Category Archives: Exhibition review

Representing the Past in the Present: Can’t We Make Everybody Happy?

I wanted some time to marinate over our first class discussion concerning shared authority and its implications for confederate monuments.  Like many of us expressed in class last Tuesday, it is hard to separate my own personal feelings concerning confederate … Continue reading

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Shared Authority in the Curatorial Process

This week we read and discussed various aspects of public history, including what it means to be a part of the public, and how that impacts our interpretation of history. Of course ideals such as democracy, transparency, and fair and … Continue reading

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Time-Traveling to a Corner of Brooklyn’s Past – NYTimes.com

Art and history uncover black heritage in Brooklyn. How have/might art and public history collaborate in ATL?  http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/10/08/arts/design/funk-god-jazz-medicine-black-heritage-in-brooklyn.html?referrer=

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“Haunting Photographs”

I saw this article on Slate and found it so intriguing. I always like to see how people from other areas of expertise see history. My first instinct when seeing an object is to start digging for the details perhaps … Continue reading

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Atalay, ask your questions

As I read Sonya Atalay’s “No Sense of the Struggle,” I cannot help thinking of all the exhibits, historic sites, and museums I’ve visited that address Native American themes, issues, and histories. One in particular, the Ziibiwing Culutural Center (http://www.sagchip.org/ziibiwing/) … Continue reading

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