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Art History graduate students to participate in "Living Histories of Art from Latin America" workshop

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

The Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Maryland is pleased to announce Living Histories of Art from Latin America: A Workshop with Gerardo Mosquera, to be held on March 5-6, 2020.  Co-organized with the History of Art & Architecture Department at the University of Pittsburgh and the Department of Art History at Temple University, this workshop brings together advanced graduate students in the Middle Atlantic region who are studying modern and contemporary Latin American and Latinx art.  

On March 5, renowned Cuban curator, art historian, and critic Gerardo Mosquera will facilitate a conversation about historiographical developments in the field between 9:30 and 11:30 am (live-stream here).  In the afternoon, students will share and discuss their dissertation research in progress.  In short presentations, students will articulate and situate their research questions within the broader field of scholarship and then invite responses from the group.  Topics span the Americas, from Chile to the U.S.-Mexican border, and encompass photography, new media, race, and biennials.  The following day, March 6, students will travel to AMA | Art Museum of the Americas to visit the exhibition, Visual Memory: Home + Place, Scherezade García and iliana emilia García, and to the National Museum of Women in the Arts to view Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico.

Workshop participants include:
Alyson Cluck (University of Maryland)
Maeve Coudrelle (Temple University, PhD anticipated)
Rebecca Giordano (University of Pittsburgh)

Marco Polo Júarez Cruz (University of Maryland)

Paula Kupfer (University of Pittsburgh)

Janina Lopez (University of Pittsburgh)

Adriana Miramontes Olivas (University of Pittsburgh)
Patricia Ortega-Miranda (University of Maryland)
Paulina Pardo (University of Pittsburgh)

Will Schwaller (Temple University, PhD anticipated)

Marisol Villela (University of Pittsburgh)

Living Histories of Art from Latin America: A Workshop with Gerardo Mosquera is generously supported by the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA).  ISLAA is proud to support the first collaborative workshop co-organized by the University of Maryland, Temple University, and the University of Pittsburgh in order to promote and strengthen intellectual exchanges among future generations of Latin American art scholars.  

We are additionally grateful to MITH: Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities and the Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture for their support at the University of Maryland.

This workshop coincides with the 50th Annual Sessions of the Middle Atlantic Symposium in the History of Art, co-sponsored by the Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Maryland and the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art.  Mosquera will deliver the George Levitine Lecture, “Brazil: Disarranging Concretism," on March 6 at 6:00 in the Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Building at the University of Maryland.