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Changing the Stories Museums Tell

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. EST

Changing the Stories Museums Tell

Art museums in the United States follow a prescribed narrative, built upon Eurocentric notions of history and collecting practices informed by legacies of colonialism and social and racial inequality. But is it possible to expand the stories told on their walls and floors? 

Join Linda C. Harrison, director and CEO of the Newark Museum of Art, Rehema Barber, chief curator of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, and Key Jo Lee, director of academic affairs and associate curator of special projects at the Cleveland Museum of Art, for a conversation on how to build a different and more inclusive future for museums. Together they discuss the ways they, as museum leaders and professionals, have disrupted these conventional narratives and practices to introduce historical incidents, artists, subjects, and ideas often left out of the story. 

This program is organized in tandem with the CMA exhibition Stories from Storage