Academic Events

The Newberry Library
Chicago, Illinois

To support the multiday seminar “Chicago Designs: New Approaches for Teaching Politics, Commerce, and Culture.” Developed for university faculty from a variety of disciplines, the program highlights key topics in Chicago’s design history, ranging from the legacy of the New Bauhaus to the impact of the city’s African American design community, and provides hands-on opportunities at the Newberry Library and other local archives. Participants build and share curricular projects to be made available on a website created to host materials produced through the program. The program is part of the Terra Foundation initiative Art Design Chicago.

Scottish Society for Art History
Glasgow, Scotland

To support a study day titled “Scotland and North America,” organized by the Scottish Society for Art History in association with The Hunterian, University of Glasgow. The study day focuses on the topic of artistic exchange between Scotland and North America between the years of 1714 and 1946, and it consists of four sessions, focusing on the themes of transatlantic influences and networks, patronage and collecting, new research on individual artists, and art and education in Scotland and North America.

Penn Libraries, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

To support “Translating Warhol,” a two-day symposium that considers the translations of Andy Warhol’s publications and speech and aims to offer new perspectives on the reception of Warhol abroad and on the transmission of art and ideas from one culture to another. The symposium brings together scholars from Europe and the United States to examine various translations of Warhol’s work as case studies of the complexity of cultural transmission.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Houston, Texas

To support the research-and-development phase of a project, conducted by the International Center for the Arts of the Americas, which ultimately makes accessible key primary sources on Latinx art and artists on the web. Through the establishment of agreements with repositories, artists, and artists’ estates holding important primary source material, the International Center for the Arts of the Americas culls key documents—including published and unpublished essays, letters, programmatic statements, newspaper clippings, preparatory notes, and other unpublished sources—in order to digitize and publish them in the ICAA Documents Project site.

Loughborough University
Loughborough, United Kingdom

To support a symposium titled, “Rethinking the Histories and Legacies of New York Dada,” which brings together scholars, curators, and artists from the United Kingdom, United States, and Europe to examine the creative and intellectual distinctiveness of New York Dada, probing new idioms and ideas to which it gave rise.

Lillehammer Kunstmuseum
Lillehammer, Norway

To support a two-day conference focusing on American artist Nancy Spero as well as feminisms in the United States and Scandinavia. The conference accompanies the first solo exhibition of the artist’s work in Norway and includes two dialogues and nine individual lectures, developed in collaboration with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s Network for Gender and Diversity in Nordic Art Museums.

Kingston University
London, United Kingdom

To support “Moving Muybridge: A Transatlantic Dialogue,” a two-day program that brings together Eadweard Muybridge specialists to consider the significance of Kingston’s collection of the artist’s work, which  is unveiled after five years in storage. The conference elucidates a more comprehensive and interconnected understanding of Muybridge’s work by focusing on the Kingston Collection in relationship to major American collections of Muybridge to build international networks of Muybridge scholars and to plant seeds for future research projects.

John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island

To support “Inheritance,” a scholarly symposium that convenes participants from a variety of disciplines to consider the intent and context of racialized representations in the arts, especially in the United States in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The symposium seeks to understand the history of these artifacts, and to reflect on what to do with this inheritance, while convening speakers from different fields—including art history, contemporary art, law, tribal leadership, museums, and activism—to present on strategies that are being used to respond to concerns about these artworks in the present.

Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University
Stanford, California

To support “Living for Change: Art, Aesthetics and Asian America,” a two-day public convening that aims to rethink and reimagine the historical and theoretical dimensions of Asian American art and aesthetics. Co-organized by the Cantor Center for Visual Arts and the Department of Art and Art History, Stanford University, this event brings together leading artists, performers, curators, and scholars for a broad conversation about the role of images in the past, present, and future of Asian Americans, and it also serves as the inaugural event of the Cantor Art Center’s Asian American Art Initiative.

Getty Research Institute
Los Angeles, California

To support an international workshop linked to the research project and online publication on Ed Ruscha’s “Streets of Los Angeles” at the Getty Research Institute. Through this workshop, 17 scholars from the United States, United Kingdom, and Germany work collaboratively to share innovative approaches to analyzing a recently digitized archive of 130,000 images of Los Angeles taken by Ed Ruscha since the 1960s.