Bringing together emerging scholars to share their research on the role of community in art, papers will consider collaborative effort in diverse forms of artistic creation. How does a desire for or rejection of collectivity manifest itself? What social formations have fostered or stifled the production of art? In an attempt to define community in its broadest sense, case studies examining periods and regions ranging from ancient Rome to Meiji Era Japan will be featured. The keynote speaker, Professor Robert Farris Thompson, is Col. John Trumbull Professor of the History of Art at Yale University and a leading scholar of African and African American Art.
Funded by the Campus Programs Committee of the Program Activities Board, Council for Arts & Architecture, Graduate Student Association, UCLA Department of Art History and UCLA Friends of Art History.