Please join us for a FREE Gallery Talk on Wednesday, June 21 at 12:00 p.m. in the Blaffer Art Museum galleries.
Led by Beverly Barrett, Lecturer in Global Studies at the Bauer College of Business and at the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston, join us to gain insights about The Propeller Group exhibition. Find a new understanding about subjects explored in the work of the art collective. Bring your own lunch—after the talk we invite you to keep the conversations going at Blaffer’s cafe.
About the Exhibition
The Propeller Group brings together for the very first time seven projects comprised of videos and an assortment of related objects completed since 2010. Blurring the boundaries between an art collective and a global advertising agency, The Propeller Group was established by Phunam Thuc Ha, Matt Lucero, and Tuan Andrew Nguyen in 2006 as a multimedia platform for creating large-scale art projects. Their projects are deeply rooted in Vietnam’s history, politics, and everyday life, and yet extend to address global phenomena, including international commerce, globalized street culture, and the tools of war.
The exhibition is the first U.S. presentation by The Propeller Group and is organized by Blaffer Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Phoenix Art Museum.
About the Speaker
Beverly Barrett is a Lecturer in Global Studies at the Bauer College of Business and at the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston, and her research focuses on regional integration, international trade, higher education policy, and governance. Currently, she teaches courses on globalization and public policy.
Dr. Barrett earned her doctorate in International Studies at the University of Miami in Florida while serving in a fellowship with the European Union Center of Excellence. She completed her B.S. cum laude in Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University. In the M.A. program at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Bologna, Italy and Washington, D.C., she specialized in International Economics and Foreign Policy.
Her background includes service in public affairs with the U.S. House of Representatives, the White House Office of Cabinet Affairs, and the U.S. Department of State in Helsinki, Finland. Additionally, she served as Program Director with Literacy Texas and as Public Affairs Representative with the Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. In Summer 2017, Palgrave Macmillan publishes her monograph book Globalization and Change in Higher Education: The Political Economy of Policy Reform in Europe.