May 15 | Prop Master Revisited: Race, Response, and Representation

This entry was posted on Monday, April 15th, 2019

Wednesday, May 15 | 6:00 p.m. | Gibbes Museum of Art

In 2009, the Gibbes collaborated with artists Juan Logan and Susan Harbage Page to examine the Gibbes collection and its collecting habits in the context of race, class, and gender. The provocative installation that resulted was entitled Prop Master and was designed to highlight the role the Gibbes and museums in general play in shaping social norms and reinforcing power structures based on what they choose to collect and exhibit, and what they exclude.

Ten years later, artists, educators, and curators will convene to examine the impact of the exhibition in Charleston and discuss how museum exhibitions, collections, and programs play a role in social justice. Panelists include Sara Arnold, Gibbes Museum Director of Curatorial A airs; Harlan Greene, Scholar-in-Residence, College of Charleston Libraries; Juan Logan, artist; Brenda Tindal, Director of Education and Engagement, International African American Museum; and Stephanie Yuhl, Professor of History, College of the Holy Cross. Adam Parker of the Post & Courier will moderate the discussion.

Tickets: $10 Members and Students/Faculty with valid ID | $15 Non-Members. Purchase here.

Learn more in Lowcountry Digital History Initiative’s free exhibit, Revisiting Prop Master, which recreates and further explores the themes in the 2009 physical exhibition.

The Art of Healing program receives support from Roper St. Francis Healthcare. This conversation is sponsored in part by the College of Charleston Friends of the Library.

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