Please join us for the first of our ASU-LACMA public lecture series this fall. In this Zoom lecture, Dr. Kelli Morgan discusses the realities of white supremacy culture in art museums, while offering best practices and strategies to BIPOC museum professionals for navigating such harsh environments. Additionally, Dr. Morgan will discuss the best ways that white museum professionals can work to eradicate white supremacy in the workplace and to support their BIPOC colleagues.
RSVP to Jennifer Janicki at Jennifer.Janicki@asu.edu by Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020.
Zoom link: https://asu.zoom.us/j/86551873941
Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Kelli Morgan is a curator, author, educator and social justice activist. She earned her doctorate in Afro-American studies and a graduate certificate in public history – museum studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass). Specializing in critical-race curatorial analyses, her interdisciplinary research focuses on Black women’s visual narratives. Most recently, her work has demonstrated how traditional art history and museum practice uphold white supremacy and maintain white cultural hegemony. She has held curatorial positions at the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields where she recontextualized American collections to illuminate systemic racism and structural inequities to encourage responsible approaches to museum DEI initiatives. Currently, Dr. Morgan is an independent curator and art consultant.