Friday, November 10, 2017 - 2:15pm

Visual Culture Caucus/ Material Culture Caucus reception

Friday, November 10, 5:00-7:00pm. The School of the Art Institute, Sharp Building, 37 South Wabash, Room 327. Food provided, with a cash bar.

Visual Culture Caucus business meeting

Saturday, November 11, 10:00am. Location TBA.

Get to know other members of the Visual Culture Caucus and help shape the caucus agenda for the coming year! This includes discussing how the caucus should respond to changes in visual culture scholarship generally, mentoring younger scholars, selecting panels for caucus sponsorship at future ASA conferences, and planning other caucus events and activities.

Visual Culture Caucus Sponsored Panels

Visual Dissents: Political Action and Commerce in the Public Eye. Thursday, November 9, 4:00pm. Hyatt Regency Chicago, San Francisco (Ballroom Level, West Tower).

Envisioning Improvisation: Struggles for Emancipation at the Nexus of the Sonic and the Visual. Saturday, November 11, 4:00pm. Hyatt Regency Chicago, McCormick (Third Floor, West Tower).

MCA tour

This year, the ASA Visual Culture Caucus has organized a guided tour at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (MCA), Friday, November 10. Open since 1967, the MCA is an innovative and compelling center of contemporary art where the public can experience the work and ideas of living artists, and understand the historical, social and cultural context of the art of our time. As a part of our guided tour, we will see several ongoing exhibitions, including: To the Racy Brink which kicks off the MCA’s 50th anniversary by honoring the artists and exhibitions that placed the museum on the vanguard of contemporary art; Woman with a Camera which presents photographs by 16 women artists who come from a diverse set of backgrounds and generations, and address various artistic concerns; and We Are Here, a major three-part exhibition drawn from the MCA’s collection to commemorate the museum’s 50th anniversary.

Register for the tour here Cost is $6.00. Participants meet at 1:30pm in the West Lobby of the Hyatt Regency (the tour starts at the MCA at 2:00pm).

Please contact Sampada Aranke ( or Christopher Lukasik ( if you have any questions.