Transatlantic American and German art perspectives:
the cultural history of the Darmstadt Mastodon, 1800 to present day
With substantial funding from the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Department of Art and Architectural History will host an international symposium in the Summer 2022. This event will coincide with the Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt exhibition, “American Heiner: A Mastodon is making History” which will bring together, for the first time in Germany, an important selection of historical American art paintings and works on paper from museums in the United States. These works of art will be shown alongside the Landesmuseum Mastodon, an important relic discovered in the early nineteenth century by American artist Charles Willson Peale. The symposium will include speakers presently engaged in investigations of transatlantic art and science, and curators from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
In the Summer semester 2022, Dr. Allison Stagg will offer a course on the subject of historical American art that will utilize and focus on the works of art on loan from the United States to the Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt.
|Koordination||Prof. Dr. Christiane Salge; Dr. Allison M. Stagg, AUK|
|Laufzeit||Terra Foundation for American Art; Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt|
|Förderung||Terra Foundation for American Art, https://www.terraamericanart.org|
|Projekt-Webseite||to be announced December 2021|
Image: The Artist in his Museum, 1822 (detail)
Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827)
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts