Preserving Art, History and Memory: The AfroBrazil Museum

Kimberly Cleveland will present the final lecture in the Art History Fourth Annual Speaker Series.

Date & Time:

Friday, April 11, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location:

O'Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium

Kimberly Cleveland will present the final lecture in the Art History Fourth Annual Speaker Series. Cleveland is an assistant professor, African and African-American Art History, Georgia State University, Welch School of Art and Design.

How do you use art to change national attitudes toward race and cultural heritage?  How do you challenge official versions of history and memory through the display of art?  Dr. Kimberly Cleveland explores these and other questions in her lecture on preserving art, history, and memory at the AfroBrazil Museum in São Paulo.  Although Brazil has the highest number of peoples of African descent outside the African continent, this social reality is not reflected in the country’s cultural institutions.  Dr. Cleveland highlights the AfroBrazil museum’s innovative approach to showcasing this less-familiar cultural patrimony, as well as some of the successes and failures the institution has experienced since it opened in 2004.

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