Terra Foundation-supported Events

Roundtable: “Perspective: A Special Issue on the History of Art in the United States”

The latest issue of Perspective: actualité en histoire de l’art—the journal of the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (INHA)—is devoted to the field of art history in the United States with a special focus on American art in its multiple forms (urban photography, quilts, performances, decorative arts, etc.). Authors also examine the question of the global shift in art history, as it is understood from the territory of the lingua franca. Furthermore, they contribute crucial essays on various research issues, including African American art, digital art history, and exhibition contexts of Native American art in the twentieth century. The Pacific coast is considered both in regards to its art production and to art history, while the institutional, economical, and political dimensions of research funding—both private and public—are the subject of major articles.

États-Unis is the first entirely bilingual issue that the journal has published: the paper version is in French (http://perspective.revues.org/5948) and the online version is in English (http://perspective.revues.org/5955).

This roundtable, organized by the INHA and the Terra Foundation for American Art, will feature several contributors to the issue—James Elkins, Michael Leja, and Elvan Zabunyan—as well as an engaged reader: Éric de Chassey, who will discuss and comment on this exceptional issue of Perspective.

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by May 16 to:
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