History of Art and Architecture

HAA Graduate Students to Participate in Workshop at University of Maryland

On March 5 and 6, 2020, graduate students from HAA will participate in a workshop with renowned Cuban curator, art historian, and critic Gerardo Mosquera, hosted by the Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Maryland. This workshop coincides with the 50th Annual Sessions of the Middle Atlantic Symposium in the History of Art, co-sponsored by the Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Maryland and the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Mosquera is the keynote speaker for the symposium, and will deliver the George Levitine Lecture, “Brazil: Disarranging Concretism," on March 6 at 6p in the Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Building at the University of Maryland.

Co-organized by professors Abigail McEwen (University of Maryland), Mariola Alvarez (Temple University), and Jennifer Josten (University of Pittsburgh), the workshop is designed to bring together advanced graduate students in the Middle Atlantic region who are studying modern and contemporary Latin American and Latinx art. From 9:30–11:30a on March 5, Gerardo Mosquera will participate in a conversation with students about historiographical developments in the field (live-stream here).

That afternoon, students will share and discuss their dissertation research with other participants. In short presentations, they will articulate and situate their research questions within the broader field of scholarship and then invite responses from the group. Topics span the Americas, from Chile to the U.S.-Mexican border, encompassing photography, new media, race, and the history of biennial exhibitions. The following day, March 6, students will travel to AMA | Art Museum of the Americas to visit the exhibition, Visual Memory: Home + Place, Scherezade García and iliana emilia García, and to the National Museum of Women in the Arts to view Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico.

Workshop participants include:

Alyson Cluck (University of Maryland)
Maeve Coudrelle (Temple University)
Rebecca Giordano (University of Pittsburgh)
Marco Polo Júarez Cruz (University of Maryland)
Paula Kupfer (University of Pittsburgh)
Janina Lopez (University of Pittsburgh)
Adriana Miramontes Olivas (University of Pittsburgh)
Patricia Ortega-Miranda (University of Maryland)
Paulina Pardo (University of Pittsburgh)
Will Schwaller (Temple University)
Marisol Villela (University of Pittsburgh)


Living Histories of Art from Latin America: A Workshop with Gerardo Mosquera is generously supported by the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA).  ISLAA is proud to support the first collaborative workshop co-organized by the University of Maryland, Temple University, and the University of Pittsburgh in order to promote and strengthen intellectual exchanges among future generations of Latin American art scholars. Thanks are also due to MITH: Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities and the Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture for their support at the University of Maryland.

A poster for the event can be found here.