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Additional Visiting Artist Lecture and Walker Curator Conversations this fall!

Hello, MCAD Community,

We have an additional Visiting Artist Lecture and new Walker Curator Conversations to put in your calendars for this fall 2020 semester!

Visiting Artist Lecture: Kao Kalia Yang
Sponsored by Liberal Arts Department and President's Office
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT
Online | Zoom Link

Kao Kalia Yang is an award-winning Hmong-American writer. She is the author of the memoirs The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir and The Song Poet. The Latehomecomer is the first Asian American authored and centered book to be added to the roster of the Literature to Life Program and a National Endowment for the Arts Big Read title. The Song Poet has been commissioned as a youth opera by the Minnesota Opera and will premiere in the spring of 2021. Yang is also the author of the children’s books, A Map Into the World, The Shared Room, and The Most Beautiful Thing. She co-edited the ground-breaking collection What God is Honored Here?: Writings on Miscarriage and Infant Loss By and For Indigenous Women and Women of Color. Her newest title is Somewhere in the Unknown World, a collective memoir of refugee experiences.

Yang’s literary nonfiction work has been recognized by the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Chautauqua Prize, the PEN USA literary awards, the Dayton’s Literary Peace Prize, and garnered three Minnesota Book awards. Her children’s books have been listed as an American Library Association Notable Book, a Zolotow Honor, a Kirkus Best Book of the Year, a finalist for the Midwest Independent Bookseller’s Award, and winner of a Minnesota Book Award in Children’s Literature. Kao Kalia Yang is a recipient of the International Institute of Minnesota’s Olga Zoltai Award for her community leadership and service to New Americans and the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts’ 2019 Sally Award for Social Impact.

MCAD and the Walker Art Center have teamed up to create exclusive discussions between students, faculty and staff, and Walker Curators. We invite you to join in these exciting noontime conversations and come with questions you may have about topics such as (but not limited to): decolonizing efforts, appropriation in contemporary art, non-profit institutions and social justice initiatives, etc.

Walker Curator Conversations: Henriette Huldisch, Walker Art Center Chief Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs. Moderated by Kerry Morgan, MCAD Gallery Director and Visiting Artist Committee Co-Chair
Friday, October 30, 2020
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. CT
Online | Zoom Link

Walker Curator Conversations: Nisa Mackie, Walker Art Center Head of Public Engagement, Learning and Impact, Moderated by Genevieve DeLeon, Fine Arts Professor for Visiting Artist Committee
Friday, November 20, 2020
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. CT
Online | Zoom Link

MCAD and the Walker will host three virtual Curator Conversations in Spring 2021, so stay tuned for more information about this soon.

Many thanks,
Kerry Morgan and Kiley Van Note
Visiting Artist Committee Admins

Wednesday, October 14