Steeped in History: Museums and Identity

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April 25, 2018
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Public History, Local History

Join the Museum of the City of New York for its Spring 2018, David Berg Distinguished Speakers Series
Wednesday, April 25 at 7:00 pm at 1220 5th Avenue at 103rd Street

A conversation with the directors of two major urban museums: Lonnie Bunch of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. and Michael Glickman of the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in Lower Manhattan. Bunch and Glickman will discuss the opportunities and challenges their two institutions face as they seek to document and exhibit the epic journeys of two crucial American minority communities. In a conversation moderated by philanthropist David Rubenstein, they will consider the curatorial, political, and financial complexities involved in communicating a people's history and culture in a brick-and-mortar museum.

Reception and New York at Its Core exhibition viewing to follow.
Register online at | Use code MUS1 for $25 tickets (regularly $35)

This program is made possible by The David Berg Foundation. This series features prominent New York scholars, policymakers, artists, business leaders, and observers in talks that explore the key ideas and forces that have created the New York we know today and are shaping the city of tomorrow.

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