In the latest edition of the School of Liberal Arts newsletter, Latin American Studies graduating senior Jasmine Gloria describes how she and her fellow classmates in “Women, Community, and Art in Latin America: Oaxaca” are adapting to the challenges of social distancing. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted two key aspects of the course designed by Dr. Edith Wolfe and Dr. Monica Ramírez-Montagut: an April trip to Oaxaca and the group curation of a Newcomb Museum exhibit rooted in connections made during this visit. Gloria reflects on working through these obstacles, arriving at digital solutions, and learning from the experience of becoming “digital exhibition curators.” To read the full article, click here.
Jasmine Gloria is a senior majoring in Anthropology and Latin American Studies with a minor in Art History. Focusing on Pre-Columbian studies, she is interested in understanding how museums and academia are able to translate “higher level” understandings to the public. She was selected last summer to spend 8 weeks at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia as a Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Undergraduate intern. In the fall, she will attend the University of Colorado at Boulder for a MA in Art History.