Sussex Centre for American Studies


chasing americaChasing America -
American Art, c.1600 to Present

Saturday 24 October 2015, 10.00-16.00
The Courtauld Institute of Art
Somerset House, The Strand
London WC2R 0RN








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Co-sponsored by the Sussex Centre for American Studies and the Eccles Centre at the British Library. Professor Celeste Marie Bernier (Nottingham) and Professor David Peters Corbett (UEA) will keynote.

The symposium will explore the many ways in which faces, “facingness” and faciality can be understood in American art and visual culture. Papers will address such areas as the painting of George Caleb Bingham, African-American portraiture, Native American portraits, presidential portraits, post-AIDs identity, Margaret Bourke-White’s photographs of the Soviet Union, faces in surveillance, faces on the cinema screen, and much else.

The symposium runs 8.45-6.30. All are welcome. £12 admission/ £5 unwaged: refreshments and lunch included.  Book by clicking this link 

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