Presentations

  • With Jeffrey M. Banister, ” Reimagining Mexico City’s Water System as a Vibrant Assemblage,” Charlas series, Latin American Studies, UA, October 2019
  • With Jeffrey M. Banister, “Inter/Disciplinary Methods (Art History and Cultural Geography) for the Study of Heritage Landscapes,”  Simposio Internacional. Patrimonio Cultural Compartido, Colegio de San Luis Potosí, MX, June 2019.
  • “Pulque and Maguey in Mexican Art: from miraculous landscape to botany of national art,” Agave EXPO, Tucson, May 2019
  • “The Iconography of Mexico City’s Water Crisis: Women/Children/Potability/Plenitude,” ALAA Triennial Symposium, Chicago, Photographic Lexicons, March 2019 (accepted); School of Art, University of Arizona (delivered), March 2019.
  • With Amy McCoy and Jeffrey M. Banister, “An Interdisciplinary Study of Responses to Salt in the Mexicali Valley and Salinity in the Colorado River: from images to wetlands,Simposio Internacional. Patrimonio Cultural Compartido, University of Arizona, February 2019.
  • With Jeffrey M. Banister,Water Geographies & Technologies of Viewing: The Museo Jardín del Agua, Mexico City,”Eco-Art and Water, AESS (Association of Environmental Science Studies), Annual Meeting, Tucson, June 2017
  • “The Water Garden Museum, Chapultepec Park,” School of Art Advisory Board, University of Arizona, January 2017.
  • “The Water Garden Museum, Chapultepec Park,” Phoenix Art Museum, Docent lecture, November 2016.
  • With Jeffrey M. Banister, “Washerwomen, World Heritage, and Water: Spaces of Modernity and Tradition in Xochimilco and Mexico City,” Spatial Practices and their Visual Representation in Colonial and Modern Mexico, Latin American Studies Association Annual Meeting, New York, May 2016.
  • Discussant, “Pre-Columbia in the 19th Century Imagination,” John M. López, session chair, College Art Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, February 2016.
  • With Jeffrey M. Banister, “Envisioning Water in Mexico City: From Abstraction to Extraction,” School of Geography and Development, University of Arizona, February, 2016 and School of Geography and Development, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, March 2016.
  • With Jeffrey M. Banister, “The Visual Culture of Modern Water in Mexico City,” UNAM@UA, University of Arizona, Tucson, November 2015.
  • With Jeffrey M. Banister, “The Water Garden Museum, Chapultepec Park, Mexico City,” Adobe Corral of Westerners, Tucson, June 2015.
  • With Jeffrey M. Banister, “The Visual Culture of Water in Early Twentieth-Century Mexico: Clean Water in/Dirty Water Out,” Oceans and Deserts: Charting Transdisciplinary Currents in Environment and Culture within the Arts and Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, February 2014.
  • With Jeffrey Banister, “The Hydro-Aesthetics of the Mexico City Water System. “Desert Initiatives Lecture Series, University of Arizona Museum of Art, February 2013.
  • “Aqueous Adventures: the representation of water in 19th and 20th c Mexican art,” Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, UA, Tucson, November, 2012.
  • “The Picture of Water: Natural Resources in 19th Century Mexican Painting,The Visual Geographies of the Mexican Nation, 19th c to the Present, New England Council on Latin American Studies, Yale University, November 2012.
  • “Portraits, Genre Painting, and Landscape in 19th Century Mexico,” Arizona State Museum Seminar Series in conjunction with the exhibition: Many Mexicos: Vistas de la Frontera/Views from the Border, Tempe, March 2011.
  • “The Politics of Taste in 1881: An Appraisal from the Centennial Celebration of the Academy of San Carlos.” Symposium on The Politics of Taste in late 18th and 19th-century Latin America. Meadows Museum, Dallas, Texas, September 17, 2010.
  • “Merolico into Médico, The Image of the Medical Professional in 19th century Mexico.” Symposium on Text, Nation, Image. University of Essex, UK, September 2010.
  • “The Doctor and the Dilettante: Art and the Professionalization of Medicine in 19th century Mexico.” Symposium on Journey to Mexico: Art and Architecture, 16th-21st Centuries. University of North Carolina, Charlotte, April 2009.
  • “Moctezuma in the 19th century: reputation and representation,” Symposium on Moctezuma II, Institute of Archaeology, University of London, March 2009.
  • “Neo-Classicism in Latin American Art,” Co-Chair with Paul B. Niell, and Discussant, Session of the Association for Latin American Art, College Art Association Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, February 2009.
  • “Recent Trends in Colonial Mexican Art History,” Latin American Art Alliance (Phoenix Art Museum Support Group), Phoenix, February 2009.
  • “Modern Mexican Art,” University of Arizona Museum of Art, January 2009.
  • “The Picture of Health in Nineteenth-century Mexico, annual meeting of SECAC (Southeastern College Art Conference), New Orleans, September 2008.
  • “Latin American Visual Culture,” Tucson Museum of Art, (Docent lecture), February 2008.
  • “Between Art and Medicine in Porfirian Mexico: the statue of Dr. Rafael Lucio on the Paseo de la Reforma,” Triennial Meeting of the Association for Latin American Art, IFA/NYU, New York, October 2007.
  • “Space and Place in Turn of the Century Mexico, Faculty Colloquium, Center for Latin American Studies, April 2006 and Keynote presentation for the ARLIS Meetings, University of Arizona, October 2006.
  • “Under Lock and Key: The Making of Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez in 19th century Mexico”, XXIX Coloquío Internacional de Historia del Arte (UNAM, IIE). Puebla, Mexico, Oct. 2005.
  • “What Fits Where? Cosmopolitanism and Categories in late 19th Century Mexican Painting.” International Vernacular Studies Conference. Puebla, Mexico. Oct. 2005
  • “The Face of the Nation in Nineteenth-Century Mexican Portraiture,” San Diego Museum of Art. May 2005.
  • Chair, “Emerging Scholars” Panel of the Association for Latin American Art, College Art Association, Annual Meeting, Atlanta, February 2005
  • “Painting and Modernity in Mexico City During the 1880s,Colloquium on Spanish and Latin American Visual Culture. Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, January 2005.
  • “Painting and Modernity in Mexico City During the 1880s,Department of Art/Latin American Studies. University of Connecticut. Jan. 2005
  • “Mexican Casta Paintings,” Phoenix Art Museum, October 2004
  • “Painting, Modernity, and Gender in Late 19th Century Mexico,” Center for Latin American Studies, Mexico Workshop, University of Chicago, November 2003.
  • “Daily Life, Material Culture and Gender in 19th Century Mexican Art,”Conference on Vernacular Culture, University of the Americas, Puebla, Mexico, October 2003.
  • “History Painting, Exhibitions, and Criticism in 19th Century Mexico,” Oaxaca Summer Institute on Modern Mexican History, Oaxaca, Mexico, July 2003.
  • “Reversals of Fortune: Julia Escalante’s Milkcarrier and Graziella,Symposium on Popular Culture in Modern Mexico, Tulane University, New Orleans, April 2003.
  • “Lithography of the National: replicating Mexico in the Nineteenth Century,” Oaxaca Summer Institute on Modern Mexican History, Oaxaca, Mexico, July 2002.
  • “Modern Mexican Women Artists,” NEH Summer Institute on Hispanic Gendering of the Americas: Beyond Cultural and Geographical Boundaries, Arizona State University, Tempe, July 2002.
  • “Lithography in Nineteenth-Century Mexico: the contribution of printed images to national culture,” University of Arizona Museum of Art, April, 2002.
  • “Pulque and Indias: Colonial and Modern,” respondent: Reproducing Mexico: Visual Culture, Gender, and Political Society, College Art Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February, 2002.
  • “Manuel Tolsá’s Equestrian Monument to Charles IV (1796-2000): the political economy of patrimony,Images of Power: National Iconographies, Culture and the State in Latin America, University of London, Institute of Latin American Studies, London, 2001
  • “The City of Mexico: Images and History,” Oaxaca Summer Institute on Modern Mexican History, Oaxaca, Mexico, 2001
  • “Gender and Modernity in the epoch before Kahlo'” Southwest Council on Latin American Studies, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2001
  • “The Wild Ride of Charles IV, Politics and Patrimony in Modern Mexico,’ Latin American Area Studies, UA, Brown Bag Lecture Series, April 2001.
  • “The Jacques and Natahsha Gelman Collection” Phoenix Art Museum, 2001
  • “Nationalism and Nineteenth-Century Mexican Art,” Oaxaca Summer Institute on Modern Mexican History, Oaxaca, July 2000
  • “Bonjour Amigos: the Afrancesamiento of Mexican Elite Culture, 1880-1920,Cultural History and International Relations, Institut D’Anglais, Université Paris, VII, Paris, June 5, 1999.
  • “Conflicting Cultures in Turn of the Century Mexico,” University of Chicago, Workshop on Modern Visual Cultures of Latin America, April 9, 1999.
  • “Comments on National Culture,” in: “Fashioning the Nation: History Painting and Nationalist Fictions in Spain and the Americas, 1492 to the Present,” Annual Meeting, College Art Association, Los Angeles, February 12, 1999.
  • “19th and 20th-Century Mexican Women Artists,” Department of Art, California State University, Fullerton, November, 1997.
  • “Nineteenth-Century Mexico Looks at the Colonial Period,” Converging Cultures: Art and Identity in Spanish America, Symposium, Phoenix Art Museum, January 1997
  • “Michaelangelo Meets Moctezuma: Arts History’s Methods,” Friends of the University of Arizona Library, a collaborative presentation with Dr. Pia Cuneo (University of Arizona), Tucson, November, 1996.
  • “The Embodiment of the National in Late Nineteenth-Century Mexican Painting, Latin American Studies, San Diego State University, October, 1996.
  • “The Body of History in Nineteenth-Century Mexico,” 8th Biennial Meeting of the Milan Group for U.S. History, Milan, Italy, June, 1996.
  • Co-chair with Fatima Bercht, “State of Research in Modern Latin American Art,” research session of the Association for Latin AmericanArt, College Art Association, Boston, February, 1996
  • “Esa Pobre Mujer: Narrating the History of Women Artists in Modern Mexico,” Women’s Studies Department, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, October, 1995
  • “The Velada of Mid-Nineteenth-Century Mexico,” Seeking a Cultural Ideal in the Salon, Annual Meeting, Group for Early Modern Culture Studies, Dallas, TX, October 1995
  • “The Landscapes of Nineteenth-Century Mexico,” for symposium in conjunction with The Mexican Landscape; a traveling exhibition, Tucson Museum of Art, September, 1995
  • “Modern Women Painters in Mexico and Brazil,” in conjunction with the traveling exhibition, Latin American Women Artists, 1915 -1995, Phoenix Art Museum, July, 1995
  • “Perspectives on 20th Century Women Artists in Mexico,” Museo de San Carlos, Mexico City and Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, April 1995
  • “Cultural Spaces and Practices of Women Artists in Nineteenth-Century Mexico,” Panel: The Artist in the City, Annual Meeting of the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Group, Santa Cruz, CA, April 1995
  • Modern Women Painters in Mexico and Brazil,” in conjunction with the traveling exhibition, Latin American Women Artists, 1915 -1995, Phoenix Art Museum, July 1995
  • “The Mexican Muralists,” in conjunction with the traveling exhibition South of the Border, Mexico in the American Imagination, Phoenix Art Museum, February 1995
  • “Classicisms in Nineteenth-Century Mexico,” Panel: Classicism and Anti-Classicism in Latin American Art and Art History, CAA, Seattle, February 1994
  • “Battling for Representation in Nineteenth-Century Mexico, Annual Meeting of the Group for Early Modern Culture, Norman, OK, October 1993
  • “Between Tradition, Myth, and the Avant-Garde: A Response to Agustín Arteaga,” international symposium on Modernism in Latin America, Phoenix Art Museum, March 1993
  • “An Art Historical Perspective,” Trouble in Paradise: Artistic Encounters of the Quincentenary Kind: A Symposium on Native American and Hispanic Counter memory, University of Arizona, October 1992
  • “Columbus in Mexico: the Nineteenth Century Represents the Arrival of ‘Civilization’,” Provost’s Faculty Community Lecture Series, University of Arizona, December 1992
  • “Counter-Colonialismo,” Presentations by Art Historians and Artists on the impact of the Quincentennary, Dinnerware Gallery, Tucson, February 1992
  • “Virgin? China? Law? The Allegory of the Constitution of 1857,Arizona State University, Tempe, November, 1991
  • 1980-1989 — Research papers delivered at: Art Historians of Southern California. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. Depictions of the Dispossessed Symposium (UCLA).  LASA Annual Meeting.  West Coast Latin American Studies Association. Cal State Fullerton. University of Arizona. University of Connecticut. MIT.