Public Showing

a conference at the
Center for Twentieth Century Studies
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Leslie Bellavance and Marina Pérez de Mendiola, Conference Organizers
Kathleen Woodward, Director of the Center
Carol Tennessen, Conference Coordinator

With Presentations by

Felix Angel Inter-American Development Bank
Doug Ashford Cooper Union
Herbert Blau University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Mark Bradley University of Chicago
Jamie Owen Daniel University of Illinois at Chicago
Rebecca J. DeRoo University of Chicago
Gail Dubrow University of Washington
Claire F. Fox Stanford University
Jane Gallop University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Maria Gough University of Michigan
The Guerrilla Girls New York
Jacqueline Hayden and Carla I. Corbin Hampshire College/University of Illinois
Lawrence Hoey University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Michelle S. Johnson University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Catherine Lord University of California, Irvine
Roxana Marcoci New York University
Loren Mayor Northwestern University
Pedro Meyer Mexico City
Arvind Rajagopal Purdue University
Jock Reynolds and Suzanne Hellmuth Andover
Mark B. Sandberg University of California, Berkeley
Marcia Tucker The New Museum of Contemporary Art
Paul Vanouse, Steffi Domike, and Michael Mateas Carnegie Mellon University
Deborah Willis Smithsonian Institution
James E. Young University of Massachusetts




This conference will take up the forums of cultural display that construct public narratives of memory and citizenship. Scholars and visual artists will address how the institution of the museum, as well as expanded fields of display, constitute visual products and events that structure contemporary identities. The physical sites and the conditions of the display of art, artifacts, and cultures will be explored in the context of the current proliferation of museums and changing definitions of cultural identity.

Thursday, April 16, - Saturday, April 18, 1998
Curtin Hall 175,
3243 North Downer Avenue, Milwaukee.

The Conference on Public Showing is sponsored by the Center for Twentieth Century Studies, College of Letters and Science, with support from the Graduate School, the Department of Africology, the Department of Art, the Layton Lecture Series, the Center for Latin America, Union Programming, the Center for Women's Studies, and the Women's Resource Center, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Phone: 414ˇ229ˇ4141; Fax: 414ˇ229ˇ5964;;