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McKelvey School of Engineering

In Conversation: Artists Jess T. Dugan and David Antonio Cruz with Amber Johnson

Saturday, October 23 | 11:00 AM

Virtual Event

The Outwin artists Jess T. Dugan and David Antonio Cruz join Amber Johnson, professor of communication and social justice and associate provost, division of diversity and community engagement at Saint Louis University, to discuss representing friends, family, and activists in the queer community, as well as how the artists’ work disrupts the traditionally heteronormative genre of portraiture by centering queer bodies and queer intimacy.

This program is free, but registration is required. Visit https://www.kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu/events/conversation/14560 to register. Closed captioned.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Exhibits


Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts


Arts & Culture



Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
Event Contact

Ida McCall | ida.mccall@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

Jess T. Dugan is an artist whose work explores issues of identity through photographic portraiture.

David Antonio Cruz is a multidisciplinary artist and a professor of the practice in painting and drawing at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University.

Amber Johnson, is a scholar, artist, and activist, whose research and activism focus on narratives of identity, resistance, and social justice in digital media, popular media, and everyday lived experiences.

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