Conference | American Latium

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on May 8, 2018

Next month at the Center for American Studies in Rome, from the conference flyer:

American Latium: American Artists and Travellers in and around
Rome in the Age of the Grand Tour

Centro Studi Americani, Palazzo Mattei di Giove, Rome, 7–8 June 2018

Organized by Christopher M.S. Johns, Tommaso Manfredi, and Karin Wolfe

American Latium addresses the pioneering origins of the artistic relations between America, Rome, and its environs from the eighteenth century up until 1870, in order to define the extraordinary impact of the arts of Rome, from antiquity through to the modern period, that in large part resulted in the birth of a national American aesthetic. Interdisciplinary in nature, this conference will put forward new research and new research approaches to the study of cultural travel and cultural exchange, including exploring the reverse side of this story of exchange, foregrounding the experiences and the contributions of the first Italians who travelled to America in search of work opportunities and cultural acclaim.

Organised by Centro Studi Americani, Roma; Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, Roma; Department of History of Art, Vanderbilt University, Nashville; and Dipartimento PAU, Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria.

T H U R S D A Y ,  7  J U N E  2 0 1 8

9.15   Welcome, Paolo Messa (Centro Studi Americani)

9.30  Francesco Moschini (Accademia Nazionale di San Luca), Il Principe e il Presidente: Riflessioni sull’incontro londinese tra Antonio Canova e Benjamin West

10.00  The American Grand Tour in Europe: Origins and Dynamics
Chair: Christopher M.S. Johns (Vanderbilt University)
• Jonathan Yarker (Lowell Libson & Jonny Yarker, Ltd), Copying Old Masters for the New World: American Eighteenth-Century Painters in Rome
• Sarah Cantor (University of Maryland, Adelphi), James Bowdoin III and Ward Nicholas Boylston in Italy: American Collectors in the Later Eighteenth Century
• Vincent Pham (University of California San Diego), Benjamin West, the American School, and the Remediation of History Painting
• Martin Postle (Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art), London between America and Continental Europe: Art and Academies
• Duccio K. Marignoli (The Marignoli di Montecorona Foundation), Benjamin West’s Portrait of Benjamin Franklin: New Themes and New Approaches for a New Nation

13.00  Lunch Break

14.00  American Rome and Latium: Image, Sites, and Itineraries
Chair: Tommaso Manfredi (Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria)
• Fabrizio Di Marco (Sapienza Università di Roma), Luoghi e itinerari statunitensi a Roma dalla ne del Settecento a metà dell’Ottocento
• Nicholas Stanley-Price (Independent Scholar), The Final Destination: Early American Presence at the Protestant Burying- Ground in Rome
• Mary K. McGuigan (Independent Scholar), Scenery Found: John Gadsby Chapman and Open-Air Oil Sketching in and around Rome, 1830–77
• Luca Attenni (Università degli Studi Roma Tre), John Izard Middleton: Un archeologo americano nel Lazio
• Francesco Petrucci (Palazzo Chigi, Ariccia), La ‘Scuola dei Castelli Romani’ e la Locanda Martorelli ad Ariccia: Artisti e intellettuali dall’Europa all’America nel XIX secolo
• Lisa Beaven (LaTrobe University, Bendigo), Sense and Sensibility Part I: American Artists Experiencing the Roman Campagna
• David R. Marshall (University of Melbourne), Sense and Sensibility Part II: American Artists Experiencing the Roman Campagna, The Tor de’ Schiavi

F R I D A Y ,  8  J U N E  2 0 1 8

9.00  Americans and the Artistic Culture of Rome: From Old Masters to New
Chair: Karin Wolfe (British School at Rome)
• Wendy Wassyng Roworth (University of Rhode Island), Angelica Kauffman’s Portraits of Americans in Rome and a Self-Portrait in Philadelphia
• Christopher M.S. Johns (Vanderbilt University), John Singleton Copley in Rome: The Challenge of the Old Masters Accepted
• Tommaso Manfredi (Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria), La Roma di Charles Bul nch: un itinerario culturale al tempo di Pio VI
• Maria Cristina Loi (Politecnico di Milano), L’idea di Roma di Thomas Jefferson e il suo viaggio in Italia
• Francesca Orestano (Università degli Studi di Milano), John Neal, the Old Masters, and the American Muse
• John F. McGuigan Jr. (Independent Scholar), A Painter and a Diplomat: The Two Careers of James E. Freeman and Their Correspondences
• Pier Paolo Racioppi (Fondazione IES Abroad Italy, Roma), Vivere e creare nell’Antico: Le dimore e gli studi romani degli scultori Crawford, Story ed Ezekiel
• Kevin Salatino (The Art Institute of Chicago), Undressing America: Nineteenth-Century Expatriate Sculptors in Rome and the Question of Nudity

13.30  Lunch Break

14.30  Rome in America: Transpositions of Ideas, Art, and Artists
Chair Francesco Moschini Accademia Nazionale di San Luca
• Mario Bevilacqua (Università degli Studi di Firenze), Piranesi in Eighteenth-Century America: Ancient Models for the New Nation
• Karin Wolfe (British School at Rome), Imagining Liberty: The Roman Sculptor Giuseppe Ceracchi in America
• Giovanna Capitelli (Università della Calabria), An Ecclesiastical Network? Altarpieces Sent from Rome to the United States during the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century in the Papacy of Pius IX
• Tiziano Antognozzi (Independent Scholar), From One Capitol to the Other: Exploring Constantino Brumidi’s Agency across the Atlantic
• Linda Wolk-Simon (Fairfield University Art Museum), ‘In the Beginning There Was the Word’: American Writings on Raphael from the Founding Fathers to the Gilded Age

17.00 Discussion

Image: Thomas Hiram Hotchkiss, Torre di Schiavi, 1865, detail (Smithsonian American Art Museum).
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