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Gerrit Schouten, Surinamese, Diorama of a Du, Dance Celebration on the Plantation (detail), 1830. Carved and painted wood with paper and other materials. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, NG-2005-24.
Exhibiting Slavery and Representing Black Lives—Art Museums and the Legacies of the Dutch Slave Trade: Curating Histories, Envisioning Futures (Part 1)
Learn about recent efforts to illuminate the experiences of enslaved and free Black individuals in the early modern and 19th-century Dutch world.

Christopher Atkins, Van Otterloo-Weatherbie Director, Center for Netherlandish Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Sarah Mallory, Ph.D. candidate, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University

“The Rijksmuseum and Slavery”
Maria Holtrop, Curator of History, Rijksmuseum

“Black Presence in 17th-Century Western Art"
Stephanie Archangel, Junior Curator, History Department, Rijksmuseum

“Reflections on Re-envisioning LACMA’s Permanent Collection”
Diva Zumaya, Assistant Curator, European Painting and Sculpture, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

“Possibilities of Imagining Otherwise”
La Tanya S. Autry, cultural organizer, co-producer of Museums Are Not Neutral, founder of the Black Liberation Center, and independent curator

"Art Museums and the Legacies of the Dutch Slave Trade: Curating Histories, Envisioning Futures" is presented by the Center for Netherlandish Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Harvard Art Museums, and Harvard University’s Department of History of Art and Architecture. This four-part program is organized by Sarah Mallory, Kéla Jackson, Rachel Burke, and Joanna Sheers Seidenstein. Student research informing this conference was supported by a student grant from the presidential initiative on Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery, a university-wide effort housed at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute.

This program will take place online via Zoom. Free admission, but separate registration for each part of the program is required.

To register for Part 1, please complete the form below.

Apr 9, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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