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Mark Roskill Symposium: The Allure of the Global: Contemporary Curating as a De-Centering Practice

The 20th annual Mark Roskill Symposium will be held in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the UMass art history graduate program and ask the question: how does thinking the “global” allow us to position ourselves outside of mainstream art histories and perhaps give us leverage to reconsider those very histories? Dr. Orianna Cacchione, Curator of Global Contemporary Art at the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum, will give the keynote talk, focusing on two museum exhibition case studies. After Dr. Cacchione’s presentation, Jennifer Allen-Atkinson, Director of Collections Management at the Harvard Art Museums; Dr. Yael Rice, Assistant Professor at Amherst College; and Dr. Hyewon Yi, Director of the Amelie A. Wallace Gallery at SUNY Old Westbury - all alumnae of the UMass art history department - will join for a roundtable discussion. Refreshments will be available. This event is free and open to the public. 


Following the panel discussion will be a full afternoon of events celebrating the 50th anniversary.