Please join me at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Friday, January, 12, 2018, at 6pm, where I’ll be hosting a brief panel and workshop, as part of Edra Soto’s Open 24 Hours, part of the MCA’s new Commons Artist Project space. Entitled “Muralla Alta/High Wall,” audiences are invited to meander through a visual experience that includes a narrative installation of 35-mm slide projections, co-organized by Soto and Daniel Hojnacki, and to create their own written and visual responses.

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Join me and colleagues Barbara Jaffee, Freida High W. Tesfagiorgis, Joanna Frueh, and Leslie Bellavance, for the panel “Women Writing about Art,” 12:45-2:15 pm on Friday, November 3, part of the symposium Transforming Culture and Society: Midwest Women Artists, 1960s-1980s, November 2-3, 2017, at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.

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Chicago is part of the Mississippi Flyway zone, one of the largest bird migration corridors in North America. It follows the Mississippi River some 2,500 miles from its most northern point in Minnesota southwards to the Gulf of Mexico. According to the Audubon Society, more than 325 bird species use the Mississippi Flyway. Growing up…

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What is a public? According to theorist Michael Warner, “a public is understood to be an ongoing space of encounter for discourse,” a self-defined social space of dialogic interactions and interplays. For Warner, a counterpublic is similarly discursive but assumes a “conflictual relation to the dominant public,” by creating its own audiences and idioms through…

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Loss takes many forms. Within the last two years, I lost both my parents and a sister. Their passings were followed by much personal grief, of course, as well as an existential rethinking about the meaning of absence and belonging. What binds us to place, to each other, to the larger world? And while loss…

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It has been less than a year since violent hatred erupted on August 12, 2017 at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, fueled by the planned removal of a bronze statue of Robert E. Lee from a public park. This horrific event has become the locus for the fiery debate about the fate of…

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