The Relevance of Chicana/o Muralism in Denver with Allyson Burbeck

Part of the Art & Art History alumni conversation series. Organized by Amber Story (Art & Art History, 1999)

  • Subject: The Relevance of Chicana/o Muralism in Denver
  • Speaker: Allyson Burbeck
  • Cost: Free!

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Biography: Allyson Burbeck graduated from University of Colorado Boulder with her master’s in art history in May 2020. She holds a BA in art history and a BS in strategic communication from Texas Christian University, where she graduated summa cum laude. Her research falls within the realm of public art, specifically muralism, graffiti, and street art, and the discourses of public sphere theory and urban theory. Her master’s thesis examines the history and legacy of Chicana/o muralism in the neighborhood of La Alma-Lincoln Park in Denver, Colorado. However, street art murals in the neighborhood have begun to transform its distinctly Chicana/o public spaces, negatively affecting longtime residents’ sense of belonging and signaling the gentrification of public space. Her thesis challenges public sphere theory by emphasizing the importance of public space to marginalized communities. During her time at CU Boulder, Allyson also served as a teaching assistant for the History of World Art and US Art Across Cultures. In the future, she hopes to facilitate community-based public art projects and to continue teaching and working with college students.

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Meeting ID: 993 6993 7857

Tuesday, October 13 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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