pleased to present this program in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy in DC and the Italian Cultural Institute. We are especially grateful to His Excellency Armando Varricchio, the Italian Ambassador to the United States, for serving as the honorary patron for this conference. Additional support is provided by Purchase College, SUNY; Kenyon College; Università di Pisa; Università degli Studi Roma Tre; and the American Academy in Rome.

Programm

The Course of Empires: American-Italian Cultural Relations, 1770–1980
Thursday and Friday, October 19–20, 2017
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Conference Program

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven Street NW

6:00 p.m., Introduction
Renato Miracco, Cultural Attaché, Embassy of Italy

6:30 p.m., Keynote Address
Ester Coen, Professor of Art History, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, “American-Italian Artistic Exchange after World War II”

7:30 p.m., Reception

Friday, October 20, 2017
Smithsonian American Art Museum, McEvoy Auditorium, 8th & G Streets NW

9:00 a.m., Registration and Coffee

9:30 a.m., Welcome
Stephanie Stebich, The Margaret and Terry Stent Director, Smithsonian American Art Museum

9:45 a.m., Introduction
Melissa Dabakis,* Professor and Chair of Art History, Kenyon College

10:00 a.m.
Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser, Alice Pratt Brown Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, “Thomas Cole’s Travels from Rome to Catskill: Republican Ideals”

10:30 a.m.
Caitlin Beach, PhD Candidate, Columbia University, and Wyeth Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, “Francesco Pezzicar’s L’Abolizione della schiavitù in America across Empires”

11:00 a.m.
Jane Dini, Independent Scholar, “Sargent’s and Duveneck’s Working-Class Venetian Muses”

11:30 a.m.
Daniele Fiorentino,* Professor of U.S. History and Political Science, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, “A Transatlantic Cultural Landscape: America in Rome at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century”
12:00 p.m., Question and Answer Session
Moderator: Paul Kaplan,* Professor of Art History, Purchase College, SUNY

12:30 p.m., Lunch Break

2:00 p.m., Introduction
Amelia Goerlitz,* Fellowship and Academic Programs Manager, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Karen Lemmey,* Curator of Sculpture, Smithsonian American Art Museum

2:30 p.m.
Sergio Cortesini,* Assistant Professor of Art History, Università di Pisa, “The Myth of the Italian Renaissance in New Deal Murals”

3:00 p.m.
Peter Benson Miller, Andrew Heiskell Arts Director, American Academy in Rome, “Painting in the Contact Zone: American Artists in Postwar Rome”

3:30 p.m.
Marin R. Sullivan, Assistant Professor of Art History, Keene State College, and George Gurney Postdoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian American Art Museum, “Sculpture in the (Ancient) City: Calder, Smith, and Smithson in Italy”

4:00 p.m., Coffee Break

4:30 p.m.
Raffaele Bedarida, Assistant Professor of Art History, Cooper Union, “Eterna Primavera: When Hollywood Fell in Love with Modern Italian Art, 1954–1960”

5:00 p.m.
Erika Doss, Professor of American Studies, University of Notre Dame, “Death, Decay and Ruination: Paul Thek’s Technological Reliquaries and the Muses of Italy”

5:30 p.m., Question and Answer Session
Moderator: Paul Kaplan,* Professor of Art History, Purchase College, SUNY

* denotes conference organizers

Kontakt

Amelia Goerlitz

Smithsonian American Art Museum, PO Box 37012 MRC 970
Washington, DC 20013-7012

SAAMSymposium@si.edu

Zitation
The Course of Empires: American-Italian Cultural Relations, 1770–1980, 19.10.2017 – 20.10.2017 Washinton, DC, in: H-Soz-Kult, 06.09.2017, <www.hsozkult.de/event/id/termine-34944>.
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