Program update for Sunday: Guided tour of Per(Sister) at Newcomb Art Museum!

Join us for a tour of Newcomb Art Museum’s new incredible exhibition, Per(Sister) with Megan Flattley, curatorial research assistant! Sunday, February 3, 11:00 am.

Newcomb Art Museum has partnered with formerly incarcerated women, community organizations, stakeholders, and those directly impacted by the prison system to create the exhibition Per(Sister), which is intended to share the stories of currently and formerly incarcerated women in Louisiana, and shine a light on the myriad issues as identified and expressed by the women themselves. Their stories come to life through the pairing of a “persister” and an artist who created a work inspired by her story, other stories take the shape of voice recordings, or handwritten messages, all with the intention of challenging misconceptions and uninformed assumptions. By building awareness of the situations arising before, during and after incarceration, the exhibition Per(Sister) seeks to find common ground and pathways for society to empathetically move forward together.

More information on the exhibition at:

LAGO Conference 2019: Call for Papers!


Please scroll down for CFP translations in Portuguese, Spanish and Kreyòl.

“Entanglement and the Spaces in Between:
Discourses and Processes of Hybridity in Latin America”
LAGO Graduate Student Conference
February 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 2019
New Orleans, Louisiana

“Perhaps once we accept that hybridity owes no less to present needs and desires to see and know what is disquieting about colonial history than it does to any particular past event, we can begin to write more complicated histories of Spanish America’s past. Perhaps then we can engage colonial subjects in a place and history that are as they should be—neither fully ours, nor fully theirs.” (Dean and Leibsohn, 2003)

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Recipient of the Stephen P. Jacobs Prize describes her project

It is an honor to receive this award! I would like to thank Professor Rebecca for the nomination, I am very happy to have my research recognized internationally. This research began during my last year in college, when I studied the musical movements during the time of the military dictatorship in Brazil and I came across, for the first time, with the MPB Festival of 1967. Since that time, I realized that this event was very important for the 1960s, because it was part of a time of great repression, violence and censorship by military power, and yet it became the way that many artists and singers were able to disseminate their thoughts, instruments and songs. When I entered the master’s degree, I created a research project that had as a proposal to investigate how the Festival of 1967 had been produced and elaborated in the form of a great narrative by TV Record.

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