smART talks: October 2018

Oct 11, 2018

03:00 PM - 03:20 PM

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An afternoon break filled with art, discovery, and community!

Stella Burch Elias is a Professor of Law at the University of Iowa. She teaches Immigration Law, International Law, and Comparative Law.  Her research on immigration and nationality laws has been published in leading law reviews and journals, including those at Yale Law School, Columbia Law School, U.C. Berkeley Law School, Boston University Law School, and Wisconsin Law School. She will bring her experience working with immigrant communities in Iowa to the discussion of works in the Stanley’s permanent collection by Toyin Ojih Odutola (a visual artist born in Nigeria who lives and works in New York) and Diego Rivera (a Mexican artist who worked in the US and Mexico). 

Dr. Elias will bring her experience working with immigrant communities in Iowa to the discussion of works in the Stanley’s permanent collection by Toyin Ojih Odutola (a visual artist born in Nigeria who lives and works in New York) and Diego Rivera (a Mexican artist who work in the US and Mexico).

After the event, we encourage you to keep the discussion going on the ground floor of the IMU at Java House or the food court.

Stanley smART talks present faculty of the University of Iowa and members of the community whose work relates to current events. Speakers share their work and its connection to the Stanley Museum of Art’s permanent collection. We invite the audience to take a break from your day and spend 15–20 minutes participating in the discussion and sharing your experiences.

smART talks are for anyone who enjoys engaging with the community and discovering new connections between the museum’s collection and events beyond its walls. We invite the campus community—including courses and student groups—and the surrounding area to join our discussion, and we encourage everyone in Iowa and beyond to watch the conversation on Facebook.

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