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The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Harvard University's Department of History of Art and Architecture present a panel discussion on the MFA's first exhibition of contemporary art from Latin America, followed by the book launching of Guatemalan artist Darío Escobar's first monograph. Together, these conversations address the local concerns, international circulation, and future of "Latin American art" in both broad and specific terms.

5:30-7:00pm  Panel discussion on Permission To Be Global/Prácticas Globales: Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection

Panelists:

José Luis Falconi, Post doctoral fellow, Harvard University
Robin Greely, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Connecticut
Ana María Reyes, Assistant Professor, Latin American Art History, Boston University
Jen Mergel, Beal Family Senior Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Liz Munsell, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art & MFA Programs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

 

7:15-8:15pm  Book presentation on A Singular Plurality: The Works of Darío Escobar, edited by José Luis Falconi (Cambridge: HAA/Harvard, 2013)

Panelists:

Tom Cummins,  Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian and Colonial Art, Harvard University
Darío Escobar, Artist
José Luis Falconi, Post doctoral fellow, Harvard University
Liz Munsell, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art & MFA Programs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Octavio Zaya, Writer, curator, editor. Director of ATLANTICA, Journal of Art & Thought

 

Image: Darío Escobar, Untitled, 2000-2012, cardboard, plastic, gold leaf and pigments, 15 x 17cm