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People: A Global Dialogue on Museums and Their Publics

Over the last year, interactions between museums and the public have shifted dramatically in response to the ongoing pandemic and international calls for social and racial justice, contributing to an ever-expanding dialogue about how museums engage with people. In this three-day series of conversations, hear from an international array of scholars, artists, writers, performers, and activists as they share their ideas about how museums engage with people locally and globally.

These live conversations take place on Zoom. Free, though advance registration is required. Register at the links below.  

Day 1: Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 1–5 pm
Day 2: Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 1–5 pm
Day 3: Thursday, May 20, 2021, 1–4 pm

The conversations will also be recorded and available to view after they take place.

The program is made possible by the Giorgio S. Sacerdote Fund and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

Illustrations by Benedikt Luft. 

We’d like to thank our advisory committee members, who generously contributed to the development of this program: 

Kwame Anthony Appiah, Professor of Philosophy and Law, New York University 
Vishakha Desai, Senior Advisor for Global Affairs, Department Chair of the Committee on Global Thought, and Senior Research Scholar in Global Studies, Columbia University  
Jhaelen Hernandez-Eli, Head of Construction, The Met  
Maia Nuku, Evelyn A. J. Hall and John A. Friede Associate Curator for Oceanic Art, The Met 
Jonathan Square, fashion historian
Rayyane Tabet, artist 
Abraham Thomas, Daniel Brodsky Curator of Modern Architecture, Design, and Decorative Arts, The Met 
Limor Tomer, Lulu C. and Anthony W. Wang General Manager of Live Arts, The Met 
Sylvia Yount, Lawrence A. Fleischman Curator in Charge, The American Wing, The Met 

Captioning is made possible by the Ruth Lapham Lloyd Trust.

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