About the Conference

Telling A People’s Story: African-American Children’s Illustrated Literature

April 20-21, 2018

>>>Conference Registration for main auditorium is now full. Registrations for overflow space to view on closed circuit in the adjacent exhibition spaces are now being accepted. Those with overflow registrations will be seated in the auditorium on a space available basis.<<<


Description

This first-of-its-kind conference is held in conjunction with the original exhibition, Telling A People’s Story, on display at the Miami University Art Museum. Featuring illustrators, scholars, librarians, and educators, eleven speakers will individually and collectively present and discuss diverse aspects of contextualizing African-American children’s picture books.


Location

Miami University Art Museum
801 S. Patterson Ave., Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 529-2232


Committee

Jason E. Shaiman (Chair), Brenda Dales, Arnold Adoff, Stephanie Baer, Gratia Banta, Rudine Sims Bishop, Sam Bloom, Megan Bowers, Cynthia Collins, Larry Collins, Stephanie Danker, Nishani Frazier, Darwin Henderson, Caroline Kunetz and Anita Wilson


Sponsors

Funding for the conference is provided by the following:
Art Museum Membership Association
College of Education, Health & Society, Miami University
Department of Teacher Education, Miami University
Lane Library, Oxford
Martha Holden Jennings Foundation
Miriam W. Howard Art Museum Fund
Office of Institutional Diversity, Miami University
Office of the President, Miami University
P&G Art Museum Fund
Norman A. Schoelles Art Museum Fund


Oxford Area Information

Oxford Ohio Visitors Bureau – Enjoy Oxford


Airports

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) http://www.cvgairport.com/

Dayton International Airport (DAY) http://www.flydayton.com/


Hotels

The Elms Hotel
75 S. Main St. Oxford, OH 45056 (1.4 miles from Miami University Art Museum)
(513) 524-2002
$100-$190
Block held until 6 P.M., March 19, 2018.

Hampton Inn
375 S. College Ave. Oxford, OH 45056 (1.2 miles from Miami University Art Museum)
(513) 524-2012
$119-$189
Block held until March 20, 2018.

 


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The Miami University Art Museum, completed in 1978 was designed by Walter Netsch of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Chicago, and is situated on three acres of scenic sculpture park grounds at the edge of Miami University’s Oxford, Ohio campus. We house five galleries of changing exhibitions and a growing permanent collection of over 17,000 artworks. MUAM is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM).