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Lifting the Veil: a Conversation on Race and the Museum Now

Bridget R. Cooks, Ph.D. (Professor of Art History and African American Studies at UC Irvine and author of Exhibiting Blackness: African Americans and the American Art Museum (University of Massachusetts Press, 2011) joins Janine Yorimoto Boldt, Ph.D. (Associate Curator of American Art at the Chazen Museum) and UW students to facilitate a vital dialogue around Sanford Biggers’s sculpture Lifting the Veil on our reckoning with the institution and its objects.

Registration required. Chazen Museum of Art. 9:30-11 a.m. Information:

Celebrating Indigenous Perspectives: Honoring Truman Lowe

Join contemporary artist, musician and professor, John Hitchcock, in conversation with art scholar and first full-time curator of Native American Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dr. Patricia Marroquin Norby. They will discuss the legacy of artist, Truman Lowe, and his sense of advocacy and support of indigenous artists.
Auditorium, Chazen Museum of Art. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Information:

Photography, An Art of Relation: Histories from Senegal

A lecture by Dr. Giulia Paoletti, assistant professor of art history at the University of Virginia.

5 - 6 PM Chazen Auditorium | Photography, An Art of Relation: Histories from Senegal Lecture
6-7 PM Chazen Lobby | Light Refreshments & continued conversation with Giulia Paoletti & Insistent Presence curator, Margaret Nagawa

This talk explores photography as an art of relation through the work of contemporary artists such as Ibrahima Thiam, Serigne Ndiaye, and Malick Welli. Auditorium, Chazen Museum of Art (Also offered online). 5-7 p.m. Cost: free. Information:

The Family Album on Display

In conjunction with the current exhibition Insistent Presence: Contemporary African Art from the Chazen Collection, the Chazen welcomes independent curator and writer, Serubiri Moses Auditorium, Chazen Museum of Art. 5:30 p.m. Cost: free. Information:

Artists’ Lecture

Lectures by XU Bing and Kabir Mohanty, moderated by Jennifer D. Lee, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)

Stop by the Chazen Study room between 3:30 & 5:00 pm to view artwork by XU Bing prior to the lecture. The lecture will occur in the Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140.

This event is free and open to the public. L140, Chazen Museum of Art, Conrad A. Elvehjem Building. 5-7 p.m. Information:

Unfolding ‘Premonitions’: A Discussion on War, Peace, and Art

The Veteran Art Movement is a decentralized network of veterans and service members committed to making art to transform themselves and a society grappling with endless war, militarism, and dehumanization.
Through the lens of the Veteran Art Movement, artists Monty Little and Aaron Hughes, both veterans, will unfold the ways in which Little’s work challenges the dominant histories of the US long wars and prompts all to consider their relationship to war and settler colonialism. Chazen Museum of Art. 5-6 p.m. Cost: Free; registration recommended. Information: 265-3073,

Artemisia, In Her Own Hand

ARTEMISIA GENTILESCHI (1593–1654) is the most celebrated woman artist of the Italian baroque. Though widely admired during her lifetime, she fell into near oblivion in later eras as artistic tastes shifted from dramatic naturalism towards a more classicizing manner. Having been rediscovered some forty years ago, she is now enjoying a major revival. Art historian Aneta Georgievska-Shine looks closely at Artemisia's artistic and personal aspirations and accomplishments. Registration required. Auditorium, Chazen Museum of Art. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cost: Free; registration required. Information:

Director’s Conversation with Mark Hines

What is next for re:mancipation?

Join Chazen Museum of Art Director, Amy Gilman, and MASK Consortium's Mark Hines in conversation around the process of creating this collaborative exhibition and discover what the future holds for the re:mancipation project.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

re:mancipation is a multifaceted, multiyear project that incorporates traditional art historical methods and introduces new technologies to research and interpretation. Chazen Museum of Art. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Information:

Re-Storying the Landscape: A Conversation about Ecological Transformation through the Arts

Chazen Auditorium | 5:00 PM

— Michael Bell, Musician, composer, and Philip David Lowe Professor of Community and Environmental Sociology UW-Madison
— Robert Cleary and Lisa Thurrell, Artistic Directors, Kanopy Dance Company
— Donna Neuwirth and Jay Salinas, Co-Founders and Directors, Wormfarm Institute

This evening of dialogue about their decade of collaborations is inspired by the Resource & Ruin: Wisconsin's Enduring Landscape exhibition at the Chazen. Auditorium, Chazen Museum of Art. 5 p.m. Information: 265-3073,

Forward Theater Play Reading at the Chazen

Museum guests are welcome to stop by Gallery 3 for a Forward Theater Play Reading of 'Arsenic & Old Lace'! Stay for 5 minutes, or for the entire play. No tickets are required.

Cast: Casem AbuLughod, Jim Buske, Dave Chaimson, Jono DeLeon, Jennifer Gray, Michael Herold, Marcella Kearns, Celia Klehr, Samara Safarik, Susan Sweeney, Julie Swenson, Ted Waskowski, Sam White Chazen Museum of Art. 1-2:30 p.m. Information: