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Contemporary Salon: Music, Art and Experimentation in Latin America (Rescheduled)
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Blaffer Art Museum presents a roundtable discussion with local scholars, musicologists and artists in conjunction with Jacqueline Nova: Creacion de la Tierra. The discussion, moderated by Cynthia Woods Scholar-in-Residence in Musicology Daniel Castro Pantoja, will focus on music, art and experimentation in Latin America.
About the Artist Dr. Daniel Castro Pantoja holds a PhD in Musicology from the University of California, Riverside. He is currently working on a book project that examines the role of antagonism, Europhilia, and anti-nationalism in early twentieth-century Colombia. His work has been published in Trans-Revista Transcultural de Musica (Trans-Cultural Music Review), Latin American Research Review, and the Smithsonian Folkways Festival blog.
Featured Guest Speakers:
Dr. Dorota Biczel Polish-born art historian, critic, and curator. She holds a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Texas at Austin and currently serves as Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History at the School of Art at the University of Houston.
Dr. Nicholas DeGenova Scholar of migration, borders, race, citizenship, and labor. His academic work has contributed to multiple disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, geography, and political science, as well as contributing to the interdisciplinary fields of cultural studies, migration studies, border studies, citizenship studies, legal studies, American studies, ethnic studies, Latino/a/x studies, African American studies, Asian American studies, Native American studies, Arab American studies, postcolonial studies, and European studies.
Rachel Mohl Assistant Curator of Latin American and Latino Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Rachel has a B.A. in Art History from Washington University in St. Louis, an M.A. in Latin American Art History from the University of Texas at Austin and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Latin American Art History at Rice University.
Dr. Bruno Rios Lecturer at the Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Houston. The main focus of his research is contemporary Mexican poetry and culture of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands.