Terra Foundation-supported Events

Colloquium: “On Democracy in America: Arts, Science, and Politics, 1776–1865”

In the years from the Declaration of Independence to the end of the Civil War, America enjoyed a period of intense creative investment in the arts, science, and technology. This colloquium studies the cultural cross-currents that developed at the time between Europe and the United States through such emblematic figures as Samuel F. B. Morse and Alexis de Tocqueville. Speakers examine the notion that there exists a universal societal model in which history is integrated into the development of a culture of communication This event is organized by the Musée du Louvre and the Terra Foundation for American Art in conjunction with the jointly organized exhibition American Artists and the Louvre at the Louvre.