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Terra Symposium 2017: "At Home and Abroad: Movement, Influence, and Circulation in North American Art"
Am 28 und 29. Juni 2017 wurde das von Dr. Allison Stagg, Terra Gastprofessorin der Abteilung Kultur, organisierte Symposium "At Home and Abroad: Movement, Influence, and Circulation in North American Art" in den Räumen des John.-F.-Kennedy-Instituts abgehalten. Die Vorträge der geladenen Gäste Dr. Nancy Siegel (Towson University, Maryland), Dr. Martin Myrone (Tate Britain, London), Dr. Dominic Hardy (Université de Québec à Montréal) und Dr. Larne Abse Gogarty (Humboldt Universität, Berlin) stießen auf großes Interesse seitens der teilnehmenden Studierenden und Institutsmitgliedern. Des Weiteren erfreuten sich insbesondere die Studierenden über die Möglichkeit, in einem gesonderten Gespräch mit den Gastrednern, Informationen über akademische und berufliche Perspektiven im Bereich der Kunsthistorik zu erhalten.
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Lehrveranstaltungen am John-F.-Kennedy-Institut
Sommersemester 2017, BA Seminar: "'Art in the Age of Hamilton"
Following the success of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony award winning Broadway musical, Hamilton, there has been great enthusiasm and interest for the world of the Founding Fathers during the early Republic. To that end, this course will focus on the culture and art of Alexander Hamilton’s New York between the American Revolution up until the death of his wife, Eliza in the 1850s. Class meetings will consider how history has been remembered today in the musical and will explore the art of the period: the need for an artist market in early New York, the rise of portraiture, the emergence of museums and exhibitions, and the appeal for national monuments in the mid 19th century.
Sommersemester 2017, MA Seminar: "'National Identity in American Art"
The course will explore the various kinds of visual political propaganda made in America from the Revolution up until the early 20th century by focusing on representations of American power and identity as defined by both American and European artists. Several of the classes will meet at museums and study rooms in Berlin and will involve working directly with 18th, 19th, and early 20th century archival documents and art objects.This course is designed especially for students who seek in-depth knowledge of American Art and may even plan to write their thesis on the subject. Thus, participation is limited to 20 students of North American Studies (FU) and Art History (FU and HU).
Wintersemester 2016/17, BA Seminar: "American Art Between the Revolution and the Civil War"
An introduction to art produced in America between the 1770s and the early 1860s. This class will focus thematically on the paintings, sculpture, and graphic art of the period. Several classes will meet at Berlin museums to view art objects made by both American and European artists
Wintersemester 2016/17, MA Seminar: "'The Lovers of Fun may be gratified': Early American Caricature Prints and Visual Culture, 1789-1840"
George Washington at the guillotine, Thomas Jefferson pictured with his slave, and Andrew Jackson as King. This course will focus on the history of political caricature in Europe and its emergence in America at the beginning of Washington’s presidency as a popular medium of propaganda and attacks. There will be several class visits to the Deutsches Historisches Museum to view prints made after American artists such as Charles Willson Peale and Gilbert Stuart, and to the Kunstbibliothek to view political caricature prints.
Conferences and Talks / Konferenzen und Vorträge
- 10. März 2017: "The European Influence on Early American Artists in the Late 18th Century"(34. Deutscher Kunsthistorikertag 2017 - Sektion Werkstätten, Ateliers, Akademien: Transformationsorte der Kunst, Dresden)
- 17. Dezember 2016: “‘A Foreigner and an Alien’: Caricature Prints in America and England, 1800-1900” (International Symposium, The Refuge of Objects/Objects of Refuge. Organized by Johannes Gutenberg Univeristy/Obama Institute for Transnational America Studies and University of Delaware, Center for Material Culture Studies, Winterthur Library and Museum. Mainz, Germany.)
- 10. Dezember 2016: "The Movement of Visual Satire: a Case Study on the Circulation of Popular Political Caricatures in the Early Republic" (European Early American Studies Association Conference: Space, Mobility, and Power in Early America and the Atlantic World, 1650-1850, Paris, France.)
- 16. November 2016: "Selling Humor in Early America: the Market for Political Caricature Prints, 1789-1820" (im Rahmen der Ringvorlesung "The Ecstasy of Gold: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Money": John.-F.-Kennedy-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin.)