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Humanities Day Panel: Monochrome Multitudes

Digital poster with light blue lettering on a dark blue background reads Monochrome Multitudes

Join curator Orianna Cacchione and Professors Christine Mehring (Art History) and Jessica Stockholder (Visual Arts) for a Humanities Day session that reflects on the exhibition Monochrome Multitudes through art historical, curatorial, and artistic points of view. 

Monochrome Multitudes revisits a notoriously hermetic art to reveal its creative possibilities and conceive pedagogical strategies that make abstraction accessible from multiple perspectives. The exhibition aims to expand existing histories of “the monochrome” in three ways: articulating cultural, social, political, racial, or gendered meanings of monochrome art; emphasizing the hermeneutic significance of materials and media; and engaging North American art in a global dialogue. 

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  • Orianna Cacchione, Curator of Global Contemporary Art at the Smart Museum of Art; Lecturer in the Department of Art History
  • Christine Mehring, Faculty Adjunct Curator at the Smart Museum of Art; Mary L. Block Professor in the Department of Art History and the College; and Affiliate Faculty in the Department of Visual Arts
  • Jessica Stockholder, Raymond W. and Martha Hilpert Gruner Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Visual Arts

Humanities Day

An annual tradition at the University of Chicago since 1980, Humanities Day celebrates the humanities with free discussions, tours, performances, and lectures featuring the latest research of the award-winning faculty in the Division of the Humanities.