Symposium: "American Art in a Global Context"
Saturday, September 30, 2006
Session VII: Culture, Commerce, and Propaganda
Moderator: Laura Katzman, Randolph-Macon Woman's College
Sergio Cortesini, independent scholar, "Mussolini's Artists Across the American Scene"
Helen A. Harrison, Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center, "Pollock in Europe/Europe in Pollock"
John Bowles, Indiana University, "African American Culture in Japan: A Transnational Dialogue"
Martha Bayles, The Weekly Standard, "The Ugly Americans: Losing the Global Culture War"
This three-day symposium looked at American art in a global context—from circum-Atlantic migrations in the eighteenth century to European training and travel in the late nineteenth century; from the export of U.S. culture and media in the twentieth century to the impact of immigration and globalization on the nation's visual arts in the new millennium.
For more information: http://www.americanart.si.edu/research/symposia/2006/.