Mina Loy Conferences & Visual Art Exhibition (2023)

2023 is proving to be an exciting year for Mina Loy studies, with an exhibition of Loy’s visual art and two upcoming conferences centered on her work. Information follows, please share it with your networks! 

  • “Mina Loy: Strangeness is Inevitable” has just opened at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, where it can be viewed until September 17, 2023. This exhibition, curated by Jennifer R. Gross, is the first comprehensive presentation of Mina Loy’s visual art: “Over 80 paintings, drawings, and constructions made by Loy through the course of her life, are united to reveal her omnivorous creativity as an image-maker, author, and cultural arbiter. These works, drawn from a dozen institutional and private lenders, are complemented by extensive, never-before assembled, archival materials that will contextualize her art within the arc of her life” (Bowdoin Museum of Art). Princeton University Press has published the exhibition catalog, richly illustrated with images of the art in the exhibition, with essays by Jennifer R. Gross, Dawn Ades, Roger L. Conover, and Ann Lauterbach.
  • “‘All about / Unfolding’: Mapping Mina Loy Studies in 2023,” an Online Symposium organized by Dr. Jade French, Jennifer Ashby, and Julia Heinemann, will take place on August 4, 2023. For further information see the symposium website.
  • “Mina Loy and Her Networks,” a conference organized by Dr. Yasna Bozhkova, Dr. Diane Drouin, and Dr. Juliette Utard, is scheduled for September 8-9, 2023, at Sorbonne Université & Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris. For further information see the conference website.