Regarding the Portrait: The Progressives
At the turn of the twentieth century, U.S. national consciousness was challenged by both migration and immigration. White progressives, such as Jane Addams, sought to improve the conditions of newly arrived immigrants and borrowed strategies for racial, adapting them to encourage assimilation. Looking at images generated by Joseph Stella, Norah Hamilton and Lewis Hine, Professor Mooney considers how portraits from the progressive era contributed to the emerging constructs of race and ethnicity across the color line.

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Date: 8 June 2020, 17:00 (Monday, 7th week, Trinity 2020)
Venue: Online event - more details here:
Speakers: Amy M Mooney (Terra Foundation Visiting Professor in American Art), Moderator: Melanie Chambliss (Assistant Professor in the Humanities, History, and Social Sciences at Columbia College Chicago)
Organising department: Department of History of Art
Organiser: TORCH (University of Oxford)
Part of: Terra Lectures in American Art: Regarding the Portrait
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Public
Editor: Laura Spence