CONF: Arts Patronage in Modern America (Oxford, 26-28 Jun 19)

Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, June 26 – 28, 2019

Arts Patronage in Modern America: An International Conference

Sponsored by: Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, Terra Foundation for American Art, The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities, and the British Association for American Studies.

This interdisciplinary conference will feature papers by emerging and established scholars from around the world whose work deals with American arts patronage from the early twentieth century to the present day.

On Wednesday 26 June, from 15.00-16.30, John R. Blakinger, Terra Visiting Professor of American Art, University of Oxford, will deliver his plenary, ‘“To Remain Silent Is To Be Complicit”: Arts Funding in the Trump Era’. https://tinyurl.com/y2rrhtay

On Thursday 27 June, from 15.00-16.30, Mary Anne Goley, Founding Director of the Fine Arts Program of the Federal Reserve Board will deliver her plenary, ‘Playing By the Rules, How I Directed the Fine Arts Program of the Federal Reserve Board, 1975 thru 2006’. https://tinyurl.com/y6m7u8eq

Both of the above plenaries are free and open to the public. Registration is via Eventbrite, short links above.

Panel presentations will be held at the Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, from 9.30-14.30 on Wednesday 26 June, from 9.15-14.30 on Thursday 27 June, and from 9.15-12.45 on Friday 28 June.

A special panel of distinguished expert practitioners will also weigh in on the current state of American cultural diplomacy.

The conference will close with a drinks reception and a three course dinner at St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford, starting at 19.00 on Friday 28 June.

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CONF: “Art in a Time of Catastrophe: Ecologies of Resistance Conference” Ruskin School of Art and Christ Church College, University of Oxford

Keynote Speaker: Brian Kuan Wood (Writer, e-flux, New York)

Conference Speakers: Hikaru Fujii (Artist, Tokyo), Sabu Khoso (Writer, New York), Hira Habi (Artist, Lahore), Kenichi Kondo (Curator, Tokyo).

Convenors: Anthony Gardner (Head of the Ruskin School of Art), Emilia Terracciano (Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford), Jason Waite (Doctoral candidate, Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford). 

With Ros Gray (Goldsmiths) as guest moderator.

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