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The Outsiders: Third Annual Berkeley/Stanford Graduate Art History Symposium

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
SFMOMA (131 Third Street, San Francisco)

Free and open to the public

Please join us on Saturday, April 13 at SFMOMA for:

The Outsiders: The Third Annual Berkeley/Stanford Graduate Art History Symposium

What might “outsiders” teach us about the taught and the un-taught, the visible and the invisible? What alternatives exist to models of education and museum exhibition? How might writings about art confront methods of valuation and canonization (let alone complete repudiation)? And how does art history continue to redefine exclusion in and of marginalized communities and disciplines constituted by, for instance, markers of race, gender, sexuality, and ability? These questions and more provide the foundation for reconsidering art’s vast chronological and cultural boundaries and the objects, individuals, and events which seemingly lie outside them.

Now in its third year, the Berkeley/Stanford Symposium is a new annual gathering of emerging voices in the arts. Organized collaboratively by graduate students in Art History at both Stanford and UC Berkeley, the symposium is open to graduate students in all fields and young members of the wider community of visual culture, including artists, designers, museum professionals, and writers.

The keynote address, “Decolonizing Art History? Chicanx Studies and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz” will be delivered by Charlene Villaseñor Black, Professor of Art History at UCLA.

The full schedule of events can be found here.

This year’s symposium is generously sponsored by:

Stanford Department of Art & Art History; UC Berkeley Department of the History of Art; SFMOMA; Stanford Humanities Center; Stanford Humanities and Sciences Dean’s Office; Office of the Vice President for the Arts at Stanford; Stanford Office of the Vice Provost for; Graduate Education; Stanford Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies; The Europe Center at Stanford; Stanford Department of English; Stanford Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages; Stanford Global Studies; Stanford Graduate School of Education; The Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford; Stanford Program in American Studies; Stanford Department of French and Italian; Stanford Program in Modern Thought and Literature; Stanford Program in Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity

Berkeley/Stanford Graduate Art History Symposium at SFMOMA


The White Box Gallery, Fourth Floor

131 Third Street, San Francisco, CA


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