The Museo Reina Sofía’s Juan Antonio Ramírez Chair invites Alexandra T. Vázquez, an associate professor of NYU’s Institute of Performing Arts at the Tisch School of the Arts, to participate in its programme of master lectures, an annual event which reflects upon the historiography of art, coinciding with the start of the academic year of the MA in Contemporary Art History and Visual Culture, organised jointly by the Autonomous University of Madrid, the Complutense University of Madrid and the Museo Reina Sofía.
The programme for this edition includes a seminar and a lecture concerning music’s relationship with different experiences, objects and spaces, and also the methods, modes and approaches around what we feel we know about the visual.
Alexandra T. Vázquez is a researcher, writer and associate professor in the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University (NYU). Her study focuses on music, race and ethnicity, and she has worked at Princeton University (2008–2015) and been a postdoctoral researcher on the Program in Ethnicity, Race and Migration at Yale University (2006–2008). Moreover, she has published numerous works in academic journals and publications, and her first book Listening in Detail: Performance of Cuban Music (Duke University Press, 2013) won the American Studies Association’s Lora Romero Prize in 2014. More recently, she has published The Florida Room (Duke University Press, 2022) and is currently working on her next project: Music and Migrancy: Sounds Out of Place.