Art History Speaker Series hosts curator of art and civil rights at the Mississippi Museum of Art. Cohan Theatre, Inman Admissions Welcome Center, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, April 10
La Tanya Autry, “Reform or Revolution: Centering Social Justice in Museums”
Clohan Theatre, Inman Admissions Welcome Center, 6 p.m.
Art History Speaker Series
La Tayna S. Autry, Curator of Art and Civil Rights at the Mississippi Museum of Art and Tougaloo College, discusses how we can decolonize our museums and create socially just centers. Her critique calls for systemic change grounded in intersectionality and equity. In challenging the status quo, she questions the very definition of museums. While completing her doctorate in art history at the University of Delaware and working as a curatorial fellow in photography at the Yale University Art Gallery, Autry co-curated, with Gabriella Svennington Omonte, The Art of Black Dissent, a traveling pop-up exhibition and dialogue-based program (https://theartofblackdissent.wordpress.com/about/); she also began an internationally crowdsourced list of social justice and museum resources in the wake of #museumsrespondtoferguson and collaborated with Mike Murawski on “Museums Are Not Neutral.”