Globally Connected: Conversations for the Future: Mapping the Art World after the Pandemic

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Globally Connected: Conversations for the Future: Mapping the Art World after the Pandemic


Angelica Pomar, FIT Art History and Museum Professions senior, and Eva Mayhabal Davis, arts advocator and curator, will discuss the climate of the art world post-pandemic and what it means for Black, Indigeous, people of color, women, and queer individuals working in the arts. They will evaluate how art institutions can better represent these identities in both exhibitions and on the art careers front. Most importantly, they will look at how wider representation in the arts can be the catalyst for social equity and change.
This year's Globally Connected program is a series of 45-minute virtual discussions led by students, faculty, and alumni to advance global education at FIT in our new world with limited mobility. The major themes will be fashion, art, sustainability, racial equity, and life during the pandemic around the world.
Angelica Pomar is an Art History and Museum Professions senior at FIT. She identifies as Nuyorican and South American, and is passionate about social justice within the arts. Last Spring, Angelica studied abroad in Florence, Italy to further study art history and museum studies at the Lorenzo De' Medici Institute. Angelica is also an artist educator at the Museum of Arts and Design, where she helps facilitate and plan virtual public programming with the education department. Angelica has previously helped curate the exhibition Survivance and Sovereignty on Turtle Island: Engaging with Contemporary Native American Art at the Kupferberg Holocaust Center in Queens, New York. Angelica has worked with art institutions since 2016, some of which are the Whitney Museum, New York Historical Society, SOHO20 Art Gallery, and The Morgan Library.
Eva Mayhabal Davis (b. Toluca, Mexico) is an arts advocate and curator. She has collaborated on exhibitions at BronxArtSpace, En Foco, Expressiones Cultural Center, MECA International Art Fair, Photoville NYC, Queens Museum, Ray Gallery, and Smack Mellon. Based in Brooklyn, she is a co-director at Transmitter, a collaborative curatorial initiative. She is currently the intake associate at UnLocal, Inc, a non-profit organization that provides direct immigration legal representation, legal consultations, and community education to New York City’s undocumented immigrant communities.


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