“Hybrid Republicanism: Italy and American Art, 1840–1918” is an international conference that will consider the shared notions of republicanism and tyranny that animated American and Italian politics and visual culture from the nineteenth through the early twentieth century. The program will take into account significant historical events that linked Italy and the United States, such as the Italian wars of independence, the American Civil War, the founding of the Italian nation with Rome as its capital, and the rise and decline of progressive reform in both nations, as well as their participation in World War I. The event is sponsored by the Terra Foundation for American Art, the American Academy in Rome, and the Centro Studi Americani in Rome, with assistance from Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), the American Embassy in Rome, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Università di Macerata, Kenyon College, and Purchase College, the State University of New York. A sister conference, “The Course of Empire: American Fascination with Classical and Renaissance Italy, 1760–1970,” will be held on October 20–21, 2017, at SAAM.
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