Finley, Cheryl: Small Grant, 2014-2015

Recipients: 

Cheryl Finley (History of Art)

Department: 
Department of History of Art and Visual Studies
Project Title: 
Re-Imagining the Grand Tour: Routes of Contemporary African Diaspora Art
Project Abstract: 
This small grant is in support of travel to Italy in the month of May 2015 in order to build collaboration with new and existing international partners and to further research goals related to a book manuscript, Re-Imagining the Grand Tour: Routes of Contemporary African Diaspora Art. Specifically, the funding is intended for research and travel related to this project with four themes in mind: conference co-sponsorship; exhibition attendance; manuscript research; and course development. Re-Imagining the Grand Tour is structured as a series of eight case studies that seek to expand the current canon of art history, offering new objects of study by probing a diverse and understudied group of artists, curators and global art events. The manuscript further examines the cultural value of contemporary African Diaspora art in the current global art economy, focusing on the relationship among artists, museums, biennials and tourism.