THE ARTIST: As Collection Researcher
Moderated by Karen Kurczynski, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, UMass
• Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, Artists based in Puerto Rico whose research-based practice encourages viewers to reconsider social and historical narratives. Their recent project at UMass involved the study of the Natural History Collection.
• Alex Callender, Artist and Assistant Professor of Art, Smith College, researching the W.E.B. Du Bois Archives at UMass for a UMCA public art project premiering this fall
• Jefferson Pinder, Professor of Sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Artist-in- Residence at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, researching the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s collection of mid-20th-century home videos of Black American families.