The Museum Association of New York (MANY) is pleased to announce Museums Support Democracy, a series of 7 virtual workshops created in partnership with Museum Hue and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Programs will explore Museums and Civil Rights, Visual and Performative Protest, Environmental Justice, Healing Historical Legacies, Ethical Collections, and Multiplying Interpretive Lenses. Each topic will be presented and discussed by museum professionals from a broad range of locations and disciplines featuring the work of culturally responsive museums.
Virtual webinars are free; advance registration required.
ASL interpretation provided by Interpretek.
Expanding Interpretive Lenses
Friday, July 29
12 - 1:30 PM EST
Dr. Haitham Eid, Professor and Director of the Masters of Arts in Museum Studies Program, Southern University at New Orleans
Alexa Griffith, Manager of Content + Curriculum, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Museums and Civil Rights
Friday, February 25
Cordell Reaves, Historic Preservation Programs Analyst, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
Sean Kelley, Senior Vice President & Director of Interpretation, Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
Jerome Loach, Supervisor for Education and Partnerships, Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
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Protest Through Visual and Performance Art
Friday, March 25
Libertad O. Guerra, Executive Director, The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center
Dayton Schroeter, Vice President and National Design Director, SmithGroup
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About Museum Hue
Museum Hue is a nationally recognized organization that works to paint a larger portrait of the arts and culture field by providing greater support and recognition for Black, Indigenous, and people of color throughout museums and other cultural entities across the United States. Founded in 2015, Museum Hue has partnered and collaborated with arts and culture entities throughout the nation. Visit: www.museumhue.com
About the National Endowment for the Humanities
Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at: www.neh.gov
About Humanities New York
Using dialogue, reflection, and critical thinking, Humanities New York applies the humanities to strengthen democratic society. Established in 1975 as the state aliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities New York is a private 501(c)(3) organization that may receive federal, state, and private funding. www.humanitiesny.org