In parks and other public areas, paths caused by erosion and foot traffic form alternate routes and shortcuts, defying preplanned routes such as sidewalks and roads. What are the consequences of such alterations? And how do these modifications function as objects or images? At this symposium, emerging scholars across disciplines address the history and aesthetics of public alterations of surfaces, structures, subjects, and systems as they relate to art and art history.  The 2018 UCLA Art History Graduate Symposium will be held on Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at the Fowler Museum and Friday, October 19th at the Hammer Museum at UCLA. Free and open to the public; please visit the SYMPOSIUM WEBSITE HERE for full program details.

Thursday, October 18
Fowler Museum, Harry and Yvonne Lenart Auditorium

6:00 pm – Opening Reception
7:00 pm – Keynote Addres by Juliana Huxtable, Visual Artist, Writer, Performer, DJ

Friday, October 19
Hammer Museum, Nimoy Studio

9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Full schedule available on Symposium Website.

Image Above: Juliana Huxtable, A Split During Laughter at the Rally, 2017, digital video. Courtesy Juliana Huxtable


Generously co-sponsored by the UCLA Department of Art History and UCLA Design Media Arts, with support from the UCLA Graduate Students Association.