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Afterthought – Remembering a Pandemic

September 30, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Five events comprise a special program spotlighting COVID commemoration as a form of political resistance. This program offers interactions with commemorative art, invites students and visitors to think about art as a form of political and social action, and includes multiple opportunities to interact with artists on campus. Additionally, art is proposed as a pathway for resisting the dominance of text in academic expression.

Sept 28: 1:00 – 3:00 pm, GalleryDAAS – Exhibition reception:  “Half Built House” a COVID memorial by Laura Taylor (exhibition runs from Sept 28 – Oct 27)

Sept 29:  6:00 pm, UM Museum of Art auditorium – Screening: A work-in-progress screening of “Afterthought”

Sept 30:  11:00 am, Rackham East Conference Room – Workshop: A graduate student workshop on film & academic expression

Sept 30:  1:00 pm, Rackham East Conference Room – Career Talk: Featuring the Editor & Producer for “Afterthought”

Sept 30:  3:00 pm, Rackham East Conference Room – Panel Talk: A discussion of the role of art in COVID commemoration


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Sponsored by Arts Initiative, UMMA, American Culture, Latina/o Studies, and the Museum Studies Program


September 30, 2023
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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