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Dr. Mey-Yen Moriuchi, author of “Mexican Costumbrismo: Race, Society and Identity in Nineteenth Century Art, is the keynote speaker of the Undergraduate Art History Symposium.

April 9, 2019—The Department of Art at Missouri Western State University and the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph will host their third annual Undergraduate Art History Symposium from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, 2818 Frederick Avenue. Except for an optional lunch, the symposium is free and open to the public.

Ten students from ten different colleges and universities across the country will deliver 20-minute research presentations on a variety of art historical subjects. The day’s schedule includes:

  • 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Morning Session
  • 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.: Lunch ($15, 48-hour advance reservation required by calling 816-233-7003
  • 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.: Keynote Speaker, Dr. Mey-Yen Moriuchi, assistant professor of art history at LaSalle University), “Mexican Costumbrismo: Race, Society and Identity in Nineteenth Century Art”
  • 2:30 to 5 p.m.: Afternoon Session

The keynote speaker is made possible by the support of the Missouri Western Arts Society.

Missouri Western State University is a comprehensive regional university providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and professional degree programs. The university offers student-centered, high quality instruction that focuses on experience-based learning, community service, and state-of-the-art technology. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit