PENN LIGHTBULB CAFE – “What is American Art?” – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – December 2nd, 2014

PENN LIGHTBULB CAFE - “What is American Art?”

PENN LIGHTBULB CAFE - “What is American Art?”

Tue · December 2, 2014

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs


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PENN LIGHTBULB CAFE - “What is American Art?”
Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, associate professor and undergraduate chair, History of Art Department
“What is American Art?”
As we move toward an increasingly pluralistic society in the United States, one in which political and social parity is being achieved by greater segments of 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 (blacks, women, queers), rather than on the works’ thematic or conceptual affinities, seems increasingly regressive. And yet, such practices persist. Prof. DuBois Shaw's talk will examine the contemporary art historical, curatorialand critical strategies and tactics for using such markers as race, gender, sexuality and regional identity to interpret art today.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104