February 26, 2020
7:30 pm
JCA Signature Series

Frances Jacobus-Parker, Art Historian: Revisions: Contemporary Native Art

Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall
Room 140

This event is free and open to the public. No ticket is required. 

Frances Jacobus-Parker is an art historian, curator, and critic of postwar and contemporary art. From 2018 to 2019 she served as Visiting Curator at the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame, where she organized the exhibition Revisions: Contemporary Native Art. Her dissertation, which she is completing at Princeton University, is the first book-length analysis of the pivotal oeuvre of the Latvian-born, American artist Vija Celmins (who received her B.F.A. from the John Herron School of Art in 1962).

Frances has held curatorial and research fellowships at the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, and was a teaching fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her writing has appeared in a wide range of exhibition catalogs and in essay collections on topics including collaboration, protest, and war. 

The JCA Signature Series is a high-impact artist residency program for student enrichment and community enjoyment.