Terra Foundation-supported Events

Colloquium: “American Artists in Munich: Artistic Migration and Cultural Exchange Processes”

This international colloquium explores the attraction of Munich, the proclaimed “Kunststadt” (“City of the Art[s]”), for American artists between 1850 and World War I, specifically the phenomenon of artistic migration and transfer. Scholars from the United States and from Europe present papers on aspects of Munich as an “art city,” with its art academy at its center, and discuss how Munich’s success as a magnet for artists depended not just on the attractiveness of the city and its art institutions but also on students’ personal cultural backgrounds and the potency of the growing culture of American artist colonies. This event is organized by the Research on the Formation of Artists and the Terra Foundation for American Art.