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Shifting Borders of the Americas

Thursday, April 29,
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Rose Susan Hirschhorn Behrend Lecture

Trace how art of former colonies of land now part of Latin America—which includes many national identities that have changed over time—has come to be classified as “art of the Americas.” Professor Mey-Yen Moriuchi of La Salle University, curator Cesáreo Moreno of the National Museum of Mexican Art, and Philadelphia-based artist Michelle Angela Ortiz discuss how these histories are displayed in the museum and their relationship to the US raise ongoing questions about the fixity of borders.

Registration ends at noon the day before the program; a link will be sent to registrants prior to the program.

This program will be recorded; a link to the recording will be shared with registrants a day after the program.


Panelist & moderator: Mey-Yen Moriuchi, Associate Professor, Art History at La Salle University, Philadelphia

Cesáreo Moreno, Chief Curator and Visual Arts Director, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago

Michelle Angela Ortiz, Philadelphia-based artist who will present a new commission as part of the upcoming exhibition New Grit: Art & Philly Now

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