More than 100 works of art, artifacts, documents, and photographs reflect the breadth of American experiences. A fragment of the original Star-Spangled Banner serves as a starting point to investigate the broad history and representation of the United States flag as an icon of our nation and its people.
The Building Zone introduces children to the building arts through play in an interactive gallery of hands-on activities for the Museum's youngest visitors.
Torpedo Factory Art Center
Three indigenous Norwegian artists examine pertinent question about commercialism and globalism as they re-appropriate everyday objects to reflect the worldview of the Sámi people. The exhibition features photographs, sculpture, and video.
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dekelboum Concert Hall
Experience the sights, sounds and rhythms of Korean percussion — Samulnori!
Busboys and Poets
Join us for the We Want What's Ours book event! The event includes a book discussion and screening of documentary film “Sifuna Okwethu: We Want What’s Ours” with the keynote address by South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool.
Land dispossession occurring in South Africa during colonialism and apartheid is a quintessential example of ‘dignity takings’, which involves the deprivation of property and also dignity. There have been numerous examples of dignity takings throughout the world, but South Africa stands apart because of its unique remedial efforts. The nation has attempted to move beyond the more common step of providing reparations (compensation for physical losses) and to instead facilitate ‘dignity restoration’, which is a comprehensive remedy that seeks to restore property while also confronting the underlying dehumanization, infantilization, and political exclusion that enabled the injustice. In We Want What’s Ours, Bernadette Atuahene’s detailed research and interviews with over one hundred and fifty South Africans who participated in the nation’s land restitution program provide a snapshot of South Africa’s successes and failures in achieving dignity restoration.
For more information about the event please contact Alison Steiner at firstname.lastname@example.org
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