Schedule

Thursday, March 5 

4:00–4:10 p.m. | Old Capitol Senate Chamber [accessibility | map]
Welcome
Jen Buckley, Associate Professor of English, University of Iowa

4:10–5:00 p.m. | Old Capitol Senate Chamber [accessibility | map]
Opening keynote lecture
: “Museum: Space, Trace, or Place?”
Johanna Burton, Director, Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
Introduction: Lauren Lessing, Director, UI Stanley Museum of Art

5:30–7:00 p.m. | Hageboeck Hall of Birds, UI Museum of Natural History (Macbride Hall) [accessibility | map]
Hosted Reception

Friday, March 6

10:00–11:30 a.m. | FilmScene at the Chauncey [accessibility | map]
Museums and Communities — Roundtable

Introduction: Teresa Mangum, Director, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, University of Iowa

It has become commonplace for museums to see themselves as part of the community, but what are the ways they serve, advance, or hamper that vision? What conditions must come into being for museums to become agents of change? 

La Tanya Autry, Gund Curatorial Fellow, moCa Cleveland (Cleveland, OH)
Lisa Yun Lee, Executive Director, The National Public Housing Museum (Chicago, IL); Associate Professor of Public Culture and Museum Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Anaïs Duplan, Program Manager, Recess Projects (Brooklyn, NY); Founding Curator, Center for Afrofuturist Studies, a program of Public Space One (Iowa City, IA)
John Engelbrecht, Director, Public Space One (Iowa City, IA)
Kalmia Strong, Program Director, Public Space One (Iowa City, IA)

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Lunch on your own

1:30–3:00 p.m. | FilmScene at the Chauncey [accessibility | map]
Museums and Performance — Roundtable

Introduction: T. J. Dedeaux-Norris, Assistant Professor, School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa

Panelists will explore how the space of museums, new technologies, and patronage have enabled, impeded, or transformed performance and live art. 

Juliet Bellow, Associate Professor of Art History, American University (Washington, D.C.)
Jen Buckley, Associate Professor of English, University of Iowa
Lane Czaplinski, Director of Performing Arts, Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)

3:15–4:00 p.m. | FilmScene at the Chauncey [accessibility | map]
Premiere of the film Downriver (2020, 24 minutes)

Introduction: Joyce Tsai, Chief Curator of the UI Stanley Museum of Art; Associate Professor of Practice, School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa

Director Heidi Wiren Bartlett, Art + Creative Director at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA) and Co-Founder of Propelled Animals, will be present and available for questions and answers.

4:00–7:00 p.m. | Dinner on your own. We encourage you to explore museums, libraries, and gallery spaces in downtown Iowa City. View a list of local museums and current exhibits and openings.

7:00–8:00 p.m. | Shambaugh Auditorium [accessibility | map]
Keynote lecture: “Relationality and Performance: A Critical Genealogy”
Amelia Jones, Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor and Robert A. Day Professor and Vice Dean of Research at the Roski School of Art and Design, University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
Introduction: Marty Scholtz, Vice President for Research, University of Iowa

Saturday, March 7

9:00–10:30 a.m. | Art Building West, Room 240 [accessibility | map]
The Power of Objects
— Roundtable
Introduction: Joyce Tsai, Chief Curator of the UI Stanley Museum of Art; Associate Professor of Practice, School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa

What would it mean to take seriously the power that artworks and artifacts have? How might museums redistribute that power and empower living communities?

Sarah Bond, Associate Professor, History, University of Iowa
Anny-Dominique Curtius, Associate Professor, French, University of Iowa
Jill Ahlberg Yohe, Associate Curator, Minneapolis Institute of Art (Minneapolis, MN)

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Stanley Visual Classroom, Room 376 Iowa Memorial Union [accessibility | map]
“Object-Based Learning in Action”
Kimberly Musial Datchuk, Curator of Learning and Engagement, UI Stanley Museum of Art

Participate in object-based learning exercises to build observation and communication skills.

12:30–2:00 p.m. | Lunch on your own

2:00–3:30 p.m. | Art Building West, Room 240 [accessibility | map]
Closing keynote lecture: “Future Media of Museums”
Michelle Kuo, Marlene Hess Curator, Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Introduction: Montse Fuentes, Executive Vice President & Provost, University of Iowa

3:30–5:00 p.m. | Art Building West atrium [accessibility | map]
Closing Reception