Art of the State Symposium

Monterey Museum of Art’s annual Art of the State Symposium gathers artists, scholars, and relevant stakeholders to discuss important topics of California Art.

2021: Change=Action/Time: Generational Activism in Chicanx and Latinx Art

2021: Change=Action/Time: Generational Activism in Chicanx and Latinx Art

Participants joined Latinx and Chicanx artists and scholars including MacArthur Fellow Amalia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D., renowned collector Armando Durón, and internationally recognized Chicana artist Dr. Judith F. Baca  for personal accounts, live Q & A, and a live panel discussion with presenters, moderated by Susana Smith Bautista, Ph.D. MMA was also proud to welcome United States Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera as the invocation speaker for this year’s Art of the State Symposium. The Symposium coincided with the Califas exhibition opening January 8, in partnership with Museo Eduardo Carrillo. Califas artists hosted the morning discussion about generational experiences and activism in and around the Monterey Bay Crescent. 

Thank you to our sponsors House of 8 Media and Museo Eduardo Carrillo

This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.calhum.org.

Este proyecto fue posible con el apoyo de California Humanities, un asociado sin fines de lucro del National Endowment for the Humanities. Visite www.calhum.org.

 

 

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Participating Speakers and Panelists

Land Acknowledgement 

DeLanna Studi, Artistic Director, Native Voices at the Autry Museum of the American West

Invocation

Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. Poet Laureate

Revisit MMA’s third annual Art of the State Symposium “Change = Action/Time: Generational Activism in Chicanx and Latinx Art”

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Image: Califas Legacy Project, Victor Cervantes and Irene O’Connell

2020: California Community: Artist Colonies and Collectives Past, Present, and Future

2020: California Community: Artist Colonies and Collectives Past, Present, and Future

Participating Speakers and Panelists

Susan M. Andersen Independent Curator and Art Historian Borderline Collective
Jeff Gunderson Adjunct Faculty and Librarian San Francisco Art Institute 
Robert Pierce Independent Curator and Art Historian
Berit Potter, Ph.D.

2019: Women Who Changed California Clay

2019: Women Who Changed California Clay

Participating Speakers and Panelists

Martha Drexler Lynn Ph.D., Curator/Art Historian 
Cynthia de Bos Manager of Collections Artists’ Legacy Foundation 
Leslie Ferrin Director of Ferrin Contemporary Gallery