Terra Foundation-supported Events

Dialogue: “Grand Illusions: American Art and the First World War”

On the eve of the centenary of the United States’ entry into “the great war,” this event features renowned scholars David Lubin and Laurent Le Bon in a discussion from a transatlantic perspective around the visual arts in this singular moment of global conflict. Lubin is co-curator of World War I and American Art, opening at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia on November 4, 2016, the first major museum exhibition devoted to exploring the reactions of American artists to the First World War. Le Bon co-curated the exhibition 1917 at the Centre Pompidou-Metz in 2012, which focused on that specific year to address the broader theme of artistic creation during wartime.


  • Laurent Le Bon, Director, Musée Picasso, Paris
  • David Lubin, Charlotte C. Weber Professor of Art, Wake Forest University and Terra Foundation Visiting Professor of American Art, University of Oxford

This event is free and open to the public. It will be held in English. Please RSVP by December 5 to:
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