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Video by María Magdalena Campos-Pons (born Matanzas, Cuba, 1959) with sound by Neil Leonard (born Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1959). Still from Baño Sagrado (Rite of Initiation, Sacred Bath), 1991. Single-channel video transferred from Super 8 film (color, sound): 31 min., 37 sec. Courtesy of the artists. © María Magdalena Campos-Pons and Neil Leonard. (Photo: courtesy of the artist)

Symposium: Behold

Saturday, September 16, 2023

11:30 am–6 pm

Meet at the Center for Feminist Art and Overlook, 4th Floor


Celebrate the opening of María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Behold—an exhibition spanning nearly four decades of the artist’s boundary-breaking work—with two roundtable discussions and a new immersive performance by Campos-Pons. Participants include artists Carlos Martiel, Helina Metaferia, Pamela Sneed, and Carrie Mae Weems, along with scholars Odette Casamayor-Cisneros, Cheryl Finley, Tatiana Flores, Nikki A. Greene, Carmen Hermo, Jamaal Sheats, and Adriana Zavala. 

Schedule

11:30 am: Curator tour 
Center for Feminist Art and Overlook, 4th Floor
Carmen Hermo

12:30 pm: Opening invocation and art historical grounding
Auditorium, 3rd Floor 
Adjoa Jones de Almeida, Cheryl Finley, and Pamela Sneed

1:15 pm: Roundtable: “I Am from Many Places”
Auditorium, 3rd Floor 
Odette Casamayor-Cisneros, Tatiana Flores, and Jamaal Sheats, with Adriana Zavala 

2:15 pm: Coffee break 

3 pm: Roundtable: Legacy
Auditorium, 3rd Floor 
Carlos Martiel, Helina Metaferia, and Carrie Mae Weems, with Nikki A. Greene 

4:45 pm: Closing remarks
Auditorium, 3rd Floor

5 pm: Performance: A Mother’s River of Tears
Auditorium and Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor; Center for Feminist Art and Overlook, 4th Floor
María Magdalena Campos-Pons and collaborators, including Kamaal Malak, composer and sound architect

Tickets are $25 ($15 for Members) and include Museum general admission. Not a Member? Join today!

Register in advance and pay what you wish to join us on YouTube for the 12:30–4:45 pm programming (the performance will not be livestreamed). Your contribution supports our dynamic public programs.

Add a copy of María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Behold at checkout.

This symposium and performance are made possible by Rishabh and Lopa Mehrotra as well as the Elizabeth A. Sackler Museum Educational Trust.