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Time for Change: A Conversation
March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us for an in-gallery discussion of select works in Time for Change: Art and Social Unrest in the Jorge M. Pérez Collection. In this panel discussion, Iris Gonzalez, TMA’s Tour Coordinator, will moderate a discussion with recent graduates from the University of South Florida’s M.A. in Art History program. Gonzalez, who has also recently graduated from the program, concentrates on contemporary art, and offers a valuable perspective on the exhibition’s reception in the Tampa community. Panelists include Vanessa Gillette Wyland, an art historian specializing in colonial Latin American art, Nicole Zambrano, an art historian interested in activism in artworks and in the curatorial process, and Mia Dean, an art historian and art consultant specializing in abstraction and museum studies.
In-gallery programs at the Tampa Museum of Art are free with the cost of Admission.
On Thursday evenings, the museum offers Art on the House, with pay-as-you-will admission from 4p-8p.
Vanessa Gillette Wyland is a writer and art historian based in St. Petersburg, Florida. Earning her MA in art history from the University of South Florida, she currently seeks a PhD with an emphasis in colonial Latin American art. She aspires to teach and publish at the university level. With a background in global early modern studies, she is drawn to cross-cultural translations of material culture and to the tensions, contacts, and identities born from colonialism.
Nicole Zambrano is currently an Art History MA candidate at University of South Florida. Born and raised in Miami, FL to Colombian parents, her research is focused on the relationship between art and politics. Nicole uses art history as a tool to learn from the past in order to promote a more equitable society. Her ultimate goal is to make art spaces a safe space for difficult dialogues and to implement activism into the curatorial process.
Mia Dean is both an art historian and private consultant based in Tampa, Florida. Recently earning her MA in art history from the University of South Florida, Mia has had her master’s thesis published in FSU’s Athanor XXXIX and is currently an adjunct professor for art history at the University of Tampa. With a primary focus in the conjunction of abstraction and museum studies, Mia aims to re-enter the institutional sphere and promote critical development in visitor experience alongside contemporary interventions on traditional curatorial approaches.
Image: Camilo Restrepo (Colombian, b. 1973). Rip Currents #2 (Burro), 2014-15. Ink, water-soluble wax pastel, tape, stickers, newspaper clippings, glue and saliva on paper, 93 4/3 x 58 inches. Jorge M. Pérez Collection, Miami.