Flight, Diaspora, Identity, & Afterlife: A Symposium on the Art of Michael Richards
Presented by the Department of Art & Art History in conjunction with the exhibition Michael Richards: Winged, on view at the Stanford Art Gallery from January 22 through March 24, 2019, this symposium brings together a preeminent group of artists and Stanford scholars to explore and discuss themes Richards addressed throughout his life and artistic practice, including flight, diaspora, identity, and afterlife, specifically in the context of historic and ongoing social injustice and racial inequity.
Free and open to the public. RSVP by registration HERE.
11 am–12 pm Tour at the Stanford Art Gallery of exhibition with Michael Richards: Winged curators Alex Fialho (Stanford Art History '11) and Melissa Levin (Barnard College Art History '02)
12:15 pm Lunch reception, Art Gallery Arcade
1:15 pm Symposium Welcome at Oshman Hall: Alex Fialho, Melissa Levin, and Jennifer Brody, Professor of Theater and Performance Studies and Director, Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity
1:30 pm Session 1: A Dialogue on Diaspora with William Cordova, Artist & Friend of Michael Richards and Marci Kwon, Assistant Professor of Art History
2:15 pm Session 2: Art and its Afterlives with Jonathan Calm, Assistant Professor, Photography, Art Practice, Michele Elam, William Robertson Coe Professor/Director of the Graduate Program in Modern Thought and Literature, Richard Meyer, Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor in Art History, and Rose Salseda, Acting Assistant Professor of Art History, moderated by Jakeya Caruthers, Research Fellow in African & African-American Studies
3:15 pm Break
3:45 pm Session 3: The Tuskegee Airmen and Aerial Combat, Alexander Nemerov, Art & Art History Department Chair & Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities
4:30 pm Session 4: A Conversation on Themes in Michael Richards’s Artwork with Dread Scott, Artist & Friend of Michael Richards and Harry Elam, Senior Vice Provost for Education, Vice President for the Arts, Freeman-Thornton Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, and the Olive H. Palmer Professor in Humanities
Coordinated by Alex Fialho and Melissa Levin
Co-sponsored by Office of the President, Office of the Vice President for the Arts, Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, the Denning Family, V. Joy Simmons, MD, Institute for Diversity in the Arts, and Stanford Live
Image: Michael Richards with Tar Baby vs. St. Sebastian, 1999. Photograph by Frank Stewart.
VISITOR INFORMATION: Oshman Hall is located in the McMurtry Building on Stanford’s campus at 355 Roth Way. The Stanford Art Gallery is located on Stanford’s campus at 419 Lasuen Mall, off Palm Drive. Visitor parking is free all day on the weekend and after 4:00 pm on weekdays, except by the Oval.