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Wesley Clark, My Big Black America, 2015, stain, spray paint, latex, and salvaged wood, 192 × 120 × 14 inches. Museum purchase with major support from 2017 A.R.T. members Ron & Nancy Edgerton, Kevin Click, Butch & Kathy Patrick, Rick & Maggi Swanson, and Monty McCutchen & Terri Sigler, and additional contributions from 2017 A.R.T. members Miller & Constance Williams, 2017.39.01. © Wesley Clark

Wesley Clark, My Big Black America, 2015, stain, spray paint, latex, and salvaged wood, 192 × 120 × 14 inches. Museum purchase with major support from 2017 A.R.T. members Ron & Nancy Edgerton, Kevin Click, Butch & Kathy Patrick, Rick & Maggi Swanson, and Monty McCutchen & Terri Sigler, and additional contributions from 2017 A.R.T. members Miller & Constance Williams, 2017.39.01. © Wesley Clark

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Diversity in Small/Midsize Museums

Date:
Saturday, April 4, 2020
Time:
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cost:
Free for Members or included with Museum admission

The Asheville Art Museum’s 2020 interdisciplinary symposium reflects on the theme of Diversity in Small/Midsize Museums. The Museum invites undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines to submit papers that consider the importance of diverse staffs, collections, storytelling, programming, audiences, and more for small to midsize public institutions (e.g. art/history/natural history museums, science centers, historic houses, zoos, botanical gardens). Students may present papers written for class, report on projects they contributed to during internships, or introduce original research.

Potential points of exploration include but are not limited to:

  • How is diversity defined? Does that definition hold true for every community/institution?
  • What is the importance of diversity for staffs/volunteers? Collections? Storytelling/interpretation? Programs/events? Constituents/visitors/members?
  • How have institutions addressed questions of diversity? What are some success stories, and/or some efforts that provide teaching moments?

For more information, or to submit an abstract no later than November 17, 2019, click here.

 

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Asheville Art Museum
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Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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