Art Across Frontiers: Cross-Cultural Encounters in America
An international symposium funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art, University of Nottingham, University Park, 27-28 April 2011
This international two-day symposium explores the impact of migration on the visual arts in America by examining specific periods, group encounters, and locales where cross-cultural exchange was most intense.
A series of invited speakers will discuss cross-cultural encounters between Euro-Americans, Native Americans, African Americans, and Latinos in the visual arts, as well as cross-border relations between the art of the United States and the visual cultures of the Americas from the colonial period to the present.
By bringing together US and UK scholars from a range of fields and disciplines (art history and theory, history, anthropology, Latin American studies, and American studies), this event considers different regional and historical models of cultural crossover and aesthetic experimentation, and seeks to place these in comparative perspective.
The symposium will feature several keynote lectures and a series of themed panel sessions on the following:
Representations of indigenous peoples in North America and Mexico since the 18C; African American and African diaspora art; Latina/o identity and Spanish Colonial art; African American modernism and experimental abstraction; transculturation, photography, and filmmaking in contemporary Cuban American and Native American art.
The symposium will take place at the University of Nottingham on the main University Park campus. The University is in the UK top 10 of a world league of research, and has a student population of over 30,000. It is a multi-campus university, with three UK campuses and a fourth campus, opened in 2000, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In September 2004, the University admitted students to its second international campus, located in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, and thus became the first foreign university to establish a campus in China.
The 330-acre University Park Campus, with its extensive woodlands, parks and playing fields is the focus of life for most of the University's students. University Park is one of the largest and most attractive campuses in the UK, and features contemporary teaching facilities, halls of residence, a conference and exhibition centre, and an award-winning main library.
For more information and registration, please visit:
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: 28 MARCH 2011
School of American and Canadian Studies
University of Nottingham
Nottingham NG7 2RD
Phone: +44 (0)115 951 4261
Fax: +44 (0)115 951 4270
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