CFP: The Cartographic Imagination: Art, Literature and Mapping in the United States, 1945-1980 (30 November)

Call for Papers: The Cartographic Imagination: Art, Literature and Mapping in the United States, 1945-1980 A two-day international conference funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art, in conjunction with the Centre for American Studies at the University of Kent and the Départment d’Etudes Anglophones at the University of Strasbourg. Dates: 18-19 May 2018 Venue: Reid Hall, 4 Rue…

Events: Tate Modern

Tate Modern – Events Artist’s Talk: Stan Douglas 25 October 2017, 18.30-20.00, Starr Cinema, Tate Modern Based in Vancouver, the Canadian artist Stan Douglas is celebrated for compelling films, photographs and installations that examine forms of storytelling, and question the division between fact and fiction. The event takes places ahead of a new exhibition at Victoria…

Exhibition: Not as it is Written: Black Pittsburgh in Voice and Image (7 October – 1 December 2017)

Newcastle University is pleased to announce a new civil rights themed exhibition and app as part of Freedom City 2017 (freedomcity2017.com), the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s honorary degree from the university. Please circulate the news of the app especially to interested colleagues and students, and consider using it…

Exhibition open: Legacies of Slavery and Abolition (15 September – 14 October)

Exhibition Description The Portico Library opened its doors in 1806, just months before Parliament voted to abolish the Atlantic slave trade. These two events might seem to be unrelated to one another, but the Library’s founding members included both abolitionists and pro-slavery activists. Although it was not a port city directly involved in the slave…

CFP: The American Weird: Ecologies and Geographies (15 August)

The American Weird:  Ecologies & Geographies (Call for Papers) “The one test of the really weird is simply this—whether or not there be excited in the reader a profound sense of dread, and of contact with unknown spheres and powers.”  —H.P. Lovecraft, “Supernatural Horror in Literature” (1927) “This whole world’s wild at heart and weird on top.”…

Black Art, Black Power: Responses to Soul of a Nation (13 October)

Black Art, Black Power: Responses to Soul of a Nation Friday 13 October 2017, 10.30 – 18.00 Starr Cinema, Tate Modern, London This landmark conference brings together artists, academics and curators from the UK and USA for a series of unique presentations and rich panel discussions that explore the art, artists and social histories featured in the…

REGISTRATION: Border Control: On the Edges of American Art (5 May)

Border Control: On the Edges of American Art Thursday 25 and Friday 26 May 2017 Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 4BB, UK Conference convened by Julia Bailey (Tate Research) and Alex Taylor (University of Pittsburgh) Supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art Reserve your place now for this major international conference.…

Royal Academy of Arts, ‘America After the Fall’ (25 February – 4 June 2017)

Royal Academy of Arts, America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s. 25 February – 4 June 2017 With all eyes on America at the moment, this show could not be more timely. Bringing together 45 truly iconic works, it paints an electrifying portrait of the great social changes like immigration, industrialisation and urbanisation, which shook…

CFP and Call for Art: “The Summer of Love”: A One Day Counter-cultural Event (1 March)

Registration is now open for  “The Summer of Love”: A One-Day Countercultural Event in Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Summer of 1967 Queen’s University Belfast, 28 July 2017 The Summer of Love was not simply an American phenomenon but an occurrence with international and intercultural influence and significant social and political effects, transforming…

PRIZE: Terra Foundation for American Arts Essay Prize (15 January)

2017 Terra Foundation for American Art International Essay Prize – Call for Submissions The Terra Foundation for American Art International Essay Prize recognizes excellent scholarship by a non-U.S. scholar in the field of historical American art. Manuscripts should advance the understanding of American art, demonstrating new findings and original perspectives. The prize winner will be…