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Expert Series: “The Ashcan School and The Eight: Honoring Complex Representations”

November 3, 2022, 6:00 pm7:30 pm

In-personFree to the Public

Lubar Auditorium

In what ways might we recontextualize how immigration, Indigenous communities, ageing persons, and bodies in motion are portrayed in the exhibition The Ashcan School and The Eight: “Creating a National Art”? Explore these topics with a panel of experts, and delve into the need for representation when creating a “national art.”

Panelists include Anne D. Basting, Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and Founder of the nonprofit TimeSlips; Nikki Otten, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Milwaukee Art Museum; Rafael Smith, Climate & Equity Director at Citizen Action of Wisconsin; and Debra Yepa-Pappan, Native Community Engagement Coordinator at the Field Museum.

This event is free to attend; Museum admission is not required. Extend your visit to the galleries by reserving an admission ticket in advance.

The Expert Series welcomes renowned scholars and artists to the Museum for engaging, expansive conversations that dive deeper into an exhibition, artist, or theme.


Sponsored by: Layton Art Collection Inc.

Image: Robert Henri, Chinese Lady (detail), 1914. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Donald B. Abert, M1965.61. Photo by John R. Glembin

Location: 700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202