Latsis will present “À la recherche de Yankee Art: Franco-American 'Exhibition Diplomacy' on the Eve of WWII.” This event is free and open to the public and a light luncheon will be provided.
In 1938, the Museum of Modern Art organized a US government-funded, multi-disciplinary exhibition in Paris, titled "Three Centuries of American Art". In this presentation, Latsis will explore the geopolitical, aesthetic, and cultural dimensions of the exhibition as an episode of cultural diplomacy in Franco-American relations and as an attempt to promote, for the first time, an American 'national artistic scene' to the world.
The European Studies Group is part of International Programs. To see the full list of spring lectures in this series, visit http://international.uiowa.edu/european-studies/events.
For more information, contact Jennifer Sessions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-353-2199.