About the event

Romy Golan, Art History, The Graduate Center, CUNY.

Alternate spaces for exhibition—in public spaces and in unexpected areas within the walls of the gallery and the museum—were being activated by artists in the inter-war and postwar period in Europe. How do those activities relate to what characterized the European attitude and response to the near-mural scale that characterized most Abstract Expressionism works in America? Romy Golan is author of Modernity and Nostalgia: Art and Politics in France Between the Wars (1995) and Muralnomad: The Paradox of Wall Painting, Europe 1927–57 (2009).

This event was held in conjuction with the James Gallery exhibition "The Making of Americans." For more information, click here.