Women and the Dreamwork: The William Hammond Lecture on the American Tradition

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October 14, 2019
5:30PM - 7:00PM
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Wexner Center for the Arts Film/Video Theater

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Women and the Dreamwork: The William Hammond Lecture on the American Tradition
Kellie Jones
October 14th, 5:30 PM, Wexner Center for the Arts Film/Video Theater, The Ohio State University

What if the History of Art were taught as a history of women artists? This query provides the framing and context for this talk, which considers work by a triad of practitioners, sculptor Elizabeth Catlett and painters Elizabeth Murray and Candida Alvarez. Representing different (though overlapping) eras and concerns in American art, these linked case studies provide an opportunity to think about how art history is taught and the ways that it might look different in the future.  

Kellie Jones was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow in 2016. She is Professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology and at the Institute for Research in African American Studies (IRAAS) at Columbia University. Her research interests include African American and African Diaspora artists, Latinx and Latin American Artists, and issues of contemporary art and museum theory. She is the author of EyeMinded: Living and Writing Contemporary Art (2011), and South of Pico: African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s (2017). Dr. Jones has also worked as a curator for over three decades. Her exhibitions include "Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles, 1960-1980" (Hammer Museum, LA) and "Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the 1960s" (Brooklyn Museum of Art).

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Women and the Dreamwork: The William Hammond Lecture on the American Tradition
Kellie Jones
October 14th, 5:30 PM, Wexner Center for the Arts Film/Video Theater, The Ohio State University

What if the History of Art were taught as a history of women artists? This query provides the framing and context for this talk, which considers work by a triad of practitioners, sculptor Elizabeth Catlett and painters Elizabeth Murray and Candida Alvarez. Representing different (though overlapping) eras and concerns in American art, these linked case studies provide an opportunity to think about how art history is taught and the ways that it might look different in the future.  

Kellie Jones was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow in 2016. She is Professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology and at the Institute for Research in African American Studies (IRAAS) at Columbia University. Her research interests include African American and African Diaspora artists, Latinx and Latin American Artists, and issues of contemporary art and museum theory. She is the author of EyeMinded: Living and Writing Contemporary Art (2011), and South of Pico: African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s (2017). Dr. Jones has also worked as a curator for over three decades. Her exhibitions include "Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles, 1960-1980" (Hammer Museum, LA) and "Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the 1960s" (Brooklyn Museum of Art).