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Magical Thinking Symposium


  • Special Event

  • Saturday, November 11, 9am
  • Free; limited capacity, first come, first served
  • Club B10

Through lectures, performances, guided meditations, and discussions, this free, full-day symposium invites audiences to see signs, relationships, and links within the material and spiritual worlds; in order to examine rituals, technologies, and patterns that embody magical thinking.

It is an exploration of research in-progress co-convened by artist manuel arturo abreu and curator, art historian, writer, and educator Laurel V. McLaughlin in dialogue with MASS MoCA Director of Public Programs, Lisa Dent. And it is inspired by the work of participating artists manuel arturo abreu, DB Amorin, fields harrington, sidony o’neal, Jonathan González, and Africanus Okokon.

The symposium runs 9am–6pm with meals provided.