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Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series

The University of West Florida College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities presents the Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series showcasing scholars of outstanding prominence who promote the value and role of the Liberal Arts in building and sustaining contemporary culture.


Art by Olga Silva and Jaime Diffee, 2018 UWF graduates, as part of the 2017-2018 CUBBED: Mural Festival. Photo: Pensacola Museum of Art Archive

June 14, “Murals and City Space: Past and Present”

Join the conversation as our panelists discuss murals and the visual landscape through time. The panelists will touch on Pensacola’s history and the role of murals within city space. They will discuss murals as objects and symbols of historical and visual culture. Finally, they will consider who and what regulates city space and our visual landscape.

Dr. Amy Mitchell-Cook will serve as the panel moderator. Mitchell-Cook is UWF associate professor and chair of the UWF Department of History. 

Panelists:

  • Amy Bowman-McElhone, Assistant Vice President, UWF Historic Trust Museums and Director and Chief Curator, UWF Pensacola Museum of Art
  • Ross Pristera, Historic Preservationist, UWF Historic Trust
  • Dr. Jamin Wells, UWF Assistant Professor of History


Thursday, June 14

  • 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Museum of Commerce
    201 E. Zaragoza Street, Pensacola
    Reception - 5:30 p.m.
    Lecture - 6-7 p.m.

    The reception and lecture are free and open to the public. RSVPs are not required, but seating is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. 


2017-2018 Lecture Schedule


Fall 2017 Lecture Schedule

  • October 26, 2017 
  • "The Legacy of Contested Public Art"
  • Valerie George, Associate Professor, UWF Department of Art
  • Carrie Fonder, Lecturer, UWF Department of Art
  • Location: Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 South Jefferson Street 
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  • November 30, 2017
  • "Public Space, Collective Memory, and Community Identity"
  • Dr. Jocelyn Evans, Government and Civic Spaces
  • Dr. Brian Hood, Philosophy and Ethics
  • Dr. William Lees, Author of "Recalling Deeds Immortal: Florida Monuments to the Civil War"
  • Margo Stringfield, Public Archaeology and Exibit Design
  • Location: Historic Museum of Commerce, 201 East Zaragoza Street

Spring 2018 Lecture Schedule

  • January 17, 2018 (This will be rescheduled for a later date.) 
  • "The Typewriter Project: Poetry as Public Art"
  • Stephanie Berger and Nick Adamski, Co-Creators of The Typewriter Project: Subconscious of the City
  • Dr. Robin Blyn, Professor, UWF Department of English
  • Location: Historic Museum of Commerce, 201 East Zaragoza Street
  • February 15, 2018
  • "Museums as Authentic Public Spaces"
  • Amy Bowman-McElhone, Director and Chief Curator, Pensacola Museum of Art
  • Nick Croghan, Director of The Art Gallery at UWF
  • John Markowitz, Artist and Lecturer of Art, UWF Department of Art
  • Location: Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 South Jefferson Street 
  • March 8, 2018
  • "Katrina Andry: Art as Activisim"
  • Featuring Katrina Andry, New Orleans Artist
  • *This talk is being held in partnership with the Pensacola Museum of Art and UWF Office of Equity and Diversity
  • Location: Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 South Jefferson Street 
  • March 27, 2018
  • "Public Theatre and the Act of Dissidence"
  • Featuring Quinn Bauriedel, Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director, Pig Iron Theatre Company
  • Location: Historic Museum of Commerce, 201 East Zaragoza Street
  • June 14, 2018
  • "Murals and the Role of Public Art in the City"
  • Amy Bowman-McElhone, Director and Chief Curator, Pensacola Museum of Art
  • Dr. Amy Mitchell-Cook, UWF Department of History
  • Ross Pristera, UWF Historic Trust
  • Dr. Jamin Wells, UWF Department of History
  • Location: Historic Museum of Commerce, 201 East Zaragoza Street

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  • Guests are welcome to join for drinks and hors d'oeuvres from 5:30-6 p.m. Lectures are from 6-7 p.m. Experience UWF Downtown is free and open to the public. 

 To learn more about Experience UWF Downtown, contact casshcommunications@uwf.edu or (850) 474-3227.

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