Award-Winning Art Historian on Campus March 28!

Julia Bryan-Wilson, Professor of Art History and core faculty in the Institute for the Study of Sexuality and Gender at Columbia University, will be giving two presentations on campus on March 28, 2024. Professor Bryan-Wilson is visiting UMaine as a Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar.

On March 28, 12:30-2pm, she will deliver a presentation, followed by Q&A, titled “Doing Queer Feminist Research” in the Coe Room, Memorial Union. Open and free to the public.

On March 28, 4pm, she will deliver the Phi Beta Kappa Initiation keynote address titled “Stitching Protest” in Buchanan Alumni House. Open and free to the public.

Professor Bryan-Wilson’s research interests include feminist and queer theory, theories of artistic labor, performance and dance, production/fabrication, craft histories, photography, video, visual culture of the nuclear age, and collaborative practices. She is the author of four books: Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam War Era (University of California, 2009, named a best book of the year by the New York Times and Artforum); Art in the Making: Artists and Their Materials from the Studio to Crowdsourcing (with Glenn Adamson, Thames & Hudson, 2016); Fray: Art and Textile Politics (University of Chicago, 2017, a New York Times best art book of the year and winner of the Frank Jewett Mather Award, the Robert Motherwell Book Award, and the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present Book Prize); and Louise Nevelson’s Sculpture: Drag, Color, Join, Face (Yale, 2023). 

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