- SFAI Lecture Hall, San Francisco CA
Maria Elena Buszek, PhD, is a scholar, critic, curator, and associate professor of art history at the University of Colorado, Denver, where she teaches courses on Modern and contemporary art. Her recent publications include the books Pin-Up Grrrls: Feminism, Sexuality, Popular Culture (Duke University Press Books, 2006) and Extra/Ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art (Duke University Press Books, 2011). She has also contributed writing to the exhibition catalogue In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States, and has published articles in Art Journal and TDR: The Journal of Performance Studies. Buszek has been a regular contributor to the popular feminist magazine BUST since 1999, and, with Kirsty Robertson, recently edited a special issue of Utopian Studies on the subject of “craftivism.” Her current book project explores the ties between contemporary activist art and popular music.
Founded in 1871, San Francisco Art Institute is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious schools of higher education in contemporary art.
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