Facing Racism: Art & Action Symposium

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, 2018 at 9:00am to 8:00pm

Blanton Museum of Art (BMA), Auditorium, Smith Building
200 MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD E, Austin, Texas 78705

Event Type

Arts & Humanities

Target Audience

Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, General Public





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