Conference - Methodologies of Exchange: MoMA's Twentieth-century Italian Art (1949)

Feb 02, 2019 367

Tuesday February 12, 10:30 am - 5:30 pm. Sponsored by Terra Foundation for American Art, Italian Art Society. Center for Italian Modern Art, 421 Broome Street #4, Manhattan, NY. Contact: Giulia Nicita 646-370-3596

This conference uses the 1949 Museum of Modern Art exhibition Twentieth-century Italian Art as a case study to examine the various methodologies or approaches taken in recent years to explore the artistic exchange between the United States and Italy in the twentieth century.

By examining the history of this exhibition and the traveling exhibitions that it spawned, we will explore the reception of Italian art and artists in the US, the growth of networks and collaborations between US dealers and artists, and the role that Italy played in the idea of art-making among American postwar artists. Organized and chaired by former CIMA fellow Raffaele Bedarida, former Terra Foundation fellow Davide Colombo, and scholar Silvia Bignami. This Study Day will be held in connection with the 107th meeting of the College Art Association and the 70th anniversary of the MoMA exhibition.

SOURCE: John D. Calandra Italian American Institute

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