Pedagogies of Contemporary Art

 June 19 - 20, 2009

This colloquium brought together professors of art history, visual culture, and practice, all of whom are actively engaged in teaching contemporary art historically, in order think through practical disciplinary problems related to their common interest. They asked such questions as: how do we represent ourselves as historians of the present? What are the disciplinary and social (cultural) functions of the contemporary art historian? This colloquium was convened by Darby English, associate professor in the department of art history, University of Chicago, and Julia Bryan Wilson, assistant professor, department of art history, University of California, Irvine.

Participants included: George Baker, University of California, Los Angeles; Johanna Burton, Center for Curatorial Studies and Art in Contemporary Culture, Bard College; C. Ondine Chavoya, Williams College; Huey Copeland, Northwestern University; Rachel Haidu, University of Rochester; Sharon Hayes, The Cooper Union School of Art; Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Harvard University Art Museums, Sackler Museum and Tina Takemoto, California College of the Arts