Robertson_RiDE 2On April 13, 2017, Professor Robertson and her Themes in Art and Culture II class hosted a RiDE Episode on the topic of Art as Resistance: Decolonizing Art History.

Latina artists, Ruby Chacón and Maria de Los Angeles presented artwork and shared personal stories of migration, displacement, identity, family and heritage with students in the introductory art history class.

Maria dressed participants in some of her painted dresses, challenging students to question how it feels to wear another person’s culture. They discovered that the artists’ work did not fit neatly into “global” art histories, and that the presentation was being offered as part of a larger decolonizing project.

Follow the links for more information about the artists Ruby Chacón and Maria de Los Angeles, as well as more information about the Risk/Dare/Experiment (RiDE) Grant.