Thursday, April 20 | 6pm
Zoom| $10 to participate
Pre-registration required; limited to 12 participants
Join Erica Wall for a critical reading + discussion group to consider an essay by Dr. Bridget R. Cooks, “Art, Museums and the Fear of a Black Planet”. Participants will be provided with, and asked to read this material in advance.
About the discussion:
Dr. Bridget R. Cooks’ essay considers the anxieties Blackness provokes for art museums in the United States and how understanding that anxiety can aid us in rethinking art history and art museums. Dr. Cooks illuminates the ongoing pressures museums have faced since the publication of her book, Exhibiting Blackness, in their efforts to decolonize their spaces and rethink their functions. I would like to ask, “What is our responsibility in this work?”
About the facilitator:
Erica Wall, Director of the Lunder Institute, is a creative, collaborative, and dynamic educator, curator, and arts leader with extensive community-building experience. Before joining the Lunder Institute, she served as executive director of MCLA Arts and Culture at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Prior experience included founding a gallery that gave emerging artists the opportunity to exhibit their work, connected them with curators and patrons long-term, and enabled them to build an artistic community and a framework of support. She has also served as a museum educator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the J. Paul Getty Museum and led the education departments at the Crocker Art Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
The Artist Toolbox is made possible by major support from the Roxanne Quimby Foundation.
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