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Driskell Center and UMUC Host Two-Day Symposium: Autobiography/Performance/Identity

3/5/10 - 5:30 PM to 3/6/10 - 7:00 PM
Driskell Center & University of Maryland University College
The David Driskell Center and University of Maryland University College, UMUC, will present a symposium entitled Autobiography/Performance/Identity:  A Symposium on African American and African Diasporan Women in the Visual Arts on Friday and Saturday, March 5-6, 2010.

On Friday, Mar. 5, the symposium will begin with an opening reception 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Driskell Center.  There will be a special performance by Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons. 

On Friday, Mar. 6, several speakers will present on their work at UMUC: Christa Clarke, curator of Africa, the Americas, and the Pacific, Newark Museum; Lisa Gail Collins, author of The Art of History: African American Women Artists Engage the Past, Vassar College; Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, author of Seeing the Unspeakable: The Art of Kara Walker,University of Pennsylvania; Cherise Smith, author of En-Acting 'Others': Identity Performance in Works by Eleanor Antin, Nikki S. Lee, Adrian Piper, and Anna Deavere Smith, University of Texas at Austin; and Krista Thompson, author of An Eye for the Tropics: Tourism, Photography and Framing the Caribbean Picturesque, Northwestern University.  Lorraine O'Grady will give the keynote address.

This event requires registration and is open to the public. 

For more information, please visit Symposium.