Students at the Hammer Museum

UCLA Art History Graduate Student Symposium: Alterations

In parks and other public areas, paths caused by erosion and foot traffic form alternate routes and shortcuts, defying preplanned routes such as sidewalks and roads. What are the consequences of such alterations? And how do these modifications function as objects or images? At this symposium, emerging scholars across disciplines address the history and aesthetics of public alterations of surfaces, structures, subjects, and systems as they relate to art and art history.

On Thursday, October 18 at 7 p.m. multidisciplinary artist Juliana Huxtable presents the keynote lecture at the Fowler Museum. A coffee and tea reception precedes the program at 6 p.m. 

Generously co-sponsored by the UCLA Department of Art History and UCLA Design Media Arts, with support from the Fowler Museum, the Hammer Museum and the UCLA GSA.

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from an anonymous donor.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members.

Public programs advancing social justice are presented by the Ford Foundation.

Digital presentation of Hammer public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.