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Wellesley Alumnae and Latin American Art Symposium

Friday, February 8, 2019 -
9:30am to 5:00pm
Davis Museum

Tickets available here

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; tickets available here

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 Claire 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