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Conversation, “Woman/Artist” Conference

The artist Marie Watt (Seneca), M.F.A. 1996, discusses her work with Anna Smist (Sac and Fox and Seminole), B.A. 2021, in a virtual conversation on Zoom. The conversation is one of a series of events in the “Woman/Artist” conference hosted by Yale’s Department of the History of Art. Offered in conjunction with the Yale University Art Gallery’s exhibition On the Basis of Art: 150 Years of Women at Yale and in recognition of the 50th anniversary of coeducation at Yale College and the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the first women students to the University.

Conversation, “Woman/Artist” Conference

The sculptor Leslie Hewitt, M.F.A. 2004, discusses her work with Courtney J. Martin, Ph.D. 2009, Director of the Yale Center for British Art, in a virtual conversation on Zoom. The conversation is one of a series of events in the “Woman/Artist” conference hosted by Yale’s Department of the History of Art. Offered in conjunction with the Yale University Art Gallery’s exhibition On the Basis of Art: 150 Years of Women at Yale and in recognition of the 50th anniversary of coeducation at Yale College and the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the first women students to the University.

Lecture, “Woman/Artist” Conference Keynote Address

Anne Wagner, B.A. 1971, Professor Emerita of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of California, Berkeley, delivers a virtual keynote address for the “Woman/Artist” conference hosted by Yale’s Department of the History of Art. From a commitment to feminist art history, Wagner explores the representation of violence as a subject, a strategy, for artists who are women, such as Ann Hamilton, M.F.A. 1985, Mona Hatoum, Lee Krasner, Cady Noland, and Kara Walker. She asks, How have artists figured the ever-present reality of verbal and physical threat?

Lecture, Conversations with Indigenous-Language Activists and Artists

Royce K. Young Wolf (Hiraacá [Hidatsa], Nu’eta [Mandan], and Sosore [Eastern Shoshone]) is the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Associate in Native American Art and Curation between Yale’s Department of the History of Art and the Yale University Art Gallery, as well as a Yale University Presidential Visiting Fellow. Her work as an Indigenous-language activist has inspired her artistic practice and doctoral research.

Diasporic Routes and Nappy Tales in Okinawa: Reflections on Reading and Writing the Black Pacific

The radical framework of the Black Pacific offers a unique way to make sense of the multiple afterlives brought together in the heavily militarized island of Okinawa, Japan. This talk will focus on key lessons learned while researching and writing about the entanglements of Black and Asian intimacies, colonialities, and forms of anti-Blackness in Okinawa.

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