Study Day: “Teach-in: Artists & the Vietnam War”

Offered in conjunction with “Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965–1975”, this study day “teach-in” will feature talks by prominent artists and leading scholars, small-group dialogues, and art activations. Featured speakers include curators Melissa Ho and Robert Cozzolino, scholars Karen Mary Davalos and Rujeko Hockley, and artists Peter Saul, Rupert Garcia, Jesse Trevino, Harry Gamboa, Jr., Kim Jones, Pao Her, Thi Bui, and Tiffany Chung. Conversations will explore experiences during 1965–75, pose critical questions about our current time, and reflect on the half-century that separates the two.

$50, $32 for My Mia Members, $20 for Paintings Affinity Members. Coffee, light refreshments, and lunch provided. Tickets are available online, by phone at 612.870.3000, or in person at the Visitor Services desk in the museum’s Third Avenue lobby.

Full Schedule

10 AM
Museum opens
Coffee and refreshments
10:15 AM
Introductory Remarks
10:30 AM
The Making of the Exhibition
with exhibition curators Melissa Ho (Smithsonian American Art Museum) and Robert Cozzolino (Mia)
11:15 AM
Artists Respond to the Vietnam War
with artists Peter Saul, Kim Jones, and Harry Gamboa, Jr.
12:15 – 1:30 PM
Lunch
Exhibition Viewing Time
1:30 PM
Art & the Black Power Movement
with Rujeko Hockley, assistant curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art
2:15 PM
Chicano Art Movement
with artists Jesse Trevino and Rupert Garcia, moderated by Karen Mary Davalos, Professor of Chicano and Latino Studies at the University of Minnesota
3:15 – 3:30
Break
3:30 PM
Artists Reflect on the American War
with artists Pao Her, Thi Bui, and Tiffany Chung
4:30 PM
Reception
Exhibition Viewing Time
Throughout the Day
Artist Activations and Activities