This two-hour workshop examines the concept of race within the context of artworks from the Yale Center for British Art’s collection. Museum educators will lead a lively conversation about the question of museum neutrality and how the Center presents British visual and material culture. Objects under consideration include Francis Harwood’s Bust of a Man (ca. 1758) and Yinka Shonibare’s Mrs Pinckney and the Emancipated Birds of South Carolina (2017). Contemporary artists’ responses to archival documents will also be studied.
K–12 educators, college students, faculty, and members of the New Haven community are all invited to join the workshop.
This program is free, but registration is required. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register.