A symposium held in conjunction with the exhibition “Vincent Valdez: The City”
Inspired by the commitment of Vincent Valdez to creating socially engaged art, this day-long symposium will feature artists, curators, and scholars sharing experiences and ideas about the role of the arts in addressing racism.
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9:30 – 10:45am Panel I: Representing Race in the History of Art
11:00 – 12:00pm Museum Experience: Close Looking at Valdez’s “The City I and II”
1:15 – 1:45pm Poetry Reading
1:45 – 2:45pm Panel II: Artists’ Roundtable: Bodies and Visualizing Racism
2:50 – 3:15pm Screening from the Blanton Collection
3:15 – 4:30pm Panel III: Museums, Curatorial Practice, and Social Justice
4:30 – 5:30pm Concluding Conversation: Reclaiming Histories, Reclaiming Spaces
6:30 – 8:00pm Keynote Address: Aruna D’Souza
Support for “Facing Racism: Art & Action” is provided by David and Ellen Berman and the Carolyn Harris Hynson Centennial Endowment.
Thursday, September 27 at 9:00am to 8:00pm
Blanton Museum of Art (BMA), Auditorium, Smith Building
200 MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD E, Austin, Texas 78705