Terra Foundation-supported Events

Conference: “Trans-Atlantic Romanticism: An International Conference”

This conference examines Romanticism in the American visual arts between 1789 and 1848 in relation to cognate development in Britain. Speakers address the issues of Romanticism from a number of perspectives: the urban context in which artists worked in Britain and the United States, notably London and New York; the literary discourse of early nineteenth-century Romanticism in relation to new attitudes toward the arts and its place in society in general; the work of individual artists who acted as figures linking British and American cultures; and related developments in landscape and genre painting in Britain and the United States. This event is sponsored by the Royal Academy of Arts, London; the Terra Foundation for American Art; University College London; and the Yale Center for British Art.