March 3rd Thursday at 6:30 PM
PA 101 (next the Schmidt Center Gallery), FAU, Boca Raton

Presented in collaboration with the Department of Visual
Arts and Art History in association with Jay Critchley,
Incorporated on view through April 2, Schmidt Center
Gallery. Dr. Platt analyzes social and political concerns
in contemporary art, with a perspective shaped by her
background as an art historian. Her more recent book, Art
and Politics Now, Cultural Activism in a Time of Crisis,
(Midmarch Arts Press, 2011) focuses on art engaging issues
such as opposition to war and racism, and ecological art
between 1999- 2009.She is currently curating exhibitions and working on a book about art that addresses immigration, detention, and deportation. As a professor of art history, she has taught at Mills College in Oakland, California, Washington State
University in Pullman, Washington and the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.

Dr. Platt is currently an independent art historian, freelance art critic, monthly columnist, and blogger at artandpoliticsnow.com based in Seattle, Washington. Her blog posts emphasize traditionally marginalized artists