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Freddy Rodríguez, Paradise for a Tourist Brochure, 1990, acrylic, sawdust, and newspaper collage on canvas, Gift of Funds from The Ahmanson Foundation, and Patrons' Permanent Fund, 2022.45.1

Lectures

Wyeth Foundation for American Art

Staking Claim: Latinx Art and US American Experiences

Hybrid symposium

  • Friday, January 20, 2023
  • 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • East Building Auditorium
  • Virtual Program

Registration is required.

Join us for this year’s Wyeth Foundation for American Art Symposium, which highlights the complexities of Latinx art in the United States.

This symposium is organized by the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in close collaboration with E. Carmen Ramos, Chief Curatorial and Conservation Officer at the National Gallery of Art, and Adriana Zavala, Andrew W. Mellon Professor at the Center and Associate Professor of History of Art and Architecture and Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora at Tufts University.

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Latinx Art and Empire
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Introductory Remarks
Steven Nelson, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts
E. Carmen Ramos, National Gallery of Art

Panelists
Terezita Romo
Adjunct Faculty, Chicana/Chicano Studies, University of California, Davis
“Xavier Martinez and Hernando Villa: Envisioning a Mexican-American Art in California”

Taína Caragol
Curator of Painting and Sculpture and Latino Art and History, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian
“Echoes of 1898 in the Works of Latinx Artists”

Kency Cornejo
Associate Professor, Contemporary Latin American and Latinx Art, University of New Mexico
“Central America at Self Help Graphics: Camaraderie and Latinx Art in the Face of Empire”

Presentations will be followed by a discussion moderated by E. Carmen Ramos, Chief Curatorial and Conservation Officer at the National Gallery of Art.

Intersections and Collaborations
2:00–3:30 p.m.

Panelists
Yasmin Ramirez
Independent Curator
“Mapping the Harlem Renaissance West to East”

Susanna V. Temkin
Curator, El Museo del Barrio
“The Origins, Legacies, and Emancipatory Potential of Amalia Mesa-Bains’s Domesticana

Robb Hernández
Associate Professor, Fordham University
“Unfinished: The Queer Necropolitics of Homombre LA

Presentations will be followed by a discussion moderated by Deborah Cullen-Morales, Program Officer at the Mellon Foundation.

Art of Necessity: Juan Sánchez in Dialogue with Adriana Zavala
3:45–4:30 p.m.

Juan Sánchez
Visual Artist and Professor, Studio Art, Hunter College, CUNY

Adriana Zavala
Andrew W. Mellon Professor, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts; Associate Professor, History of Art and Architecture and Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora, Tufts University

The conversation will begin with a streaming of UNKNOWN BORICUA STREAMING: A Nuyorican State of Mind (2011).