The University of New Mexico Art Museum presents the panel discussion, “Art as Activism, Institution as Site-Panel Discussion” on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the UNM Art Museum.

The panel discussion features Sheri Crider, Gabrielle Uballez and Daryl Lucero. These speakers will discuss the ways in which artists, educators and cultural workers build and advocate with communities in historically authoritarian spaces, such as museums and galleries.

Sheri Crider is a visual artist and owner of Sanitary Tortilla Factory. She sees great possibility in discarded materials, unused spaces and missed opportunities that inspire her art practice.

Gabrielle Uballez is a cultural organizer, educator and art omnivore who currently serves as a National Organizing Director for the Minster of Collaboration and Activation for the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture.

Daryl Lucero is a land-based practitioner. His work focuses on reconnecting his community’s people through sustainable Pueblo livelihood practices. Lucero is an educator, facilitator, sometimes an artist and food grower.

The speakers will draw upon their own experiences to explore the different ways of working with institutions through interrogating, shifting, challenging and forming new ways of collaborating. 

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