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Latin American Art History Expert to Teach During Spring Semester 2014

Former Getty Research Senior Fellow Roberto Conduru specializes in Afro-Brazilian art and culture

Well-known art historian, critic and curator Roberto Conduru will join the Department of Art History as a visiting professor this spring to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in contemporary Latin American art. A professor of art history and theory at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, Dr. Conduru specializes in modern, contemporary and Afro-Brazilian art. He is the author of six monographs and has served as an editor on more than 20 books on modern and contemporary artists and Afro-Brazilian art and architecture, most recently, Arquitetura dos Agudás no Golfo do Benim (Edições Fotorio), co-authored with Milton Guran, and Paulo Pasta (Barléu Publishers).

In 2012, Dr. Conduru was a Senior Fellow at the Getty Research Institute, where he launched the “Connecting Art Histories” initiative with art history programs throughout Latin America. At SMU, he will work with doctoral and master’s students as well as teach an undergraduate course on modern and contemporary Latin American art.

"We are delighted to welcome an such an esteemed Latin Americanist,” says Associate Professor and Chair of Art History Dr. Pamela Patton. “His contributions and transatlantic perspective will be excellent additions to our course offerings of both Hispanophone and Lusophone [Hispanic and Portuguese language] art and culture." 

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