In Dialogue: Artist as Citizen
In Dialogue is an occasional series of interdisciplinary, discussion-based seminars that explore art on view at the Museum in relation to works in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. During the 2017–18 program year, we will investigate the idea of artist as citizen. How do artists participate in our social and political world through their artwork? Taking inspiration from Associate Professor of Music Darrell Grant and other PSU faculty, we will consider how “artists from a variety of disciplines intersect with institutions, social movements, and power structures; engage with communities; and connect with place.”
Professor Lisa Jarrett will facilitate the October seminar “Looking Forward, Talking Back” in response to the special exhibition Representing: Vernacular Photographs of, by, and for African Americans. Representing will provide a focus point for discussions about perception and action. Participants are encouraged to spend time in the exhibition in advance of the seminar and to bring a family photo with them to the seminar.
Lisa Jarrett exists in the African Diaspora and makes work about it. She is an artist and educator at Portland State University where she works as Assistant Professor of Community and Context Arts in the School of Art and Design.
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The In Dialogue series is cosponsored by Portland State University–University Studies.
The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for the lecture.
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