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Ashmolean Seeks American Studies Researchers for LiveFriday

The Ashmolean Museum is looking for researchers on 1920s-30s America to give 15 minute lectures, workshops, and/or talks next to an Ashmolean object.

Participants would need to be available for the LiveFriday on the 25th May 2018 “American Cool LiveFriday.” These events will be part of the Ashmolean’s upcoming show “America’s Cool Modernism” 23 March-22 July 2018.

This will be the first exhibition to explore the 'cool' in American art in the early 20th century, from early experiments in abstraction by artists like Georgia O’Keeffe, Arthur Dove and Paul Strand to the strict, clean precisionist paintings of Charles Sheeler and Charles Demuth. Showcasing significant examples of American art produced during the roaring 1920s and Depression-era 1930s, some for the very first time in the UK, the works on display share a smooth, crisp, clean appearance and a cool, impersonal treatment, an apparent detachment. They evoke a world in which human beings have been removed or substituted. For more information on the show, click here.

Please email sarah.doherty@ashmus.ox.ac.uk for further information on this opportunity or to take part.