Terra Foundation-supported Events

Symposium: “George Bellows Revisited”

This Terra Foundation-supported program is a two-day scholarly symposium to be held on November 8 – 9, 2013, at the Columbus Museum of Art. In conjunction with the museum’s exhibition George Bellows and the American Experience, a group of national and international scholars will present new research on the work of George Bellows (1882-1925).

Papers include:
Reviewing George Bellows: The Critical Response
Charles Brock, Associate Curator of American and British Paintings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Canonizing George Bellows, “The Fair-Haired Boy of American Art”
Randall Griffey, Associate Curator of Modern American Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Bellows – Hopper: Crossed Destiny
Didier Ottinger, Deputy Director of the National Centre for Art and Culture Georges Pompidou, National Museum of Modern Art, Paris, France

George Bellows’s Blues (and other Colors)
Douglas Tallack, Professor of American Studies and Vice-President (International), University of Leicester, United Kingdom

Abjection and Violence in Bellows’s Ashcan Painting
David Peters Corbett, Professor of Art History and American Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom

The Sound of Saving Souls: George Bellows, Billy Sunday, and Religious Hyperbole
Leo Mazow, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

George Bellows and the Complication of Race
Martin Berger, Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz

George Bellows and Hugo Reisinger: A Study of Patronage
Suzanne Scharf, Doctoral Candidate, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

From Realism to Idealism: Bellows Goes to War
David Lubin, Charlotte C. Weber Professor of Art, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Fraternal Hazing and other Violent Rituals
John Fagg, Professor of American and Canadian Studies, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

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