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


Apr 25, 2017, 6:00 pm


Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Corinne Kratz
Corinne Kratz

Race, Representation, and Museums Lecture Series

Corinne Kratz, Professor Emerita, Department of Anthropology and Institute of African Studies and 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 and open to the public. Free parking at 52 Oxford Street Garage

Presented by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology in collaboration with the Departments of Anthropology and Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University 

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