American Artists in Munich Artistic Migration and Cultural Exchange Processes

American Artists in Munich

International conference of the research group Forschungen zur Künstlerausbildung / Research on the Formation of Artists in cooperation with the Terra Foundation for American Art and with support of the Amerika Haus München e.V.

October 9-11, 2007

Forschungen zur Künstlerausbildung Terra Foundation for American Art
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Tuesday, October 9

Short Welcome

4.45 p.m.
Walter Grasskamp, research group


Consul General Eric Nelson, U.S. Consulate General Munich

Toni Schmid, Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences, Research and the Arts

Hans-Georg Küppers, City of Munich, Department of Arts and Culture

Veerle Thielemans, Terra Foundation for American Art

Nikolaus Gerhart, Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich

Klaus Benesch, Bavarian American Academy, Munich

Keynote Lecture

6.15 p.m.
Hollis Clayson, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
"Voluntary Exile and Cosmopolitanism in the Transatlantic Arts Community, 1870-1914"

Reception at the Amerika Haus

Wednesday, October 10

Session “Inspiration and Exchange – Models of Artistic Training”
Session Chair: Veerle Thielemans, Terra Foundation for American Art, Giverny

9.15 a.m.
Susanne Böller, Lenbachhaus, Munich
“American Students at the Munich Academy 1850-1920“

10.00 a.m.
Ursula Frohne, University of Cologne
”’A kind of Teutonic Florence.’ Cultural and Professional Aspirations of American Artists in Munich”

:: Coffee break ::

11.15 a.m.
Kathleen Curran, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
“Why Munich (and Why Not Paris)? American Architecture and the Formation of Modern Institutions”

12.00 noon
Ekkehard Mai, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne
“The impact of the Art Academy in Düsseldorf on the Evolution of American Art”

:: Light lunch ::

2.15 p.m.
Michael Quick, George Inness Catalogue Raisonné, Santa Monica, CA
“Frank Duveneck and the German-Americans in Munich”

3.00 p.m.
Eric Rosenberg, Tufts University, Medford, MA
“J. Frank Currier, Munich and the Anxious Status of American Art ca. 1880”

3.45 p.m.
Response: Christof Mauch, Amerika-Institut, LMU Munich
followed by a short final discussion of the session

:: Coffee break ::

Session “Attraction, or: What could be found in Munich in the 19th century?” Part I
Session Chair: Hubertus Kohle, research group

4.30 p.m.
Helmut Heß, Richard-Stury-Stiftung, Munich
“Making Art and Money. Art Publishers and American Artists in Munich: A Profitable Liaison”

5.15 p.m.
Graham C. Boettcher, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
“Nicola Marschall: An Alabama Artist in Munich”

Thursday, October 11

Session “Attraction, or: What could be found in Munich in the 19th century?” Part II
Session Chair: Hubertus Kohle – continued

9.15 a.m.
Nathan J. Timpano, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
“Der Märchenkönig & the American Imagination: Understanding the Medieval and the Exotic in the Early Works of William Merritt Chase”

10.00 a.m.
Katherine Manthorne, Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York
“Bavarian Beginnings of Eliza Greatorex: Munich - New York Dynamic in the 1870s”

10.45 a.m.
Response: Birgit Jooss, research group
followed by a short final discussion of the session

:: Coffee break ::

Session “Beyond Attraction: Frictions in Appropriating or Exporting Munich”
Session Chair: Walter Grasskamp, research group

11.30 a.m.
André Dombrowski, Smith College, Northampton, MA
“Wilhelm Leibl in Paris: International Realism During the Late Second Empire”

12.15 p.m.
Diane Radycki, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA
„American Women Artists in Munich, or Die Frauen ohne Schatten“

:: Light lunch ::

2.30 p.m.
Herbert Molderings, Ruhr-University Bochum
“Art, Science and Technology - Marcel Duchamp in Munich 1912”

:: Coffee break ::

3.45 p.m.
Frank Mehring, Free University Berlin
“’The Unfinished Business of Democracy’: Transcultural Confrontations in the Portraits of the German-American Artist Winold Reiss”

4.30 p.m.
Asta von Buch, Technical University Berlin
“A German View of the American Wild West: A Mosaic by Winold Reiss in Cincinnati Union Terminal, 1931-1933”

5.15. p.m.
Jane Milosch, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
“Grant Wood in Munich: Three Critical Months in 1928”

6.00 p.m.
Response: Christian Fuhrmeister, research group
followed by a short final discussion of the session