John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Brown University
$23,000
Providence, Rhode Island
2020

To support “Inheritance,” a scholarly symposium that convenes participants from a variety of disciplines to consider the intent and context of racialized representations in the arts, especially in the United States in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The symposium seeks to understand the history of these artifacts, and to reflect on what to do with this inheritance, while convening speakers from different fields—including art history, contemporary art, law, tribal leadership, museums, and activism—to present on strategies that are being used to respond to concerns about these artworks in the present.