CLAVIS faculty regularly organize study trips for graduate and undergraduate students to engage with works of art firsthand, visit archives, and meet with colleagues in the field. Recent trips include:
Afro-Atlantic Histories and Permanent Collection of Lain American Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Study trip organized by George Flaherty and Adele Nelson, with guided tour of recently installed permanent collection of Latin American art with curator Mari Carmen Ramírez and visit to Afro-Atlantic Histories, an international touring exhibition originated by Museu de Arte de São Paulo.
Adolpho Leirner Collection of Brazilian Constructive Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Study trip organized and led by Adele Nelson for her spring 2018 graduate seminar, The Avant-Garde and Its Forms in Latin America, to see the Adolpho Leirner Collection of Brazilian Constructive Art and works on paper at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Meetings with curators of Latin American art Mari Carmen Ramírez and Rachel Mohl.
Study trip organized by George Flaherty and Julia Guernsey for their co-taught fall 2017 graduate seminar, Encounters with Mexico City Past and Present. The week-long trip included visits to museums, galleries, archaeological and architectural sites. Thirteen MA and PhD students from Art History, Latin American Studies, and Religious Studies participated.
Los Angeles: Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA
Study trip organized and led by George Flaherty and Adele Nelson for CLAVIS graduate students to Los Angeles to see the Pacific Standard Time II: Los Angeles/Latin America series of exhibitions, with special tour of Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985 at Hammer Museum and seminar on feminist art history hosted by Andrea Giunta, the exhibition’s co-curator.
Undergraduate Trip to Mexico City
Four Department of Art and Art History faculty and 8 undergraduates travelled to Mexico City for a week-long introduction to the contemporary art and design scene. Visit included museum, gallery, and studio visits, including with Inñaki Bonillas, Yoshua Okón, Virginia Colwell, Pedro Reyes, Carla Fernádez, SOMA Art School and Residency Program, and Panik Fabrication. Sponsored by the Dean of the College of Fine Arts, Chair of the Art and Art History Department, and CLAVIS.