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Office Hours: Art of the Matter


Published Jul 1, 2018 8:00 AM

Take a peak into Professor Charlene Villaseñor Black’s Dodd Hall office.

Photo by Damon Casarez.

The terracotta-colored walls of Professor Charlene Villaseñor Black’s office in Dodd Hall form the perfect backdrop for her collection of folk art of the Americas and colonial Mexico. On display are a grass-skirted doll from an indigenous community in Baja California.; a dinosaur-like Oaxacan creature called an alebrije; and a Frida Kahlo child’s chair, an example of rasquache art. Black is a professor of Ibero-American art and Chicana/o studies.

OFFICE HOURS is an occasional glimpse into a faculty member’s campus workspace.