Race, Representation, and Museums Lecture Series: Seeing and Seeing through Museum Exhibits: Lessons from Cape Town and Washington, D.C.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 6:00pm


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

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. Corinne Kratz is Professor Emerita in the Department of Anthropology and Institute of African Studies, Director of the African Critical Inquiry Program at Emory University and Research Associate at the Museum of International Folk Art. She will present this lecture for the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology’s Race, Representation, and Museums Lecture Series.

ORGANIZER(S): Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
EVENT WEBSITE: https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/seeing-and-seeing-through