The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Thursday, December 13, 2018

American art and Modernism provides common language in cross-cultural dialogue
Chinese scholars at Storm King Art Center.

CHICAGO, IL.- Fifteen Chinese professors of Western art history experienced firsthand artworks they’ve previously encountered only through slides and reproductions when they visited New York City for the Advanced Workshop in Western Art and Art History: American Art and Modernism, from July 31 to August 11.

“The appetite for American art has grown considerably in China over the past decade, and we’re excited to help these art historians take their scholarship to the next level by experiencing in person works they’ve studied and lectured on,” explained Elizabeth Glassman, president & CEO of the Terra Foundation for American Art, which co-sponsored the program with the Henry Luce Foundation.

“Since the 1990s, we have supported several initiatives whose aim has been to promote dialogue and exchange between Chinese and Americans on art historical scholarship,” said Luce Foundation President Michael Gilligan. “This project afforded firsthand exposure to the wide variety of artistic practices and ideas that came out of the modernist movement in America.”

Organized and hosted by the Asian Cultural Council (ACC), the workshop delivered an immersive experience of 19th and 20th-century American art and culture, combining topical lectures by experts in the field with visits to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art, International Center of Photography, Studio Museum of Harlem, and Dia: Beacon. Guest lecturers included professors Michael Leja, of the University of Pennsylvania; David Joselit, of Yale University; and Elizabeth Hutchinson, of Barnard College, among others.

“We are honored to collaborate with the Terra and Luce foundations on advancing the work of our visiting scholars through this major initiative,” said Jennifer Goodale, executive director of the Asian Cultural Council. “ACC has a long history of promoting cultural exchange through innovative projects, and we cannot do this without our generous partners.”

Zhang Jian, of the China Academy of Art, in Hangzhou, expressed his expectation to gain “a more profound, comprehensive perspective of American modernism, which was aroused by so many fascinating lectures…and the artworks displayed in various contexts in museums and art galleries of New York City.”

Like Professor Zhang, participating scholars represent a broad range of prestigious universities and art academies throughout China, such as Tsinghua University, Peking University, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Shanghai University, and Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts—key centers of higher learning in the field of art history.

Upon returning to China, each workshop participant will make presentations to colleagues and students, incorporating the content of the New York lectures and museum visits to provide current, scholarly, and critical perspectives of American art.

Today's News

August 15, 2012

Historic artifacts, kept in storage for years, are now on display at New York's Capitol

From Medieval to Modern: Christie's Fall Sale of Japanese & Korean Art in September

MoMA presents first U.S. museum solo installation by artist collective Slavs and Tatars

Christie's presents the Fall Sale of South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art

American art and Modernism provides common language in cross-cultural dialogue

Exhibition of works of art from the Serapión & Belk Collection opens at the Museo de Arte de Ponce

Longtime Cosmopolitan magazine editor Helen Gurley Brown, 90, dies in New York

Handle with fun: RM Auctions lifts the gavel on Bruce Weiner's world famous Microcar Museum

Philadelphia Museum of Art acquires "The Fox and the Grapes" dressing table

Indian and Southeast Asian art astounds at Christie's New York in September

Preview Berlin Art Fair to expand its dynamic profile for eight edition at Tempelhof Airport

1907 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle brings $1+ million to lead Heritage's $27.5+ Million auction

Chrysler Museum shakes up contemporary collection with installation of Remix Redux

The Fifth Annual Governors Island Art Fair opens September 1

Array of London Olympic memorabilia up for auction

17-foot-long Burmese python caught in Everglades; taken to Florida Museum of Natural History

Longest-running UK comic book 'The Dandy' may end

Fine Art Asia 2012 introduces renowned galleries and forges new partnerships

Bellevue Arts Museum focuses on fiber for second edition of BAM Biennial

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- The Morgan receives a major Renoir drawing unseen for over 50 years

2.- Recording console built by Elvis Costello and used to record Stairway to Heaven stars at Bonhams sale

3.- On December 9, estate jewelry & more goes up for bid at Turner Auctions + Appraisals

4.- French museum chief hits back at call to return African art

5.- David Castillo Gallery to present works by a stellar group of artists at Art Basel Miami Beach

6.- Ancient Chinese painting auctioned for almost $60 million at Christie's Hong Kong

7.- Exploring the watery remains of France's sunken Roman port of Olbia

8.- Exhibition examines eroticism in paintings and drawings of the male and female nude

9.- Thieves nab Pierre-Auguste Renoir painting from Vienna auction house

10.- Israeli archaeologists unveil rare stone mask dating to the Neolithic

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful