To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Société Anonyme, Inc., the Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin, an annual scholarly journal published by the Yale University Art Gallery, will dedicate a special issue to new research on the Société’s collection, artists, and artworks, to be published in December 2020.
Founded in 1920 by Katherine S. Dreier, Marcel Duchamp, and Man Ray, the Société Anonyme, Inc., set out to introduce modern art to the United States by amassing an important collection of artworks that was shown across the country. Through the exhibitions as well as artists’ talks, symposia, and publications, the Société Anonyme set a precedent for and inspired various other institutions. Spanning styles as varied as Abstraction, Constructivism, Cubism, Dada, Expressionism, Futurism, Neoplasticism, and Surrealism, the Société Anonyme Collection is a unique testimony to artistic production in the first half of the 20th century due to both its depth and the variety of artists represented.
For the 2020 Bulletin, we invite proposals for articles that focus on various aspects of the Société Anonyme Collection and its founders. Please submit an abstract of up to 300 words, in English, along with a short CV (1–2 pages, as a PDF) to the email above.