Curator Talk: Pilar Tompkins Rivas


Curator Talk: Pilar Tompkins Rivas

Thursday, February 16, 2023 @ 5:30 pm

Pilar Tompkins Rivas is curator of You Belong Here: Place, People, and Purpose in Latinx Photography, on view at Art on Hulfish (February 11–May 7, 2023), and chief curator and deputy director, curatorial and collections, at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles. Her talk will focus on questions of visibility and belonging in the context of Latinx photography in the United States, exploring how photographers represented in the exhibition address place, people, and purpose. Monica Huerta, assistant professor of English and American Studies at Princeton University, will introduce the event and moderate audience questions. 

Free registration via Zoom here. (When prompted, click to sign in as “attendee.”)

Tompkins Rivas’s work on this exhibition stems from her work as guest editor of the Winter 2021 issue of Aperture magazine, entitled “Latinx,” available for purchase through the Museum Store

This event will include live closed captions in both English and Spanish. English captions are available directly in the Zoom toolbar by clicking the “CC” icon. To access Spanish-language captioning, open Streamtext, where you can select “Spanish” to see the live captioning.

Para acceder a los subtítulos en varios idiomas, ingrese al seminario web de Zoom durante un evento en vivo, luego abra un navegador web separado para visitar esta página donde puede seleccionar “español” o el idioma de su elección.

Organized by Aperture Foundation, and curated by Pilar Tompkins Rivas, chief curator and deputy director, curatorial and collections, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.  

Art on Hulfish is made possible by the leadership support of Annette Merle-Smith and Princeton University. Generous support is also provided by William S. Fisher, Class of 1979, and Sakurako Fisher; J. Bryan King, Class of 1993; the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; John Diekman, Class of 1965, and Susan Diekman; Barbara and Gerald Essig; Rachelle Belfer Malkin, Class of 1986, and Anthony E. Malkin; the Curtis W. McGraw Foundation; Tom Tuttle, Class of 1988, and Mila Tuttle; Nancy A. Nasher, Class of 1976, and David J. Haemisegger, Class of 1976; Gene Locks, Class of 1959, and Sueyun Locks; and Palmer Square Management. Additional support for this exhibition is provided by the Program in Latin American Studies and the Effron Center for the Study of America.

This event is part of the Museum’s Late Thursdays programming, made possible in part by Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970, with additional support from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Photo: Monica Orozco