Art_Latin_America: A Symposium

Fri. Feb 8, 2019 9:30am - 5:00pm EST
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Hosted in conjunction with our major collections exhibition, Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey, this symposium honors the late Elizabeth P. Benson, Class of 1945 (1924-2018), a pioneering figure in the study of pre-Columbian art, and brings together art historians, curators, art dealers, and collectors for a lively series of talks that together reveal the impact of Wellesley alumnae on the fields of Latin American and Latino/a art. Free but tickets required.


 


Schedule


Morning


9:30-10 am: Registration check in and coffee in lobby


10-11 am: Issues in Collecting Pre-Columbian Art: A Conversation


Clemency Coggins, Class of 1955, Professor Emeritus, Boston University


Ellen Hoobler, Class of 1998, William B. Ziff, Jr. Associate Curator of the Arts of the Americas, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore


11 am-12 pm: Latin America in the Global World: The Colonial Period


Jeanette Favrot Peterson, Class of 1961, Research Professor and Professor Emeritus, UC Santa Barbara; and Clare Farago, Class of 1970, Professor Emeritus, Art and Art History, U of Colorado, Boulder


12-1 pm: Lunch


Afternoon


1-1:45 pm: Art Dealer in Caracas: A Conversation


Rachel Adler, Class of 1954, private dealer, with exhibition curator James Oles


1:45-2:30 pm: Remembering Rosa and Miguel Covarrubias


Adriana Williams, Class of 1955, independent scholar


2:30-2:50 pm: Break


2:50-3:20 pm: Latinx Art Now: A Conversation


Elizabeth Ferrer, Class of 1980, Vice President, Contemporary Art at BRIC, with Director Lisa Fischman


3:20-4:45 pm: Recent Scholarship on Modern Mexico


Panel discussion with Robin Adèle Greeley, Class of 1980, Associate Professor of Modern & Contemporary Latin American Art History, University of Connecticut; Jennifer Josten, Class of 2000, Assistant Professor, History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh; Kathryn O'Rourke, Class of 2002, Associate Professor, Trinity University, San Antonio; Beth Merfish, Class of 2005, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Houston Clear Lake.


4:45-5 pm: Concluding Remarks


5-5:45 pm: Reception


Davis Lobby

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