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Romare Bearden, American Modernist @ National Gallery of Art

A program celebrating the publication
Romare Bearden, American Modernist

Monday, March 14, 2011
4:30 p.m.

East Building Auditorium

Romare Bearden, American Modernist: An Introduction
Ruth Fine, curator of special projects in modern art, National Gallery of Art

Romare Bearden and the Art of the Grotesque
Mary Schmidt Campbell, dean, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

Please see announcement for complete program (PDF 470KB).

The publication Romare Bearden, American Modernist will be available in spring 2011 from Gallery Shops.

No RSVP required.

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Third International Maroon Conference, “The Return,” in Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica, June 22-25 2011

Dear Colleagues:

I have pasted below the call for papers for the Third International Maroon Conference, “The Return,” in Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica, June 22-25 2011.

This multidisciplinary conference seeks papers and panels that explore representations of Maroon culture in history, literature, art, music, political theory, cultural studies, film, linguistics, and theatre. With its theme “The Return,” it strives to revisit the roots of Maroon values and practices, considering the ways they have endured, transformed and resonated in the Caribbean, Canada, South America, Europe, the United States and Africa.  Offering a unique combination of scholarly panels and cultural events, the third international Maroon conference aims to increase awareness of Maroon contributions to contemporary societies, bringing together descendents of Maroons with scholars interested in Maroon heritage and indigenous cultures.

The conference cultural events and entertainment will commemorate the Annual Quao Victory Day (June 23), and they are part of a larger effort to develop strategies for sustainable development and wealth creation in Maroon communities.

Please send abstracts by 15 March or inquiries to fbotkin@towson.edu

CFP: Revisiting the Civil War – SECAC 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS:
SECAC 2011, November 9-12 in Savannah, GA

Revisiting the Civil War:

As sesquicentenntial commemorations of the Civil War unfold, it seems a propitious time to consider what influence the war had on art, artists, and visual culture in the United States. This panel
seeks to broadly consider the impact of the war on representation, patronage, collecting, and the art market both during and after the conflict. Topics may include but are not limited to: explorations of the ways in which artists on both sides of the conflict depicted slavery and the war, the role that photographers and the pictorial press played in presenting the war to American and international audiences, the use of propaganda and the visual culture of the state during the war, the appearance of Civil War imagery in later painting and public monuments, the iconography of post-war sectional identity, and the impact of the war on Northern and Southern fortunes and art patronage.

To participate, please visit: http://www.secollegeart.org/annual-conference.html to complete a call for papers proposal form. Please submit completed forms (including a 200 word max. abstract) and a current c.v. to Akela Reason, Assistant Professor at University of Georgia at areason@uga.edu by April, 20, 2011.