Category Archives: Exhibition review

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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