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What Is American Art?

Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Chair, Department of History of Art In the U.S.’s increasingly pluralistic society, the idea that works of art should be discussed in separate groups based on a perception of a shared “identity” among the objects’ makers, rather than on the works’ thematic or conceptual affinities, seems increasingly regressive. Shaw will examine the historical, curatorial, and critical strategies and tactics for using such markers as race, gender, sexuality, and regional identity to interpret art today.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Noon-1 p.m.
Irvine Auditorium, Amado Recital Hall

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