German Modernism Symposium March 8-9

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February 18, 2013

Emory University¿s Art History Department presents the Lovis Corinth Symposium on German Modernism, March 8-9, 2013 in the Michael C. Carlos Museum Reception Hall. 

Eleven speakers will consider the painting, photography, architecture and literature associated with the New Objectivity style of art during the Weimar Republic of the 1920¿s and 30¿s. University of Illinois professor Walter Benn Michaels will present the keynote"The Art of Inequality: Sander and Evans," comparing the photographic work of August Sander and Walker Evans, two major representatives of the complicated political art of the 1930s. Michaels will ask the question: What does political art look like now and then? Brigid Doherty, associate professor at Princeton, will present "Rilke's Magic Lantern: Suggestion and Metaphor in the 1905 Rodin Lecture" for the other keynote address. 

Other speakers will take up a range of artistic, political and cultural problems of one of the most controversial and difficult periods in the history of art. Todd Cronan, Emory assistant professor, put together a mix of respected scholars in the field of German modernism, along with a new group of speakers from a diverse range of fields, including English, literature and architecture. See the full list of speakers and topics at 

The Lovis Corinth Symposium on German Modernism takes place Friday, Mar. 8, 9 a.m. ¿ 5 p.m. and Saturday, Mar. 9, 9 a.m. ¿ 1 p.m. in the Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322. All presentations are free and open to the public; registration is not required. Visit for parking and directions.  


Emory University¿s Art History Department consists of a diverse but integrated faculty committed to studying the cultural form, function and meaning of the visual arts.