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Popular Painters & Other Visionaries: Virtual Symposium
February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pmFREE
Join El Museo del Barrio for a virtual symposium in celebration of the closing weekend of Popular Painters & Other Visionaries. The afternoon event convenes an international group of scholars, curators, and other experts to delve more deeply into some of the themes and artists from the exhibition, which features more than 100 artists working on the margins of modernism and the mainstream art world throughout the Americas around the mid-20th century. Full schedule to be announced shortly.
FREE via Zoom Live. | To RSVP, click here.
PANEL 1 | INSTITUTION & REPRESENTATION
The panel “Institutions & Representation” will consider the institutional forces behind the representation of historical artists working beyond conventional museum and gallery circuits. Exploring the who, how, and why certain artists achieve visibility (or lack thereof), this panel will question the institutional frameworks at play.
– Raphael Koenig, Visiting Lecturer, University of Toulouse II
– Adele Nelson, Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Art History, University of Texas at Austin
– Victor M. Espinosa, Assistant Professor Sociology, The Ohio State University-Newark
PANEL 2 | BLACK MODERNISTS IN THE AMERICAS
The Panel “Black Modernists in the Americas” draws on a curatorial interest in bringing Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. artists in dialogue through the exhibition. Specifically, it reflects the show’s presentation of works by Brazilian Heitor Dos Prazeres, African American artist Horace Pippin, and Haitian artist Micius Stéphane.
– Anne Monahan, Professor, Art History department, Fashion Institute of Technology
– Bruno Pinheiro, Ph.D. candidate in History, State University of Campinas, Brazil (UNICAMP)
– Jerry Philogene, Associate Professor, American Studies, Dickinson College
– Javier Tellez, Artist
This program is made possible by the generous support of TD Bank. Popular Painters & Other Visionaries is generously supported by Tony Bechara. Additional support provided by Isabel & Julio Nazario and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.