Afterlives: Reinvention, Reception, and Reproduction

Afterlives: Reinvention, Reception, and Reproduction

November 6, 2021

Forest Lawn Museum, 1712 S. Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA 91205

The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at California State University, Long Beach, in collaboration with Forest Lawn Museum, is pleased to announce our upcoming biennial conference, Afterlives: Reinvention, Reproduction, and Reception. The conference will be held in-person at Forest Lawn Museum. The conference organizers remain devoted to promoting the health and safety of all participants and to following CDC and State health guidelines as they develop.

The conference program is available here: 2021 PROGRAM.

Register for the conference here.

If you should need assistance with this online registration or have questions, please email Ilan Mitchell-Smith at or call 562.985.4247. Please allow 24 to 48 business hours for a reply.

Mid-day Presentation:
Michelangelo and the 21st Century Sculptor
Christopher Slatoff and James Fishburne (moderator)
Christopher Slatoff, an artist who specializes in monumental sculpture for universities and churches, will discuss and demonstrate the influence of Michelangelo’s sculpture and sculpting techniques on contemporary figurative sculptors.

Plenary Session:
Afterlives, Colonialism, and Indigenous Cultures of the Americas: A Conversation

Luis Javier Cuesta Hern√°ndez, Universidad Iberoamericana
Jesse Lerner, Professor of Media Studies, Pitzer College
Elena Shtromberg, Professor of Art History, University of Utah