M. Rachael Arauz | Visiting Artist Lecture
M. Rachael Arauz is an independent curator of modern and contemporary art, with a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Pennsylvania. She has organized exhibitions and contributed to museum catalogues in the United States, Mexico, and Europe, on topics including mid-century abstraction, Mexican photography, language and text in contemporary art, non-figurative portraiture, sound sculpture, and weaving. She has also written about her museum experience as a “minority intern” in the 1990s, and served as juror and visiting critic for various organizations. Arauz was co-curator of the 2019 exhibition In the Vanguard: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1950-1969 for the Portland Museum of Art, Maine.
Illinois State University Wonsook Kim School of Art is honored to annually host the Visiting Artist Lecture Series. This event series is free and open to the public, and provides our students and community members opportunities to learn from talented artists from all around the globe. The Spring 2022 iteration of the Visiting Artist Series will occur entirely on Zoom. However, no recordings of any lectures will be made available. Contact Art@ilstu.edu for more information.