Jason Weems is an Assistant Professor in Art History at the University of California Riverside where he specializes in American art, with particular interests in history of visuality in the regional, national, and transcultural contexts.

His current book, Barnstorming the Prairies: Aerial Vision and Modernity in Rural American, 1920-1940, traces the impact of aerial view-making on representations of the American Midwest. Other interests include the changing conceptualization of scale in American art and the scientific visualization and consideration of pattern in American landscape art.

Professor Weems will be speaking about Native American Earthworks, Modernist Aesthetics and the Aerial Gaze.