The new year’s art project and its accompanying public art motorcade are the result of work by two CU Boulder graduate students and artists: Alejandra Abad and Román Anaya, collaboratively known as Abad◮Anaya. The two artists will use flags to artistically represent people’s hopes and dreams as a way to reclaim flags from being divisive symbols about the past and present, and allow them to embody a more inclusive future. (Published in the Arts & Sciences Magazine)
Molly Ott (Sculpture & Post-Studio Practice)
Molly Ott received an Excellence in Research grant from the Center for Humanities & the Arts for her project, "Prisoner Letters." The video documents a performance of three letters from her correspondence with Coloradan prisoners, while in a bathtub filled with apples. This video was made in collaboration with Kyle Ward, a CU School of Journalism alum.
Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, distinguished professor of Environmental Biology at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. As the author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants, Kimmerer has earned wide acclaim. Kimmerer's interests in restoration include not only restoration of ecological communities, but restoration of our kinship to land.
Join us for an afternoon featuring a presentation by Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer, followed by a discussion between the author and Dr. Clint Carroll, Associate Professor, CU Ethnic Studies and a general Q&A session. This presentation is sponsored by the CU Museum of Natural History and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's 2020-2021 Sawyer Seminar "Environmental Futures"at the University of Colorado Boulder (an interdisciplinary project including NEST Studio for the Arts, the Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies, Art & Art History, and the Natural Hazards Center).
Art & Art History Diversity Scholarship Event
WE DID IT! Last Wednesday, we hosted a virtual fundraiser for our new diverity scholarship with over 50 members of our community in attendance. We raised $7547, surpassing our goal of $6000—and we still have gifts coming in.
We continue to work on fundraising for the scholarship; our next goal is $25,000 by the end of the year. With this amount, we will be able to permanently endow the fund and begin awarding our many deserving students scholarships in 2021.
If you haven't yet had a chance to give, please help us reach our end-of-year goal by giving today! Thank you all for your generous support.
Laura Conway's film The Length of Day will have its world premier at the 2021 Slamdance film festival. Passes to the festival are free until December 31st.
The Length of Day is a collaged essay film that tells an emotional history of socialism in the United States. Filmmaker Laura Conway enacts a cinematic seance using archival documents to communicate with her departed communist grandparents and ask them questions about the end of capitalism.