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“Advancing American Art”: Modernist Painting and Public–Private Partnerships

Greg Barnhisel

in Cold War Modernists: Art, Literature, and American Cultural Diplomacy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162302
eISBN:
9780231538626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162302.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter describes the disjointed and often discouraged art program of the Department of State and United States Information Agency, which sponsored several touring exhibitions that included ... More


Nineteen. The (Mostly) Off-Stage Ambassador

Steve Swayne

in Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.003.0020
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

This chapter considers Schuman's various attempts to use his position and influence to extend his ideas of music education, musical diplomacy, and American contemporary music. It looks at the ... More


“Christ Appeared”: Material Religion and the Conquest of Mexico

Jennifer Scheper Hughes

in Biography of a Mexican Crucifix: Lived Religion and Local Faith from the Conquest to the Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195367065
eISBN:
9780199867370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367065.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In 1543 the Cristo Aparecido appeared to the Spanish missionary friar, Antonio Roa, and to the community of newly converted indigenous Christians of the pueblo of Totolapan (in modern-day Morelos, ... More


Art for the Middle Classes: America's Illustrated Magazines of the 1840s

Cynthia Lee Patterson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737363
eISBN:
9781621031185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737363.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

How did the average American learn about art in the mid-nineteenth century? With public art museums still in their infancy, and few cities and towns large enough to support art galleries or print ... More


Visual Cultures: Hampton Institute, William Sheppard’s Kuba Collection, and African American Art

Ira Dworkin

in Congo Love Song: African American Culture and the Crisis of the Colonial State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632711
eISBN:
9781469632735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632711.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter considers the significant influence of William Sheppard on U.S. visual culture. In 1890, soon after he arrived in the Congo, he expresses his intent to collect Congolese artifacts, ... More


Filipino Primitive: Accumulation and Resistance in the American Museum

Sarita Echavez See

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479842667
eISBN:
9781479887699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842667.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book takes Karl Marx’s concept of “primitive accumulation,” usually conceived of as an economic process for the acquisition of land and the extraction of labor, and argues that we also must ... More


Wearing the Masks

ShiPu Wang

in Becoming American? The Art and Identity Crisis of Yasuo Kuniyoshi

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834180
eISBN:
9780824870393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834180.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on Kuniyoshi's postwar work, which reflected overwhelming depression and pessimism that undercut and contradicted the critical success he enjoyed. Kuniyoshi's disillusionment was ... More


Mixed Messages: American Correspondences in Visual and Verbal Practices

Catherine Gander and Sarah Garland (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991500
eISBN:
9781526115003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991500.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Mixed Messages presents and interrogates ten distinct moments from the arts of nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first century America where visual and verbal forms blend and clash. Charting ... More


Early and Contemporary American Art as Investment Vehicles

Robert B. Ekelund, John D. Jackson, and Robert D. Tollison

in The Economics of American Art: Issues, Artists and Market Institutions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190657895
eISBN:
9780190657925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190657895.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

American art, both pre-1950 art and contemporary works, are examined as investment vehicles in this chapter. This study, unlike others, factors in both buyer’s and seller’s premiums charged by the ... More


The Artist’s River: Thomas Cole

David Schuyler

in Sanctified Landscape: Writers, Artists, and the Hudson River Valley, 1820-1909

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450808
eISBN:
9780801464232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450808.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter details the life and work of Thomas Cole, the artist most closely associated with the Hudson River. Cole was a devoted landscape tourist who traveled extensively throughout the valley ... More


Markets, Culture, and American Art

Robert B. Ekelund, John D. Jackson, and Robert D. Tollison

in The Economics of American Art: Issues, Artists and Market Institutions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190657895
eISBN:
9780190657925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190657895.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Chapter 1 introduces the rationale for studying and analyzing the economic aspects of American art as a “category” of art genres and, more generally, it places the market for art in the context of ... More


Introduction: The Philadelphia Pictorials and American Visual Culture in the 1840S

Cynthia Lee Patterson

in Art for the Middle Classes: America's Illustrated Magazines of the 1840s

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737363
eISBN:
9781621031185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737363.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explores the proliferation of American art through the distribution of magazines with engraved pictures during the mid-1800s. It explains that several magazines such as Saturday Evening ... More


“From the Burin of an American Artist”: Artistic Production in the 1830s And 1840s

Cynthia Lee Patterson

in Art for the Middle Classes: America's Illustrated Magazines of the 1840s

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737363
eISBN:
9781621031185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737363.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter argues that magazines served as a significant medium for the widespread distribution of American art. It adds that as periodicals used commissioned original artworks, magazines ... More


Introduction: The Course of Empire

Beth E. Levy

in Frontier Figures: American Music and the Mythology of the American West

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520267763
eISBN:
9780520952027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267763.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Taking as its point of departure the geographical imagination of the nineteenth century's Columbian year, this book embarks on its own voyage of discovery, navigating waters that are sometimes ... More


American Art and Illegal Activity: An Economic Perspective

Robert B. Ekelund, John D. Jackson, and Robert D. Tollison

in The Economics of American Art: Issues, Artists and Market Institutions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190657895
eISBN:
9780190657925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190657895.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter presents an economic characterization of theft and fakery in the art world generally and with respect to American art specifically. When costs are low or benefits are high, there is more ... More


On Being African: Paul Robeson and the Ends of Nationalist Theory and Practice

Sterling Stuckey

in Slave Culture: Nationalist Theory and the Foundations of Black America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199931675
eISBN:
9780199356027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931675.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Cultural History

Paul Robeson won Phi Beta Kappa honors and oratorical and debating prizes and was named All-American in football and class valedictorian at Rutgers. By then, he had found, among southern blacks, main ... More


The Politics of Discernment

Wendy Bellion

in Citizen Spectator: Art, Illusion, and Visual Perception in Early National America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807833889
eISBN:
9781469600437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807833889.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter retells one of the tallest tales in American art history, which begins with a visit to the Peale Museum. Sometime during the late 1790s, George Washington called at the museum with the ... More


Faith Ringgold’s Story Quilts: “All Things American in America Are about Race”

Hertha D. Sweet Wong

in Picturing Identity: Contemporary American Autobiography in Image and Text

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640709
eISBN:
9781469640723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640709.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

African American artist Faith Ringgold’s oversized story quilts are painted and stitched image-text narratives on fabric intended to be hung on art gallery walls. In all her work she thematizes race ... More


Perspectives USA and the Economics of Cold War Modernism

Greg Barnhisel

in Cold War Modernists: Art, Literature, and American Cultural Diplomacy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162302
eISBN:
9780231538626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162302.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on Perspectives USA, a magazine published from 1952 to 1956 by the Ford Foundation-funded nonprofit organization Intercultural Publications and edited by James Laughlin (founder ... More


Introduction

Greg Barnhisel

in Cold War Modernists: Art, Literature, and American Cultural Diplomacy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162302
eISBN:
9780231538626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162302.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This introductory chapter first discusses the evolution of modernism from its image of rebellion and relentless pursuit of the new during the first half of the twentieth century into a weapon in the ... More


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