Lecture Addresses Multiple Identities in Art
Maria Magdelena Campos-Pons, one of the most important artists
to emerge from post-Revolutionary Cuba, will deliver the
fifth annual Dulcy B. Miller Lecture in Art and Art History
on Friday, April 4.
The lecture, which is
hosted by the Smith College Museum of Art in conjunction
with the symposium “Global Eyes:
New Ways of Seeing Art,” will take place at 5:30 p.m.
in Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall. The lecture is free
and open to the public.
Campos-Pons will speak
about her work and experience as an artist of Nigerian
descent. In her work, she reassembles fragments and symbols
of personal and collective memories to grapple with her
imagined displacement from Africa, her actual exile from
Cuba, and her experience as a black Cuban
woman living in North America.
The “Global Eyes” symposium, on Friday and Saturday,
April 4-5, in the Campus Center Carroll Room, explores how
global influences are reshaping our understanding of the
meaning of art. Presentations include “Whose Identity?
Whose Difference? Reflections on Postcolonial Art Criticism,” by
Matthew Rampley, School of Arts and Media, University of
Teesside, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom; “Globalization
and the New, New Art History,” by Olu Oguibe, associate
director of the Institute for African American Studies, University
of Connecticut; and “Globalizing Art from the Margins,” by
Shelly Errington, professor of anthropology, University of
California, Santa Cruz. See the complete program schedule.
The backdrop for the “Global Eyes” symposium
is Museum of Art’s spring exhibition, “African
Beaded Art: Power and Adornment,” on view through June