In the spirit of Fred Wilson’s landmark exhibition, Mining the Museum, the Biggs Museum has invited seven scholars to explore important cultural absences within its collections, interpretation, and public programs-to find and add underrepresented perspectives of America’s historical minorities. These researchers will be looking critically at the Biggs, and American art museums generally, to describe new and better ways of incorporating the experiences and artistic accomplishments of African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, the LGBTQ community, Native Americans, the disabled, and of women.
As the Biggs Museum of American Art finishes celebrating its 25th anniversary, we are taking time to reflect on the institution’s past to frame its goals for public inclusivity and cultural equity for The Next 25 years. This day-long symposium is free to the public thanks to the support of the Delaware Humanities Forum.
Curator of Education
Biggs Museum of American Art