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Mark Roskill Graduate Symposium: Plugged In: Art in the Digital Age

The 2016 MA candidates in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are pleased to host the 16th Annual Mark Roskill Symposium, Plugged In: Art in the Digital Age.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Anne Umland 
The Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Curator of Painting and Sculpture
at the Museum of Modern Art, New York

Friday, September 25, 2015
4:00 pm
Integrative Learning Center, Room S240
University of Massachusetts Amherst


Symposium Itinerary 

Keynote Address 

Dr. Anne Umland, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Roundtable Discussion

Dr. Bradley Bailey (Amherst College), Dr. Sonja Drimmer (UMass Amherst), Sara Greenberger Rafferty (Hampshire College), moderated by Dr. Karen Koehler (Hampshire College)

Networking Reception

Marriott Room, Campus Center, 11th Floor
University of Massachusetts Amherst

The 16th Annual Mark Roskill Symposium will be comprised of a 30-minute presentation by keynote speaker Dr. Anne Umland, the Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, followed by a roundtable discussion with Sara Greenberger Rafferty (Hampshire College), Dr. Sonja Drimmer (UMass Amherst), Dr. Bradley Bailey (Amherst College), and moderated by Dr. Karen Koehler (Hampshire College).

The symposium will investigate how the contemporary curatorial economy requires scholars, museums, and artists to consider their digital and analog engagement with art. Panelists will consider how the experience of art is enhanced through new media and digital technologies, how digital space is being used for exhibition purposes, and what new discursive educational, curatorial, and artistic practices have successfully emerged from the integration of these media-based practices into their professional lives.

Beyond the Page and the Gallery:
Reading, Viewing, and the Mediated Platform

Generously sponsored by Hampshire College
Thursday, September 24
5 - 6:30 pm
East Lecture Hall, Franklin Patterson Hall
Hampshire College

Peter J. Russo, director of Triple Canopy and founding member of Common Practice New York and Matthew Battles, associate director of metaLAB at Harvard and the creator of Curarium, will participate in a panel discussion.

Many thanks to the Five College Lecture Fund, the Graduate School at UMass, the Fine Arts Center at UMass, the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at UMass, the University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMass, the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies at Hampshire College,  Mt. Holyoke College Art Museum, Smith College Museum of Art (The Ann Weinbaum Solomon '59 Fund) and the Art Department at Smith College for their generous support of this event.

This event is free and open to the public.
No registration necessary. 

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Campus map can be found here.

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