Examining the Buttermilk: A Biomythology of Anti-Blackness and Liberatory Praxis in the Museum

Date, time, location

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Nancy Schrom Dye Lecture Hall

119 Woodland St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

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Museums today are increasingly being interroated as sites that reflect and practice systemic racism. In this talk, Dr. Porchia Moore will share personal narratives and present case studies interrogating Whiteness and the impact of institutional racism both in and outside of museum praxis. Dr. Moore will offer a series of provocations illuminating crisis points in museums and putting forward innovative solutions and imagining inclusive futures for museums, their publics, and their professionals.

Porchia Moore is Assistant Professor of Museum Studies and Affilitate Faculty in the Center for Arts, Migration, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Florida. She has collaborated with many museums, including the Phillips Collection, the National Gallery, and the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters. She is the co-creator of the Visitors of Color Project and the co-director of The Incluseum.

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