Art History Speaker Series 2020 » Centering Herstories, Troubling Data » September 24, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Art History Speaker Series 2020

Centering Herstories, Troubling Data: Curating African American History at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

African American women work at stations in an office.
Historic image of Black women workers at the Industrial Bank of Washington.
Scurlock Studio Records, National Museum of American History, 1964

The Department of Art History is pleased to share its fall speaker series, “Making Connections with Curators and Collections”, and to welcome our first speaker, Dr. Crystal Moten!
Crystal Moten headshot
©National Museum of American History, 2019 
Dr. Moten will share insights into her role as curator of African American history in the Division of Work and History at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. She’ll consider the questions that frame her curatorial practice, provide a few examples of lessons she has learned from a preliminary collections assessment, and conclude with her thoughts on gender and collections (meta)data.
This event is free and open to all.

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Event Details

Thursday September 24, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Virtual Presentation, link will be sent on Wednesday, September 23

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