Exhibiting Power: 2017-2018 Speaker Series

Exhibiting Power: 2017-2018 Department of Art History Speaker Series

How do museums and works of art critique, display, or create power? The Department of Art History’s 2017-2018 speaker series seeks to challenge definitions of power and link art historical discussion with museum studies scholarship. The role of museums in establishing definitions of power, from who controls it, to how and why certain works of art are exhibited to convey it, will be explored as a framework that has the potential to change the way institutions engage with communities, collectors, and objects. The speaker series will also consider how power displayed in works of art can take the form of silencing narratives, inciting protest and critique, and challenging authority.
This year, the Department of Art History will host distinguished speakers and panelists on the topic of exhibiting power:
September 29, 2017
6pm, McNeely Hall 100
Dr. Robert Rydell
Professor of History & Director, Humanities Institute, Montana State University
December 1, 2017
6pm, Anderson Student Center, South Woulfe Alumni Hall 
Neysa Page-Lieberman
Executive Director, Department of Exhibitions, Performance and Student Spaces (DEPS), Chief Curator, Wabash Arts Corridor, Columbia College Chicago
March 2, 2018
6pm, O’Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium
Dr. Jill Ahlberg Yohe, Assistant Curator of Native American Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art
Joe Horse Capture, Director of Native American Initiatives at the Minnesota Historical Society
Dr. Gwen Westerman, Distinguished Faculty Scholar, English Department, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Dyani White Hawk, Artist and Curator

All events are free and open to the public and handicap accessible. For accessibility requests contact: (651) 962-6315.

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Speaker Series