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History of Art: Terra Foundation Lecture Series in American Art

A series of lectures delivered by Terra Visiting Professors of American Art, as part of their year at University of Oxford’s History of Art Department. Find out more about other History of Art events, lectures and courses on the History of Art Department homepage https://www.hoa.ox.ac.uk/

# Episode Title Description People Date
17 Collapsing Time with Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz The 2022 Terra Lectures in American Art centre on Latinx art, with an emphasis on Chicanx (Mexican American) artists, and the theme of migration – of people, ideas, and artworks, from the seventeenth century to today. Charlene Villaseñor Black 17 May 2022
16 The Terra Lectures in American Art Part 4: Regarding the Portrait: The Pragmatists Professor Amy M. Mooney, Terra Foundation Visiting Professor in American Art Hosted by TORCH. Amy M. Mooney 16 Oct 2020
15 The Terra Lectures in American Art Part 3: Regarding the Portrait: The Progressives Professor Amy M. Mooney, Terra Foundation Visiting Professor in American Art Hosted by TORCH. Moderator: Melanie Chambliss, Assistant Professor in the Humanities, History, and Social Sciences Department at Columbia College Chicago. Amy M. Mooney 16 Oct 2020
14 The Terra Lectures in American Art Part 2: Regarding the Portrait: The Photographers Professor Amy M. Mooney, Terra Foundation Visiting Professor in American Art. Hosted by TORCH. Moderator: Professor Deborah Willis, Department of Photography and Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Amy M. Mooney 16 Oct 2020
13 The Terra Lectures in American Art Part 1: Regarding the Portrait: The Primers Professor Amy M. Mooney, Terra Foundation Visiting Professor in American Art Hosted by TORCH. Moderator; Alastair Wright: Alastair Wright is Head of the History of Art Department and Tutorial Fellow in Art History at St John’s College, Oxford. Amy M. Mooney 16 Oct 2020
12 Creative Commons Terra Foundation Lectures in American Art 2019 - A Contest of Images: American Art as Culture War (4) The Stones of Civil War Dr John Blakinger speaks about iconoclasm in American history and the vandalism of Confederate monuments. John Blakinger 05 Jun 2019
11 Creative Commons Terra Foundation Lectures in American Art 2019 - A Contest of Images: American Art as Culture War (3) Dismantling the Gallows Dr John Blakinger discusses 'Scaffold', Sam Durant's contentious sculpture. John Blakinger 05 Jun 2019
10 Creative Commons Terra Foundation Lectures in American Art 2019 - A Contest of Images: American Art as Culture War (2) The Body of Emmett Till Dr John Blakinger speaks about the controversy surrounding Dana Shutz's painting of the body of Emmett Till exhibited at the 2017 Whitney Biennnial. John Blakinger 05 Jun 2019
9 Creative Commons Terra Foundation Lectures in American Art 2019 - A Contest of Images: American Art as Culture War (1) Warhol in Safariland Dr John Blakinger talks about demonstrations against the Whitney Museum of American Art related to its connections with the tear gas manufacturer Safariland. John Blakinger 05 Jun 2019
8 Terra Foundation Lectures in American Art 2018: The Body of a Nation: (4) The great disappearing George Washington: history and the head of state in contemporary American art Professor Miguel de Baca gives his final Terra Foundation Lecture in American Art on Gilbert Stuart’s unfinished painting of George Washington. Miguel De Baca 28 Jun 2018
7 Terra Foundation Lectures in American Art 2018: The Body of a Nation: (3) Modernism disfigured: cult and illicit ritual in New Mexico in the works of Georgia O’Keeffe and Martha Graham Professor Miguel de Baca gives his third Terra Foundation Lecture in American Art on the works of Georgia O’Keeffe and Martha Graham. Miguel De Baca 28 Jun 2018
6 Terra Foundation Lectures in American Art 2018: The Body of a Nation: (2) Skin and absence: the radical ceramics and poetry of the enslaved Dave the Potter Professor Miguel de Baca gives his second Terra Foundation Lecture in American Art on the work of Dave the Potter. Miguel De Baca 28 Jun 2018
5 Terra Foundation Lectures in American Art 2018: The Body of a Nation: (1) Suicide in white and black: Thomas Cole’s Destruction and the American empire Professor Miguel de Baca gives his first Terra Foundation Lecture in American Art on two depictions of suicide. Miguel De Baca 28 Jun 2018
4 Creative Commons Terra Foundation Lectures in American Art 2017: Picturing a Nation: (4) Frozen in History: The Arrival of the Kennedys at Love Field Professor David Lubin gives his final Terra Lecture in American Art on the Kennedys. David M. Lubin 28 Jun 2017
3 Creative Commons Terra Foundation Lectures in American Art 2017: Picturing a Nation: (3) The Ashcan Goes to War: George Bellows, Belligerence, and the Rape of Belgium Professor David Lubin gives his third Terra Lecture in American Art on painter George Bellows. David M. Lubin 28 Jun 2017
2 Creative Commons Terra Foundation Lectures in American Art 2017: Picturing a Nation: (2) Buried Treasure: America’s Great Book Illustrator Howard Pyle and the Silver Screen Professor David Lubin gives his second Terra Lecture in American Art on Howard Pyle’s illustrations of Robin Hood and pirates and their representation in movies. David M. Lubin 28 Jun 2017
1 Creative Commons Terra Foundation Lectures in American Art 2017: Picturing a Nation: (1) Riding into History, Marching into Oblivion: The Civil War, Racial Justice, and the Shaw Memorial Professor David Lubin gives his first Terra Lecture in American Art on the Shaw Memorial in Boston. David M. Lubin 28 Jun 2017