Dr. Selma Holo, Director of the USC Fisher Museum of Art and International Museum Institute, was in Mexico City between October 19-21 to attend a series of conferences at the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Mexico’s leading contemporary art museum.
Dr. Holo, who was the keynote speaker for the conference series, talked about “hyphenated museums” (museums dedicated to foster a deeper understanding of America’s diverse heritage by researching, preserving, and sharing the history, cultural legacy, and continued contributions of Americans with another nation’s ancestry, e.g. Chinese American Museum) and how they represent belonging in the United States.
Dr. Selma Holo and Mari-Tere Álvarez* later presented their new book, Remix: Changing Conversations in Museums of the Americas, at the book launch that was part of MUAC’s three-day conference series.
*Mari-Tere Álvarez is Dr. Holo’s former student at USC, Project Specialist at the J. Paul Getty Museum, and Associate Director at the International Museum Institute (IMI).