Museum: Space, Trace, or Place?

  • 4:00 PM–5:00 PM

Old Capitol Museum Senate Chamer
21 N. Clinton St, Iowa City

The 2020 Obermann Humanities Symposium, "What Can Museums Become?", will bring together a distinguished group of museum directors, curators, educators and artists who will reflect on the transformative work that museums perform in the twenty-first century.

The first keynote speaker will be Johanna Burton, whose expertise in performance studies has inflected her work as a curator, educator, scholar, and now as the Director of the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University—one of the nation’s foremost academic art museums. In her opening lecture, “Museum: Space, Trace, or Place?” Burton will reflect on the overlapping roles that museums play as sites of display, performance, engagement, and community building.

Lauren Lessing, director of the UI Stanley Museum of Art, will introduce the lecture.

Join us after the talk for a hosted reception in the Hageboeck Hall of Birds, UI Museum of Natural History (Macbride Hall), 5:30–7:00 p.m.
 
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Erin Hackathorn in advance at 319-335-4034.

Cost: FREE and open to all

Contact: joyce-tsai@uiowa.edu

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in a program, please contact the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art in advance at 335-1727.