WFMA to host language, culture seminar

Wichita Falls Museum of Art

WFMA to host language, culture seminar

The Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas will host a two-day celebration of language and culture and how they enrich the human experience. The first night of “Pursuing Knowledge at the Intersection of Language and Culture” will be from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, April 13. The second day of workshops and music will be from 9:45 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 15, at the WFMA at MSU Texas.

These free events, planned in collaboration with Claudia Montoya, Professor of Spanish at Midwestern State University, and Assistant Professor of Mass Communication Jonathon Quam, will celebrate how from ancient and extinct languages to computer languages and the language of art, languages pollinate each other and enrich lives. Come to the WFMA for a deep experience of multiculturalism and multilingualism, and in the process, have some fun and make some art.

Day 1 includes:

  • – A reception with light refreshments.
  • – Montoya will speak about “Fluctuating Borders: Language and Culture in America.”
  • – An Art of Seeing Art Workshop on the “Indigenous Sisters” exhibition with Sarah Griego, education coordinator at the WFMA.
  • – Young Musicians Bring Modern Voices to Ancient Languages, a discussion with Sarah Butler, instructor of Spanish at MSU Texas.
  • – Performance by MSU Texas Choir.

Day 2 includes:

  • – A workshop with Griego and Assistant Professor of World Languages Lee Gagum/
  • – “Somos, A Dive into the Hispanic Community of Wichita Falls” documentary screening with Thalia Bravo and Stephanie Robledo.
  • – Music performed by Sheikh Dina with the MSU Texas Choir,
  • – Lunch sponsored by Inclusion Now!

“Pursuing Knowledge at the Intersection of Language and Culture” is hosted by the WFMA in collaboration with MSU Texas Mass Communication, MSU Texas Department of World Languages & Cultures, MSU Texas Global Studies, and Inclusion Now!