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Past Event Art in Context: Expanding Art History

Painting of a silhouette of a person's face in white paint on the left side with a Coke-a-Cola bottle in the mouth as if they are drinking it. There are fingers painted in white on the bottle. This is all on a green background.

Marisol, Paris Review, 1967, Gift of Page, Arbitrio and Resen, Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY, © 2021 Estate of Marisol / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Out of an abundance of caution, Art in Context: Expanding Art History has been canceled.

Whose legacy lives on? Join artists and scholars for a dynamic conversation exploring the visibility of female-identified Latinx art and artists in the canons of art and culture in the contemporary United States. Inspired by the life and work of Marisol, this conversation will feature author Angie Cruz, artist Lucia Hierro, and art historian Ana María Reyes alongside moderator Jennifer Josten of the University of Pittsburgh.

Born in Paris to Venezuelan parents, Marisol (Maria Sol Escobar) held a central position in the New York art scene and international Pop movement in the 1960s. Over time, however, she was written out of the white male-dominated narratives of art history, overshadowed by artists like Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Claes Oldenburg. Marisol and Warhol Take New York seeks to reclaim the importance of her practice; reframe the strength, originality, and daring nature of her work; and reconsider her as one of the leading figures of the Pop era. This Art in Context discussion will explore how contemporary female-identified United States Latinx artists, critics, and historians are constructing alternate art historical narratives and shifting the balance of power in the art world and beyond. Registration is required. 

  • Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
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Co-presented with the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA)

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