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The Other American Moderns: Art Historical Research as a Form of Activism

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The Other American Moderns: Art Historical Research as a Form of Activism
March 1, 2018 12:00 pm
March 1, 2018 1:00 pm
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Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: 3201 Hart Hall

ShiPu Wang, Associate Professor Art History & Visual Culture, University of California, Merced

Please join us in welcoming ShiPu Wang who will talk about his decade-long effort in recovering and studying socially-engaged artwork produced by diasporic Japanese American artists in the Exclusion era. The lecture will draw from The Other American Moderns. Matsura, Ishigaki, Noda, Hayakawa (Penn State University Press, 2017), Professor Wang’s recent book, that focuses on and intervenes in discourses of American modernism and pre-WWII interracial relations.

Professor Wang is the author of Becoming American? The Art and Identity Crisis of Yasuo Kuniyoshi (University of Hawaii Press, 2011) and curator/editor for Chiura Obata: An American Modern (Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB; University of California Press, 2018). Professor Wang was a 2014 Terra Foundation for American Art Senior Fellow at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and a recipient of the museum’s 2008 Patricia and Phillip Frost Essay Award. He is the founding faculty of UC Merced’s Global Arts Studies Program and UCM Art Gallery.


This event is sponsored by Asian American Studies Department, Art History Program

For more information please contact: Susette Min, ssmin@ucdavis.edu

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