Curating the Flag: The Art and History of For Whom it Stands
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"Curating The Flag: The Art and History of For Whom It Stands"
A Presentation by Dr. Michelle J. Wilkinson,
Curator at the Smithsonian Institution's
National Museum of African American History and Culture
6:30PM, Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Franklin Patterson Hall's West Lecture Hall
Dr. Wilkinson will discuss her book and exhibition project, For Whom It Stands: The Flag and the American People, an investigation into the ways artists and others have seized upon the flag to narrate pride, prejudice, and protest. Wilkinson will also highlight examples of flag-related objects from the collection of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Michelle Joan Wilkinson, Ph.D. is a curator at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture. Wilkinson's research interests range from African American and African Diaspora cultural studies to architecture and design. Wilkinson spent six years as Director of Collection and Exhibitions at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore. She has curated over twenty exhibitions, including two award-winning shows: For Whom It Stands: The Flag and the American People and Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists. Wilkinson holds a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College and a Ph.D. from Emory University. She was a 2012 fellow of the Center for Curatorial Leadership in New York City, and she completed a short term residency at the Design Museum in London as part of her fellowship year. She is the founder and administrator of Blk Galactic, an online platform aggregating articles, resources, images, and art about the spaces we inhabit and negotiate.
For more information on, For Whom it Stands exhibit, go to: http://www.lewismuseum.org/FWIS
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West Lecture Hall, FPH
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