Thursday, 9 June 2022

9.30 Opening remarks. Guillermo Solana, Artistic Director, Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.


10.00 About Nothing: William Merritt Chase, Shinnecock Hills, and the Aesthetic of Absence. Karl Kusserow, John Wilmerding Curator of American Art, Princeton University Art Museum.

11.00 How to Look at Ice. Maggie Cao, David G. Frey Assistant Professor of Art History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.




12.30 Paisaje y memoria: miradas desde los dos lados del océano Atlántico(Landscape and Memory: views from the two sides of the Atlantic ocean). Isabel Valderde Zaragoza, Associate Professor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.


13.15 La recepción del arte americano en España: diálogos con el arte español entre 1950 y 1975* (The Reception of American Art in Spain: Dialogues with Spanish Art between 1950 and 1975). Beatriz Cordero Martín, Assistant Professor in Art History, Saint Louis University, Madrid.




American Art Collections.

15.30 We the People: Presenting and Re-presenting American Art.  Mindy N. Besaw, Director of Research, Fellowships, and University Partnerships; and Curator of American Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. 


16.30 Coleccionar un lugar, coleccionar un tiempo(Collecting a Place, Collecting a Period). María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco, Associate Professor, Universidad Complutense, Madrid.


17.15 Moderated by Paloma Alarcó,  Chief Curator of Modern Painting, Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid.


18.00 End.


Friday, 10 June 2022

9.30 Opening remarks. Fernando Prieto Ríos, Secretary General, Fundación Consejo España-EE.UU.

Culture Crossings.

9.40 Martin Johnson Heade in the United States of Colombia. Layla Bermeo, Kristin and Roger Servison Associate Curator of Paintings, Art of the Americas, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

10.40 Visualizing History: Race and the Figure at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Brittany Webb, Evelyn and Will Kaplan Curator of 20th Century Art and the John Rhoden Collection, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.



Material Culture.

12.10 Unruly and Unabashed: Texture, Hair Politics, and Romare Bearden. Lyneise Williams, Associate Professor of Art History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

13.10 Más allá de la cultura material. El patrimonio inmaterial a través de las colecciones de nativos norteamericanos del Museo de América(Beyond Material Culture. Inmaterial Legacy through the indigenous North-American collections of the Museo de América). Beatriz Robledo Sanz, Curator of the Ethnology Department, Museo de América, Madrid. 



Closing Roundtable.

15.30 Moderated by Alba Campo Rosillo, Terra Foundation Fellow for American Art and the symposium´s director.


16.30 End.

*This session will have simultaneous interpretation into English.