Events Calendar

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March 16

Talk

COVERING SARAH: AN ARTIST’S PERSPECTIVE ON RECOVERING HISTORY

6PM – 7:30PM
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) South African visual artist Senzeni Marasela’s work is preoccupied with covering images of the naked Sarah Baartman in historical archives. Baartman, a Khoekhoe woman transported to Europe from southern Africa in the 1810s, was renamed the “Hottentot Venus" and put on display for British and French audiences. Clothing her nude form allows us to have a different perspective into “herstory.”

Sponsored By: Department of English, Kansas African Studies Center, Spencer Museum of Art

March 23

Talk

BODY MATTERS A CONVERSATION WITH ARTISTS HOLLAND HOUDEK AND GINA WESTERGARD

5:30PM – 6:30PM
Register to join us via Zoom: kansas.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtceuurDIjHte4mDp0Wel4HUbG3RW…

Moderated by Curator Cassandra Mesick Braun, this is the second in a series of conversations with artists in the exhibition Healing, Knowing, Seeing the Body. Featuring Holland Houdek and Gina Westergard, this session focuses on the capacity of functional artwork to tell stories and act as interventions for transforming or extending life and confronting death. In the first half hour, the artists introduce their work. In the second half hour, we invite you to join the conversation. To experience the exhibition, make a reservation to visit the galleries at https://www.spencerart.ku.edu/plan-your-visit#reservation or explore the virtual version at https://www.spencerart.ku.edu/virtual-exhibition/healing-knowing-seeing-body. This event includes live closed captions in English. To request other accommodations, contact us at spencerart@ku.edu or call 785.864.4710.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

April 06

Talk

BODY MATTERS A CONVERSATION WITH POET HUASCAR MEDINA AND ARTIST DARIO ROBLETO

11AM – 12PM
Register to join us via Zoom: kansas.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtc-Goqz4tGdVSIJOiY6R48uDKzUd…

Moderated by Curator Cassandra Mesick Braun, this is the third in a series of conversations with artists in the exhibition "Healing, Knowing, Seeing the Body." This session focuses on Kansas Poet Laureate Huascar Medina’s collaboration with artist Dario Robleto to create "portraits of life" poems based on Robleto’s print portfolio "The First Time, The Heart." In the first half hour, the artists introduce their work. In the second half hour, we invite you to join the conversation. To experience the exhibition, make a reservation to visit the galleries at https://www.spencerart.ku.edu/plan-your-visit#reservation or explore the virtual version at https://www.spencerart.ku.edu/virtual-exhibition/healing-knowing-seeing-body. This event includes live closed captions in English. To request other accommodations, contact us at spencerart@ku.edu or call 785.864.4710.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

May 01

Talk

BODY MATTERS A CONVERSATION WITH ARTISTS ANDREW CARNIE, JUAN JOSÉ CASTAÑO-MÁRQUEZ, MARY ANNE JORDAN, NAZANIN AMIRI MEERS, AND SYDNEY PURSEL

11AM – 12:15PM
Register to join us via Zoom: kansas.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvcO6gqT8iEtbXl3acx5FgdMmgxdK…

Moderated by Curator Cassandra Mesick Braun, this is the fourth in a series of conversations with artists in the exhibition "Healing, Knowing, Seeing the Body." This final session will focus on artist Andrew Carnie's collaborative work with four regional artists, "Junctures of a Haphazard Kind," that examines the non-medical effects of organ transplants and explores notions of anonymity, consent, and responsibility. In the first half, the artists introduce their work. In the second half, we invite you to join the conversation. To experience the exhibition before it closes on May 16, make a reservation to visit the galleries at https://www.spencerart.ku.edu/plan-your-visit#reservation or explore the virtual version at https://www.spencerart.ku.edu/virtual-exhibition/healing-knowing-seeing-body. This event includes live closed captions in English. To request other accommodations, contact us at spencerart@ku.edu or call 785.864.4710.

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art