Join us Saturday, April 11th, 2020 for Virginia Commonwealth University’s Art History graduate student conference, Materializing Memory: Revision, Revival, and Recuperation. We are honored to host Dr. Evie Terrono, Professor of Art History at Randolph-Macon College and author of “Performance, Political Discourse, and the Problematics of the Confederate Flag in Contemporary Art” as our keynote speaker this year. The conference will feature presentations from graduate students from a variety of programs along the eastern US and will explore the ways in which artists and institutions alike have reimagined and/or reengaged with the past, examining the ways in which memory is materialized or recorded and shedding light on the value of personal and historical moments and memories to humanity.
The conference will take place in room 1100 of the Academic Learning Commons of VCU’s Monroe Park Campus from 10am-5pm on Saturday, April 11th. This event is entirely student-generated and organized by VCU’s Art History Graduate Student Association, and will be open to all students, VCU staff and faculty, and VMFA staff.