What does it mean to exhibit African art in a museum?

This question, and many more, are at the heart of a recent University of Michigan class, speaker series, and U-M Museum of Art gallery reinstallation that explores the latest thinking in representing the African continent and its various cultures in an exhibition setting.

Laura De Becker gives a talk in the ‘Power Contained’ exhibition under the heading “Curatorial Dilemmas,” Laura De Becker, UMMA Helmut & Candis Stern Associate Curator of African Art—along with Raymond Silverman, U-M History of Art Professor and their co-taught class, “Black Art/White Cube: Exhibiting Africa in the Art Museum”—will start a series of conversations to prepare for the reinstallation of UMMA’s African art gallery.

As a part of a lecture series titled “Curatorial Dilemmas,” UMMA is hosting three African art experts to discuss some of the groundbreaking reinstallations they have developed at their respective institutions.

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