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Art and Cultural Diplomacy in the Cold War

Friday, September 13, 2013, 2:00pm

IU Hope School of Fine Arts, Room 015

Symposium: Art and Cultural Diplomacy in the Cold War

Friday, September 13, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
IU Hope School of Fine Arts, Room 015

Held in conjunction with the opening of the special exhibition, Art Interrupted,this symposium examines the role of art within American cultural diplomacy between 1945 and 1960. Scholars from the fields of art history, political science, film studies, and history will discuss the subject from a variety of perspectives, presenting both case studies and broader overviews of America’s cultural initiatives between 1945 and 1960.

Speakers include Dennis Harper, Curator of Collections at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University; Cora Goldstein, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Long Beach; Natasha Ritsma, Curator of Academic Programs, Gund Gallery, Kenyon College; and Michael Krenn, Professor of History at Appalachian State University.

The symposium will be followed by the exhibition’s opening reception, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Thomas T. Solley Atrium of the IU Art Museum.

Both the symposium and the opening reception are free and open to the public. No pre-registration for the symposium is required.