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Facing Racism: Art and Action - Full Day Symposium Museum & Exhibits

  • Blanton Museum of Art
  • 200 E Martin Luther King Blvd.
  • Austin, TX 78712
  • September 27, 2018
  • Time: 9:30 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Price: Free (Registration Encouraged)

A symposium held in conjunction with the exhibition “Vincent Valdez: The City”

Thursday, September 27, 2018
Blanton Auditorium, Smith Building

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9:30 – 10:45am Panel I: Representing Race in the History of Art

11am – 12pm Museum Experience


1:15 – 1:45pm Poetry Reading

1:50 – 2:50pm Panel II: Artists’ Roundtable: Bodies and Visualizing Racism

2:50 – 3:20pm Screening from the Blanton Collection

3:30 – 4:40pm Panel III: Museums, Curatorial Practice, and Social Justice

4:45 – 5:45pm Concluding Conversation: Reclaiming Histories, Reclaiming Spaces


6:30 – 8pm Keynote Address: Aruna D’Souza

Support for “Facing Racism: Art & Action” is provided by David and Ellen Berman and the Carolyn Harris Hynson Centennial Endowment.

Facing Racism: Art and Action - Full Day Symposium