Human Rights and the Museum Series

Museum illuminated at night
September 28, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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This presentation addresses graphic design, propaganda, and the potential for the reclamation or reinterpretation of symbols of cultural imperialism. Curator Darienne Turner will speak about decolonizing design and her exhibition, Stripes and Stars: Reclaiming Lakota Independence, which was recently on view at the Baltimore Art Museum. The exhibition explored the multifaceted meanings of the American flag and the way that Lakota women in the early Reservation Period subversively incorporated this symbol of oppression into traditional clothing, allowing participation in cultural activities that had been previously outlawed.

Darienne Turner is the Assistant Curator of Indigenous Art of the Americas at The Baltimore Museum of Art and is a faculty member at Maryland Institute College of Art.

This event is part of the 2022-23 Human Rights and the Museum Series, a collaboration between the Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC) and the Museum and Gallery Studies Program in the Art and Design Department at Queensborough Community College (QCC). It is co-sponsored by the Ray Wolpow Institute at Western Washington University; the Museum Studies MA Program at the CUNY School of Professional Studies; the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College; the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education at Saint Elizabeth University; and the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University.