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The City College of The City University of New York Art Department Symposium
global turn in art history and museum curating is spurred by recent escalations of
economic and cultural globalization. Many publications and museum interventions
accordingly emphasize contemporary art, celebrating diversity and inclusivity in the art
world. Does the new
global field especially encompass the 20th-century and the
contemporary, even though globalization as a phenomenon is nothing new? Indeed, since
at least the 15th century, when trade networks grew truly worldwide, and since the 19th
century, when modern imperial systems expanded, the
global has become historical.
Centuries of far-ranging artistic exchanges can now be examined through historical
documents and other forms of evidence and inquiry. This symposium throws
modern artistic phenomena open to the widest possible understanding of modernity,
considering early modern through contemporary eras. The symposium seeks to grapple
with “global” modern art history as an emerging field—including its core methodologies and
concerns, exciting possibilities, and potential pitfalls.
In the Beginning, After the End: The Origins of the Modern Egyptian Art Object
Ranges of Response: Asian Appropriation of European Art and Culture
Sight/Sensation: Global Modernism in the Arab East
Museums and Monuments, on the Globe and in the World
Symposium organized by the Art Department at The City College of New York, with
support from the Division of Humanities & Arts, the Simon H. Rifkind Center for the
Humanities, and The Martin and Toni Sosnoff President's Fund for Excellence in the Arts.
Symposium convenor/contact: Prof. Joshua I. Cohen, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Above image: Rama and Lakshmana in the Monsoon, detail of a page from an illustrated Ramcharitmanas of Tulsidas, ca. 1775, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, 62.7 x 134.5 cm. Courtesy Mehrangarh Museum Trust, RJS. Photo: Neil Greentree.