18th Annual Yale American Art Symposium: Belonging

Saturday, April 1, 2023 - 10:30am to 6:00pm
Loria Center for the History of Art LORIA, 351
190 York Street
06511 New Haven , CT

Please join us for the Eighteenth Annual Yale University American Art Graduate Symposium: Belonging, with a keynote lecture by Sarah Elizabeth Lewis (Associate Professor of History of Art and Architecture and African and African American Studies, Harvard University) on Saturday, April 1.
All events will take place in person in Loria 351. Please note that neither the panels nor the keynote will be held on Zoom.
10:30 - 12:30: Welcome and Panel I - Place
Panel Moderator: David Cambronero Sánchez, Yale University
– Margot Yale, University of Southern California, “ ‘A Healthy Tonic’: Lucienne Bloch and Collaborative Muralism in the House of Detention”
– Michaela Haffner, Yale University, “White Wellness and Prospective Looking in the Halftone Image”
– Elise Armani, Stony Brook University, “Making Rhythms Out of Barriers: Artist Interventions for Diasporic Community on the Lower East Side”
– Alejandra López-Oliveros, Rutgers University, “La Manzana de Adán: Identity, Desire, and Community in Paz Errázuriz’s Photographs”
2:30 - 4:00: Panel II - Networks
Panel Moderator: Ekalan Hou, Yale University
– Grace Ford-Dirks, University of Delaware, “ ‘A Free Woman… Carved from Life’: Uncovering the Embodied Lives, Networks, and Identities in The Bust of Nora August”
– Krista Mileva-Frank, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “The Vines that Bind: Tropi-Cal and the Making of Trans-Pacific Modern Rattan Furniture”
– Rikki Byrd, Northwestern University, “ ‘A Second Life’: Rest in Peace T-shirts, Black Portraiture, and Archiving”
4:30 - 6:00: Keynote Lecture
– Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, Associate Professor of History of Art and Architecture and African and African American Studies, Harvard University, “Negative Assembly: Mapping Racial Regimes in the United States”

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