It's a common occurrence for UC Irvine's graduate students to make the trek out to UCLA or USC for important international conferences and colloquia attended by academic celebrities and chic public intellectuals. This time, however, the tables have been (slightly) turned: starting tomorrow, UCI's Visual Studies Program hosts Pacific Modernities: Museum Culture and Civic Engagement, a two-day event co-hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown LA. And like any good conference, the lineup is immense: scholars from six countries are scheduled to appear—from Germany and Taiwan to... More >>>