In conjunction with the exhibition “Vincent Valdez: The City,” the Blanton Museum of Art will host “Facing Racism: Art & Action,” a day-long symposium on Thursday, September 27th. Artists, curators, and scholars will speak on the role of the arts in addressing racism, including UT Austin American Studies faculty Cary Cordova and Steve Hoelscher.
Please visit the event page to register for the day’s events. Aruna D’Souza, author of Whitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in 3 Acts (Badlands Unlimited, 2018) will deliver the keynote address at 6:30pm.
Facing Racism: Art & Action is co-sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Central Texas Regional office, the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin, and the Humanities Institute at The University of Texas at Austin.