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“American Art at the Crossroads”—
April Symposium at Graduate Center

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"American Art at the Crossroads"—
An April Symposium at the Graduate Center


The study of American art history is being conducted by diverse institutions, often with competing agendas.

Past debates have focused on what is American in American art. Today the question is the inverse: what works of art represent America? Dominating the debate are voices from two constituencies, the academy and museums. Argument has raged for two decades over how the story of American art is to be told—by commercial icons of visual culture? by the artifacts of everyday life? by the art created by minority populations? Or by the elitist collections found in museums?

To explore this history of controversy and chart future directions, the Art History Doctoral Program at the CUNY Graduate Center, in collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art, will present a two-day symposium, "American Art at the CrossroadsÓ this April 19 and 20 in Proshansky Auditorium. The convener is Sally Webster, professor of American art at Lehman College and the Graduate Center.

For more information, visit www.gc.cuny.edu/dept/arthi/events/symposia.html. To register, call 212-817-8215.