LEC: Race, Gender and Intermedia Art Practice in Transnational Paris, c. 1900

Race, Gender and Intermedia Art Practice in Transnational Paris, c. 1900
Zoom Roundtables, Friday February 26 and March 5, 2021 from 5-7 PM UK time.
Organized by the Birkbeck Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies and the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies at Durham University

What were the opportunities and limitations in late nineteenth-century Paris for artists (broadly defined) who were not white and male?

This pair of events brings together research presentations and roundtable discussion in response to passages from art historian Emily C. Burns’s book-in-progress, Performing Innocence: Cultural Belatedness and U.S. Art in Fin-de-Siècle Paris. Burns analyzes how the encounters in the French capital reshaped American culture, fueled by the idea that the US had no culture, no history, and no tradition. The sections were pre-circulated to participants and will be briefly summarized at the start of the Feb 26 event.

Friday, Feb 26

Emily C. Burns, Associate Professor of Art History, Auburn University / Terra Foundation Visiting Professor, University of Oxford
“Introduction: Race, Gender and Intermedia Art Practice in Transnational Paris, c. 1900”

Adrienne L. Childs, Associate, The Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University
“Cordier’s Caryatids: Laboring Black Bodies and the Sumptuous Second Empire Interior”

Susan Waller, Professor Emerita, Department of Art & Design, University of Missouri, St. Louis / Adjunct Professor of Art History, Maine College of Art
“Muslim Models in Nineteenth-century Paris”

Kirsten Pai Buick, Professor of Art History, University of New Mexico
“Don’t Look Back: African and African Diasporic Entanglements with France”

Friday, Mar 5

Peter Gibian, Associate Professor of English, McGill University
“Elle s’affiche”: Women Performers Pushing the Limits—Daisy Miller, Virginie Gautreau [Mme. X], Isadora Duncan”

Juliet Bellow, Associate Professor of Art History, American University
“Rodin and Hanako: Behind the Mask”

Renée Ater, Provost Visiting Professor, Africana Studies, Brown University
“Meta Vaux Warrick in Paris, 1899-1902”


REF: Race and Norman Rockwell

On the 6th of March 1943, iconic painter and illustrator of American culture Norman Rockwell, published Freedom from Want or The Thanksgiving Picture in The Saturday Evening Post, one of over 300 covers he produced for the Indianapolis publication during his lifetime. It was the third of four oil paintings known as the Four Freedoms inspired by […]

via White on White: Hidden Race in Rockwell’s ‘Freedom from Want’ — A R T L▼R K

New ACRAH website feature!

The Association of Critical Race Art History (ACRAH) is excited to announce a new feature on our website: a bibliographic resource devoted to issues of race, ethnicity, art, and visual culture. Please visit Bibliographies to view.

In conjunction with the launch of this resource, a series of reading groups are being organized in New York, the Bay Area, Washington D.C., and Boston. The primary purpose of these groups are to give area scholars an opportunity to discuss key texts pertaining to the visualization and representation of races and the project of racialization in art and visual culture. If you are interested in participating in an established group, or would like to start a group in your area, please visit Reading Groups for additional information.





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