Smithsonian Fellows Lectures in American Art, May 5th-6th

From Amelia Goerlitz to CAH-Clients:

Please join us for two days of lectures in American art organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The talks will take place in the museum’s McEvoy Auditorium, 8th and G Streets NW, Washington, D.C. This event is open to the public, and no reservations are required. For more information, please email GoerlitzA@si.edu or phone (202) 633-8353. Coffee will be served during the afternoon intermissions and a wine reception will conclude the series on Thursday evening.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2010

10 to 11:45 AM, Discussion moderated by William Truettner, Senior Curator, American Art Museum

Julia Sienkewicz, Joshua C. Taylor Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, “UBI SOLATIA IBI PATRIA: Latrobe’s Illusions of Self and Homeland”

Catherine Walsh, Predoctoral Fellow, University of Delaware, “Seeing a Story: The Aural and the Oral in a Painting by William Sidney Mount”

Nika Elder, Wyeth Foundation Predoctoral Fellow, Princeton University, “On Display: The Object(s) of William M. Harnett”

Lunch break, 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM

12:45 to 2:30 PM, Discussion moderated by Eleanor Harvey, Chief Curator, American Art Museum

Nenette Luarca-Shoaf, Predoctoral Fellow, University of Delaware, “The River, Bound: Images of the Lower Mississippi in Antebellum America”

David Peters Corbett, Terra Foundation for American Art Senior Fellow, University of York, “Charles Sheeler: The Artist and the City”

Francine Weiss, Predoctoral Fellow, Boston University, “Visual Verses: Edward Weston’s Leaves of Grass Photographs, 1941-1942”

3 to 5 PM, Discussion moderated by Ann Shumard, Curator of Photographs, National Portrait Gallery

Dana Byrd, James Renwick Predoctoral Fellow, Yale University, “Picturing Freedom: Henry P. Moore, Photographer on the Sea Islands, 1862-63”

Amy Mooney, Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia College Chicago, “Plaudits, Paradigms, or Propaganda? The Social Utility of the American Portrait”

John Ott, Postdoctoral Fellow, James Madison University, “Brotherhood on Paper: Giacomo Patri and the Representation of Interracial Solidarity in the American Labor Movement”

THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2010

10 to 11:45 AM, Discussion moderated by Virginia Mecklenburg, Senior Curator, American Art Museum

Alexandra Davis, Predoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, “Caricature, Photography, and the Picturing of the Artist-as-Celebrity in Vanity Fair, 1923-36”

Jason Hill, Patricia and Phillip Frost Predoctoral Fellow, University of Southern California, “Weegee’s Corpus”

Stephen Phillips, Postdoctoral Fellow, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, “Elastic Architecture: Frederick Kiesler’s Research Practice from Control to Liberation”

Lunch break, 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM

12:45 to 2:30 PM, Discussion moderated by Cynthia Mills, Historian, American Art Museum

Kate Lemay, Terra Foundation for American Art Predoctoral Fellow, Indiana University, “Forgotten Memorials: The American Cemeteries in France from World War II”

Amanda Douberley, Predoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin, “Inside the Glass Box: SOM’s Architectural Objects of the 1950s”

Sarah Rogers, Terra Foundation for American Art Postdoctoral Fellow, Independent scholar, “American Institutions and Artists in Beirut, Lebanon, circa 1953-75”

3 to 5 PM, Discussion moderated by Joann Moser, Senior Curator, American Art Museum

Kathleen Merrill Campagnolo, Postdoctoral Fellow, Courtauld Institute of Art, “Robert Rauschenberg’s Rebus

Anna Dezeuze, Terra Foundation for American Art Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Manchester, “‘Art for Life’s Sake’: The Everyday in 1960s ‘Borderline’ Practices”

James Meyer, Senior Fellow, Emory University, “Nostalgia and Memory: Kerry James Marshall’s Mementos