Conference Program — A line that birds cannot see”

Friday, November 3, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Session One

9:30 a.m., Welcome
Stephanie Stebich, The Margaret and Terry Stent Director, Smithsonian American Art Museum

9:45 a.m., Opening Lecture
E. Carmen Ramos
Deputy Chief Curator and Curator of Latino Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum

10:30 a.m.
Changing Paradigms and Politics in Anita Brenner’s Writing and Promotion of Mexican Art in the United States, 1920s–1970s
Karen Cordero Reiman, Independent Scholar and Curator, Mexico City

11:00 a.m.
Between Figuration and Abstraction: The Cultural Cold War and Tamayo’s Art in the 1950s
Fabiola Martínez Rodríguez, Associate Professor, Fine and Performing Arts Department, St. Louis University, Madrid

11:30 a.m.
Beyond the Official Circuits: Alternative Networks of Postwar-Era U.S.-Mexico Exchange
Jennifer Josten, Assistant Professor, Department of History and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh

12:00–2:00 p.m., Lunch break and viewing of Tamayo: The New York Years

Session Two

2:00 p.m.
What’s Popular About Modernism? Mexican Arte Popular and U.S. Folk Art in the 1920s
Monica Bravo, Lecturer in History of Art and Ethnicity, Race, and Migration at Yale University

2:30 p.m.
Pan-American Palimpsest: U.S.-Mexican Diplomacy and Debate in “Good Neighbor” Mural Art
Breanne Robertson, Independent Scholar

3:00 p.m.
Baca after Siqueiros: Redefining Collaboration and Activating Space
Anna Indych-López, Associate Professor of Art History, The Graduate Center and The City College of the City University of New York

3:30 p.m.
Radical Changes: Mexico’s Taller de Gráfica Popular in the U.S.
Julia Fernandez, Ph.D. Student, University of California, San Diego

4:00 p.m., Respondent
Josh Franco, National Collector, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

4:15–5 p.m.
Question and Answer Session