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Talk Together: Cultural Appropriation

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