This week’s conversation around “Dance We Must,” which has been shaped jointly by WCMA staff and students, will explore the following:
What do we make of the phrases cultural appropriation vs. cultural appreciation? How do we negotiate the categories of inspiration versus exploitation in the arts?
How might/should cultural institutions frame artistic histories tied to colonialism and racist practices?
What are the responsibilities of community members –students, faculty, staff, and administration– on a liberal arts campus to frame and grapple with histories tied to colonialism and racism? What forms could this collective grappling take?
Williams College Museum of Art
Thursday, September 20 7pm