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Race, Gender, and Intermedia Art Practice in Paris c. 1900 (session 1)

Venue: Online

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'Race, Gender and Intermedia Art Practice in Transnational Paris, c. 1900'
What were the opportunities and limitations in late nineteenth-century Paris for artists (broadly defined) who were not white and male?

This pair of events brings together research presentations and roundtable discussion in response to passages from art historian Emily C. Burns’s book-in-progress, Performing Innocence: Cultural Belatedness and U.S. Art in Fin-de-Siècle Paris. Burns analyzes how the encounters in the French capital reshaped American culture, fuelled by the idea that the US had no culture, no history, and no tradition. The sections were pre-circulated to participants and will be briefly summarized at the start of the Feb 26 event.


Emily C. Burns (Associate Professor of Art History, Auburn University / Terra Foundation Visiting Professor, University of Oxford).

Title: 'Introduction: Race, Gender and Intermedia Art Practice in Transnational Paris, c. 1900'


Adrienne L. Childs (Associate, The Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University).

Title: 'Cordier's Caryatids: Laboring Black Bodies and the Sumptuous Second Empire Interior'.


Susan Waller (Professor Emerita, Department of Art & Design, University of Missouri, St. Louis; Adjunct Professor of Art History, Maine College of Art).

Title: 'Muslim Models in Nineteenth-century Paris'.


Kirsten Pai Buick (Professor of Art History, University of New Mexico).

Title: 'Don't Look Back: African and African Diasporic Entanglements with France'.


Tickets to be booked on Eventbrite. You will then be contacted with a link to the Zoom event.

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