Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art: Julia Bryan-Wilson: Embellished Legacies

Smithsonian American Art Museum 750 9th St. N.W., Washington, DC

Scholar Julia Bryan-Wilson considers how women of color artists like Pacita Abad and Rosie Lee Tompkins have used embellishment as a strategy to blur the lines between function and decor. Her talk examines how these artists' practice of intricately adorning domestic objects can expand our understanding of women's work. Bryan-Wilson's 2017 book Fray: Art and […]

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We Are Made of Stories: Selfhood and Experience in Art: The Margaret Z. Robson Symposium Series

Smithsonian American Art Museum 750 9th St. N.W., Washington, DC

This half-day symposium addresses recent scholarship centering on the critical role of content and culture in the field of self-taught American art. Artists Joseph Yoakum, Henry Darger, Nellie Mae Rowe, Sam Doyle, Judith Scott, and Dan Miller are highlighted for their creative abilities while challenging the notions of invisibility and historical hierarchies. Co-moderated by SAAM curator Leslie Umberger and Tom di Maria, director emeritus of […]

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