An exploration of 20th century Latin American art

Contact: Molly Burke | College of Arts & Sciences
541-962-3508

October 8, 2012
LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) – Barbara Schulz, Ph.D., professor of modern language and Spanish at EOU, shares her research on Latin American painting for the first colloquium of the academic year Thursday, Oct. 11.

“Explorations in 20th Century Latin American Art” begins at 4 p.m. in Ackerman Hall, Room 210 at EOU. The event is free and open to the public and a reception with question and answer session will follow.

Schulz spent a year traveling through Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador while on sabbatical and visited museums, galleries and exhibitions and also met with various artists. Her introduction to what she found to be the most important currents in 20th century Latin American painting will include a discussion of how native artists constitute authenticity in their work by incorporating trends from European Modernism, while at the same time drawing on indigenous traditions and their own social and political environment.

A list of related resources provided by EOU’s Pierce Library is available for more in-depth information on this topic. Visit http://library.eou.edu/colloquium. To be added to the colloquium mailing list call 541-962-3508.