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Contemporary Salon: Music, Art, and Experimentation in Latin America

December 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm



Contemporary Salon: Music, Art, and Experimentation in Latin America
In conjunction with Jacqueline Nova: Creación de la Tierra
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Free and open to the public!

Join Blaffer Art Museum for a roundtable discussion with local scholars, musicologists, and artists in conjunction with the exhibition, Jacqueline Nova: Creación de la Tierra, moderated by Dr. Daniel Castro Pantojaexhibition co-organizer and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Scholar-in-Residence in Musicology. Dr. Daniel Castro Pantoja holds a PhD in Musicology from the University of California, RiversideHe is currently working on a book project that examines the role of antagonism, Europhilia, and anti-nationalism in early twentieth-century Colombia. His work has been published in Trans-Revista Transcultural de Música (Trans-Cultural Music Review)Latin American Research Review, and the Smithsonian Folkways Festival blog.

Guest speakers include:

Dr. Dorota BiczelPolish-born art historian, critic, and curator. She holds a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Texas at Austin and currently serves as Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History at the School of Art at the University of Houston.

Dr. Nicholas DeGenova—Scholar of migration, borders, race, citizenship, and labor. His academic work has contributed to multiple disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, geography, and political science, as well as contributing to the interdisciplinary fields of cultural studies, migration studies, border studies, citizenship studies, legal studies, American studies, ethnic studies, Latino/a/x studies, African American studies, Asian American studies, Native American studies, Arab American studies, postcolonial studies, and European studies.

Gabriel MartinezArtist, founding member and director of Alabama Song, an alternative art space in Houston. His work has been exhibited at Blaffer Art Museum, Everything Turns Away Quite Leisurely, as well as in Houston and nationally. He teaches interdisciplinary art seminars at the University of Houston, and holds an MFA from Columbia University.

Rachel Mohl—Assistant Curator of Latin American and Latino Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Rachel has a B.A. in Art History from Washington University in St. Louis, an M.A. in Latin American Art History from the University of Texas at Austin and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Latin American Art History at Rice University.

Dr. Bruno Ríos—Lecturer at the Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Houston. The main focus of his research is contemporary Mexican poetry and culture of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands.


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December 4, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


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