In light of the recent Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s “Kimono Wednesdays” controversy, we’d like to explore the issues of minority representation in mainstream US museums and who gets to decide how cultural artifacts are represented and presented to the public. This discussion touches on issues of postcolonial politics and US identity in the 21st century.
Join us on Wednesday, October 7 (7–8:30pm) at Livestream Public (195 Morgan Avenue) in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
The event is free, but please RSVP here.
Our confirmed panelists include:
- Decolonize Our Museums, a Boston-based collective that spearheaded the #kimonowednesday protests
- Ryan Wong, Brooklyn-based art writer with extensive museum experience
- Seph Rodney, South Bronx-based arts writer born in Jamaica, who just completed his PhD at the University of London on how the museum visit is changing
- Akiko Ichikawa, NY-based interdisciplinary visual artist and Japanese-American historian
- Moderated by Hrag Vartanian, Hyperallergic’s editor-in-chief
There will be a cash bar on site.
Watch the video stream LIVE here.
Event updates can be found here.
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