Seeing and Seeing through Museum Exhibits: Lessons from Cape Town and Washington, D.C.

Date: 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

Image of Corinne Kratz, speaker of Seeing and Seeing through Museum Exhibits: Lessons from Cape Town and Washington, D.C. lecture

Free Public Lecture

Corinne Kratz, Professor Emerita, Department of Anthropology and Institute of African Studies; Director, African Critical Inquiry Program, Emory University; Research Associate, Museum of International Folk Art

How do implicit understandings and assumptions about race and ethnicity become embedded in museum exhibitions? How can museums and exhibitions reproduce, challenge, or help transform those understandings and other “rhetorics of value”? Corinne Kratz will use recent exhibitions in Cape Town, South Africa, and Washington, D.C., to consider these questions, examining components such as exhibition content and design, and reviewing particular historical moments that have brought these questions to the fore.

Free event parking available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.

Race, Representation, and Museums Lecture Series

Presented in collaboration with the Departments of Anthropology and Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University