Fall 2021 (7.2)

Special Section

Toward a More Inclusive Digital Art History

Toward a More Inclusive Digital Art History

“Toward a More Inclusive Digital Art History,” a joint project funded through a generous grant by the Terra Foundation for American Art and administered by Panorama, has made it possible to guide a pioneering generation of art historians through workshops, one-on-one meetings, and technical guidance. Here we offer updates from project participants Theresa Avila, Carolin Görgen, Mary Okin and Celie Mitchard, and Helena Shaskevich and Lia Robinson.

Articles

Commemoration of an Epoch: Monuments to the Women’s Suffrage Movement in the United States

Commemoration of an Epoch: Monuments to the Women’s Suffrage Movement in the United States

This data-driven analysis unearths monuments that have received little attention, reveals an evolving narrative of the public commemoration of women, and demonstrates how the methods of the digital humanities can enhance the study of art.
Andrew Wyeth and Birds of War

Andrew Wyeth and Birds of War

Wyeth explored the relationship between avian and human vision, revealing the multisensorial abilities of the bird, the limits of human vision, and ultimately the paradoxes of camouflage during World War II.
Art, Dance, and Social Justice: Franziska Boas, Dorothy Dehner, and David Smith at Bolton Landing, 1944–1949

Art, Dance, and Social Justice: Franziska Boas, Dorothy Dehner, and David Smith at Bolton Landing, 1944–1949

With similar political views and shared interests in the visual arts, dance, and music, these artists found commonality and took inspiration from one another's aesthetic and social concerns.

In the Round

Colloquium

When and Where Does Colonial America End?

Through reflections on artworks and makers from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, the authors assembled here demonstrate that in America—broadly defined—we are still living in a colonial moment.

Responses

Janine Yorimoto Boldt

Jennifer Y. Chuong and Kailani Polzak

Natalia Vargas Márquez

Darienne Turner (Yurok Tribe)

Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw

Research Notes

Views of Chicago: Picturing the Ruins of the Great Fire

Views of Chicago: Picturing the Ruins of the Great Fire

By pictorially aligning the ruins of Chicago with those of the ancient civilizations of Europe, especially, these representations offered the potential for the recent past to be reframed as storied history.
Photograph of a mural along a sidewalk showing hands holding a Puerto Rican flag against a yellow background. A figure in a green shirt crouches on the ground at the far end of the mural.

Problem Portraits: Francisco Oller in the Age of US Imperialism

Newly surfaced documents . . . serve to elucidate our understanding of Oller’s artistic endeavors as he navigated the political waters of the US imperialist regime.

Book Reviews

Exhibition Reviews