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Portraying Gender, Portraying Race

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
4:30pm – 6:30pm

Storrs Campus
The William Benton Museum of Art

Alexis Boylan, guest curator of "The Business of Bodies: Ellen Emmet Rand (1875-1941)" discusses the ways in which Rand’s work broke barriers while still conforming to social norms. How does gender and race play a part in artists of Rand's time?

4:30 - 5pm - Coffee Reception 5 pm - Talk starts 4:30 – 5 – Reception

Alexis L. Boylan is Associate Director of the Humanities Institute, and has a joint appointment with Art and Art History and the Africana Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut. She is the author of Ashcan Art, Whiteness, and the Unspectacular Man (Bloomsbury Academic, 2017) and editor of Thomas Kinkade, The Artist in the Mall (Duke University Press, 2011). Boylan has articles published in American Art, Journal of Curatorial Studies, MELUS, Rethinking Marxism, Prospects, and Woman’s Art Journal as well as contributing essays to numerous museum exhibition catalogues. She is currently working on a book about Ellen Emmet Rand that will be out soon.

**If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please leave a message at 860-486-4520 by January 3rd.

Contact:

Karen Sommer x5085

Benton Events (primary), American Studies, Art and Art History, UConn Master Calendar, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

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