smART talks: December 2019

  • 11:00 AM

Stanley Visual Classroom, third floor Iowa Memorial Union
125 N. Madison St., Iowa City

Join us for a conversation filled with art, discovery, and community!

Dr. Anny Dominique Curtius will discuss the Contemporary Haitian Painting exhibition that is on view in the Stanley Visual Classroom. She will also discuss Haitian-American artist Edouard Duval-Carrie’s sculpture “The Saga of the Baobab” in conjunction with her current research. This 40-foot tall steel structure is installed in the central atrium of Senegal’s recently opened  Museum of Black Civilizations in Dakar.

Dr. Curtius is Associate Professor of Francophone studies. Her research is interdisciplinary as it circulates at the crossroads of Francophone studies (Caribbean, the Indian Ocean and Sub-Saharan Africa), Postcolonial ecocriticism, Visual, Cinematic and Performing arts, Comparative Caribbean critical theory, Cultural anthropology, and  New Memorial Museum Studies.

Stanley smART talks present faculty of the University of Iowa and members of the community whose work relates to current events. Speakers share their work and its connection to the Stanley Museum of Art’s permanent collection. We invite the audience to take a break from your day and spend 15–20 minutes participating in the discussion and sharing your experiences.

smART talks are for anyone who enjoys engaging with the community and discovering new connections between the museum’s collection and events beyond its walls. We invite the campus community—including courses and student groups—and the surrounding area to join our discussion.

Cost: Free


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.