Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 5:30-6:45 pm
“Iterating Eccentric Modernisms”
Professor, Visual Studies Program and Visual and Critical Studies Program, CCA
Tirza True Latimer is Professor in Visual Studies and Visual & Critical Studies at California College of the Arts. Her published work reflects on modern and contemporary visual culture from queer feminist perspectives. She is co-editor, with Whitney Chadwick, of the anthology The Modern Woman Revisited: Paris between the Wars (Rutgers University Press, 2003); the author of Women Together / Women Apart: Portraits of Lesbian Paris (Rutgers University Press, 2005); and co-author, with Wanda Corn, of Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories (University of California Press, 2011), companion book for an exhibition organized by the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C. Her latest book, Eccentric Modernisms: Making Differences in the History of American Art, published by the University of California Press (2016), builds on archival research conducted for the Stein exhibition and book. Her upcoming exhibition “Other Points of View” draws on Eccentric Modernisms to present work by members of the queer milieu contributing to View magazine in the 1940s.