Panel "Postwar Debate I: What is American about 'New American Painting'?"

CUNY Graduate Center

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What are the cultural and artistic precedents for the shift in American abstraction that “New American Painting” was meant to represent? What are its implications for modernism, and finally for American cultural identity? Join three eminent scholars and writers as they explore these much-contested questions. Participants include Wanda Corn, Professor Emeritas of Art and Art History at Stanford University and author of The Great American Thing; Michael Leja, Professor of the History Art, University of Pennsylvania and author of Looking Askance: Skepticism and American Art from Eakins to Duchamp as well as Reframing Abstract Expressionism: Subjectivity and Painting in the 1940s; and Jed Perl, art critic for the New Republic and author of, most recently, New Art City: Manhattan at Mid-Century.



March 15, 2011 from 18:30 to 20:30
Panel takes place in Room 9100, The Skylight Room.

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