American Art in Dialogue with Africa and its Diaspora
by Smithsonian American Art Museum
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"American Art in Dialogue with Africa and its African Diaspora" was organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum in partnership with the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Due to the federal government shutdown, the event was held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Part of the Terra Symposia on American Art in a Global Context, it was supported by a generous grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art. The Terra Foundation for American Art is dedicated to fostering exploration, understanding, and enjoyment of the visual arts of the United States for national and international audiences. Recognizing the importance of experiencing original works of art, the foundation provides opportunities for interaction and study, beginning with the presentation and growth of its own art collection in Chicago. To further cross-cultural dialogue on American art, the foundation supports and collaborates on innovative exhibitions, research, and educational programs. Implicit in such activities is the belief that art has the potential both to distinguish cultures and to unite them. Artwork: Les Fétiches(detail), 1938, Loïs Mailou Jones.
|1||American Art in Dialogue with Africa and its Diaspora: Abstracts (PDF)||Symposium Abstracts||11/13/13||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||American Art in Dialogue with Africa and its Diaspora Speakers (PDF)||Speaker listing||11/13/13||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoWelcome||Session 1||11/8/13||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoOpening Session||Session 2||11/7/13||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoNineteenth-Century Portraiture||Session 3||11/7/13||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoPrimitivism and Modernism||Session 4||11/7/13||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||Video Welcome and Opening Remarks Day 2||Session 5||11/7/13||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoDeveloping a Trans-African Aesthetic||Session 6||11/8/13||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoArtists Travel to Africa||Session 7||11/8/13||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoReframing the Traditional-Historical||Session 8||11/8/13||Free||View In iTunes|