Our colleagues in the Smithsonian Latino Center are gearing up for a very busy 2013.
On November 7-9, 2013, the Smithsonian Latino Center will be hosting the Latino Art Now! conference, in collaboration with the Interâ€University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR) headquartered at the University of Notre Dame, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Since 2005, the Latino Art Now! conference has become a leading national forum for artists, art historians, art professionals, educators, scholars, critics and art dealers. Its aim is to explore U.S. Latino art and its relationship to contemporary American visual culture and art, while advancing awareness, education, scholarship and knowledge in this emerging field.
Held for the first time this year in Washington, D.C., the conference will coincide with the exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, to open at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on October 25, 2013. The organizing committee is currently accepting submissions for abstracts of papers to be given at the conference.
Click here for full information about the conference, and how to submit a paper.
And, do you know (or maybe you ARE) an aspiring scholar who would like to spend the summer at the Smithsonian advancing research on Latino and Latin American art, history and culture? Check out the Latino Museum Studies Program, giving graduate students the opportunity to do research, explore leadership opportunities, and complete a practicum project with colleagues at the Smithsonian.
Click here for full information about the Latino Museum Studies Program, and how to apply.