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Conference | Convening: “Re-Envisioning Histories of American Art”

April 7, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

A day of public panels with contributors to the upcoming This Land: American Engagement with the Natural World exhibition-related catalogue. Scholars will speak about how museums are challenging, rethinking, and expanding traditional definitions of “American” art.

On Thursday, April 7th, the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College will host the Terra Foundation sponsored convening, “Re-envisioning Histories of American Art.” Curators and professors from across the US will speak about how museums are challenging, rethinking, and expanding definitions of “American” art. This day of in-person public panels will also be livestreamed on our Vimeo and Facebook pages.Participants include Austen Barron Bailly, Layla Bermeo, Mindy N. Besaw, Kirsten Pai Buick, Hazel Carby, Mary Coffey, Janet Dees, Morgan E. Freeman, Michael Hartman, Karen Kramer, Yinshi Lerman-Tan, Barbara MacAdam, Anya Montiel, Teresa Montoya, Jami Powell, Thomas Price, Alisa Swindell, Alexandra M. Thomas, and Royce K. Young Wolf.A full schedule can be found on our conference website: <https://hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu/news/2022/03/convening-re-envisioning-histories-american-art>A link to the live stream will be posted the day before the event: <https://hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu/events/event?event=66214&listing=1>This convening is held in conjunction with the Hood Museum of Art’s current exhibition, This Land: American Engagement with the Natural World (on view through July 23, 2022), which was co-curated by Jami Powell, Barbara J. MacAdam, Morgan E. Freeman, Thomas Price, and Michael Hartman. Organized thematically, rather than chronologically, This Land is the museum’s first major installation of traditional and contemporary Native American art set alongside early-to-contemporary art by African American, Asian American, Euro-American, and Latin American artists. This exhibition, drawn entirely from the Hood Museum of Art’s permanent collection, invites viewers to reflect on their own relationship to place and land through historical and contemporary art by Native and non-Native artists. By incorporating a multitude of artistic responses to the natural world, This Land participates in a long-overdue broadening of what constitutes “American” art in the museum field.


April 7, 2022
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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