ASU-LACMA Navigating Change in Museums, Some Histories of Asian American Art with Marci Kwon

This event last occurred Oct. 27, 2021

Please join us for our first lecture this fall in the ASU-LACMA Navigating Change in Museums public lecture series. In 1968, graduate students at UC Berkeley coined the term “Asian American” to replace the colonialist designation “oriental,” and unite the various Asian ethnic groups participating in the radical Third World Liberation Strike into a single political entity. This Zoom lecture will examine the genealogy of “Asian American art” in light of this history of interethnic solidarity and radical politics, as well as its institutionalization from the 1990s to the present. The lecture will also discuss Stanford University’s Asian American Art Initiative, which is dedicated to the collection, conservation, research and exhibition of Asian American/diaspora artists. 

Marci Kwon is Assistant Professor of Art History at Stanford University and co-director of the Cantor Art Center's Asian American Art Initiative. At Stanford, she is a faculty affiliate of Modern Thought and Literature, the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Asian American Studies and Feminist and Gender Studies. She is the author of Enchantments: Joseph Cornell and American Modernism (Princeton, 2021), and her work has appeared in Third Text, Modernism/Modernity Print +, and edited volumes on social art history, self-taught art and the early history of the Museum of Modern Art. She is the recipient of Stanford's Asian American Teaching Prize, CCSRE Teaching Prize, Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award and the Women's Faculty Forum Inspiring Early Career Academic Award.

Zoom link for public lecture: (Passcode 430109)


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